Where would you find the smallest pub in Ireland? The highest pub in Ireland? The hippest pub in Ireland? Answer? Dublin of course. But pubs are only the half of it. Want to chill out in a cool club or let it all hang out at a crazy ceili? Take a box at the opera or a stroll in Temple bar? Dig into a bag of fish and chips or dine out on Michelin stars? Dublin has everything you need for a great night out. And more! At night-time the streets are alive with the partying classes conducting their own little pub-crawls.
Dublin’s pubs are slices of its living culture. They are the famous haunts of its literary set, politicians, rock stars and of course, Dubliners! The capital city is home to some 1,000 pubs and no visit to Dublin would be complete without sampling a local brew in a real Dublin pub!
Official winners of traditional Irish music pub of the year award 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006. If it’s a traditional Irish Pub you are after, look no further than the Temple Bar. For more than 160 years, patrons have flocked to the Temple Bar. A traditional genuinely warm welcome, backed by first-rate modern service, is the hallmark of the friendliest spot in Dublin.
Dublin’s hottest new club arrives on Fleet Street; Alchemy attracts a vibrant crowd every weekend and has an amazing party atmosphere. Alchemy plays host to top Irish DJ’s, a host of top International acts are booked to play in Alchemy every month.
Club M, one of Dublin’s premier nightspots, is the place to be on any night out. This amphitheatre style Night club is host to 4 bars, several plush seating areas, a massive dance floor, 2 dancer’s podiums and one of the country’s most impressive audio visual setups.
Dublin’s first micro-brewery pub opened in 1996 and, although several others have since set up and are doing an excellent job, The Porterhouse was at the cutting edge. Nine different beers are brewed by the Porterhouse and connoisseurs can sample a special tasting tray selection of plain porter (a classic light stout), oyster stout (brewed with fresh oysters, the logical development of a perfect partnership), Wrasslers 4X (based on a West Cork recipe from the early 1900s, and said to be Michael Collins’ favourite tipple), Porter House Red (an Irish Red Ale with traditional flavour), An Brain Blasta (dangerous to know) and the aptly named Temple Brau. The Plain Porter, won the Brewing Industry International Award’s 1998/99 Gold Medal. This competition is also known as the “Brewing Oscars” in the world’s largest beer competition.
Dublin’s Cultural Quarter is located on the south bank of the River Liffey and is home to more than 50 cultural organisations offering you an opportunity to experience contemporary arts in some of the most spectacular and innovative cultural venues in the city. The area also boasts a year round programme of free outdoor cultural activity for all the family.
Take the time to attend live lunch time performances, film and family fun on the areas public streets and spaces, including Meeting House Square, the spectacular open-air performance venue in the heart of the capital. Browse through the areas weekend markets – Temple Bar Food Market, every Saturday on Meeting House Square, Temple Bar Book Market, every Saturday on Temple Bar Square and Cow’s Lane Fashion and Design Market, every Saturday in the Old City area of Temple Bar.
The sights and sounds of traditional Irish music and dance can be experienced throughout the city all year round. From impromptu sessions in one of the many traditional Irish pubs to a night of foot-stomping, fast paced music and dance in one of our top traditional music and dance venues, Dublin truly has something to offer everyone!
Celtic Nights is a Traditional Irish Musical Show with a cast of fourteen dancers, singers and musicians.
You can take part in the famous “Shindig Evenings" and enjoy a tour, tasting, 4 course meal and evening entertainment with song and dance from the Jameson Players and the Claddagh Dancers.
join Ireland’s premier interactive Irish music and dance event. Be taught some simple Irish group dances by professional Irish show dancers in a laid back and fun way. Be treated to some of the best known Irish Ballads and tunes with live Irish musicians. Watch as the dancers dazzle you with their amazing performances. Learn of the history of Irish music and dance feel free to ask the musicians and dancers any questions you may have on Irish music and dancing.