Top 10 Events & Nightlife in Dublin

10. The Bath Pub

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If you’re imagining a dimly lit pub with old wood features and whiskey everywhere, think again. This beautiful little pub wins the prettiest girl at school award—and that’s not all. It boasts a swanky, modern atmosphere and serves cocktails in teapots with saucers, talk about hipster. Perfect for the start to a great night, this little Top 10 Dublin pub is near many delicious restaurants. Date night, oo la la! Open Mon – Thurs 4 PM – 11:30 PM, Fri 3 PM – 12:30 AM, Sat 11 AM – 12:30 AM, and Sun 11 AM – 11:30 PM. 

9. J.J. Smyth’s

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More along the lines of your typical Irish pub overflowing with charm, this Top Ten Dublin club is the hotspot for jazz and blues around the river. Bringing in artists from all over the country, this awesome pub keeps the beer and the blues flowing all night. Stop in and melt away your sorrows to some sweet sweet tunes. Open Mon – Thurs 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM, Fri – Sat 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM, and Sun 12:30 PM – 11 PM. 

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8. 57 The Headline

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Sure, there are many craft rooms springing up all over the place, but do they all offer 24 craft beers on tap?! 24! Not to mention the huge range of gin and whiskey. 57 The Headline has been making headlines not only for its wide selection but a great atmosphere and awesome food. The best part is that the prices are so affordable, you won’t feel bad trying that 7th craft beer at this Top 10 Dublin bar. Open Mon 4 – 11:30 PM, Tues – Sat 3 PM – 12:30 AM, and Sun 1 – 11 PM. 

7. The Grand Social

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Get ready to step out of Ireland and into a whole new world, travelers. This extra unique Top Ten Dublin nightclub is a one-of-a-kind circus-themed bohemian club venue. Yeah. This place hosts crazy events and parties and brings in DJs that will blow your mind. If you’re looking for an escape and a night of Top 10 Dublin excitement, The Grand Social is the place to go boho. Open Mon – Wed 4 – 11:30 PM, Thurs 4 – 2:30 AM, Fri 3 – 2:30 AM, Sat 12 – 2:30 AM, and Sun 3 – 11 PM. 

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6. The Living Room

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Attention all sports lovers: are you traveling in Ireland over the same time that the big (insert some interesting sport, not golf) game is on? Don’t cry! Convince your traveling companions that The Living Room is the place to be. A gorgeous Top 10 Dublin beer garden, a host of live music, and Dublin’s largest sports-watching TV might be reasons to go. Oh and the multiple other 60in HD plasmas scattered around the joint. Enjoy the game! Open Sun – Wed 10 AM – 12 AM and Thurs – Sat 10 AM – 3 AM. 

5. O’Donoghue’s

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A Top 10 Dublin bar that combines traditional Irish food and beer with traditional Irish music is a winner in our book. O’Donoghue’s carries a rich heritage and stands on a historic site so you don’t even have to stop exploring to drink. Rocking the tunes of the country and serving up yummy eats, you’ll be entertained all evening. But don’t be fooled, just because you feel like an Irishman doesn’t mean you can drink like an Irishmen. Open Mon – Thurs 10 AM – 12 AM, Fri – Sat 10 AM – 1 AM, and Sun 11 AM – 12 AM. 

4. PantiBar

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Not your typical Irish pub, people. You’ve been warned. This Top Ten Dublin nightclub is an exciting addition to the Dublin scene and labels itself as a homo activity center. The most popular gay bar in town, Pantibar offers different activities each night of the week. With a slogan like: your national *bleeping* treasure, you know it’ll be the night of your life. Open Mon – Thurs 4 – 11:30 PM, Fri – Sat 4 – 12:30 AM, Sun 4 – 11 PM. 

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3. Vicar Street

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Concert junkies, don’t miss this Dublin treat! Vicar Street is the premiere Top 10 Dublin music venue and seats up to 1,500 traveling and local patrons. Bringing in artists and performers including Tegan and Sara, Jason Bryne, Band of Horses, and so many others, check the dates of your travels and see if you can catch a show. Who knows, maybe your favorite band will make an appearance! Ticket prices and hours of operation vary by artist. 

2. The Palace Bar

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If you can only hit one bar during your travels, choose this one! With an amazing ambiance made up of Victorian themes and a stunning stained-glass skylight being showcased, you’ll be charmed out of your pants. Serving up traditional Irish drinks and pub food, you will get the full Top 10 Dublin experience at a one-stop-shop! Don’t forget to have a Guinness or glass of Jameson to really feel like an Irishmen. Open Sun – Thurs 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM, and Fri – Sat 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM. 

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1. St. Patrick’s Festival

You must have known this was coming, right? Can you imagine a better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than in the one and only Dublin, Ireland?! We couldn’t either. This Top 10 Dublin festival, based on the creativity and passion of the country’s residents, aims to celebrate the Irish heritage and the successes of its people. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime party if you happen to be traveling in March! It’s a day of love, happiness, and of course a boatload of alcohol!

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