Top 10 Nightclubs in Dublin

Looking for a late night drink or somewhere to dance the night away? Here is our Top Ten Nightclubs in Dublin. 
1) The George

The George, located on South Great Georges Street, is one of Dublin’s most well-known LGBTQI+ nightclubs. Filled with DJ’S , drag contests, live music, there is always something going on here! Find your drink, find a dancing partner, and look out for those Queens!

89 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2 @thegeorgedublin

2) Pygmalion

Pygmalion also known as PYG, is located on the ground floor of Powerscourt centre. Feeling like a festival in doors! One of the more quirkier nightclubs in Dublin’s city, it is filled with dance music, boozy cocktails and some seriously lit up dance floors. Often the fun spills into the street.  

59 South William Street / Coppinger Row, Dublin 2 @pygmaliondublin 

3) Whelan’s

Looking for the Irish indie scene in Dublin then head to Whelan’s! This traditional pub has an intimate music venue to the rear that attracts international and local live bands. The gigs are followed by a DJ playing your favourite indie music from 10:30pm and we’d recommend their pints of Guinness.  Free entry most nights before 10:30pm with a cover charge on Friday and Saturday. Wexford Street is also home to some great restaurants and quaint bars. 

25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2 @whelanslive

4) Kyrstle night-club & Dicey’s Garden

Once you arrive at Dicey’s Garden you will be surprised on the size as you enter a small bar before leading out to a beer garden. You can enjoy your night in the spacious beer garden with heated lamps, daily BBQ (from 5pm) and covered terraces with long benches. On Friday and Saturday from 11pm be seen in Krystle, with two floors for dance. Capture your look on Instagram beside the Neon Playtime sign and pink leather bed-like lounger. You might even spot an Irish celeb.

21-25 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 @kystledublin

5) Buskers Bar

Buskers Bar, Fleet Street is in the Temple Bar district and a short walk from the Castle Hotel. Not only is Buskers a late bar and nightclub they also show all major sporting events. What about cocktail? Lessons can be held in Buskers at the cocktail bar. DJs will be playing music from 8.30pm until the early hours playing popular music. There are a host of other nearby bars and clubs scattered through Temple Bar which are popular with International guests. You might also like Fitzsimons, Bad Bobs, Club M, The Mezz and the Temple Bar pub all found nearby. 

13- 17 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 @buskers_bar

6) The Church

Tucked away on Mary Street, a short walk from the Castle Hotel you'll find The Church, a hidden gem. The converted building is now a breath-taking restaurant and late bar, with a nightclub in the basement. The music is defiantly not shy, with a live DJ, to have you dancing the night away.
Af first you'd be forgiven to thinking it's the quiet end of town and Dublin nightlife but you'll find a mix of cool, vibrant and traditional pubs nearby in Capel Street and Smithfield. You might like TP Smiths (hear yourself talk pub) Bar 1661 (serving the Irish spirit Poitin), Panti Bar (LGBTQI+ and home to Queen of Ireland, Panti Bliss), Token (hipster burgers & arcade games), and The Cobblestone (traditional Irish folk music & pints).  

Mary Street Junction, Dublin 1 @thechurchdublin

7) The Sugar Club

Hard to believe from the exterior and location but a great night lies ahead for music lovers! Located just off St Stephen’s Green, in what was once a cinema/theatre, the Sugar Club is a live music venue serving up a mix of hip-hop, jazz, soul, afrobeat, world music, ska and blues but also comedy, live podcast shows and theatrical performances. It’s made our list because when they run a tribute or club night it’s the only place to be for music lovers. With tiered banquette seating and wood-panelled walls it makes an intimate venue for international and Irish artists.

8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2 @thesugarclub

8) Sin é

That’s it! Located on the quays, (pronounced Shin-ay) find the authentic Alternative scene here with your Rock, Bluegrass and Grunge. With a late bar and live rock bands, these guys know how to rock out. Keep an eye out for their draught beer of the week and try something new.

14/15 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 @sin_e_dublin

9) Fitzsimons

Want a Classic Nightclub? Fitzsimons is located in Dublin's iconic Temple Bar a short walk or taxi from the Castle Hotel. It looks small on the outside but has 5 floors with 5 bars as well as a heated roof terrace where you can chill out. What more could you ask for on a night out? The DJs play current chart pop, R&B, Funk and Soul. Open 7 days a week 'til late. Temple Bar area has a vibrant Nightlife and you might also like Club M, Bad Bobs and Buskers Bar.

21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

10) The Living Room

The Living Room, is only a 5 minute walk from our front door of the Castle Hotel.  Sports bar and heated beer garden by day (with huge TV screens) and a dancing nightclub with a mixture of music by night. With pool tables and Shisha lounge this is a great place to start the night off, especially on a match day, before exploring the rest of Dublin.
Nearby you’ll find two other bars, Fibber Magees and Murrays bar.

1 Cathal Brugha Street, off O’Connell Street.

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