Dublin has a reputation of being one of the most lively cities in Europe and has a very vibrant nightlife. To help you find your way around the best night spots Dublin has to offer we’ve put together a list of 10 of the most popular clubs so you can find exactly what you are looking for!
1. The Workmans (Trendy)
10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
The Workmans is a bar, a nightclub as well as a music venue. The weekends are most busy here and you will see live bands as well as a DJ upstairs. The building has existed on this site for over 160 years and from 1888 to 2003 was the home of the original Workingmen’s Club. Its personality has been lovingly preserved and complimented with its original features being the focal point on each floor. The upstairs section is free entry and you may have to pay on the door to enter downstairs if there’s a gig on. The Workmans is located at 10 Wellington Quay, on the Temple Bar side of the Liffey, just walk up along to river and you will reach the Workmans.
2. Club M (Temple Bar Area)
2 Cope St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Located in Temple Bar and with its doors being open to party goers for over a decade now, Club M offers the perfect place to dance the night away. It has 2 dance floors with balcony galleries overlooking the main areas.
3. Bad Bob’s (Temple Bar Area)
37 Essex street East, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Located in Temple Bar Bad Bob’s club has 5 Floors, 6 Bars, 3 Dancefloors & an Open Rooftop Terrace. Live Music 7 nights a week & THE BIG GIG every Friday night. Popular with locals and tourists alike there is something for everyone.
4. The Button Factory (Music Venue)
Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
One of the musical centres of Dublin, you can always expect to see great live bands or DJ’s here. Open since 2007 in the heart of Dublin’s temple bar and open Thursdays through until Sundays. The Button Factory is one of the most popular clubs in town and hosts international acts and a superb light and sound system.
5. Dtwo Nightclub (Harcourt Street Area)
60 Harcourt St, Dublin 2
Dtwo’s nightclub is open from Wednesday to Saturday night, 11pm till late, it’s an extremely popular choice for any event or party. Musically, D|two offers what appeals to the masses, from R&B to chart topping hits and also has an outdoor heated garden section. Put the fun element back into clubbing!
6. Krystal (Harcourt Street Area)
Russell Court Hotel, 21-25 Harcourt St, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin
Located in the Harcourt street area Krystal nightclub has won the best nightclub in Ireland in 2007, 2008 and 2010. Krystle combines hip-hop, house, funk and rock fused with the live rhythms of some of London’s coolest percussionists. There are two large bars and a fully heated smoking area. This club is famous for its impressive cocktail menu.
7. ‘No name bar’ (Trendy)
3 Fade Street, Dublin 2
‘No name bar’ is so named, as the bar was never really given a name when it first opened. It’s also known by a few other names ‘The Secret Bar’, ’3 Fade Street’ and ‘The Snail Bar’ (because of the mysterious snail sign outside the front door). Suffice to say, since opening a couple of years ago, ‘The Secret Bar’ is anything but a secret. At weekends the bar is particularly busy, with its house party feel, serving artists, rock n rollas…and plethora of others besides. No name bar is famous for its mojitos, and at weekends serves up a mean brunch menu.
8. Lost Society (Trendy)
Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2
Lost Society is situated in the heart of Dublin’s Creative Quarter in Dublin’s most vibrant area South William Street. Lost Society is situated in one of the finest 18th century town mansions in Dublin, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, the venue encapsulates the original grandeur of the bygone Georgian era with a modern twist while honoring the heritage of the building. In 2011 Lost Society won the award for the most Stylish Bar in Ireland with Licensing World.
9. Everleigh Garden (Harcourt Street Area)
33 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Winner of the 2013 nightclub of the year at the National Hospitality Awards and centrally located on Harcourt Street, Everleigh Garden is a unique nightclub experience. It’s an electric atmosphere where the garden comes to life. This is a club for everyone. Music policy caters for everyone, from chart hits to electro-house and from RnB to all the old favourites. Combined with an almost-outdoor Mediterranean atmosphere, you’ll feel a world away from the city.
10. The Twisted Pepper (Electronic Music)
54 Middle Abbey St, Dublin 1
If you like your club nights with a little more of a rave feeling, then the Twisted Pepper is for you. There is a resident underground music night called MUD, and also regular house, drum and bass and dubstep nights. The Venue itself is multi functional as there are 4 main areas including a smoking area, basement and stage area and they also serve food during the day. Here you can get great deals on drinks and cocktails and expect to see international DJs and music acts.