Dublin keeps late hours, but there are
fewer places to eat as the night goes on. One location is
the Coffee Dock at Jurys Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 (Telephone
- 01 660 5000) this restaurant/café stays open to 4.30
am but many restaurants do serve up past midnight specially
in the more nightlife areas.
The Dublin Club Scene in constantly in flux,
and different nightclubs come and go but some stay the pace
and have become quite famous. Clubs usually open at around
10 pm and close at 3 am and Admission prices range from €6
to €20 and can sometimes be higher for key events or
on the night of big pop concerts. Drink prices in clubs are
more expensive and the range is more limited. Most clubs have
rules about smart dress, and don’t permit sneakers.
There are less clubs in Dublin than there were. Since new
licensing laws were brought in, these many pubs have begun
to replace nightclubs. They have multiple bars and dance floors,
and can now stay open as late as nightclubs.
Temple Bar is the most popular place with
tourists when it comes to nightlife. in the evening it’s
buzzing with many attractions such as restaurants, pubs, artists,
musicians, hotels, hostels and shops. There are about 24 bars
and 73 eating places in the area. The side streets off Grafton
Street offer a slightly more subdued alternative to Temple
Bar. The clubs and pubs are just as vibrant but they attract
a different type of crowd. Watch out for the no smoking -
you can’t smoke in any pubs, clubs or restaurants and
you’ll go home thinking - what a good idea. Here are
some of the most popular places for a night out.
57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Spirit has been open for four years..... In its short history
has changed the face of late night entertainment in Ireland
.... Three areas over four floors Body, Mind and Soul ...
treatment area for massages, Tarot and even henna tattoo's
and the best music across all genres complete with the coolest
DJ box you have ever seen. Spirit come and be amazed. Find
out more on Spirit
Buskers and Boomerangs
Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Telephone - +353 1677 3333
Boomerangs is a club in a Fleet Street basement. It’s busy seven nights a week and plays commercial dance music. Strict dress code.
Club M Night Club
Blooms Hotel, Dublin 2
Telephone - +353 1671 5622
For the younger crowd, Club M is a hit. Club M has two dance floors with galleries overlooking the main dance area.
Plaza Hotel, Belgard Road, Tallaght, Dublin.
Telephone - +353 1462 4200
Eight miles from the city center, in the Plaza hotel, right beside the huge Square Shopping Centre, this is one of Dublin’s most popular nightspots with three bars and dance - beside the Luas which makes its convenient to access.
Old Harcourt St. Train Station, Dublin 2
Telephone - +353 1478 0225
Probably Dublin’s best known nightclub, the POD is in the vaults of the old Harcourt Street railway station. Also includes the Red Box and Chocolate Bar in the same building and is the haunt of local celebs. Music varies by the night.
Temple Street, Dublin 1.
Telephone - +353 1874 5088
A large and popular club on the north side of the Liffey -
it caters for up to 1500 people with two floors and is situated
in an old church building.