Dublin is very famous for its live music scene, and is home to many great artists in the world’s music industry. All around the city you will find many live music pubs and clubs that host daily sessions, from traditional Irish folk music to rock and jazz.
A small pub in Aungier Street, at the top of Georges Street. It hosts regular jazz, blues and also open mic nights.
Martin B Slattery’s (Rathmines)
217 Lower Rathmines Road
Tel: +353 (0)1 6684889
An old style pub in the middle of Rathmines, hosts weekly gigs.
26-30 Upr Rathmines Road
Dublin 6 Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1 497 5486
Oliver St John’s Gogarty’s
The Oliver St John’s Gogarty’s in Temple Bar area hosts daily live music sessions from the afternoon until 2am. Usually frequented by tourists, it is a great spot to listen traditional Irish music.
Tel: +353 1 670 9202
Recently renewed, it’s the perfect place where you can enjoy high quality live music as well as dj’s and other events.
The Bleu Note
61-63 Capel Street
Tel: +353 1 878 3371
Every Friday and Saturday from 10pm to 2:30am the Bleu Note offers some of the best jazz you can listen to in Ireland.
The Boom Boom Room
Patrick Conway’s Pub,
70 Parnell Street,
Tel: + 353 (0) 1 8732687
The Boom Boom Room is the house of alternative live music in Dublin and one of the best places to listen to new acts and something new and interesting.
The Cobblestone is a traditional Irish pub located on the edge of Smithfield Plaza. The Cobblestone hosts gigs and sessions all the week with some of the country’s best musicians.
23- 24 Eustace Street
Dublin 2 Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1 670 7655 Definitely one of the best venues for live music in the Temple Bar area. The Mezz hosts some of the best musical talents of Ireland every night.
The Porterhouse (Parliament Street – Temple Bar)
16-18 Parliament Street
Tel: +353 1 679 8847
The Porterhouse in Parliament Street is definitely a must-see place in Dublin. Famous for its wide range collection of beers, among them its own Plain Porter, it also has daily live sessions of traditional Irish and rock music with some of the best bands from Dublin.
The Temple Bar
Probably the most famous pub in Dublin. Daily live sessions from 5pm until midnight.
The Woolshed BAA
This Australian bar situated in Parnell Street hosts live music every Sunday.
Live music venue and restaurant open till late, Whelan’s in Wexford Street hosts some of the best live acts in Dublin.