Live Music Clubs and Pubs

This is a list of some of the best clubs in Dublin:


Opium Rooms

26 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 526 7711

Formerly known as the Village, ‘Opium Rooms’ is a spacious club with three distinct rooms. It is most famous for its electronic music, with Groove Armada being a recent visitor to the club.

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Index – 39/40

40 Arran Quay, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Tel: +353 1 478 0300

A new space for House & Techno in Dublin.
Good place for groups or parties
takes bookings, It’s available on
It takes only 3 mins on foot from Smithfield Red line Luas stop.

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Club M

Cope Street Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 671 5622

Housed in and owned by Blooms Hotel in Temple Bar. One of Dublin city’s finest, Club M is friendly and well equipped; the laser-lighting system is particularly effective, and the VIP lounge frequently hosts some of Dublin’s many stars.

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D Two Nightclub

60 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 476 4603

It is located on Harcourt Street and the ideal location to relax after work with an extensive drinks menu available from Wine, Gin, Whisky, Cocktails and much more.

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The Globe

11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin
Tel: +353 1 671 1220

The Globe is a late bar seven nights a week. Large-windowed bar with a funky and artistic vibe for a range of club nights and live bands. There is a small lounge area which is great for party bookings from 10-50 people.

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Tamango Night Club

White Sands Hotel, Coast Road, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin
Tel: +353 1 828 4975

Tamango is the ideal venue for any event be it a launch, leaving do, basic corporate entertainment party. It has a top of the range lighting & sound system. Tamango comprises two different sections, there are the Private Room, the Long Bar.


The Academy

57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Tel: +353 1 877 9999

Every Friday main room will be transformed with incredible club decoration. Also there are House music, decent pop and timeless floorfillers all night!

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Bad Bobs

35-37 Essex St E, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 677 8860

Bad Bobs will have some of the best live music in Dublin, with artists taking to the stage every night of the week. They have performances every night of the week and DJs spinning live at the weekend.

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Bello Bar

1 Portobello Harbour, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin
Tel: +353 86 358 4435

BelloBar is located on Protobello Harbour, Below The Lower Deck Pub. It is a live music venue and events space. It offers from intimate performances to vibrant gigs across the wide spectrum of contemporary music.

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The Bernard Shaw

11-12 Richmond St South, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 906 0218

It is located on 11-12 South Richmond St. Dublin 2. It has a large beer garden, exhibition space and Italian pizza cafe. They have DJs in Thursday to Sunday.

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The Big Romance

98 Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin
Tel: +353 1 598 4117

The Big Romance is a new vinyl bar serving a line-up of craft beer, cocktails and great music on an audiophile hi-fi soundsystem.

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Button Factory

2 Curved Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 670 9202

Intimate, buzzing live music and clubbing venue staging innovative bands and DJ sets. It is available for private and corporate hire as well as band hire outs.

1 Club Conradh na Gaeilge

Club Conradh na Gaeilge

6 Harcourt St, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 475 1480

It is a voluntary community group which aims to provide social interaction, entertainment and recreation for people through the medium of Irish.

2 Drop Dead Twice

Drop Dead Twice

18/19 Francis Street, The Liberties, Dublin
Tel: +353 1 901 1315

One venue, two floors! There is the Taproom in downstairs. Here you’ll find a wide selection of craft beers, spirits and wine. The rest of the time you can expect an electronic mix of entertainment from hardcore punk.

3 Fibber Magees

Fibber Magees

80-81 Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin 1
Tel: +353 1 872 2575

It is located just off O’Connell Street in the heart of Dublin City. It is popular among locals and visitors to the area alike. They have Dublin’s largest beer garden, Europe’s largest outdoor screen, and the best crowd in the city.

4 Generator


Smithfield Square, Dublin 7
Tel: +353 1 901 0222

Generator is heavily influenced by its surroundings, you’ll find Jameson-bottle chandeliers and plenty of dram behind the bar. Leather-tufted chesterfields and orange stools help create an atmosphere that’s renowned throughout the city.

5 The Grand Social

The Grand Social

35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin
Tel: +353 1 677 1224

The Grand Social is one of Dublin’s best music venues. It has become somewhat of a Dublin landmark both as a place for after work drinks and for cracking gigs. Recomment to visit and see why they have become iconic in the Dublin music scene.

6 Hang Dai Chinese 1

Hang Dai Chinese

20 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 545 8888

Roast duck and dumplings are main squeeze but music is no more side hustle. A custom built sound system and DJ booth belt out tunes. Lashings of disco and Hang Dai Sours are the order of the day.

7 The Workmans Club

The Workmans Club

10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 670 6692

Colourful bar and stage for live music that is a passionate haven for art and art lovers. Dj’s spin til 3am 7 nights a week, specialising in everything.

8 Yamamori Tengu

Yamamori Tengu

37 Strand Street Great, North City, Dublin 1
Tel: +353 1 677 1224

They serve a delicious array of Japanese inspired cocktails, craft beers & spirits. Spread over two floors, with regular DJs club nights and days, a pool and ping-pong tables.

9 The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

88 George’s Street Lower, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Tel: +353 1 504 2113

It is the newest Bar & Restaurant has a distinctive personality of a metropolitan GastroBar. From skillfully crafted cocktails, a wine list featuring over 50 producers to craft beers from around the globe.

10 lock6

Canal club

Lock 6, 5 Canal Rd, Dublin
Tel: +353 1 497 9337

Come and take the opportunity to host your own private party in their unique bespoke venue by the canal, just on the edge of town.

11 Meltdown 1


Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin
Tel: +353 85 773 4984

Meltdown is located in the heart of Dublin City Centre on Stephen’s Street Lower, serving melted cheese toasties, speciality coffee and most importantly – delectable cheeseboards and wine.

23 Wigwam


54 Abbey Street Middle, North City, Dublin
Tel: +353 86 325 2471

It is located on 54 Middle Abbey St. Dublin 1, It opens 7 days a week for drinks, food, ping pong & music. They stock loads of craft beers. The bar & roof terrace are always free in. Bar opens later at the weekend.

13 opium

Opium Club

13-14 Liberty Ln, Dublin
Tel: +353 1 526 7711

Dublin based nightclub & late night venue showcasing the best of local & international DJs on our state of the art sound system. Good vibes only.

14 pygmalion dublin


59 William St S, Dublin
Tel: +353 1 633 4522

Pygmalion Bar & Restaurant boasts a multi-cultural array of affordable dishes in the elegant surroundings of the Powerscourt Townhouse.

15 Sin É

Sin É

14-15 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin
Tel: +353 1 555 4036

Spread over two floors adorned with music memorabilia, Sin É has quickly established itself as one of Dublin cities must see bars for fans of live music, bone-shaking DJ’s and staff.

16 The Sound House

The Sound House

28 Eden Quay, Dublin
Tel: +353 86 344 0545

The Sound House is one of Dublin’s best-loved and most exciting live music and late night venues. The venue has seen some changes in recent years and now the multipurpose room caters for music, comedy, and film.

17 The Sugar Club

The Sugar Club

8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 678 7188

The venue specialises in hip-hop, jazz, soul, afrobeat & world music, hosting international and Irish artists across their programme.

18 Turks Head

Turks Head

27 Parliament Street & Essex Gate, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 679 2606

Turks Head is renowned for its extravagant design, complemented by mosaics & Spanish style architecture making a refreshing change from your traditional pub.

19 Upstairs at Whelan

Upstairs at Whelan’s

25 Wexford Street, Dublin
Tel: +353 1 478 0766

Since 1989 Whelan’s has established itself as one of the best music venues in the world. Even Ed Sheeran credits it as the place where it all started for him.

20 voodoo

Voodoo Lounge

40 Arran Quay, Dublin 7
Tel: +353 1 559 6682

It is located on the north bank of the Liffey, close to Dublin City Centre. Dublin’s newest venue for live music, DJ’s, arts events, showcases, excellent value in drinks and friendly staff.

21 The South William

The South William

52 South William St, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 677 7007

Contemporary venue for varied international dishes, DJ sessions, cocktails and craft beers.

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