Definitely one of the best venues for live music in the Temple Bar area that showcases a great number of artists, singers, DJs and bands. It features a variety of live music every night of the week, with 2 acts almost every night.
Opening Times: Mon.-Sat. 12pm-2.30am; Sun. 12pm-1.30am
23- 24 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Tel.: +353 (01) 670 7655
Bruxelles is a classic Irish pub with a bit of a cosmopolitan twist. It houses three different bars: “The Saloon Bar” offers classic street-pub vibes and an outdoor terrace. The downstairs is divided into “Flanders Bar” where Iron Maiden often frequents and “The Zodiac Lounge” where a lot of alternative rock is played.
Opening Times: Sun.-Tue. 10am-1.30am; Wed.-Sat. 10am-3am
7 Harry Street, Dublin 2
Tel.:+353 (01) 670 7655
The Porterhouse Temple Bar
One of the most famous micro-breweries in Ireland that offers great food to complement their in-house beverages. It also has daily live sessions of traditional Irish and rock music with some of the best bands from Dublin.
Opening Times: Mon.-Wed. 11.30am-12am; Thu. 11.30am-1am; Fri.-Sat. 11.30-2am; Sun. 12pm-12am
16-18 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Tel.: +353 (01) 679 8847
The versatility and warmth of Whelan’s as a venue means that it is the location for more than just rock and folk shows. Over the years, many famous names and faces have performed on its stage.
Opening Times: Mon.-Sat. 5pm-3am; Sun. 5pm-2am
25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 (01) 478 0766
Dublin’s heavy metal bar has housed some of the biggest artists of today including Motörhead, Machine Head and Korn. They also posess one of Dublin’s biggest beer gardens.
Opening Times: Everyday 12am-3am
80-81 Parnell Street, Rotunda, Dublin 1
Tel.: +353 (01) 872 2575
Spread out over two floors adorned with music memorabilia, Sin É has quickly established itself as one of Dublin’s must-see bars. It offers free admission live music seven nights a week from local and international touring bands, as well as a huge selection of specialist craft ales, draft beers and top-shelf liquor to please all tastes.
Opening Times: Mon.-Wed. 12.30pm-1am; Thu. 12.30pm-2.30am; Fri.+Sat. 12.30pm-3am; Sun. 12.30pm-12.30am
15 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 1
Tel.: +353 (01) 555 4037