Top 10 nightclubs in Dublin

Dublin is a fascinating city, you can do a lot of things like visiting museums, going to pubs like the famous temple bar or walking in the phoenix park with your family. But for those who want to go out with friends, there are a lot of nightclubs in Dublin! In this article you will find the top 10 nightclubs in Dublin. Enjoy reading!


Situated at 10 Wellington Quay, this nightclub is very popular with the locals. The particularity of the Workman’s Club is the fact that the building has existed on this site for over 160 years. Moreover, it is composed of several floors with six different areas.

There you can find a bar with live music and many styles like house, techno, Irish music, and more. But you can also meet on the rooftop terrace with your friends. The atmosphere in this club is really pleasant and friendly. 

Location: 10 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2


Monday to Saturday 5pm to 3am
Sunday 5pm to 1am
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This nightclub is known among international students. Indeed, it is probably one of the most international nightclubs in Dublin. It is very attractive for young people because it is rather affordable, the drinks are not expensive and it is open every day of the week.

Dicey’s garden is composed of two dance floors with a live DJ every night and a large beer garden.

Location: 21-25 Harcourt St, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2


Monday to Saturday 4pm to 2:30am
Sunday4pm to 1:30am
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Copper Face Jacks is also a nightclub where locals and internationals like to go. There are very attractive drink offers as well as snacks throughout the night. It is well organized because there are separate floors for restaurants, pubs, and clubs, there is even an open-air cafe on the ground floor. The atmosphere in this nightclub is very cozy, it is a good place to spend time with your friends.

Location: 9-30, Harcourt St, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2


Monday to Thursday10pm to 2:30am
Friday & Saturday9pm to 2:30am
Sunday 10pm to 2am 
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Located near O’Connell Street, this nightclub is very popular in Dublin and it is one of the biggest. It is composed of a big room and a mezzanine balcony that has a capacity of 833 people. 

It is known for hosting live music and performances from both local and international artists, as well as hosting themed parties and events. It includes multiple bars and dance floors which makes it very attractive. 

Location: 57 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1


Three huge club nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

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Pygmalion is a nightclub in Dublin but also a bar and restaurant. This place offers you a different atmosphere! During the day the place is very cozy, you can meet your friends for breakfast or enjoy tapas. Pygmalion also offers Mexican foods like quesadillas or tacos and you can also simply have a drink. 

Of course, in the evening the bar turns into a nightclub where several international DJs come to mix all evening like Soul Clap or Marco Carola. 

Location: Pygmalion, Powerscourt Centre, William Street South, 2


Monday to Thursday 3pm to 3am
Friday2pm to 3am
Saturday12pm to 3am
Sunday1pm to 1:30am
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The George is the most famous LGBTQ nightclub in Dublin and has been there for over 30 years. It is located in the busy city center and you can find many drinks and foods. Every night the club offers drag queen performances, cabaret, karaoke, DJ nights, or even game nights. 

The atmosphere is really nice, the people are kind and friendly, in short, you will have an unforgettable experience! 

Location: The George Bar, 89, South Great Georges St, Dublin 2


Monday to Friday2pm to 8pm
Saturday & Sunday12:30pm to 8pm
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Located in Dublin 8, Opium is a dynamic and original club. The decor is very sophisticated and the club is composed of three floors with different musical themes. You can find techno music, deep house, and more. 

Opium Club also organizes live music and themed nights such as Tiki Thursdays.

Full of color and fun, this club is perfect for groups of friends who want to enjoy their evening!

Location: 26 Wexford St, Portobello, Dublin 8


Monday 10pm to 3am
Tuesday to Thursday4pm to 12am
Friday & Saturday12pm to 3am
Sunday 12pm to 11pm
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Tramline is a nightclub in Dublin with a warm atmosphere and New York style. You will see that it is very pleasant to have a drink with your friends. Located in the city center, the club allows you to dance until 3 am on the weekends! It hosts some of the city’s best live DJs such as Marcus O’Laoire or Dan Duffy, who play house, techno, and hip-hop on Mondays. 

Location: 21 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2


Monday & Wednesday 10pm to 2:30am
Thursday10:30pm to 2:30am
Friday & Saturday10pm to 3am


Izakaya is a restaurant and nightclub situated in the city center of Dublin. It is inspired by Japanese culture, in fact, the interior is decorated with Japanese motifs and the atmosphere is really cozy. You can find a bar at the top and a dance floor in the center with a DJ.

For a true taste of Japan be sure to try the different Japanese whisky, you won’t be disappointed! 

Location: 12 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2


Monday to Thursday4pm to 10pm
Friday to Saturday4pm to 10:30pm
Sunday2pm to 10pm
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Located in the heart of Dublin, Bad Bobs is originally a Victorian house that has been converted into a live music bar. It is composed of five floors of which the first and second ones are devoted to the nightclub. This place is a real paradise for whisky lovers, the cocktails are not very expensive and the atmosphere is rather warm and friendly! The bar also has a VIP lounge area and an open-air terrace for those who want to get some fresh air during the evening.

Location: Bad Bobs, 35-37, Essex Street East, Dublin 2


Monday to Wednesday5pm to 1:30am
Thursday5pm to 2:30am
Friday4pm to 2:30am
Saturday3pm to 2:30am
Sunday3pm to 1am
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Chloe Dubois
Chloe Dubois

Chloë is an international student from France. She is studying at French Business School and working for Babylon Radio as a Community Manager. Her hobbies are travelling and discovering new cultures, listening to music and playing sport.

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