Nightlife in Dublin has changed beyond all recognition recently. Alongside the traditional Irish pubs sit stylish bars and buzzing pre-club haunts. The trendy Temple Bar area is the district most associated with the city's best nightlife hotspots and vibe.
The fortnightly magazine In Dublin (www.indublin.ie) is good for Dublin nightlife and events listings, with bar, restaurant and club reviews. Dublin Tourism (www.visitdublin.com) also has online events listings that are updated daily.
As a city with a large population of young people, both natives and students, not to mention a constant influx of young, up-for-it tourists all keen to party the Irish way, it comes as no surprise that clubbing features high in Dublin social life. The dance scene has been well developed in recent years.
Moreover, Ireland's nightlife is world renowned. From cozy country pubs to lively city nightclubs and cafes there is something for everyone here. The pub is still the centre of the Irish nightlife and is a great place for talking, meeting people, catching up on some local gossip, eating, drinking and generally having a good time.
Is a popular haunt owned by ex racing driver Eddie Irvine. Long deep sofas and plush armchairs are dotted around, while DJs play tunes over the weekend.
Royal Hibernian Way
Tel: (01) 679 6259.
Ii is the smallest pub in Dublin, with room for about six people in the basement.
25 Dawson Street
Tel: (01) 677 5909.
For a more traditional pub crawl, head to Temple Bar, where the Palace Bar can be found.
21 Fleet Street
Tel: (01) 677 9290.
One of the most popular bars in Dublin is Pravda, which is set to be transformed into a new, funky, live music and club venue.
2-3 Liffey Street Lower
Most live music venues host club nights after gigs. The Academy is enjoying a new lease of life and is attracting some big name international DJs as well as the cream of local talent.
57 Abbey Street Middle
O'Shea's Merchant Pub
Anyone can join in traditional Irish dancing after a pint or two at the O'Shea's Merchant Pub.
12 Bridge Street Lower
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