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Nightlife Tour, Part 1 (Self Guided), Dublin

Dublin at night is a buzzing Mecca of nightclubs, restaurants, bars, and night-time attractions. If you want to have an unforgettable night out, this walking tour is definitely what you need! We offer you a walk around the heart of the Irish capital, with stops at some of the most popular clubs and bars in this fascinating city.
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Nightlife Tour, Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Nightlife Tour, Part 1
Guide Location: Ireland » Dublin (See other walking tours in Dublin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
Author: max
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The George
  • Pygmalion
  • Bruxelles
  • Café en Seine
  • O’Donoghue’s
The George

1) The George

The George is a pub and nightclub on South Great George's Street in the city centre of Dublin, Ireland. Opened in 1985—eight years before homosexuality was legalised in Ireland—it is one of the nation's oldest gay bars and clubs. For many years it was the only large gay venue in the city, however the improved economy and liberalisation of Irish attitudes to homosexuality in the 1990s resulted in a diversification of the Dublin gay scene. This somewhat reduced the club's pre-eminence, though it is still a central fixture of gay nightlife in the city.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 2 pm – 2.30 am; Saturday - 12:30pm–2:30am; Sunday - 12:30pm–1am.

2) Pygmalion

A casual and cozy place to relax by day, serving breakfast and lunch all week long during the daytime hours, Pygmalion heats up at night, beginning with its fantastic tapas menu in the early evening and leading up to the late night club atmosphere that gets the crowd dancing well into the night. Wednesday evenings invite local bands to play for the crowd, while other evenings host local and resident DJs, with occasional international heavy-hitters spinning an eclectic mix of beats that can include anything from house and techno, to hip hop, funk, and indie. Past guest DJs of note includes Pan-Pot, Soul Clap, Jamie Jones, Paco Osuna, and more.

Operation Hours: Sun; 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Mon - Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

3) Bruxelles

Just round the corner from Grafton Street, Bruxelles is a music joint in Harry Street which attracts a very mixed crowd. On the ground floor it feels pretty much like a traditional Dublin pub with a laid-back atmosphere, friendly personnel and decently priced for the downtown area drinks. The room upstairs gives floor to Dublin blues bands on the weekdays, sometimes mixed with contemporary and classic rock & roll performances. Bruxelles stays open till 1.30am Sunday throught Tuesday and 3am Wednesday throught Saturday, which makes it a popular hangout in the centre of Dublin. If you show up early on a weekend night you might get a seat.
Café en Seine

4) Café en Seine

A highly stylish pub and bar located in the Georgian Dublin district on Dawson Street, Café en Seine is a trendy establishment with an elegant interior heavily influenced by Art Deco design. Spanning three floors, large mirrors and beautiful murals line the walls, with brass chandeliers and other sophisticated adornments creating a gorgeous backdrop to an exciting evening at this bar. Its most unique features is its glass atrium which contains forty foot trees, Friday and Saturday evenings Café en Seine invites guest DJs spinning house, dance, and other thumping beats to get the crowd going on the dance floor.

Operation Hours: Sunday - Wednesday: 12-11:30 pm; Thursday: 12-12:30 pm; Friday - Saturday: 12 pm-3 am.

5) O’Donoghue’s

Built in 1789 as a grocery store, today O’Donoghue’s Pub is a notorious drinking establishment located on south side of St. Stephen's Green. It has historical significance because many Irish musicians like Christy Moore, The Fureys, Seamus Ennis, Joe Heaney and Phil Lynott performed here. On the wall you will find some pictures of other notorious Irish Dubliners that used to visit this place pretty often. Plus, they serve a very good pint of Guinness.

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