Nightlife Tour, Part 2 (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 2 Map

Guide Name: Nightlife Tour, Part 2
Guide Location: Ireland » Dublin (See other walking tours in Dublin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Author: Xena
The Academy

1) The Academy

An expansive club and live music venue, the Academy is outfitted with several rooms providing the perfect space for its various events. The Main Room is where all the biggest shows take place, as well as its weekly club night where the crowd packs the dance floor. This room can hold over 800 guests between the floor and balcony areas. Academy 2, which can be found on the basement level, holds just over 200 guests and host up-and-coming local acts, including live bands and DJs in a more intimate setting. The Green Room holds a maximum capacity of 450 guests and also hosts a variety of acts from DJs and bands to other engagements. Past guests to have graced the stage at the Academy have included the Killers, the Buzzcocks, Lily Allen, and more.

Operation Hours: Monday – Friday: 10 am - 5.30 pm
The Church

2) The Church

Located inside the former St. Mary’s Church, the Church is a fabulous multi-purpose venue that serves as a bar, restaurant, club, live music venue, and private party space all under one roof. Featuring five distinct rooms covering four floors, guests to the Church can enjoy expertly-crafted cocktails and great casual dining any day of the week here. The Gallery Restaurant on the mezzanine level overlooks the main bar downstairs where traditional Irish music is performed throughout the week. The Cellar Bar is where a bevy of great local DJs get the party going on the weekends spinning commercial house, R and B, dance, and other club anthems to get down to on the dance floor into the wee hours.

Operation Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10.30 am – 11.30 pm; Friday - Saturday: 10:30am–1:30am; Sunday - 11:30am–11pm.

3) Pantibar

Pantibar is colourful, loud, and positively flaming bar with the roomy interior, comfortable seating and a plentiful events programme on offer. The latter is extremely diverse, and features fundraisers for various LGBT causes, Brazilian crazy parties, and a Thursday drag show starring Panti herself. Pantibar is a great place to chill out with friends and enjoy some truly good music.
The Workman's Club

4) The Workman's Club

Located in the heart of the Temple Bar district of Dublin, the Workman’s Club is one of the city’s top live entertainment venues which also hosts frequent and very popular club nights throughout the week as well. Entertainment on its stage can include anything from live music to comedy acts, book readings, multi-media performances, and more. Occupying three floors as well as an outdoor garden area on the roof, the Workman’s Club features several rooms to break up the space for more intimacy when guests want it. Known for its expertly-crafted cocktails, drink prices here are also considered reasonable compared to other Dublin clubs.

Operation Hours: Monday – Sunday: 5 pm – 3 am
Club Button Factory

5) Club Button Factory

A popular club and live entertainment venue visited by both tourists and locals alike, Club Button Factory can be found in the heart of Dublin’s cultural hub, the Temple Bar district. Renovating the former space of the Temple Bar Music Centre into a more modern and appealing design, entertainment runs the gamut here to include anything from house, and hip hop, to indie, salsa, traditional Irish music, and more depending upon the night. Popular evenings found at Club Button Factory include Nighflight on Fridays playing funk, house, and techno, Transmission on Saturdays serving up great pop and indie music, and Thursday night Club NME playing rock, indie, and electro beats to get the crowd going on the dance floor.

Operation Hours: Monday – Sunday: 5 pm – 3 am
Club M

6) Club M

Located in the thriving Temple Bar district, Club M brings over a decade of experience to partygoers in Dublin. Featuring relaxing lounge areas downstairs with a more chilled out vibe, Club M also includes two galleries overlooking the main floor where all the action takes place. The mezzanine is where the VIP section and champagne bar can be found. Club M provides a fashionable and sophisticated night of partying to its guests without the pretentiousness of other upscale Dublin clubs. Entertainment includes resident and guest DJs spinning an eclectic mix of beats, as well as live music performances, pumping through a state-of-the-art sound system with high-end lighting equipment accompanying the music.

Operation Hours: Friday – Saturday: 11 pm – 3 am

Walking Tours in Dublin, Ireland

Create Your Own Walk in Dublin

Create Your Own Walk in Dublin

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City Center Souvenir Shops

City Center Souvenir Shops

It would be a pity to leave Dublin without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts which are unique to Dublin and can be purchased in the wonderful souvenir shops around the City Center.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Nassau St. Gift Shops

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 Km or 0.3 Miles
Pub Crawl

Pub Crawl

Dubliners and the Irish in general are known for their passion for whiskey and beer. The Irish and the Scots are constantly at odds as to who makes the better whiskey and who could imagine St. Patrick's day without some famous Irish green beer ? Check out this amazing tour, that will guide you trough an area packed with pubs, and find out first hand what an Irish pub crawl means.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Art Galleries Tour

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Dublin's city center is home to several prominent galleries, like the The National Gallery of Ireland, which is a must see for any art lover. Dublin has a varied and rich art-scene, from classical to contemporary, from domestic to international, it offers something for everyone. Take the following tour to discover the most popular and prominent art galleries in Dublin.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Hidden Places Walking Tour

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You don't always find everything that's worth-while on a map, smaller and less famed sights are often omitted on tourist maps and brochures. However a trip off the beaten track can sometimes be the most rewarding. Take this tour and find some of Dublin's secret places, some of which even the locals aren't always aware of.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Places of Worship Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles

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