Dublin is a very young city and the people always know how to have fun. One of the best things about the city is that it knows how to party. In fact it was once known as Europe’s top party city. The city makes sure that there is no scarcity of nightspots for tourists. Experiencing Dublin nightlife is a must. If you want to revel and party like there is no tomorrow, you will.
Many of Dublin’s most popular pubs and clubs are concentrated in the area surrounding St. Stephen’s Green, which include Camden St., Harcourt St., Lesson St.. and Wexford St. But for tourists the Temple Bar area remains the party mecca. It has everything from street performances and small music venues to pubs and clubs.
Dublin nightlife is defined by the city’s numerous clubs. If you are into the club scene, the Middle Abbey Street is a highly recommended party area. Here, make sure you party at terrific clubs like The Academy and Traffic. We suggest that you ask the staff at your hostel or hotel’s front desk for detailed clubbing information.
The pub life is a vital part of Dublin culture. Any visit to Dublin should include a visit to at least one or two Dublin pubs of the about 600 pubs in the city. Regular pubs close at 11:30 pm during the week and about 3 am on weekends. Many downtown pubs that have a late license are authorized to stay open later.
Prices for stouts start at €4 for every pint and lagers cost €4.50 and up. It must not surprise you that areas that attract lots of tourists, like Temple Bar, tend to charge more than regular pubs. If you are searching for a less mainstream beer, Messrs. Maguire and The Porterhouse are two popular Dublin microbreweries.
Experiencing Dublin nightlife means appreciating the city’s music. A number of Dublin bands have gained international recognition, including U2, Boyzone, Thin Lizzy Hothouse Flowers, and Horslips. Dublin also has more great music groups that do not figure (not just yet) in the international music scene, but nonetheless excellent singers and performers. We recommend you stop by a live house or two to have a sample of Dublin music. You will never know, you might just see the music scene’s next big thing!