Dublin Nightlife

Having fun is a big part of life in Dublin, and the nightlife scene stands among the best in the world.

Just steps away from Trinity College, the Stag’s Head is a great place to start your night. The place feels like it’s full of energy, and the traditional dark wood panelling and stained glass windows make for a unique environment. If you haven’t had enough to eat before you get here, then order a Guinness beef pie to line your stomach for the night ahead.

If you’re looking for a touch of class, spend some of your night at JJ Smyth’s. Found in the city centre, this haunt has made a name for itself thanks to its jazz and blues music. You can watch live tunes seven nights a week, and it’s a great place to go if you need a bit of a break from the Celtic flutes and fiddles that you’ll hear elsewhere.

Head to Bruxelles if you want to mingle with a diverse crowd. Also close to Trinity College, you can have a few drinks surrounded by older adults, young punks and university students, who are all attracted to the low prices. The downstairs area blasts out a mix of rock, punk and pop tunes, while the upstairs remains quiet enough to sit and have a good chat.

When the time comes to go for a dance, follow the crowds to Bad Bobs just to the south of the River Liffey. With plenty of dance floors and a rooftop terrace, you can create lots of great memories with a night out here.