About Dublin Nightlife
One of the first images that springs to mind when people think of the Irish nightlife scene is the quintessential Irish pub. This is usually a cosy, rustic atmosphere where you can expect a welcoming clientele, bare stone walls, Guinness and Kilkenny flowing on tap and a traditional Irish band playing in the corner.
While this is certainly a list of characteristics that many of our oldest pubs feature the Dublin nightlife scene is far more modern and exciting than simple a collection of Irish pubs. Our music venues such as Whelan's, the Twisted Pepper and The Workman's Club play host to some of the best up-and-coming and already established acts from both Ireland and around the world. While our licensing laws restrict clubs from opening late this doesn't mean that our nightlife scene isn't still competing in quality with other European capitals.
Meanwhile our bars have progressed to having a definite Irish feel with a modern twist as pubs like Anseo and Against the Grain provide top quality beers and spirits in cosy, yet trendy atmospheres. For a true feast for the eyes head to Café En Seine on Dawson Street where you will be greeted with an architectural jungle that sprawls across three floors and features a stunning atrium.
However if it's an authentic Irish pub experience you crave then hop on the shuttle bus to Johnny Fox's, it's both Ireland's highest pub and the most dedicated to the classic feel of an Irish public house featuring live music, Irish dancing and Guinness by the barrel-load.
About Emily Carson
Emily grew up in Dublin, and studied French and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. During her university years, she lived in both Scotland and France, but traveled around Europe and Southeast Asia.
She returned to Dublin after her studies to find it growing culturally (in spite of the economic downturn). While Dublin was once criticized for its... Read More
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