Dublin's Dance Clubs are Eclectic and Diverse; But Never Boring

Dublin's main dancing hot spots are located in the city centre and cater for a wide range of music tastes and atmospheres. If it's a wild night out where the people make the dance floor then Copper's is a Dublin institution not to be missed. Meanwhile if high heels and suits spring to mind when you think of your dance floor experience then look no further than Krystle. A slew of music-venues-cum-clubs are located throughout the city and cater for everything from pumping student nights to international techno legends and indie bands. Venues like The Button Factory and The Academy have large dancing areas that focus on the main stage and are often packed with revelers. Venues like The Workman's Club and Lost Society have fabulous interiors using their original townhouse structures and offer a stylish alternative to normal club décor. Meanwhile venues like The Grand Social and Pygmalion often offer no cover charge for entry but have a thriving dance floor scene and great drinks deals to match. For those who are dance music enthusiasts, it can be worthwhile to check the listings for clubs such as The Academy, The Button Factory and The Twisted Pepper to order to avail of the best of what the scene has to offer.

Copper's is something of a Dublin institution and is truly an experience to be reckoned with. Expect to find an eclectic crowd of young and old all on a mission to have a good time and drink the place dry. As a result, the Copper's dance floor...  Read More

Enter Krystle and expect to see some of the big names on the Dublin social scene, be it rugby players or models/socialites. This club is all about dressing up to the nines and dancing in sleek bar surrounded with a fashionable interior. The...  Read More

Hidden away in the basement of the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Pygmalion is a cool, stylised bar that morphs into an exciting club at night. Exposed stone walls, high bronze bathroom doors, a vintage photo booth and plenty of nooks and...  Read More

Lost Society is an impressive club and bar spanning over several floors of an 18th Century town mansion. The interior is filled with vintage armchairs and sofas and the high ceilings are covered with ornate cornices. Despite this grandeur...  Read More

Situated on Dublin's trendy Wexford Street, you'll be sure to see The Village hopping at weekends. It combines many floors and operates as both a nightclub, bar and live music venue. As a result you'll always find an eclectic group of people and...  Read More

Smack bang in the centre of Dublin's tourist and cultural hub, The Button Factory is a music venue and club that draws in a constant crowd of music lovers, students and regular clubbers alike. It plays host to indie gigs, techno DJ's and Irish...  Read More

The Academy is one of Dublin's biggest dedicated venues that includes vast space for performes and dancers alike. While there is usually a range of artists and bands taking to its stage, the weekends are usually dedicated to club nights that...  Read More

But a stone's throw from The Workman's Club, over the other side of the Ha'penny Bridge is The Grand Social. This club has recently become a mecca for live music and heavy drinking and it boasts a very impressive size. Voted Dublin's Best Live...  Read More

Situated on the quays and overlooking the Liffey, The Workman's Club operates as both a venue for live music and comedy as well as a rarely empty club space. It's at times a little labyrinthine as it occupies 3 floors and a roof garden, each...  Read More

The Twisted Pepper
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Dublin has suffered some unfortunate losses in the club department but The Twisted Pepper has remained at the top its game. Consistently booking the some of the best, most hyped acts on the electronic music scene as well as supporting Dublin's...  Read More


Meet 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...  More About Emily

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