While the recession has hit the Dublin nightlife hard -causing the closures of some of our best music venues- it has by no means quashed the creative and musical side of the city that has continued to flourish regardless. Whether you're looking to sample some live Irish music, Indie bands or spend the night dancing to some of Europe's finest DJs there is something for everyone in Dublin clubs. Venues such as The Twisted Pepper and Whelan's have kept up a consistent standard of showcasing great music sourced from both around the world and our own isle. Meanwhile, if you like to concentrate more on what you are imbibing than what you're listening to make a beeline for Against the Grain or The Porterhouse and fill your glass with delicious craft beers. If you're looking for a taste of the country without having to travel for hours then simply hop upon the shuttle bus to Johnny Fox's in the Dublin Mountains. You'll be taken to Ireland's highest pub and back after last orders without a care in the world and you can sample the fresh air and the traditional music and dance as if you're deep in Connemara. Dublin pubs are renowned for having some of the best ambiance in the world, whether it's the music, the locals, the beer or the location there is bound to be something that catches your eye.