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Five Best Music Venues in Dublin


The beautiful city of Dublin is known for its rich music scene and is home to several famous pubs and music venues. If you’re headed to Ireland in search of some amazing music, a couple nights on the town in Dublin should definitely be on your list. We’ve narrowed the long list of awesome places to go in Dublin down to just the top five best places to go for terrific music in Dublin.

5) The Grand Social

Located at 35 Liffey Street Lower in Dublin, Ireland, The Grand Social boasts a ground-floor club with a boho-circus theme as well as a bar and club downstairs. Their hours vary throughout the weekend but Monday through Wednesday they open at four in the afternoon and close at half-past eleven. On the weekends (starting on Thursday they are open until half-past two in the morning, Thursday they open at four in the afternoon, Friday they open at three in the afternoon, Saturday they open at noon, and Sunday they open at three in the afternoon. They can be reached by telephone at +353 1 874 0076.

4)Vicar Street

Located on Thomas Street, Dublin 8, Vicar Street is an awesome venue for big performances that’s been open for twenty years. A list of their events can be found online. They can be reached by telephone at +353 1 775 5800.

3) The Voodoo Lounge

This terrific bar and restaurant is located at 39-10 Arran Quay, near The Brazen Head and Jameson Distllery Bow St, a little further from Christ Church Cathedral, along the River Liffey. They can be contacted at Events are listed online along with ticket purchasing options.

2) The Sugar Club

Located at 8 Lower Leeson Street, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2, The Sugar Club is open from eight at night until three in the morning Friday through Sunday and eleven at night until two in the morning Monday through Thursday. They have a terrific atmosphere and boast a wide variety of performances, a list of which can be found online. They can be reached by telephone at +353 1 678 7188.

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1) Whelan’s

This famous pub has boasted several famous performers such as Ed Sheeran, Kate Nash, Jeff Buckley, and bands like Owl City, Arctic Monkeys, and so many more. They were the site of scenes in the movie P.S. I Love You and is one of the most popular pubs in Ireland. They can be contacted by telephone at +353 (0)1 478 0766, by email at, or you can find more information on their website.

Dublin is known for its rich music scene and famous venues. If you’re in Ireland, you should definitely check out these five amazing places; you never know what famous band you might get the opportunity to see and the experience will not be one you soon forget.

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Ed McCarthy is the manager and promoter of j90. Ireland’s favourite and most in demand party band. With over 10 years experience Ed founded Cherrypick Entertainment, an agency to cherry-pick and prepare the best bands in Ireland to be better and offer more.

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