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Andrew Quin kindly provides this most interesting review:

The Gaiety theatre is one of Dublins most famous landmarks providing all the usual theatrical fare, what many people don't realise is that it also doubles as a night club on Friday and Saturday nights.

The doors open around 10pm and admission is a tenner, don't leave it too late to go because it can get very busy. Once inside there is an array of entertainment on offer. You can go to the main bar for a few jars and a laugh or go upstairs for a dance or downstairs to see a live band, if you need to take it easy after all that, sit back and watch a movie in the main auditorium. The place is a bit of a maze and you never quite know who or whats around the next corner.

Its just a bit different from the usual late night clubs with something for everyone and a great buzz around the place.

The Gaiety Theatre is on King's Street, just off the top of Grafton Street and very close to St Stephen's Green and the Luas Green line terminus.

Next up is Brian Hayden, Tayto crisp fanatic, although he cleans his teeth thoroughly before clubbing!

"The most obvious choice is Whelans of Wexford Street, who play rock/indie. Other venues would be Hogans Wexford Street/George Street." That's great advice, Brian - I would highly recommend Wexford Street as an alternative for Temple Bar.

Finally, Andy "Legs" Lakes has done some thorough research on this topic and generously provides the following in-depth information:

Aim for Wexford Street:

  1. Whelan's for dirty big pints of Guinness. Good music (Indie/grunge). Smashing crowd.
  2. The Village (formerly Mono/Mean Fiddler/Wexford Inn) good crowd. Bit of dancing. Usually great gigs upstairs but you have to pay in for these.
  3. Solas (formerly Modern Green Bar) Good music. Mixed crowd of normal people and those who bowl from the opposite end of the pavillion, if you know what I mean.

All the above pubs are within 100 metres of each other.




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