The fair city of Dublin is associated with culture and cool crowds of city locals, pub scenes, and a general penchant for Guinness. Seven nights a week, the streets of Dublin are buzzing with the hum of humans.
Whether you’re after a dance floor to disco your night away or a place to wind down the night and enjoy a nightcap, there are tonnes of places to check out past the stroke of midnight.
Here are the 10 best late bars in Dublin!
10. Oliver St. John Gogarty’s – for tourist vibes
This Temple Bar venue may be seen as a major tourist trap, but it is also one of the most fun and fancy-free places in Dublin’s “cultural quarter” (a local term for Temple Bar).
This is the sort of place where you’ll be singing along to old-school tunes till the wee hours with people from all over the world.
Address: 18-21 Anglesea St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
9. Copper Face Jacks – when all else fails
This sure-fire nightclub, located on Harcourt Street, is a classic choice for Dublin city locals who want to enjoy a dance in the wee hours (when most other places are closing) and is one of the best bars in Dublin for students.
Copper Face Jacks is a late-night venue in Dublin seven nights a week and has also been deemed a key place to “get the shift” (a Dublin slang term for kissing someone).
Address: 29-30 Harcourt St, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2, D02 XV58
8. The Temple Bar – for live music
This is another well-trodden stop on the tourist trail in Temple Bar. Even though pints may cost a pretty penny, this late-night bar is always bustling and has a lot of traditional character too.
It also has live music every night of the week and is a safe bet when looking for a place to hang out in the capital after midnight.
Address: 47-48 Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 N725
7. The Liquor Rooms – for the cool crowd
Next on our list of the 10 best late bars in Dublin is this subterranean speakeasy-style bar.
This place is a favourite of locals as well as A-list celebs when in Dublin. In recent months, the likes of Noel Gallagher, Matt Damon, and Amy Huberman have been spotted here, as well as members of the Dublin band U2.
Address: 6-8 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 HT44
6. The George – for a dance
If you’re looking to truly let loose and dance the night away, look no further than The George, Dublin’s preeminent LGBTQ+ bar, which has been on the scene since 1985.
This veteran late-night bar and nightclub in Dublin always draws an energetic crowd and is open till the wee hours seven nights a week.
Address: South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2, D02 R220
5. 37 Dawson Street – to see and be seen
This stylish late-night bar in Dublin is a popular choice for Dublin’s more upmarket crowd who want to sip on curious concoctions and spot the odd celebrity.
People dress to impress at 37 Dawson, and Niall Horan (previously of One Direction) and Aaron Paul (from the TV smash-hit Breaking Bad) have been seen here on occasion.
Address: 37 Dawson St, Dublin, D02 W220
4. Bad Bobs – to let loose
This Temple Bar late night venue in Dublin is the perfect place to go when you want to let loose. With heaps of people from all around the world, live music, and multiple floors of merriment, you’re bound to be kept busy in this large late-night establishment.
Address: 35-37 Essex St E, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 Y891
3. The Globe – for old times’ sake
The Globe has been the ultimate late-night venue in Dublin for donkey’s years (a colloquial term for a long time!). This joint usually doesn’t start to truly fill up until the other places nearby close, so beat the queue and arrive no later than 2 a.m.
Address: 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin
2. Xico – for an ultimate party
This Mexican-style street-food restaurant transforms into a subterranean party cave past dark in Dublin city.
Drawing a steady crowd of students and rambunctious revellers six nights a week (closed Sundays), this is the sort of place that could start out with a plate of tacos and then end with you doing shots of tequila, standing on a table.
Address: 143 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, D02 PH39
1. The Workman’s Club – the all-rounder
Topping our list of the ten best late bars in Dublin is the Workman’s Club. Stretched over multiple floors with various areas of different vibes, a massive beer garden, and even a gourmet burger joint, this venue has it all.
Whether you’re looking for nightcap or one last boogie, The Workman’s Club will be open to cater for you until 3 a.m. seven nights a week.
Address: 10 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 VX36