Welcome to Dublin Ireland Nightlife Gay Scene


Boilerhouse

Sport, health & fitness

Dublin's biggest sauna is equipped with a steam room, whirlpool, solarium, gym and café housed across five floors of a converted 19th-century grain store. There's even a...

12 Crane Lane

Dock

Sport, health & fitness

Sitting right beside the Inn on the Liffey on the river's North Quays, the Dock is a bit smaller than the Boilerhouse, but that only makes it more intimate. Best of all, if...

21 Ormond Quay Upper

Dragon

Bars & pubs

From the street, this mostly gay bar looks small, but get inside the former bank building and you'll find that it stretches back and back. Expect cool young things drinking...

64 South Great George's Street

Front Lounge

Bars & pubs

A comfortable distance from the madding crowd of Temple Bar, the Front Lounge offers a relaxed atmosphere for refined drinking: velvet couches, black marble tables and lots of...

33-34 Parliament Street

George

Bars & pubs

The hub of gay life in Dublin since the early '90s, The George has expanded in size twice over the intervening years to become two bars and a club that's a hotbed most nights,...

89 South Great George's Street

George

Clubs

This is the gayest gay club in Dublin, but it's still straight-friendly: on a good night the George is as much fun as any straight club will be. If you're in town on a Sunday...

89 South Great George's Street

Glitz

Clubs

Pumping out the housed-up chart hits for the past five years now, courtesy of DJ Fluffy, Glitz also has a great line in campy B-list PAs - think X Factor runner-ups and...

Breakdown, below Break for the Border, Lower Stephen Street

Irish Film Institute Bar

Bars & pubs

The IFI Bar occupies the same building as an art-house cinema. It's a sympathetic renovation of the old 17th-century Quaker meeting house, with an extended bar that encloses a...

6 Eustace Street

KISS

Clubs

Going strong after an unprecedented three years (lesbian clubs usually come and go overnight), Kiss is for 'gay girls and their male friends'. The women tend to be more femme...

The Shelter at The Tivoli

Morrison Hotel Bar

 Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

This place is pure class. With an interior designed by fashion guru John Rocha, the Morrison's extremely stylish bar has plenty of comfy black couches on which you can sip...

Morrison Hotel

PantiBar

 Critics' choice
Bars & pubsClubs

Owned by the eponymous Panti, Ireland's doyenne of drag, PantiBar is an enormously popular addition to Dublin's gay scene. Housed in the former Gubu, the revamp has been...

7-8 Capel Street
Free

Purty Kitchen

Clubs

Three floors of fun make this a destination for half of the beautiful gay guys and all the beautiful gay girls in Dublin. Good house music fills the top floor with DJ Paddy...

Essex Street

Q+A

Clubs

The most popular one-nighter in Dublin only comes around every second month making sure the anticipation builds and builds. Recently, it abandoned its Temple Bar Music Centre...

Temple Bar Music Centre, Curved Street

Spice

Clubs

Pumping it out every Saturday night in the Spy complex in the Powerscourt Centre, Spice is one of the most popular weekly nights on the Dublin scene. With three dance areas...

Spy, South William Street
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