There’s nothing like relaxing with a pint of the black stuff in a comfortable bar. Dublin pubs are famed around the world for hospitality and craic and they are the hub of socialising in Dublin.
Generally, there are two types of Dublin pub's - Traditional Irish style or modern and trendy. One thing is for sure - there no shortage of either!
Enjoy a pint or cappuccino, a toastie or gastronomic delight – there’s more than meets the eye to a Dublin pub…
Whatever your club scene is, R’n’B, dance, 80’s disco hits, pop or new cool, gay or lesbian – the ever growing Dublin club scene caters for all tastes.
A popular night out, enjoy a good value pre-theatre meal and then a show.
We are happy to assist you with theatre tickets and recommendations.
Capital Bars & Clubs
As a guest of the Grafton Capital Hotel you will receive complimentary and priority (no q-ing!) entry into a selection of some of Dublin's most popular night spots.
Break for the Border - our adjoining Bar, undeniably, this is a one-stop entertainment venue frequented by Dublin’s fun seeking set! Our popular restaurant is revered around the city for its excellent Tex-Mex and American style menu.
Cafe en Seine - one of the most spectacular bars in Europe, unique in both ambience and style. Amazing art-nouveau design with 4 story atrium, fine sculptures, art, furniture - a must see! Carvery lunch served daily until 3pm, Coffee Dock open from 12pm. Evening menus available. Jazz Brunch every Sunday from 11am - 3pm.
Café Cairo at the Trinity Capital is really the perfect place for daytime fare and relaxing coffee afternoons or night time drinks and lively conversation. The Café Cairo also has a large outdoor heated landscaped terrace, the perfect spot for soaking up the summer sun.
Characterised by warm deep colours, luxurious drapes, and plush aged leather seating mixed with oak and cane furnishings. Colonial style marble, ceramic and rustic iron designs symbolise the elegant existence that was carved out of North African luxury and simplicity
Extensive lunch and dinner menus are served daily from 12pm – 9pm.
Dandelion Cafe Bar Club:
A funky new late night club with DJs every weekend. Full restaurant facility serving dinner from 5pm Tues - Sat. Post Club Cafe serving food and juices open til 2.30am
Howl At The Moon
Howl a the Moon has four luxurious bars spread out over four different levels from the underground ‘Zimmer Room’ to ‘The Hoity Toity Bar’ on the top floor. You can roam up and down through the four floors during the night, soaking up the different atmosphere on each level or enjoy a drink on the heated roof terrace surround by wonderful palm trees. Open Wed - Sat from 5pm. DJs on from 9pm Thursday Friday & Saturday.
Zanzibar is a unique bar and a must visit for anyone who likes a sense of the dramatic. The Bar has been decorated with an East African style with mosaic tiling, lanterns, huge urns, plush velvet cushions and intricately carved wooden features and arches throughout and huge Palm trees giving a very opulent feel.
The artwork inside tells tales of narrow winding streets of the souks and bazaars in Marrakech, belly dancers in Sultan’s palaces and Saharan nomads. Every inch of the interior mimics ornate Arabic architecture. Extensive bar food and finger food menus available.
Gay & Lesbian
The Dragon is Dublins newest and most vibrant gay disco bar.
Newly revamped, the warm and welcoming interior is a seductive mix of stylish Asian décor with intimate booths one side of the bars and a mezzanine overlooking the dance floor. Lots of funky artwork, mosaic tiling and statues adjourn the walls. A host of top name DJs play at the Dragon every weekend.
Extensive cocktails and imported beers available at the bar and a spacious outdoor seated smoking terrace & beer garden.
Located on the lively South Great Georges Street, The George is an institution for the Gay Community! The oldest, best, and most well known gay bar – probably in the whole of Ireland!
With two distinct area’s – the Old Bar, affectionately known as Jurassic Park, which is traditional styled gay bar and the The Dance Bar/Club area is situated next door on two levels with a spacious mezzanine overlooking the dance floor and stage, it is a mecca for the young and trendy gay crowd. At night time The George magically transforms itself into a full nightclub with live DJ's and a central dance floor with a raised area for the exhibitionists. The Bar regularly features live acts and has recently featured Jimmy Soomerville, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Liberty X and Coolio to name just a few.