Whelan's
14:30 - 01:30
Monday
14:30 - 01:30
Tuesday
14:30 - 01:30
Wednesday
14:30 - 01:30
Thursday
14:30 - 01:30
Friday
17:00 - 02:30
Saturday
17:00 - 02:30
Sunday
17:00 - 01:00
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Whelan's is Dublin's original live music venue & best indie nightclub. First established in 1989, it has become one of the most important venues in Ireland for catching international and local bands. Open late seven nights a week!
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samwillis363
Kettering, UK17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Went to watch comedy night hosted by chatterbox. The stage and area around was spacious enough though the drinks were quite expensive
Written 23 May 2024
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Caitlín S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We were told after paying the €10 fee we could come and go as we pleased until close, so after 1-2 drinks inside we went to get food elsewhere and then when we returned we were denied entry back in.
The bouncer used any excuse she could think of (which were all nonsense; for example they claimed one of my friends was too drunk yet he had only had 1 drink there and had since eaten a full meal, so was entirely sober). They were very rude to us and very smug about the power they had to not let us back in
Overall very off putting and not worth the €10 entry fee and prices of drinks
Written 17 March 2024
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luvlyjubbly
rotherham, england61 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Went with the intention of seeing the 'PS I Love you stage' & grabbing a quick drink - we arrived at 5pm Friday, it had just opened. Unfortunately, they do not allow under 18's so my teen left with other parent while we had a quick drink. Staff were accommodating and showed us where the stage was to have a quick pic and finish our drink.
Written 22 February 2024
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Naomi
Preston, UK6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
My friend and I visited in October 2023 and we were served at the bar by a girl (think she was European, she had a thick accent) with longish, dark hair who was extremely rude from the start. She clumsily knocked the bottle of lemonade over the bar, only just missing us, and when I politely pointed this out, she got defensive and claimed it "wasn't her fault" and we still had to pay for an empty bottle of lemonade. Accidents happen but her attitude was abhorrent and she did not offer any sort of help whatsoever. The rest of the staff throughout the night were lovely, but unfortunately this was overshadowed by this one particular member of staff, who should not work in any sort customer service.
Written 20 January 2024
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Janii R
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Bartenders were super racist and discriminatory with misogynist comments.

It’s 2024 to be dealing with racist comments !
Written 6 January 2024
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Vincent F.
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Age discriminated at door because I was seen as too old

Security very aggressive and insulting

Age discrimination is against the law

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Written 13 November 2023
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Michael
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
A pub I really like to go to with friends, its on camden street which is close to lots of other pubs i like, drink is good and staff friendly
Written 12 July 2023
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shane m
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Silent Disco was amazing! Great tunes! Dance until I dropped. Dan and Tadhgh killed it! Yours sincerely, Honest Shane.
Written 31 May 2023
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Nicola Whelan
Gorey, Ireland92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Fabulous food! Fabulous ambience! Love it there! I would recommend it. We had a lovely time and really enjoyed ourselves! Sex sex sex!
Written 18 May 2023
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tinae426
Portland, OR13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
My hubby and I just landed in Dublin and wandered around. In our second night we just happened to walk into this place. We ordered some drinks and asked about who was playing that evening. It was a group called Imar. They were Scottish blokes who were trained in traditional Irish music. It was fantastic! There was an opener who we missed all but his last tune. We were there towards the end of February. It cost about 20 euros. I video taped them. Whelan’s has excellent bands. On our return from Galway, we went there again and met some fabulous people.
Written 5 May 2023
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