Bars With Entertainment in Dublin

Drinks alone not hacking it these days? Looking for a bar in Dublin that will give you a little something extra? Then you've come to the right place. From bars with a wealth of ping pong tables to cocktail bars that are home to their very own selection of arcade games, these guys have got more than enough to keep you entertained on a romp around the city.

Last updated on 22nd January 2020




Riot may be a roar of a dive bar in Dublin, known for its late nights and party hearty crowd, but it's also known for fun things to do. From live music to arcade games, grab a cocktail and this unapologetic watering hole and have fun until you can have no more.

Bad Bobs

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This five floor party haven is restaurant, gig space and bar with entertainment in Dublin. Perfectly perched on Essex Street, Bad Bob's promises live music Monday to Sunday, with a mixture of bands and DJs, along with its own roof terrace, nightclub and whisky bar. 

More than just a spot to lap up bubblegum colours and vintage furniture, The Workmans Club isn't shy of things to do. From comedy nights to live music alongside a whole roster of alternative events, you're sure to find something to do at this location on Wellington Quay. 

Not short of entertainment for the fun-hungry crowd, Wigwam is a Middle Abbey Street location known for its roster of events and activities. From karaoke and live music to burgers and ping pong tables, you have no excuse not to get stuck right in.

Opium is a bar, restaurant, roof terrace and club all under one roof, with a unique Pan-Asian theme running throughout it. Nights here can be started off with a meal in the main dining room, followed by drinks under the fairy light-liot bar, and rounded off by hitting the dancefloor. 

The George boasts over 30 years of history and is a pivotal hub in the city's LGBT+ community. As well as being home to some banging drink deals, the bar hosts regular drag nights, live DJs, cabaret, bingo, karaoke and pretty much anything else you can do with good lighting and a stage.

A beloved mainstay in Dublin's nightlife scene, Pygmalion is a bar of many talents. After playing host to cutting-edge DJ nights, the bar becomes a haven for full Irish breakfasts the day after, and provides delicious plates of nachos to accompany the hand-crafted cocktails. 

Four Dame Lane is one of Dublin's most popular late night bars, offering a banging happy hour, top DJs every weekend and its very own gallery space. If you're looking for a quirky bar with entertainment, this cool cocktail bar is sure to impress. 

A hub for hedonism, The Liquor Rooms is a fun basement bar in Dublin with award-winning cocktails and plenty of entertainment to get stuck into. From pub quizzes to cabaret showcases, life drawing to illicit partying, this place makes for one cracking night out.