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.

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Last updated on 29th January 2024


For delicious pints, classic cocktails and all kinds of entertainment, head to Disndat in the city centre. This lively pub boasts live music seven nights a week, as well as sports across several screens in the day, with mouthwatering toasties to keep you fuelled throughout.


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


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.

The Sin Bin

Searching for a bar that'll give you a dash of sporting action with your cocktail sipping? Look no further as Sin Bin is the place for you. Screening all the regular fixtures as well as a few more quirky sport events, it serves up gastro plates alongside expertly-mixed cocktails for a top viewing experience.

Bad Bobs

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. 

The Workmans Club

More than just a spot to lap up bubblegum colours and vintage furniture, The Workmans Club isn't shy of entertaining 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. 


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. 

Buskers On The Ball

Buskers On The Ball is a Dublin bar that has fun on the brain in more ways than one. From ping pong tables and pool tables to live sport and shuffle board, they're all about pairing your drinks with great (and competitive) forms of entertainment to keep you on your toes.