A landmark location known for the mark it's made on Dublin's music scene, The Grand Social is a great place to head for pints and cocktails with a dash of entertainment. Stopping by in the summer months? Make the most of their pretty rooftop beer garden for socialising under the sun.
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.
Thought Bow Lane was just slinky interiors and Instagrammable cocktails? That's not all this charming spot offers; head down for Drag Brunch, where you'll be treated to a delectable feast alongside entertainment from some of the best drag artists in the biz.
Whelan's is a legendary Dublin bar with entertainment, offering live music on the regular with a plethora of bands and DJs from across the globe. Alongside its quirky events, this party palace serves up refreshing and affordable drinks to keep the dancing going until late.
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.
Anti Social is a fun Dublin bar decorated in neon and home to a vast array of quality craft brews, cocktails and wine (with a running wine club for those interested). In terms of entertainment, the bar frequently hosts art events, underground music, pop-up experiences and plenty more quirky events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NoLita is a Dublin party bar with entertainment on the regular. Lap up its cool NYC vibe with a few cocktails to hand, indulge in an Italian feast, stop by for a boozy brunch or soak up the sun on its stunning terrace space before hitting the dancefloor, it really is a one-stop shop for all things fun.
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.
While Café en Seine may be one of the most elegant venues in Dublin, they're not shy of quirky entertainment. Hosting regular events that fall under everything from theatre to live music to talks, it's worth stopping by for a few cocktails and checking out whatever they've got going on.