Fun Birthday Ideas In Dublin

It's your birthday, and you'll cry if you want to - but where's the fun in that? Whether it's a biggie or just another year wiser, your birthday is always an excuse to have a little craic in Dublin. From staying up all night at one of the rowdy clubs through to a boozy brunch, we've rounded up the most fun birthday ideas in Dublin.

Last updated on 31st January 2023

Keep your birthday sophisticated and secret with cocktails at The Blind Pig. Whether you're going with a partner or group of friends, this sexy spot will have you singing by the end of the night with inventive concoctions and an stripped back interior.

Bow Lane

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Mashing party with pretty cocktails and an even sexier decor, Bow Lane will make sure any Dublin birthday celebration is a big one. Grab one of their booths for cocktails that turn into dancing, or if you've got a birthday towards the end of the month, head along to the legendary drag brunch.

This Brooklyn-inspired dive bar likes to play hard, serving cocktails that don't shy away from the booze and delicious American eats. To add to the birthday partying? Keep an eye out for their regular host of live music nights and DJs, as well as the arcade games and pool table. 

Fun birthday bars don't come much better than Dublin favourite Wigwam. Located on Middle Abbey Street, the spot is an all-rounder, from an epic boozy brunch if you're starting early, through to karaoke rooms and ping pong in the downstairs space.

Bad Bobs

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Bad Bobs is a multi-storey party palace with areas devoted to eating, drinking and partying all under one roof on Essex Street East. From building your own burgers to sipping cocktails and busting shapes on the dancefloor, this is one epic birthday destination.

Ping pong, pool and beer aplenty is all you need for a fun birthday in Dublin, and luckily, Buskers on the Ball has it in abundance. The party bar is great for larger groups, with a happy choice of American bites and games such as foosball, shuffle board and more.

Have your cake and eat it at this all-rounder on Wexford Street. Keep it casual with a meal in Opium's Pan-Asian restaurant, dance the night away in the club, or stick to cocktails on the rooftop terrace. If you're planning a proper party, there's private hire spaces to book too.


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Whether you're predrinking for a show or fancy a relaxed drink, settling down at one of the seven bars at live music venue Whelan's is bound to hit the spot. Think cheap pints and cool tunes, all inside a building steeped in history.

If birthdays don't do much for ya? P.Mac's is the kind of cool hangout where you don't have to make a fuss. Known for their epic selection of craft beer, the space is perfect for a chilled pint and a board game or two with a group of mates in chilled-out surroundings.

A quirky wine bar tucked away in the most unusual of locations, Amy Austin is a must for birthday drinks in Dublin. Head here for a wide choice of bottles, and there's even a dog-friendly policy so you can bring along a furry companion if you fancy.

A venue with many faces, The Workmans Club is perfect for those who can't make up their mind for their birthday, or just want a bit of everything. Cool cocktails? Right here. An eclectic choice of comedy, live music, and arts events? You got it.