Whelan's is a warm, welcoming and traditional-style bar based on Wexford Street, Dublin 2. Just a five minute walk from St. Stephen's Green. It is best known for it's intimate atmosphere and for being one of the best live music venues in Ireland and throughout the world. Inside, you'll discover a labyrinth which contains seven bars over 3 floors, 2 live music venues, snugs and a private hire area called The Parlour.

Loved by locals and tourists alike, Whelan's is a great escape from Dublin City centre and a delightful place to enjoy a relaxed drink or catch a show. Steeped in history, it's a must for music fans. Photos of artists who've played throughout the years, such as Ed Sheeran, The Artic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Hozier & Jeff Buckley (to name a few) adorn the walls. It is also a mecca for fans of the film "P.S. I Love You".

Bookings for live shows must be made through the Whelan's website. Bookings through DesignMyNight are only for tables in the bar areas which are separate from the live music venues.



  • Pub
  • Smart Casual, Dress to impress
  • Terrace


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 17:00 1:30
Tuesday 17:00 1:30
Wednesday 17:00 1:30
Thursday 17:00 1:30
Friday 17:00 2:30
Saturday 17:00 2:30
Sunday 17:00 1:00



Whelan's, 25 Wexford Street, D02 H527

Private Hire

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