Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, is a vibrant and historic city that attracts visitors from all over the world.

With a population of over 1.3 million people, Dublin is the largest city in Ireland and a hub for culture, music and late night entertainment.

Located on the East coast of Ireland, the city has a rich history that dates back to the Viking era, when it was founded as a trading post on the River Liffey.

Today, Dublin is known for its stunning architecture, such as the iconic Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, as well as its towering literary heritage, which includes notable figures like James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and W.B.Yeats.

Aside from the buildings and the books, Dublin can also go toe to toe with the best cities in the world for lively nightlife. From traditional pubs to trendy clubs and late night casinos, the city has something to offer for everyone looking to let their hair down and have a good time.

A vibrant music scene and a friendly atmosphere make the streets come alive when the sun goes down, so grab a pint of Guinness and join us as we explore the best of Dublin’s nightlife scene.

Where to drink in Dublin

In case you hadn’t noticed, Irish people are fond of a drink or two, and Dublin boasts plenty of great places to grab a pint or a glass of your favourite tipple. Whether you’re looking for a quiet pint with friends or a wild night out, Dublin’s bars and clubs are sure to deliver.

One of the most popular areas for bar crawling is Temple Bar, a historic district filled with traditional Irish pubs and modern bars.

Here, visitors can enjoy live music from talented local musicians, hearty pub food, and a pint of the black stuff in a cosy pub atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Some popular spots include The Temple Bar, which is usually full to the brim and hopping to the rhythm of a traditional Irish music session, and The Porterhouse, which offers a wide selection of craft beers and spirits.

Another option in the heart of the city is Camden Street, a vibrant heartland of pubs, bars and clubs that cater to a diverse range of tastes and preferences. From traditional Irish pubs like Devitt’s and Flannery’s to more modern spaces like The Camden and storied live venues like Whelans, there is something for everyone on this bustling street.

Where to eat in Dublin

A city with a vibrant food scene, there’s no shortage of excellent restaurants and cafes to choose from in Dublin.

One of the places at the top end of the restaurant scale in the city centre is Chapter One, an award-winning restaurant located in the heart of the city. Here, diners can enjoy contemporary Irish cuisine with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients.

Just south of the city centre is the lively neighbourhood of Rathmines. Here, visitors can find a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars offering everything from classic Irish pub fare to international cuisine. The area has a particularly notable Asian food scene, with restaurants like Eatyard and Bao House serving up delicious and authentic dishes.

Another top area in Dublin for foodies is the trendy neighbourhood of Stoneybatter. Located just north of the city centre, Stoneybatter has quickly become one of the city’s coolest neighbourhoods, with a vibrant food and drink scene to match. Visitors to the area can find everything from artisanal coffee shops to award-winning gastropubs, all within walking distance of each other.

Some of the standout picks include L.Mulligan Grocer, a gastropub that serves up classic Irish fare with a modern twist, and The Locals, a popular cafe that offers a spread of tasty and healthy options.

Late night entertainment in Dublin

If you haven’t run out of juice after an evening out in Dublin and are looking for entertainment that lasts well into the night, you’d do well to hit the slot machines and roulette tables at a late night casino. One of the top destinations for casino gaming in the city is our Clondalkin Premier Casino, situated across the street from the Black Lion pub.

Our Dublin casino is stacked with 50 machines and gaming options, including slot machines, roulette, blackjack and video games. Perched among the plush decor and comfortable surroundings, visitors to the casino are well looked after by Premier Casinos’ dedicated team, with complimentary refreshments provided as they play.

Open from 10AM to 2AM, seven days a week, Premier Casino in Clondalkin is the best place in Dublin to play classic casino games like roulette. Whether you’re a seasoned gambler or a casual player, you’re guaranteed to love Ireland’s best electronic roulette gaming experience. 

Spin the wheel yourself and win big, or cheer on your friends as they take a chance on some late night entertainment themselves.

If slot machines in Dublin are more your thing, get stuck into our exciting collection of games, with low wagers that allow you to play longer and bet across multiple paylines. Take a seat and relax, there’s plenty of comfortable seating provided so that you can play into the wee hours!

Gamble responsibly

Premier Casinos is committed to promoting responsible gambling. We understand that gambling is a fun and exciting activity, but we also recognise that it can be a problem for some people. Therefore, we encourage our customers to gamble responsibly and within their means.

Remember to set limits and stick to them, take regular breaks while playing and avoid excessive alcohol consumption while gambling, as this can impair judgement. If you feel you are unable to gamble within your means, please speak to a member of staff.

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