Dublin, like the rest of Ireland, is known for its unique mix of pubs and bars.
When you think of Irish nightlife, you probably imagine small groups of people drinking Guinness in a typical Irish pub.
You are probably not considering how many nightclubs Dublin has.
Whether you want to dance the night away or listen to one of Ireland's top DJs, this guide is here to help.
Here are some of the bars and clubs in Dublin that are known for their lively atmosphere and young modern crowd.
Tell us about your favorite clubs in the comments!
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Our guide to the best nightclubs and bars in Dublin
54 Middle Abbey Street Dublin, Dublin 1
Phone: +353 (0) 86-325-2471
Twisted Pepper is one of the best live music venues in Dublin. This cozy bar hosted many great evenings of live performances and dancing until late at night.
Twisted Pepper, opened in 2008, is known for its wild, loud club music. The location also contains several additional spaces, including the Vice coffee shop - perfect for a quiet afternoon, as well as a Spudbox food stall.
This is one of the few places in Dublin that attracts visitors both day and night. Although, as you would expect, the evening entertainment attracts the most people.
If you like house or techno music, you must visit this place.
35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 874 0076
Grand Social is a bar and club located by the Hapenny Bridge.
It's broken up into several different bars and rooms, including "The Loft" - an upstairs room with bright decor, "The Ballroom" - a place for regular nightly club extravaganzas, "The Garden" - an outdoor area on the roof and "The Parlor" - a nice cozy bar in front of the Grand Social.
In general, this institution hosts numerous club evenings and live music concerts of such genres as Latin American music, jazz and modern house.
Check out their event calendar for full details of what's happening there and when.
The Button Factory
2 Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 670 9202
Formerly known as the Temple Bar Music Centre. The Button Factory is one of the best live music venues in town, hosting a variety of local and international musicians along with cover bands guaranteed to please the crowd.
The Button Factory has one main visitor area that can get incredibly busy. On the second floor there is a living balcony. There are also three bars to choose from, including a range of craft beers, Crowbar, a popular choice for locals.
The Button Factory seats over 650 people and is considered an iconic venue for Dublin's music and culture.
Powerscourt Townhouse, S William St, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 633 4479
Located at the bottom of the Powerscourt Townhouse, Pygmalion accommodates a very, very large number of people.
The music here is mostly electronic, with many dance genres. Pygmalion attracts young and crazy visitors, so if you want to spend a quiet night, it's best to avoid this popular place!
Look out for 2 for 1 discount cocktails if you go there Sunday through Thursday. Some of the best cocktails in town are served here!