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Great Live Music

Really enjoyed our trip to Whelan's. Came to Dublin for the music and visited here on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
Great place

I used to go there in the nineties, when I was living in Dublin and I have been there last year... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“live music”(24 reviews)
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2014 marks 25 years of Ireland's most famous live music venue. Back in 1989, while all of the above was happening, the old Bourke's pub (run by a cantankerous individual of the same name by all accounts) was completely refurbished, extended and...more
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+353 1 478 0766
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our trip to Whelan's. Came to Dublin for the music and visited here on recommendation. Great music, great setting.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank YorkshireDales67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to go there in the nineties, when I was living in Dublin and I have been there last year. The place has a lot of atmosphere, music venues are great, food as well. Highly recommended .

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank larryanderson77
Reviewed January 11, 2019

A great bar and music venue all in one....and when the band finishes in the back room the music continues in the rest of the pub......a great soundtrack to a great evening. Glad we looked this place up and walked down for a night out!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 473JohnN
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

They canceled the concert. I asked for a few times to get my money back but they didn’t. Also they haven’t an orange to add to tequila shot!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 279svetlanae
David A, Manager at Whelan's, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2018

This is not true. The concert you bought tickets to went ahead. We have emailed you and await your reply.

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

The Frank & Walters in concert at Whelan's was great. The gig venue part of the pub has seen better days and it did get quite warm in there, but none of that matters when the band and audience are enjoying themselves. The main pub...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank helle a
MercGroup, General Manager at Whelan's, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Hi Helle, Thanks so much for your review, we're delighted you enjoyed the gig! Hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Whelans Team

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Nice well run establishment with quality fittings. Staff professional. I'm from down the country so the price tag of 6 euro for a pint of Heineken was a bit irish. Pub is dedicated to up and coming musical talent. Went to see the American acapella...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Joseph T
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Came here at the end of the Backpacker Pub Crawl and had ana amazing time. It was a great atmosphere and amazing music. Had an amazing night. Ended up coming back on our own a few times after.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank AyMarVybz
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited this pub two times. Different stages, great performances and the public is very enthousiast. We rdpevially likes the performance of The Eski's.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank geert l
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Watched a local band play here one night. Great music and good ambiance. Check their website for upcoming shows. The other side of the building is a big pub with an upstairs. This is a poplar place for locals and is a well known venue....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Arya07
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon Whelan’s while visiting from Canada. The comedy show was half over when we showed up but they let us sneak in the back. What a great show!! Hilarious group of people and a really friendly laid back environment. Great service, great venue.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Seanna G
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Bonnie N
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Flymo2014 | Reviewed this property |
There is limited seating at this venue, a couple of seated booths downstairs to the side of the stage and some seating upstairs in the balcony area. If you need to sit during the performance then you need to arrive early as... More
Emily S
January 15, 2018|
Response from David A | Property representative |
At weekends we have a Cloakroom in operation. Other days it would be difficult to store...
Vicki M
March 20, 2017|
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Response from David A | Property representative |
Hi Vicky. Just on street parking. Be careful though as they clamp until Midnight.Some streets nearby have a single line so parking is allowed after 7pm. New Bride Street is probably your best option that way as its close to... More