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“LES NY meets Dublin”
Review of Dice Bar

Dice Bar
Ranked #83 of 289 Nightlife in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Dice Bar is just along the LUAS track from Smithfield. Great staff, great music and great beer make for a real bar experience. We also brew our own, Revolution, a Dublin Beer at 4.5% and Augustine Steam Lager. Plus we have a great range of Irish Whiskey and interesting Caribbean Rums. Bar open from 3pm, till late enough, 7 days a week.
Reviewed 14 June 2011

I'm a East Village New Yorker who values and loves my neighborhood dive bars, so when I found out about Dice Bar I thought I might give it a shot but was sure nothing could come close to home. My boyfriend and I had been in Dublin for 5 nights and just wanted to escape the Temple Bar scene, so to the Dice Bar we headed. We got there around 11:30 on a Friday night and it really wasn't too packed and only took us a few minutes to get a drink and find somewhere to.... dance!! The whole bar had erupted in dance because the DJ was spinning anything from New York Dolls to Aswad to Curtis Mayfield. Honestly, had a better time here than any of the pubs we went to in Temple Bar. The atmosphere was very energetic and you literally danced with everyone on the way to and from the bathroom. Fun bar and def recommend if you want to escape the touristy part of Dublin.

One negative... Bartenders not as friendly as I would have hoped but oh well never let that ruin my night!

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Reviewed 21 February 2011

We love this bar!
It's got the East Village NY style vibe I love and is apparently part own by Huey from Fine Young Cannibals.
Not your typical Dublin bar but if you like rock music and you're a bit tired of Irish music and drunken tourists (Temple bar is good for a couple of hours, no more), this is the best place in Dublin!
I read a few reviews about it and since it was around the corner from our hotel (Maldron Smithfield), and we love that type of music, we thought we would give it a go.
We arrived around midnight on a Saturday night and it was packed; still we didn't have a problem getting served and finding a place to stand. The service wasn't the friendliest but as long as they serve me, I don't really care as it's not the type of bar you chat to the staff; you're there for the atmosphere and the music...and what a DJ! he played rock'n roll vinyls from the 50's to present day, the vibe was fantastic! People singing and dancing...
The crowd was very eclectic, from 50's vintage dressed girls to cool rock dudes, all aged between early 20's to late 40's, a really cool, chilled out crowd!
I like the fact they serve the local Revolution Red beer, that's just a bonus to a fantastic party bar!
Now that we discovered the Dice Bar, I wouldn't go to Dublin without a visit, and very much looking forward to next time!

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Reviewed 30 November 2009

This is a really cool pub - great music, great beers and a good crowd in a cool location. I've been a few times and always found it pretty good - except for the fact that it gets packed and service is pretty slow at the bar - but then again thats a standard complaint for a saturday night in Dublin. However, recently I was there and I can honestly say that I have never been treated so badly by a bar person. I have worked in customer service for the last fifteen years and I know it can be frustrating dealing with the public. In this case I wasn't drinking, as I was driving, so I can honestly say that I was not in the wrong here. The bar man proceeded to abuse me for not saying please when I ordered my drink (which was not the case as I had said please), when I pulled him up on it he became extremely rude. Firstly it was not the barman's place to "teach" me manners and secondly when I said that I had said please a good barman would have said "My mistake" and made a joke out of it. Whatever happened to the customer is always right? His agressive and rude behavour put a real dampner on what was shaping up to be a good night. To top it all off my phone was stolen in the pub that night. Its not the first time that this has happened. The last time I was there a few people had their bags stolen. So until they work out proper security and decent staff I would not recommend this pub.

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