The Workman’s Club, Dublin 2
The Workman’s Club is a mix between a bar, a nightclub and a concert venue in which the best alternative and eclectic music plays live and until late every night of the week. Located at the edge of Temple Bar, just besides the Clarence Hotel, it’s characterised by a striking old-school style and it’s a highly versatile venue used for parties, launches, screenings, book readings and multimedia takeovers, as well as photo, video and movie shoots.
Since its opening in 2010, the place has been a frequent stage for rock ‘n’ roll action, from a riotous Cillian Murphy DJ set and Villagers live album recording to a Jimi Hendrix film shoot with Andre 3000 and Royal Blood’s barnstorming first Irish gig.
Some of the names that have played at the multi-floor venue are Future Islands, Anna Calvi, Maverick Sabre, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Kodaline, Damien Dempsey, Imelda May, Little Green Cars and Father John Mist. The Workman’s Club is the proud winner of a Hot Press/IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Award.
Great music is only the beginning, as The Workman’s Club is known for its friendly and energetic staff and for a diverse mix of beers that includes all the crowd pleasers plus a few craft favourites to discover.
Cocktail seekers will find their happy place at The First Floor Bar and The Vintage Room where top quality spirits are raised in delightful combos thanks to their talented team.
Climb your way to the top of The Workman’s Club and you’ll arrive into The Rooftop Terrace where a bright yellow and red hamburger spot will catch more than just your eyes. Wowburger is the name and once you see the food, you won’t have any doubt about what the “wow” stands for.
Wowburgers are made with top quality beef and toppings enclosed in super soft and fresh brioche buns. They also serve chips, sundaes and shakes so you’ll never go hungry while you rock the night away.
The Workman’s Club has six different areas that cater to different styles and tastes, all of them with the distinctive edge and cool atmosphere that characterises the club.
The Main Room can fit up to 300 music lovers and with its state-of-the-art equipment it’s one of the best places in town for musicians to perform. In words of Muse’s Chris Wolstenholme’s The Workman’s Club venue is simply “an amazing place!”.
The Venue Bar is a defiantly old-fashioned Dublin boozer, with a chequerboard floors and a cozy collection of lovingly restored 1950s furniture. Ideal for settling back in one of their new-old snugs to catch up with mates.
The First Floor Bar is a quiet haven by evening with plenty of seating and craft pints on tap. It goes party central at night, when the lights are lowered and Dublin’s top DJs come out to play in the connecting lounge.
The Vintage Room, described as a “posh version of your Nana’s living room” is an intimate flock-wallpapered space is used for acoustic gigs, stand-up, theatre, fan events and more.
The No. 9 is a self-contained and extremely funky bar, which is tailor-made for private parties and launches of up to 120 people.
The Rooftop Terrace is a heated, outdoor space which peels back the roof and goes fully outdoors when the weather allows. It has its own fully-stocked bar and a party atmosphere that doesn’t let up until the wee small hours.
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The Workman’s Club opening hours:
Mon – Sun: 5pm till late
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