Gay Dublin

The gay guide to Dublin

Ireland hasn't always been very open to homosexuality, but that's been changing since the 1990's. The country's young population (and there's quite a lot of it since it has one of the largest percentages of under-30s in Europe) is much more tolerant and cosmopolitan than their parents, and today Dublin has a handful of gay attractions that could very well be in gay capitals such as London or Berlin. Although the gay scene is small when compared to those larger cities, a gay night out in the Irish capital can be just as fun, with all the attractions within walking distance from each other -- and a gay-friendly hotel is never very far.

Gay Bars

The George

This gay Dublin institution, in business since 1985, is still where most young gay guys meet. It's got a spacious interior with a dancefloor, and a stage where regular weekly drag shows take place. It’s a must for any gay visitor.

Panti Bar

Located just steps from the popular "The George," this bar is one of the hottest gay destinations at the moment. There's always something going on, seven days a week.

Street 66 Dublin

Although it attracts a mixed crowd, this is a LGBT bar serving cocktails, craft beer and other drinks in a friendly atmosphere. It’s also known for being pet-friendly and for live music.
Facebook Page: street66Dublin

Gay Clubs


Taking place once or twice a month since 2014, this is the biggest gay party in Ireland. It invites international DJs, which ends up attracting a mixed gay and straight crowd.
Facebook Page: euphoriadublin


The Boiler House

This sauna offers HIV tests, a jacuzzi, a steam room, a “play area,” and a bar.

Gay Hotels

Inn on the Liffey, Dublin
Inn on the Liffey

The only (straight-friendly) gay guesthouse in Dublin is in a well-preserved Georgian building, and is divided into 11 small rooms and self-catering apartments. Some have a river view.

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Merchant House, Dublin
The Merchant House

Spacious, luxurious suites await you at this beautiful adults-only, gay-friendly property, just a short walk from the gay bars. Although the building dates from 1720, a careful renovation in 2005 gave it all the modern comforts.

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