Your one stop shop for everything student related


We here at Banana Sandwich know the importance of having an active social life! When studying and working is over then it’s time to let your hair down. Due to the immense choice of places to go to the banana sandwichers have tried to narrow it down for everyone giving a quick snippet of what to expect and to make it super easy we narrowed it down to areas.

Enough chit chatting Here are some of the most popular student and non student places to start some of your adventures. You’re Welcome…

Harcourt street

Tripod– Is a nightclub at the top of Harcourt street its best known for hosting nights such as Crawdaddy and The Chocolate bar.The music is a mixture of dance, Techno amn house depending on the night.The nightclub usually has a different style of music every night. Expect €2 Concession Before 12 – Every Wednesday

DTWO Nightclub-This nightclub is best known for its classy young feel to the interior. Expect to get hear pop and chart music with drink offers usually being available on open Wednesday night. The club is open from Wednesday-Saturday.

COPPER FACE JACKS – Coppers nightclub is known for always being jam packed and alive every night of the week. Expect an eclectic crowd on every floor. Downstairs “the basement” usually has the sound systems pumping with dance music from popular dance artists. Upstairs has the latest chart music. Drink promotions and cheap pints are also another perk to Coppers.

Dicey Reilly’s – Can be a little crowded but expect a laid back casual atmosphere. Students expect €2 pints on Wednesday and €3.50 drinks on Thursday nights with free admission. Situated at 21-25 Harcourt St,Dublin 2. Best Nights: Thu, Fri, Sat.

Crawdaddy–  The home of  C.U.Next.Tuesday tuesdays or just C**T for short. Prices are great for C.U.Next.Tuesday and Bad Kids on Thursday nights. The Dj’s are top notch and cater to the tastes of the Alternative nights. If you decide to go to C.U.Next.Tuesday then be sure to purchase the cheekily named cocktail that I’m pretty sure we can’t say out loud. Music: Local & International DJ’s ALTERNATIVE/INDIE/ROCK N ROLL/SNIPPET OF ELECTRO

Inner City

ALCHEMY – Is one the newest nightclubs in Templebar. The club has very modern fell to the interior. Expect all different types of music but mostly chart music. Monday nights are student nights in Alchemy, free entry with a valid student card.

CLUB M – Also Located in Dublin’s Temple Bar.This night club is busy most night club has multiple levels with the music genre being mostly R and B and hip hop. Expect  drink promotions on most nights of the week and a food atmosphere.

Woolshed – Not for everyones taste, with a distinct atmosphere the woolshed claims to bring the Oz feel to Dublin. This pub is one of the best places in Dublin to watch any sort of sporting event. They have 2 huge screens and they also have lots of LCD tv’s on all of its 4 floors. The layout is wide spacious so expect a sports bar feel with cheap pitchers of beer for those who go in numbers. Although Woolshed claims to be an Australian bar and grill, it hosts many different international events. Cineworld is also right next door. Parnell Centre, Parnell St, Dublin.

SIN – Is located in Dublin’s historic Temple Bar area – a buzzing Mecca of nightclubs, restaurants, bars and attractions – just off Dame Street (on the Side Of the Olympia Theatre) or East Essex Street. Expect pop, chart hits and hiphop.

The Templebar–   The Temple Bar Pub, 47/48 Temple Bar.The atmosphere on The Templebar is always buzzing with an eclectic crowd Irish and non-Irish. It is known for it’s lively atmosphere and warm welcome. This is one of the best places to go to if you’re with a group of people. It has the perfect mixture if you’re looking for a modern pub to start your night off.

Temple Bar

Q bar– Situated right on the O’Connell Bridge. Q Bar has a wide range of Beers Spirits and cocktails and fine wines not to mention it’s food available all day every day. Monday Mania @ Q – with Drinks €3.50, Cocktails €5.00 and its Free Admission.

The Porterhouse – The Porterhouse 16-18 Parliament Street Temple Bar , Dublin 2. A bar with it’s own brewery, sporting an exellent selection of beer. The Porterhouse is located on Parliament Street just off Dame Street in Temple Bar. The Porterhouse seeks to resurrect the rich brewing heritage of Ireland which today is nearly all but gone.

Purty kitchen– 34-35 E Essex St Temple Bar Dublin 2. Is an excellent, casual pub restaurant with dishes to suit everyone’s tastes. By day, it’s a mild-mannered pub/restaraunt. By night it’ has  4 floors of fun each floor bringing its own style of music! Thursday nights expect- Karaoke upstairs, followed by a late bar and DJ. Friday nights- DJ’s, live visuals and dancers.

The Front Lounge – The Front Lounge is on the newest most modern night spots in the heart of Templebar. One of the first modern bars to makes its mark on Parliament Street, The Front Lounge is a slick modern bar. The Front Lounge is one the only bars to successfully mix gay and straight patrons. The atmosphere is very relaxed so if youre looking for a chilled out night with a few pints then this is the place to be.

Citi bar – Located on Dame Street at the corner of Temple Bar, this appealing city hotel is in walking distance away from all the famous landmarks. It has food in the day time with also the option of getting a few cocktails and any other drinks. This is also another multi level venue with a variety of different music.

Copper Alley Dublin’s newest late night venue it has free entry and its located in The Arlington Hotel Temple Bar.

Sweeny’s – 32 Dame St Dublin 2. Sweeny’s was formerly known as Le Cirk, it attracts an eclectic crowd and are best known for having live bands playing every night, and the music ranges from rock to punk to blues. It also free in so if you’re looking for a cheap night with the hottest new band to rock to then this is the ideal spot  for you.

Foggy Dew–  1 Fownes Street Upper, Dublin 2.The Foggy Dew is a funky, traditional bar at the heart of the city centre. This is also another very well known traditional bar with a more modernized feel. The crowd is a mixture of young and old and the music is mellow. Best known for the Craic it has to offer and their cheap pints this is the perfect place to get the pre-drinking started.

North side- O’Connel Street half

The Vaults – The Vaults, Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin 1the Vaults is a large Dublin cellar bar and pub, restaurant, events venue and club underneath Connolly station. The Vaults is known for having the underground feeling. There is different music in each one of its rooms from hip-hop to dance and trance. On Friday nights, the club is Elysium, the home of dance with residents Jay Cisco and Conor G, tickets are available from Ticket master outlets and at the door. Saturdays is Base with R&B the hottest R n B club in Dublin with resident Tony D of FM 104 and Guests and its free before 10.30pm.

Dublin at night

Church bar café and restaurant This is restored Church staying true to the name and it is certainly Dublin’s most unique establishment. The Terrace, BBQ’s are a feature during their summer months with a spectacular beer garden. This unique spot also serves food during the day time. The interior is a must see with a sky high ceiling and even an in door balcony. Church Club is open Friday & Sunday night till 2.30am with top DJ’s and Free Admission!

South side- Grafton side

Break for the Border Is a unique, Stylish, upbeat Super- pub located next to a Shoppers Paradise Grafton Street & next to one of Dublin’s liveliest Night Life Areas “South William Street”. There is a fun loving atmosphere inside with all the latest chart sounds being played. It’s huge with a bar area, a night club and a restaurant. It is open late some nights of the week however there is an entry charge at the weekends of €5 after 11pm .

The Viperoom Theatre Bar & Club – Is a late night venue, set on two levels with a full bar and live music. 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar , Dublin 2

Club 21 – Features the he well known Eurosaver Mondays and bosts to be Dublin’s number 1 student night with €1 entrance fee with euro saver flyer before 12 and all drinks €3.

Krystle Nightclub -Krytle is known as one of the more exclusive night spots in Dublin with Irish celebrities often frequenting the club. Expect chart and pop music form the nightclub. Unfortunately it isn’t one of the more affordable places to visit but I guess you are paying for the exclusivity.

HOWL AT THE MOON – Popular nightclub bar which is spread out over 4 levels. Howl at the Moon is another of these multilevel night clubs, with a large smoking area. Expect a mixture of music with a liviely atmosphere. Open Thursdays to Saturdays till late.

Lilies Bordello – Just off Grafton St in the heart of Dublin. Lillies is also known for being one of the more exclusive spots to visit in Dublin. Expect chart music and a unique crowd. The drinks aren’t very affordable and you do have to pay to get in so make sure you don’t forget your wallets when visiting this hotspot.

The Turks head – Lying on the corner of Parliament Street and Essex Gate, The Turks Head is one of Dublin’s liveliest bars. Parliament Street has become one of the most swinging parts of Dublin nightlife in the last few years with busy, modern bars dotted either side of this old city haunt. One of the trendiest bars on Parliament Street is The Turks Head, a thoroughly modern Dublin bar with cool, jazzy mosaics and colourful Spanish style architecture.

Dakota – 9 South William Street Dublin 2. Dakota is has great atmosphere with space to burn. Its great for mid week drinks and socializing. Promotional ciocktails are also another great feature it has to offer. It is usually busy at the weekends but even so there’s lots of space for group lounging. Expect free entry and a very relaxed warm feeling inside.

NV NIGHTCLUB -NV is a modern City Centre nightclub situated on Dublin’s historic- Lower Leeson Street. Offering a Chic, relaxed atmosphere with DJ’s playing the very latest chart, mainstream and old school classics


Dandelion –  Dublin’s uber-chic cafe, bar and club, with fantastic nights out all week long

Buck Whaleys– 67 Lower Leeson St Dublin 2. The New Bucks Townhouse has four bars over two levels with a Terrace smoking area. Expect live music with live bands featuring every week and very spacious feel. Open Fri-Sat this is one of citys busiest bars.

Bruxelles–  Harry St, off Grafton St, Dublin 2. Bruxelles is one of Dublin’s famous spot which has seen practically everyone who’s anyone through its doors. Expect free entry soft lights and a wide variety of people and music.

Lost Society – Lost Society is situated in one of the finest 18th century town mansions in the heart of Dublin City, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. Lost society has something to offer every night of the week. Bar/cocktail lounges:Mon to Wed 12 noon to 6pm & Thur to Sat 12 noon to 2:30am Wed to Sat from 11pm to 2:30am

The Bernard Shaw – Cheap drinks with two cocktails for 10 euro and 3.50 pints. They also do well-priced pitchers of beer. A bar with pool tables so that’s a plus. With a stylish crowd it’s hipster central.

West side-Lucan

Mint –  A  fresh take on clubbing. This nightclub is fairly new but still has a lot to offer with lots of drink promos regularly and good chart music to bring to the table. Mint Late Bar @ The Penny Hill, Lucan. Opening every Friday & Saturday nights 10pm  till late.

Mantra– Mantra Garden Bar & Club, Main Street, Maynooth,Co. Kildare. Mantra in Maynooth is a 30,000 square foot venue drawing on subtle Asian influences. Expect pop and chart music with cheap student nights and drink promos.

Gay scene

THE GEORGE – Situated at the bottom of Georges St in the city-centre, this is Dublin’s most famous and oldest Gay bar and nightclub. Free in before 11 and drink promos are usually on offer. Ecpect chart music and a lively atmosphere

The George

Panti Bar – 8 Capel Street, D1 Dublin

The Dragon – 64 S Great Georges St  Dublin 2. The Dragon, one of Dublin’s most vibrant gay bars, is located on George’s Street. Another popular addition to the ever evolving Dublin Gay bar and club scene, The Dragon was launched as the sister bar of The George. Expect stylish Asian décor, elaborate chandeliers, exotic artwork, funky mosaics, lush red velvet curtains and walls ordained with blues roses to create The Dragon.



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