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Diners' Choice: Great for live music restaurants in Dublin

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Updated July 05, 2024

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A photo of 1900 Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.8 (218)
€30 and under
South City Centre
About the restaurant
1900 serves modern Irish cuisine and which offers a selection of traditional dishes with a modern twist. The restaurant is located on Harcourt street in Dublin's south city centre. All steaks served have been aged for a minimum of 28 days, this could very well be a deciding factor for steaks lovers.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
We had a fantastic dinner at 1900 Bar &Restaurant. Wonderful service and impeccable food. We will definitely return!
A photo of The Black Forge restaurant
4.8 (3726)
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
About the restaurant
The Black Forge Inn is Dublin's newest premium bar & venue. Located in the heart of Dublin 12, the Black Forge has been completely renovated, and is under new management.

Featuring a mouth watering food offering, created by our Head Chef Ed Raethorne, there is an offering for every taste, including our signature dish "Steak on a stone" and award winning Cheesecake.

Our Drinks offering is the most diverse and unique that Dublin has to offer.
With an extensive selection of cocktails, our very own forge stout and lager,
The Black Forge has the most impressive drinks collection in Dublin.

***Casual Dress Essential****

Top review
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent food as always , service really good Really pleasant server
A photo of Johnnie Fox's restaurant
4.7 (2274)
€30 and under
About the restaurant
Johnnie Fox’s prides itself on an excellent selection of veritable, heart-warming dishes and welcomes all our customers with open arms and delighted hearts. Johnnie Fox’s has gained, over the years, significant international recognition for its unique and unrivaled, super-quirky interior, vibrant atmosphere, and traditional Irish music and Irish dancing.

Hearth Menu - 12:00hrs to 21.15hrs Daily

Last Bar orders 11:30 (Sunday to Thursday) & 00:30 (Friday & Saturday)

LIVE Music Everyday
Monday to Wednesday 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Thursday: 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Friday: 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Saturday: 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
9.30 pm to 12.30 am
Sunday: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
5.00 pm to 7.00 pm
8.30 pm to 11.30 pm

We are located less than 10 mins from Junction 15 on the M50 (D18X635)

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Food was fabulous, waitress so friendly and efficient just loved our visit and will be back
A photo of Murray's Bar restaurant
4.6 (484)
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
O'Connell Street
About the restaurant
Murray’s Bar is a traditional Irish pub in the heart of Dublin with live music and Irish dancing every week. Enjoy a creamy pint of Guinness and a hearty meal in our comfortable lounge, or watch the match in our large, heated beer garden.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Wonderful location, delicious food and amazing show!
A photo of Arthur's Pub restaurant
4.6 (33)
€31 to €50
Gastro Pub
About the restaurant
Arthur's is the nearest pub on the route to The Guinness Storehouse, one of the city's foremost tourist attractions. It is popular both with locals and tourists.

Arthurs is a classic Dublin pub, old style but well appointed. It has been a pub for over 200 years, and has many historical connections, being beside St. Catherines Church, outside of which the patriot, Robert Emmet, was hung, drawn and quartered in 1803.

We light a real turf fire everyday, a kitchen serving traditional Irish meals and bar bites from 12pm until 8pm, and have live music sessions in the evenings.

Upstairs at Arthur’s, we have a room that operates as a restaurant in the day, but at night becomes Arthur’s Blues and Jazz Club, where we host top national and international blues and jazz acts.

Please note that there is no food served in the music venue.
If you would to attend any of the blues or jazz concerts you can find our listenings and purchase tickets through Eventbrite.

Top review
Dined on Jun 25, 2024
Stopped in here with family after the Guinness tour and had a great meal - the burger I ordered was delicious, along with the corn rib and pork belly appetizers. Good drinks as well! Only downside is we got there around 7pm on a Tuesday so we didn’t get to experience any live music.
A photo of Thunder Road Café restaurant
4.5 (2256)
€30 and under
Temple Bar
About the restaurant
Planning a special event or a gathering with a large group of friends or family? Thunder Road Café welcomes group bookings, ensuring a fantastic time for everyone. Our spacious and vibrant venue can accommodate groups of various sizes, and we offer tailored menus to suit your event needs, creating memories that will be cherished by all.
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Celebrating my sister’s birthday. The staff were great. Brought the cake out and sang happy birthday. Provides plates and napkins. It’s a fun place. Good music. A bit loud. Good diner style food. Staff were excellent.
A photo of NoLIta restaurant
4.3 (977)
€30 and under
George's Street
About the restaurant

Where the classic Italian Eatery and New York bar collide, NoLIta is all about the pursuit of good times.

Whether you're in the mood for a quick bite, an office get together or a catch up with friends, our stunning menus and surroundings will fit your needs.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The food was amazing in a beautiful setting. Great service too
A photo of Jackie's restaurant
4.2 (258)
€30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Dame Street
About the restaurant
Jackie's is a 90's themed boozer bringing you back to the golden era with throwback anthems blasting out of our boomboxes, Italia 90 on our TV screens & serving up nostalgia filled cocktails like Solero P*rnstar & our Calpol 18+ (yes, it actually tastes like Calpol). Book in with us now and transport yourself back to the best decade ever at 40 Francis St, Dublin 8.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Had a great night at Jackie’s bar, had turned up in the middle of boozie brunch and had such a laugh, ended up going to Camden Street but preferred Jackie’s as elsewhere was too mobbed and Jackie’s tunes are banging lol, drinks were fab and all staff were lovely, big thanks to Dan for helping give recommendations for food! Will defo be back!🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
A photo of Zozimus Bar restaurant
4.2 (54)
€30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Dame Street
About the restaurant
There’s not much more you could need from a cocktail bar, stylish, sophisticated, cool, unique with a great atmosphere and in the heart of Dublin cities nightspots & shopping district. We have an extensive menu offering home made classic and contemporary dishes served by a team of top of the industry waiters, bar tenders and chefs. Zozimus is on the ground floor of Centenary house, Anne’s Lane in Dublin, where its famous umbrella’s structure perfectly captures the vibrant and artistic spirit of the area.

All reservations via OpenTable can be for dining or for drinks only. Please note all drinks booking of groups of 10 or more will have an area with a mix of standing & sitting. Please email us at bookings@zozimusbar.ie for all other reservations. Please be advised we are a strictly over 23's venue from 6PM and have a smart casual dress code.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
Amazing place, food and drinks so delicious. I like everything
A photo of The Green Room Bar restaurant
3.6 (120)
€30 and under
North Wall
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands, The Green Room Bar is the perfect spot for some of Dublin’s tastiest food and delicious drinks with friendly staff and great service.

It’s known for it’s beautiful outdoor dining area, which is perfect for al fresco dining. The outdoor area is adorned with lush greenery and twinkling lights, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. But, the real star of the show at The Green Room Bar is the food. The menu features a delicious selection of seansonal dishes, all made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

The Green Room Bar operates by their QR-ordering system for food on 3Arena concert nights. This is to make getting to your show on time even easier by not waiting to pay a bill. Simply, scan order and let the deliciousness come to you! (All drink orders are placed through the bar directly)

They also have a certain amount of tables reserved for walk-ins, so if you can't get a booking head down early and grab a table!

Top review
Dined on May 21, 2024
This is my second time eating in The Green Room Bar before a concert in the 3arena. Both times were very enjoyable and I will definitely be back again. Definitely recommend booking a table beforehand
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