Wondering where to celebrate pride this year? here are some local recommendations:
If you want to be at the centre of all the Pride hustle and bustle this year, this is the spot to visit! The George has been the place for LGBT+ fun for over 36 years. This iconic bar has been called the heart of LGBT Ireland, and for a good reason.
This prominent club has been involved with the LGBT community in Ireland since its inception, and is still the first name mentioned when it comes to LGBT venues. On any given night, here you can find popular drag acts, various shows, and a huge dancefloor. There is also a daytime bar perfect for mingling. When the sun sets, The George transforms into an acclaimed venue, hosting DJs, popular RuPaul’s Drag Race Queens, Drag Contests and Love Music.
On Pride Sunday, The George will be organizing Shirley Temple Bar’s Copper Anniversary Bingo – an unforgettable bingo night that’s been going on since 1997! With over 750 shows under her belt, Shirley Temple Bar will definitely be the highlight of your evening. So if you want to have fun, meet like-minded people and see the show of a lifetime, pop into The George – the show starts at 9PM.
Don’t miss it!
National Museum Of Ireland
Surprised to see a museum on this list? Well, this year the grounds of the museum are being taken over by Mother – the most popular LGBT event in Dublin – and transformed into the biggest Pride Block Party Ireland has ever seen!
With two areas, stages, bars, food stalls, art exhibits, and various other activities, this is a party not to be missed!
And when it comes to music, this party does not disappoint, with shows from MØ, Pillow Queens, Daithí & more.
Panty Bar & Penny Lane
A stylish gay bar in the city centre, Panty Bar has a notoriously relaxed atmosphere, and is the perfect hangout spot any day of the week. Owned by Dublin’s notorious Panti Bliss – an amazingly popular drag queen – this has been a fantastic LGBT hangout spot for over a decade. With its sister bar – Penny Lane, this year they will be organizing an all-day Pride street Party!
The event is free to attend, and judging from the usual atmosphere in the bars, the party is set to be off the hook! You can expect plenty of dancing and music, which will be an interesting mix of pop, rock, disco, indie, electro, and more.
If you’re in the mood for a more relaxed and intimate atmosphere, Street 66 is the place to go.
This little gay bar is centrally located, and offers craft beers, gin, cocktails, live music and more! Furnished with sofas, couches and lampshades, this bar invites you to stay longer and enjoy yourself. So if you are looking for a relaxed hangout spot with board games, music and good company, this is the spot to visit!