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The George

#39 of 288 Nightlife in Dublin
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Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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Address: Great George's Street, Dublin D02, Ireland
Phone Number: (01) 6713298
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14:00 - 02:00
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Sun 14:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 14:00 - 02:00
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The George is not just any bar or any gay bar. It is the first port of call...

The George is not just any bar or any gay bar. It is the first port of call for young gay people in Ireland, it is the venue where gay and straight people mix together and where international visitors stop to check out the gay scene in Ireland. The George has been the lynchpin that holds Dublin's gay scene together. Having been around for 30 years it has been a home to the development of the social evolution of gay Ireland.

"A mix of styles with a sprinkling of fairy dust thrown in", The George features two bar areas; the front bar affectionately known as ‘Bridies' after one of the bar's longest serving staff members; with its low lighting and leather clad barstools is the perfect spot for a quiet drink and a chat. The main club venue has been graced by the presence of some of the hottest international acts including Alexandra Burke, Daniel Johnson, The Saturdays and Bananarama. It is also where you can see some of the best weekly performances in the city Space'N'Veda, Davina's House-Party and featuring International Cabaret Artiste Extraordinaire TM and former child-star Shirley Temple Bar at Sunday night Bingo!

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We started the evening upstairs where it tends to be a younger crowd. We were there early so not so crowded. There was a cover. Everyone very friendly and open to chatting. Lots... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Byron R
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Laguna Beach, California
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The venue is a must-see if you want to familiarise with Gay Dublin. It plays pop music and offers great drag show with the ladies singing, lip singing, jumping, dancing, serving glamour and being extra funny. It mostly attracts youngsters (up to 25) and mature audiences. It is easy to talk to people around once you make sure you don't... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We started the evening upstairs where it tends to be a younger crowd. We were there early so not so crowded. There was a cover. Everyone very friendly and open to chatting. Lots of gay boys with their straight girl friends dancing. There is also a dance floor below which was more crowded.You can check things out from the bar... More 

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Thank Byron R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Barmans on the top flour were rude and umprepared. The club is nice, but staff must be better. Just becouse I couldnt understand what the barman says (cause music was to loud) he refuses in a rude way to get my drink.

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I enjoyed coming here, its a nice pub tucked away with a nightclub at nights, a good range of beer and some nice shots. Perfectly clean loos and good music and video screens

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Thank Edward P
Delavan, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Fun place for a night out- met friendly locals and tourists and had a great time! The drag show was excellent and was a great way to end our vacation.

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Sydney
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a few drinks after dinner. Fun enough pub good music etc they water their drinks down. Shameful. Don't bother with this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

A group of us working in Northern Ireland decided to come down to Dublin for the night and we were recommended by our managers that the George was a great night out and they were right! We all had a great night watching the drag queens performing as for some of us it was the first time and we all... More 

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Maybe it was our American accents? Or maybe 40-something is ancient by this bar's standards? (I hear the adjoining bar is called "Jurassic" by the locals because of the older clientele). In any case, 2 friends and I, all from Austin Texas, were denied entry to George about 30 minutes ago. We had stopped in for one beer at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Probably the best party atmosphere in Dublin! Great drinks. Rockin' music! My straight date and I felt welcome and loved the drag show. It was still going strong when we had to call it a night at 1 a.m. May have a minimal cover charge depending on the show. Our excuse: jet lag from arriving that morning from the U.S.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I came in here about 6.30 in the evening on a pub crawl, and it was by far the most crowded and rocking pub of the lot, stayed for an hour, nice friendly crowd, good music, good froth, happy days!

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