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Dublin Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Dublin area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Irish Film Institute
Daily Film Screenings

Six to ten daily films, every day, at IFI, 6 Eustace Street in Temple Bar. New films and re-releases, classics, festivals, monthly "must see" lists, afternoon talks. See the website for scheules & details, and for pdf download of monthly schedule.
The Late Late Boy Show
Prhomo at The Hub

Every Thursday student nights, 11pm-3am at The Hub, Eustace Street. Sexy Pop & Commercial Dance! Prhomo is Pop! Prhomo is Crazy! Prhomo is GAY! Theme parties, holiday specials, dance offs. €5-7 entry.
Weekly Homo Dance Party

Every Friday 11pm-3:30am at The Hub, Eustace Street. House parties for shirtless male throng on the dance floor; dark room with sofas. From the makers of WERK // BUKKAKE // MOTHER.
The Biggest Circuit Bear Party in Ireland for Masculine Men!

Once a month, underground at the Dive Bar/ Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Temple Bar. Dance party for bears and leathermen night, with go-go boys, international DJs, no dress code.
House Music Dance Night
Euphoria at Button Factory

Monthly gay club night at  Button Factory, Curved St, the Temple Bar, with top international DJs and large dance crowd, shirtless guys, go-go boys.
Great tunes + serious hot dancers
Profile at Voodoo Lounge

Monthly LGBT dance party at Voodoo Lounge, 40 Arran Quay, International DJs, go-go boys, hot/mostly male/often shirtless mixed crowd.
Largest event of its kind
International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

May 2-15, 2016. Annual event, celebrating contribution of gay people to theatre, past and present. Founded in 2004 to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde, in his native city. Emphasis on new or recent international and Irish works with a broadly gay theme or relevance, the Festival has grown to become the largest event of its type in the world.
Dublin's biggest gay student club
Prhomo Summer Special, The YESsiversary!

May 19, 2016, and every Thursday 11pm-3am at The Hub, 23 Eustace Street. Just under one year since we celebrated the marriage referendum YES, this Thursday celebrating & launching new summer drinks promos. Exams are just ending for the college kids too so expect an influx of student rides!. Next: May 26, 2016.

May 21, 2016, 11pm-3am at Mother Club. This Saturday night join us across two rooms as we celebrate the day Ireland said YES to marriage equality. Big Love - with Panti Bliss / Pantibar, Rubberbandits, Peaches, Veda Lady, Arveene Juthan, Jonny Woo, Will Dempsey, PRODIJIG, Tonie Walsh, KOJAQUE and Thisispopbaby.
Hot Season Festival, Dublin

May 21, 2016 at Voodoo Lounge, 39/40 Aaron Quay. Bringing some Portuguese heat to Ireland with PROFILE Wild West Pre-Party for Hot Season - Lisbon's largest gay festival (in July) - featuring DJs John K + Pushee. Admission €10, See more at facebook.
Raunchy new comedy from award-winning writer Stuart Thomas stars Rob Murphy
69 Shades of Gay - Come see Aiden's big opening!

May 30 - June 11, 2016, 7:30pm, Smock Alley Theatre. Cute gay boy-about-town, serial monogamist/random shagger, talented thespian, Aiden's the luckiest man in Dublin 8 - about to shack up with bf #69, the marvellous Marcus - who hasn’t actually asked him to move in/get married/adopt a spaniel… but Aiden’s sure he’ll pop the question tonight!
By W Somerset Maugham

June 16-21, 2016 at Gate Theatre. Modern/ amusing take on marriage and infidelity; a quick-witted, alternative view on dealing with an extra-marital affair. Smart, sophisticated, Constance Middleton is kind and rich, yet her friends feel sorry for her as her husband has an affair with her best friend. She denies the affair, defends the two, and turns a broken heart to her own advantage.
Pride day
Dublin Gay Pride 2016

June 22-26, 2016- annual parade, Saturday the 25th, noon from the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square), festival (after the parade at Pride Village, Merrion Square), dance parties, film screenings, awards, variety shows. The Irish know how to party and they're proud of it.  Check the Dublin Pride website for previous year's media, and upcoming events.
"Our biggest outdoor Pride Party ever!"
Mother Club Dublin Pride 2016 Block Party

June 25, 2016, 5pm-12am at Tivoli Theatre, Back with a bang! Thousands of incredibly proud people will descend on the city centre festival site with multiple bars, food stalls, Smirnoff cocktails, a new monster main stage and ALL the portaloos. DJs JAKE SHEARS, LITTLE BOOTS + Queen of Ireland PANTI BLISS + Kelly Anne Byrne and of course the Mother DJs. Live sets by WYVERN LINGO + FAUNE.
Annual LGBT Filmfest - of 24 years
Gaze Film Festival 2016

July 28 - August 1, 2016 - August Bank Holiday weekend - annual LGBT film festival at the Light House Cinema, in Smithfield. See their website for details about the festival and other screenings throughout the year.
Dream the extreme
Fringefest 2016

September, 2016, 14-day/ 22nd annual festival of theater, comedy, music, dance and spectacle. Recent program program included over 100 shows in lots of venues and sites all across Dublin. See full details on their website:
Temple Bar Cultural Trust
Culture Night

September 16, 2016, 5pm-11pm. Entertainment, discovery and adventure in Dublin and across Ireland - this past year in a record 30 towns, cities, counties and islands.  Arts and cultural organisations open their doors 5-11pm with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances. See the website for whats on.
His Count Dracula became measure of all other vampire stories
Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin

October 28-31, 2016. Annual 4-day festival - life, work, legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel ‘Dracula’. Free pop-up performances, spine-chilling street theatre, sinister sounds; a city-wide Vampire Hunt, spooky open-air movies, blood curdling literary happenings, terrifying theatre, haunted walking tours and a very special event at Dublin Castle.
Ireland's Premiere Feature Film Festival
The Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2017

February, 2017. Celebrating film as an art form, this past year over 120 films from four corners of the globe. Citywide event takes place in Dublin City Centre Cinemas including: Cineworld, The Savoy, Screen, Irish Film Institute & Light House Cinema in Smithfield. See the 2017 program when announced, and the JDIFF 2016 Highlights Video now at their website:
Béar Féile
Mr Bear Ireland

March/ April, 2017 (TBC), annual weekend of bear festivities around the selection of Mr. Bear Ireland. See their website for photos and videos of previous events and news of other upcoming dates.