Dublin: 9 °C Monday 26 February, 2024

8 of the best places in Dublin to go for a bop tonight

I’m in the mood for dancing…

IT’S ONE OF life’s great dilemmas.

You’re out on a Saturday night and you’re in the mood for dancing.

But where to go?

1. Mother, Copper Alley

11170316_856802624357354_272377032599431438_n Mother / Facebook Mother / Facebook / Facebook

Every Saturday night, Mother serves up the best tunes in the city. Whether it’s vintage disco or Let’s Have A Kiki, you’re guaranteed to have a ball and dance your little arse off. Be warned: it might get sweaty.

(More info.)

2. Rí-Rá, Dame Court

1383291_698147533530780_1715156859_n Rí Rá / Facebook Rí Rá / Facebook / Facebook

Many a night has ended in Rí-Rá and with good reason — it’s a reliable place to have a bop and sing the, “Hey yo, hey yo, hey yo, hey yo” part of No Diggity before getting a taxi. No guilt, no shame. Just good old-fashioned dancing.

(More info.)

3. The George, George Street

11168081_10153218213055340_4994833833835586849_n The George / Facebook The George / Facebook / Facebook

Want to hear all the best new pop tunes? Throw shapes to Nicki Minaj? Dance on stage? To The George!

(More info here.)

4. Whelan’s, Wexford Street

1780833_719261448114176_442379457_n Whelan's / Facebook Whelan's / Facebook / Facebook

There’s something very comforting about going for a dance in Whelan’s. You know that you’re going to hear Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand or Blur at some point. If you’re lucky, you might even be treated to a throwback indie tune from The Magic Numbers or The Fratellis.

If you’re on board with that, then it won’t disappoint. May we also recommend the silent disco, Ciunas, on Wednesday night for solid tunes and dancing.

(More info.)

5. Pygmalion, South William Street

10952532_960422674001084_7850163828896194044_n LEONARDO MACEDONIO / Facebook LEONARDO MACEDONIO / Facebook / Facebook

The South William Street bar has (a) an excellent outdoor section and (b) solid tuneage.

They’ve also been known to bring over some rather well-known DJs. A quick gander at their forthcoming events reveals acts like Shit Robot and Jacques Renault are due over in the coming months.

Get thee there like lightning.

6. Xico, Baggot Street

We have heard tales of dancing on tables in Xico. Enough said.

(More info.)

7. Club Nassau, Nassau Street

63758_1023471734334601_7890720283867185219_n Club Nassau / Facebook Club Nassau / Facebook / Facebook

If you enjoy dancing the night away to cheesy 1980s hits, then Club Nassau is the haunt for you. Popular with hen parties and the like, the club promises songs with “feel good factor”.

*practices singing Girls Just Wanna Have Fun in the mirror*

8. Coppers, Harcourt Street

Because no list would be complete without this national institution.

Where are your favourite spots for a bop in Dublin? Let us know in the comments. 

How much is a Coppers Gold Card actually worth?

9 things you can do with your mates in Dublin instead of going to the pub >