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17 reviews of regional Irish nightclubs that prove they are wild and wonderful

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YOU DON’T QUITE know what a nightclub is like until you experience it for yourself.

But these gas reviews of Irish spots found online certainly paint a picture:

Copper Face Jacks, Dublin – “celeb nightclub”

Copper Face Jacks Nightclubs Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

1. Aidan A recounts his heady days as a Coppers regular:

I met three of the long term relationships I had in here, two were neighbours in Mayo which was awkward when invited down for Xmas!
Other great nights include when I met Kathryn Thomas from the tele and swung her around until I was told to put her down by the bouncers!
It’s great for hen parties. I’ll always remember snogging the brides mum for a dare, 60 and lovely.
Finally FinallyFinally keep an eye for Sinead Kennedy from winning streak there, celeb nightclub.

Excellent.

The Foundry, Waterford – “serious spot for shifting and beering”

The Foundry (Waterford) Source: Thefoundrywaterford

2. It’s some place:

Serious spot for shifting and beering, shout out to the best bouncer Mark

3. And Mark the bouncer seems to be a local hero:

Gwaaaaaan Mark boy #WeAreFoundry #FoundryFaithful

4. Romance is alive and well:

Got my hole in this place last night, some f**kin venue

Karma, Galway – “place smelted like flowers”

karma Source: Facebook/Robert Budafai

5. Bonny visiting Galway had quite an experience:

I quite enjoy it here, and the bouncers are great. No drinks on the dance floor, any sort of a tussle you get thrown out, the bathrooms are cleaned constantly.
My friend told me a girl was “puking her intestines out” five minutes before I went in, and the place smelted like flowers and, well clean by the time I got up the stairs.

Standards.

Havana Browns, Cork - ”lots of shots will get you through”

havana-browns Source: Tripadvisor

6. Emily has sage advice for us:

Think fake tan and high heels and really terrible music.
BUT, it’s all about personal taste. If you’re into cheese (not of the Swiss variety), you might be all over this place like a rash. Just tisn’t for me…!!!
Tip for the wise: lots of shots will get you through.

The Foundry, Carlow – “calling into the reception the next morning with a sore jack daniels head”

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7. A heartwarming tale from the South East:

Lost my phone with loads of pics of my son and old sentimental pictures in the foundry on Friday night i chanced my arm calling into the reception the next morning with a sore jack daniels head to ask if anyone handed it in and by some luck one of the staff members handed it in I really do appreciate it whoever it was and am very thankful  apart from that the nightclub is hopping and always a great night

Irish nightclubs are wonderful places deep down.

Club 360, Carrick-on-Shannon – “this isn’t a gym”

websitetr Source: Club360

8. A shameful no tracksuit policy:

Never let in. Tried to go in few times. even given 2 IDs and went with dress code. There was they told me tracsuitswasnt allowed even smart mouthinsayin this isnt a gym.. Its near enough lol wasnt let in

Barcode, Dublin – “nowhere near as posh as Wezz”

barcodedownstairs Source: Barcode Facebook

9. A missive from 2009 on the dearly departed Barcode:

I can only tell you about the junior disco held in Barcode because I havn’t been to the over 18′s. First thing first, don’t believe what they tell you on the ticket, this disco is NOT for over forth years. The average age of people that go is 15 (third years), some younger, and not many older. It’s held on some Wednesday nights during the school holidays.
You have to buy your tickets in advance and their 20 euro. The venue is great (your not just stuck in some hall). Always more fun if your with a big group. Nowhere near as posh as Wezz. No alcoholic drinks served and non alcoholic drinks are expensive (around 4 euro)

Heady days.

Crush 87, Limerick

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10. Limerick’s premier nightspot. And as one patron succinctly summed it up:

Christ on a bike

With a five-star review as well. Must have been some night.

Pure Nightclub, Sligo – “they don’t like letting me in”

pure-sligo Source: Wordpress

11. Straight and to the point:

Most Up for it Crowd in Ireland

12. Simply put:

They don’t like letting me in

Strict.

Fusion Nightclub, Drogheda – “I was told it was the Drogheda equivalent of Coppers”

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13. One patron described the scene from 2009:

The redness hits you when you first walk into fusion, along with the stunning interior design and huge wall murals.
This place is very large, and rather maze-like and looks very classy, which surprised me as i was told it was the ‘droghedaequivalant of coppers’.
Overall, a very well designed club, but not exclusive enough.

B-list crowd, then.

The Palace, Navan – “never been”

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14. Back in 2012 there must have been a serious rumour going about the town, according to this reviewer:

Best place in the world. Great club, great people and great guests. Can’t wait for Nelson Mandela to appear during October. #somemansomecraic

15. And with a one-star review, the person had some experience:

Never Been

Harsh enough.

D2, Dublin – “kicked out”

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16. No grudges held here:

Got kicked out recently but still a great venue

Love lasts longer than one night.

Time, Naas – “unreal strawberry da-curey”

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17. A skilled mixologist on show:

Unreal vibes, that girl with the mullet makes an unreal strawberry da-curey

Never change, Irish nightclubs <3

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