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Bars and Pubs

Riverside dining at Ashton’s

Perched comfortably on the banks of the river Dodder, Ashton’s is the restaurant you’ve been looking for.

By combining a quality menu with excellent atmosphere and convenience you won’t believe, Ashton’s seems almost to good to be true.

Ashton’s unique selling point is its address. Unlike other restaurants amid the jostle and traffic of the city centre Ashton’s is on the Clonskeagh Road; right in the heart of D6.

Convenience is the order of the day at Ashton’s, lying as it does within easy reach by many bus routes and the luas, or maybe even within the reach of a leisurely stroll – which you’ll certainly feel the benefit of after sampling their wonderful menu! There’s no better time to enjoy hearty local produce, especially since the food is so excellent.

When dining al fresco, you’ll find Ashton’s beautiful riverside garden to be one of the most unique, relaxing and atmospheric outdoor locations in the city.

Having recently refurbished their bistro and introducing a new seasonal menu, Ashton’s are a restaurant that is sure to be talked about for years to come, in fact, it’s already becoming quite the place to be seen among the city’s bold and beautiful, so you never know who you will be seeing propping up the bar or sitting down to dinner – unless you are there first.

For added convenience, you can reserve a table at Ashton’s with DublinEvents.

Fight to see The Foo Fighters and Nine Inch Nails 22 August at Marlay Park Dublin

On Wednesday 22 August, Bud Rising commences in Dublin at 17.30 bringing three rebellious acts to whip your Wednesday into shape. The line up:

  • Silversun Pickups 17.45
  • Nine Inch Nails 18.45
  • Foo Fighters 20.30

Silversun Pickups (also known as SSPU)
A well thought out opener to a well thought out festival – SSPU open the live music event at Dublin’s Marlay Park blasting out favourites such as Well Thought Out Twinkles and Kissing Families.

The band have been likened to The Smashing Pumpkins, so you know there’s no need for them to visit the School of Rock – well there wouldn’t be as band member Tanya Haden has already picked up tips from husband Jack Black.

Nine Inch Nails
Industro-rocky sounds and anti-US political messages are to be expected from Trent Reznor’s live ensemble at the gig at Marlay Park.

The release of the latest Nine Inch Nails album, Year Zero, in April is part of a concept album and spin off reality game that aims to capture the imagination of future generations.

Reznor’s album envisages an Orwellian existence and is a reaction against the Bush administration and US Military – so music fans should be prepared for some speeches and stunts dotted throughout the performance.

Previous NIN gigs saw Reznor plant flash drives randomly for fans to find – so who knows what to expect at this live event in Dublin.

Find out more about the Year Zero spin-off game

Foo Fighters
Foo fans will be anxious to hear new material from the Foo Fighters when they play live in Dublin. The band’s latest album Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace, is set for release on September 25, 2007 and marks a reunion for the band with record producer Gil Norton. Gil helped produce The Colour and The Shape in 1997.

Foo Fighters front man and lead vocalist Dave Grohl also has links with funnyman Jack Black as they appeared dressed in drag as frisky rednecks on the video for Low which was banned from MTV! Grohl also played drums on Tenacious D’s 2001 debut album and played the devil in the video for Tenacious D’s song Tribute.

Get a sneak preview of The Pretenders, the first single to be released off the new Foo Fighter’s album

For the latest Foo music news and tour dates, visit the main site

No patience? Book tickets to see them headline and kick off this Bud-tastic live music event in Dublin

The Lower Deck

Situated canal side in Portobello The Lower Deck in the upper echelons when it comes to the traditional Dublin pub.

A pleasant paved civic area in Harbour Square enhances The Lower Deck’s environment.

The black and white pictures of old Dublin at the entrance to the pub set the scene. The panelled mirrors and the
dominance of timber have resisted the advance of modernity. In fact there is only one important exception – the TV screens.

This intrusion is allowed because the clientele love their sport and especially the G.A.A. teams of Tipperary and Dublin.

The floor area is not like the big pubs in which you could land a jumbo jet no bother. The Lower Deck opts for intimacy, with comfortable enclaves which cater for groups of 8 to 10 people. It is an ideal venue for visitors seeking a live music scene and a party night out.

From Wednesday to the weekends the diversity of music tastes is catered for with sing-along cabaret shows, plenty of rock music and the monthly traditional Irish music showcase.

Tasty sandwiches are available at lunchtime. If you are a smoker, you can enjoy the relaxation of the square which was once a harbour.

Inside or out, life is good on The Lower Deck.

Davy Byrnes Pub

Davy Byrnes Pub ?

Dublin is always bubbling with activity during the day and also during the night. There are 100s of different types of pubs in Dublin. Davy Byrnes is one such safe example and is best known as “Dublin’s most famous literary pub”. Situated in the centre of the city and first licensed in 1789, Davy Byrnes is synonymous with the literary giant James Joyce who mentions this proud establishment in both Dubliners and Ulysses.

In the last ten years, Davy Byrnes has been most reputable for its excellent pub food. This Dublin pub boasts seafood as its specialty. Every lunchtime until late evening customers can enjoy and sample a broad range of seafood… Visit Davy Byrnes Pub for complete description about its services and amenities.

Bleu Note Bar & Club

Bleu Note Bar & Club

The Bleu Note Bar & Club caters for lovers of Jazz every Friday and Saturday from 10.00pm to 2.30am. The Blue Note basement is bringing you the best of Dublin’s Jazz talents and International Jazz names in an intimate club atmosphere. With the best selection of Jazz, Funk, Soul and Blues in town, the Bleu Note Bar and Club is well worth a visit. For further details and queries, visit Bleu Note Bar & Club in the section of Dublin Live Music Venues.