Whelans Dublin Pub - Best Pub in Dublin

Whelans Dublin Pub - Best Pub in Dublin
Address : 25 Wexford St
Dublin 2
Phone :+353 1 478 0766
Email : info@whelanslive.com
Website : http://www.whelanslive.com
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Whelans is one of Dublin's most best loved spots for live music and food. Also caters for tour parties.it is the right spot for entertainment in Dublin.



Opening Hours

Monday 2:30-2:30 a.m.
Tuesday 2:30-2:30 a.m.
Wednesday2:30-2:30 a.m.
Thursday 2:30-2:30 a.m.
Friday 2:30-2:30 a.m.
Saturday 5:00-2:30 a.m.
Sunday 5:00-1:30 a.m.



Pubs in Dublin - Whelan

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Whelan's Dublin Pub history

Whelan's of Wexford Street is in the unique position of being not only one of the most important live music venues of the last decade, but also one of Ireland's most famous pubs, favoured for its warm, convivial atmosphere.

Whelan's live venue and bar is located on the bustling Wexford Street strip in Dublin's city centre. The earliest definite record of a public house on this site dates from 1772 when Christopher Brady operated a licensed premises on what was then still popularly known as Kevin's Port. The premises changed hands many times throughout history.

In 1989 Gary Whelan and Ian Keith made inroads into making Whelan's the music venue it is today. While renovating, they stripped synthetic tiles, plasters and worktops that were added in the middle of the century in an act of modernisation, and uncovered the original wooden and stone surfaces. The cost of renovation led to large bank loans, which in turn led to large interest repayments and the pair eventually had to pack it in and sell up.

Frank Gleeson bought the venue in 1999. Rather than follow the trend at that time in Dublin to develop the site into a tacky "superpub", Gleeson nurtured the venue's traditional values, and at the same time invested heavily to improve facilities for both customers and performers. His ethos was to create a platform that would nurture both local Irish talent and, at the same time, cater for international stars.

Whelan's reputation is universal. Tourists from all over the world regularly visit to photograph the venue that has played host to such legends as Jeff Buckley, Nick Cave, Christy Moore, and Peter Buck and Mike Mills from REM. In recent years Whelan's has hosted concerts for important new stars such as Damien Rice, Artic Monkeys and the Magic Numbers. It is a venue that musicians from all over the world consistently request to perform in and return to.

A team of experienced music bookers and promoters programme a schedule of live music seven nights a week, incorporating all genres from rock, indie and electronic to traditional, folk, country and roots music. This diversity attracts music fans from all walks off life - students, media professionals, and veteran music fanatics.

The main venue's existing layout includes two levels, a main ground floor surface with an overlooking balcony, with a combined capacity of 450.

The current d'cor features illustrations from the ancient Book of Kells. One interesting feature of the venue is the Stone Man - a life size statue of a lone Dublin drinker propped against the stone bar. A renovation project to expand the capacity of Whelan's front bar, as well as to install a number of new facilities on the second and third levels of the building begin in April 2007. Included in these new facilities was an additional smaller 120 capacity venue and bar known as Upstairs @ Whelan's, the 3rd floor Palour Bar with it's nostalgic retro vibe, covered smoking area and band dressing room.

Upcoming Events

Will Butler in Europe in April 2015 bringing his first solo tour in support of his album "Policy", four shows in the UK and a show at Whelan's in Dublin.
Starts: 25/04/2015
PRICE: €24.00
Whelan's, Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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*Please note* €1 from every ticket sold will go to Partners In Health, a global health organization helping vulnerable communities around the world to break the cycle of poverty and disease. For more information about Partners In Health, please visit www.pih.org

Will Butler is set to arrive in Europe in April 2015 bringing his first solo tour in support of his album "Policy", including four shows in the UK and a show at Whelan's in Dublin.

His first tour without Arcade Fire finds Butler, "playing arenas and giant fields with a 12 piece last summer, I'm really excited to fill small venues with a 4 piece. We'll still be plenty loud."

The tour will open in Holland on April 11th and stop in Belgium, Germany and France before arriving into the UK with shows in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Scala in London. The tour will end in Dublin on April 25th.

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Sunset Sons have announced details of a headline tour of the UK and Ireland in May. The hotly-tipped four-piece will play eight dates throughout May with a London date at Scala on May 12th. The tour follows Sunset Sons' forthcoming headline UK tour in March which includes sold out dates in London and Manchester.
Starts: 09/05/2015
PRICE: €13.00
Whelan's, Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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Sunset Sons make anthemic, propulsive indie-rock and are destined to be one of the breakthrough acts of 2015. As well as featuring on the BBC Sound of 2015 shortlist they are one of MTV Brand New's and XFM Great X-Pectations' tips for the year and have been widely tipped elsewhere by tastemakers across the media. The Times recently awarded them four stars for their sold-out London show at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen.

Following on a two sold out shows in Dublin, we are delighted to announce a headline show in Whelans on May 28th 2015. Little Hours (John Doherty & Ryan McCloskey) hit track "It's still love" has been making its mark on Irish radio. Recently nominated for "Song of the Year" at The Meteor Choice Awards 2015. With only a few days into their EP release the band have hit number 1 on iTunes singer songwriter charts and number 3 in official iTunes Charts. Supporting international artists like Phox, Amber Run and James Bay. 2015 is going to be their best year yet!
Starts: May 28th 2015
PRICE: €13.50 includes booking fee
Whelan's, Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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Tickets on sale now €13.50 includes booking fee This show is over 18s, I.D will be required

NI rock icons Ash have announced details of a special live show at Whelan's, Wexford Street on Sunday 7 June 2015.
Starts: 7 JUNE 2015
PRICE: €20.00
Whelan's, Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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Cocoon is full of the compact three-piece bombast that has made Ash one of the country's best-loved bands. "It's Ash at their frenetic best: a wall of guitars and a shot of adrenaline with a sweet melodic chaser", says Rick McMurray . "One of the earliest songs written for the forthcoming album, you can hear how excited the three of us are to be back in the same room. Having this much fun crammed into two and a half minutes is probably illegal."

Following their ecstatically received sold-out show at The Workman's Club this past October, much acclaimed electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso have announced their highly anticpated Irish return at Whelan's, Wexford Street on June 9th 2015.
Starts: 9 JUNE 2015
PRICE: €15.00
Whelan's, Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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Sylvan Esso was not meant to be a band. Rather, Amelia Meath had written a song called "Play It Right" and sung it with her trio Mountain Man. She's met Nick Sanborn, an electronic producer working under the name Made of Oak, in passing on a shared bill in a small club somewhere. She asked him the scramble it, to render her work his way. He did the obligatory remix, but he sensed that there was something more important here than a one-time handoff: Of all the songs Sanborn had ever recast, this was the first time he felt he'd added to the raw material without subtracting from it, as though, across the unseen wires of online file exchange, he'd found his new collaborator without even looking.


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