There’s no doubt that Dublin is a top choice of location when it comes to corporate events, thanks to its ease of access and plethora of facilities. The entertainment on offer can also be a major draw, particularly the plentiful supply of live music, which can mark the perfect end to a wide range of corporate events.
Whether you’re looking for the ideal recommendations for go-it-alone entertainment after a corporate BBQ in Dublin or a show-stopping finale for the main event, here is the lowdown on some of the city’s best live music venues.
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The venue first opened back in 1998, but its popularity continues today thanks to its great staff and ability to combine spacious surroundings with intimate-feeling gigs.
Event management companies in Dublin, such as the Davis Events Agency, understand the importance of tailor-made events, but even if you think that some of your guests or colleagues will not be impressed by a live Vicar Street gig, do not discount the venue straight away. It also plays host to top comedians such as Jimmy Carr and Dara Ó Briain.
The Grand Social
The Grand Social is almost a permanent fixture on the National Venue of the Year list of nominations. With its spacious rooftop garden and its eclectic musical offerings, this venue has everything from world-renowned DJs to regular themed nights.
If you’re in the market for some jazz and blues, then this family-run, city centre pub is one of the premium choices. This is a real local’s choice and is a perfect spot to enjoy these musical genres in the way they were supposed to be heard.
The Button Factory
Whether you want house or indie rock, The Button Factory on the site of the former Temple Bar Music Centre offers an eclectic mix of genres and acts.
The Cobblestone Pub is the authentic choice for traditional Irish music, whilst the vast Wright Venue is an extravagant option thanks to its incredible sound-system and its attractiveness to high-flying DJs – not to mention visiting stars such as 50 Cent and Rihanna.
Whelan’s, meanwhile, will always deserve a spot on any Dublin live music list thanks to its reputation for attracting both Irish and international talent.