10 Best Jazz Bars In Dublin, Ireland

jazz bars in dublin

Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and is one of the favorite holiday destinations of many. Visitors can choose among the top luxury hotels and bed and breakfasts in Dublin for their accommodation needs. It is situated on the east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. This historic city has a number of sites that date back several centuries. Some of the most famous historic sites include Dublin Castle, dating back to the 13th century, and the imposing St. Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. Apart from all these wonderful places that you can visit here, there are also other places in Dublin that will truly entertain you. For one, Dublin is a host of pubs and bars that are lively and full of fun. If you’re looking to enjoy a night of music, we have compiled a list of some best jazz bars in Dublin, Ireland. Scroll down to learn more.

1. Arthur's Pub

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Posted by Arthur's Blues'n'Jazz Club on Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Arthur’s Pub is a traditional Irish pub in Dublin that is going to give you authentic Irish experience. The bar serves amazing sandwiches, wraps, and wholesome mains. Enjoy these dishes while listening to regular live music. The aura and ambiance of this bar will liven you up and make your evening or night an amazing one. Have fun with your friends and partner.

Arthur's Pub

Address: 28 Thomas St, Ushers, Dublin, Ireland

Website: Arthur’s Pub

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 11:30pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12:30am; Sun: 12pm - 11pm

2. JJ Smyth’s

JJ. Smyth’s is a family-owned bar that has seen a lot of great musicians inside its doors. This Irish pub is a leading name in live jazz and blues. Go visit this place with your friends or special someone to enjoy the amazing live music played here regularly. Enjoy your drinks and have a wonderful time here.

JJ Smyth’s

Address: 12 Aungier St, Dublin 2, D02 CR90, Ireland

Website: JJ Smyth’s

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10:30am - 11:30am; Fri - Sat: 10:30am - 12:30am; Sun: 10:30am - 11pm

3. The Grand Social

Posted by The Grand Social on Wednesday, 26 June 2019

The Grand Social, Dublin is one of the best venues to go to. Everything that you need to have a wonderful evening is under this lively bar’s roof. Visit the front bar to enjoy a wide range of drinks. The ballroom is beautifully equipped and would make you want to shake a leg. The venue has a seating capacity of about 300. No matter how big your group is, you will all find a place here. Looking to host an event? Just contact The Grand Social; they are expert in handling any kind of event.

The Grand Social

Address: 35 Liffey Street Lower, North City, Dublin, D01 C3N0, Ireland

Website: The Grand Social

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 4pm - 11:30pm; Thu: 4pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 2:30am; Sun: 3pm - 11pm

4. The Next Level, Jazz and Wine Bar @ Kyle's

Posted by Kyle's Gourmet Burger on Tuesday, 4 September 2018

The Next Level, Jazz and Wine Bar @ Kyle’s is a great place to hang out with your friends. Enjoy their delectable range of food with their wide range of drinks while swaying to the wonderful music being played at the bar. Do not miss out on their homemade chips that are served with their skins still on. Enjoy their nutritious and natural flavors. The ambiance is surely going to sweep you off of your feet.

The Next Level, Jazz and Wine Bar @ Kyle's

Address: 101 Terenure Rd E, Terenure, Dublin, D06 V299, Ireland

Website: The Next Level, Jazz and Wine Bar @ Kyle’s

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 7pm - 10pm; Sun: 3pm - 6pm (closed from Mon - Thu)

5. The International Bar

The International Bar in Dublin is a traditional Victorian pub full of authentic Dublin ambiance. You can still see the original Victorian decor adorning the interiors of the bar. Do not miss out on their wonderfully ornate hand-carved mahogany one-piece reredos. Enjoy this ambiance and their great music with your friends, family, or partner and have the time of your lives.

The International Bar

Address: 23 Wicklow St, Dublin, D02 VH59, Ireland

Website: The International Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10:30am - 11:30pm; Fri - Sat: 10:30am - 12:30am; Sun: 12pm - 11:30pm

6. The Mint Bar

This week we’re looking forward to the bank holiday with a great line-up of entertainment: Friday - Cool as a Cucumber with resident DJ Mr. Stereo Saturday – Fun times with a full live band

Posted by The Mint Bar on Friday, 31 May 2019

The Mint Bar is one of the leading cocktail bars in Dublin that you must not miss. It is well-known for being the constant receiver of ‘Hotel Bar of the Year’ and is located in the underground vaults in the basement of a hotel. It has a sophisticated feel and atmosphere. Come here with your friends to enjoy some of the best cocktails that Dublin has to offer. On Saturdays, they have special live entertainment for the guests that are again, not to be missed. They have a special concept for Fridays called 'Cool as a Cucumber’. They also have a special signature cocktails that are a mix of vintage and modern.

The Mint Bar

Address: Westin Hotel Dublin at, College Green, Westmoreland St, Dublin, Ireland

Website: The Mint Bar

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 5pm - 11:30pm; Thu: 12pm - 11:30pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12:30am

7. BelloBar

BelloBar has been keeping up with the Dublin tradition of live music with its excellent events and live music venue. Tap your feet and shake your body to the wonderful music that is played here. They have everything from vibrant music to intimate performances; you will find local as well as international artists performing here. This is a great bar to enjoy your Friday and Saturday nights with those you love.


Address: 1 Portobello Harbour, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin, Ireland

Website: BelloBar

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 8pm - 12am (closed from Sun - Thu)

8. No. 27 Bar & Lounge

With classic decor, No. 27 Bar & Lounge gives you the authentic feel of an Irish bar. This is a great place to toast to all your celebrations and happiness, as well as enjoy some live music courtesy of the great live acts they host. They have a special menu of sparklers curated with a lot of love and passion. They also have a wide range of champagnes and sparkling wines. Apart from these crafty drinks, they also have an Irish food menu. There are classic food items along with a delicious seafood menu.

No. 27 Bar & Lounge

Address: 27 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland

Website: No. 27 Bar & Lounge

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 10am - 11:30pm; Wed - Thu: 10am - 12:30am; Fri - Sat: 10am - 1:30am; Sun: 12pm - 11pm

9. The Leeson Lounge

This amazing lounge is hidden away at the far end of Leeson St. Upper. This is a great place to enjoy drinks and listen to live music. There is a lot of live music available throughout the week. The atmosphere of the bar is brilliant and makes sure you have a wonderful time here with your friends or family. The splendid live music being played here is marvelous and keeps you rooted to your seat for the rest of the night.

The Leeson Lounge

Address: 148 Leeson Street Upper, Dublin, Ireland

Website: The Leeson Lounge

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4:30pm - 11:30pm; Fri: 3:30pm - 12:30am; Sat: 12pm - 12:30am; Sun: 2pm - 2:30pm

10. SIN É

Sin E is one of the most eclectic places in Dublin to enjoy the great nightlife of this city. They have a vibrant atmosphere that ensures you enjoy each and every moment of your time here. You will find local and international bands performing here all days of the week. Couple the music with their extensive range of drinks and you have a night to remember. Their live music, dazzling DJs, and super-friendly and professional staff are going to make your experience worthwhile.


Address: 15 Ormond Quay Upper, North City, Dublin, Ireland

Website: SIN É

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 3pm - 1am; Thu: 3pm - 2am; Fri - Sat: 3pm - 3am; Sun: 3pm - 12am

Jazzy nights in Dublin

Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Apart from amazing rooftop bars and karaoke bars in Dublin, the ones listed above are some of the best bars that you must definitely visit whenever you’re here. All these places will ensure that you have the time of your life. With great music, excellent drinks, and dazzling atmosphere, these bars are the places to be in with your friends and family. Enjoy the Irish way of life and live music here and make memories of a lifetime. Impressed? Visit them today!

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