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The George

#38 of 286 Nightlife in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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Address: Great George's Street, Dublin D02, Ireland
Phone Number:
(01) 6713298
14:00 - 01:00
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Sun 14:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 14:00 - 02:00

The George is not just any bar or any gay bar. It is the first port of call...

The George is not just any bar or any gay bar. It is the first port of call for young gay people in Ireland, it is the venue where gay and straight people mix together and where international visitors stop to check out the gay scene in Ireland. The George has been the lynchpin that holds Dublin's gay scene together. Having been around for 30 years it has been a home to the development of the social evolution of gay Ireland.

"A mix of styles with a sprinkling of fairy dust thrown in", The George features two bar areas; the front bar affectionately known as ‘Bridies' after one of the bar's longest serving staff members; with its low lighting and leather clad barstools is the perfect spot for a quiet drink and a chat. The main club venue has been graced by the presence of some of the hottest international acts including Alexandra Burke, Daniel Johnson, The Saturdays and Bananarama. It is also where you can see some of the best weekly performances in the city Space'N'Veda, Davina's House-Party and featuring International Cabaret Artiste Extraordinaire TM and former child-star Shirley Temple Bar at Sunday night Bingo!

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Great atmosphere

Initially we didn't know this was a gay bar until we had got in and ordered our drinks but we are both glad we stumbled across this place. Atmosphere was great, music was really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in after the St. Patrick's day parade and had a wonderful time. The service was awesome and all the people were chatty and friendly. The music was great. I would definitely stop in again the next time we're in Dublin.

Thank Mike S
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chatty atmosphere in the small bar next to the big venue. Highly recommended for an afternoon pint. Mixed LGBT crowd, very suitable not only for twenty somethings

Thank indigoeyes111
Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Initially we didn't know this was a gay bar until we had got in and ordered our drinks but we are both glad we stumbled across this place. Atmosphere was great, music was really good and upbeat so great for a night out. Entertainment was on when we were there which was amusing. Would definitely go back

Thank Scoops_DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were reccomeded the george by friends and was not disappointed good selection of beer and spirits fun staff lots of crack has the Irish say

Thank David J M
Dundalk, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Went to the George on Sunday went to see the show and play the bingo , I enjoyed the Bingo very enjoyable and great prize as well . As for the show have to say I total Enjoyed the acts the really were very good and put a lot into to there act s . but what i will say... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a couple of early evening drinks on a weeknight. Bar was very quiet but that is to be expected at the time we visited. The venue itself is very nice, staff are friendly and drinks are reasonable. Would definitely like to visit again on a weekend night.

Thank Andrew W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I went to The George nine years ago and then I returned the next time I was in Dublin – literally nothing is changed, except for the fact that it's a complete fire hazard during a drag show. From the people there that I talked to, The George is apparently one of the only gay bars left in Dublin. We... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

As a gay man, I was surprised to see how liberal Dublin was when it comes to accommodating LGBT people. I visited The George on the last 2 nights of my break in Dublin and I couldn't have found a greater place to enjoy myself, the shows were amazing and I felt great vibes whilst being there. I will waste... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Good vibe bar, excellent toilets, good music but hey what's going on here with their policy not to stock irish or even premium gins? No Hendrix, Brockmans or gunpowder! What's going on? Is this a branch of weather spoons with bland uk gins?

Thank hughieKillybegs
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We went for the bingo on Sunday night. It was a mini moon so we booked a table. We got a complimentary bottle of fizz. As ever a great show with lots of laughs.

Thank UkPeteD

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