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The George Bar

Great George's Street, Dublin D02, Ireland
+353 1 671 3298
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Nice place

We enjoyed some drinks and socializing here last night. This is the oldest gay bar in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Birmingham, Alabama
via mobile
Too early for atmosphere

Popped in here early saturday evening as had heatd that it is always good craic. Music was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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!
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible12%
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“gay bar” (17 reviews)
“drag queens” (10 reviews)
“mixed crowd” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Great George's Street, Dublin D02, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 671 3298
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed some drinks and socializing here last night. This is the oldest gay bar in Dublin. Everyone was very nice and welcoming to tourists. It seems like more of an older crowd but we enjoyed it.

Thank nickamc80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here early saturday evening as had heatd that it is always good craic. Music was brilliant but it was cold and relatively empty. Id say it ramps up later on. Will go back later some eve to check it out

Thank holsgirlDublin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun night to be had...stereotypical gay bar but you'll have a laugh in the smoking area. Only buzzing gay bar during weekdays

Thank Bubbles0419
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place I'm home every weekend from London ! It's the place too drink some nights it can be busy ! Win , lose or drag is a great show and the main drag queen is stunning ! Everyone is so friendly and...More

Thank irishguy96
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I`m strait, but I love this bar. I have been there 3 times, but after yesterday I will go more often. On Tuesdays they have the Dreg Queen show that it`s very nice! Serious, I already recommend to some friends and you should go as...More

Thank Erika G
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

It's a little intimidating walking into a place like this on your own: it's quite loud, the space between the bar and the tables is quite narrow and lined with people trying to buy drinks and most people are there with other friends. That said,...More

Thank pincheck
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I had some time to kill so thought I'd pop into The George around 4pm on a Monday. The only open section was Bridies Bar and it was full of seedy older men who wanted me to hug them and lift up my shirt so...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This place is amazing. We were there on Saturday (Saturgays karaoke night). Singers were mostly terrible but moderators were super funny. After Karaoke there were disco. You can get drink quickly even though place was packed. We felt very welcomed there as a straight couple...More

3  Thank tomasbajus
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Looking at the front you would guess this to be a small back street gay bar in the city but step inside and rooms just seem to appear. A large smoking area at the back and space on many different floors, its a welcoming place...More

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Was in there Sat went out for a smoke out the front which I had done for the entire night security guard wouldn't let me back in say they where closed wouldn't even let me go back in to get my friends who had my...More

1  Thank Daniel B
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