Thomas House is located along Thomas Street.
But that’s about the only thing obvious about this bar.
From one day to the next, you never know exactly what you’re going to find inside this dark facade. Rockabilly, Emo, Indie-Alternative, Punk rockers/Heavy Metallers/Irish Trad musicians, you name it, they’re here, but probably not on the same night.
Somehow, everyone (and I mean everyone) in the Thomas House knows what the dress code is in advance, so everyone arrives suitably attired, whether that dress code is denim jackets with Motörhead emblazoned on the back or Converse, skinny jeans and 56 stars tattooed on your face (spooky, I know).
Look out also for the club nights (of various musical genres), and occasional shows from DJs/bands playing in the basement, the smallness of the venue makes for an intimate atmosphere and the acoustics are surprisingly good. One of the best gigs I’ve ever been to in Dublin, was here, a few years back, when San-Francisco ambient dream-pop merchant Tycho, made his debut Irish appearance.
So, if you’re wandering down Thomas Street with an hour to kill, pop your head into the Thomas House.
Truth be told, you probably won’t fit in! But don’t sweat it cos you will hear some quality tunes and have a quality beer (they have a good selection here) – hey, two out of three ain’t bad!
Thomas House | Bars, Music | 2 craft beers for € 10
86 Thomas St
Mon – Thu 17:00 – 23:30, Fri 16:00 – 02:30, Sat 15:00 – 02:30, Sun 15:00 – 23:00