So you like your live music, do you? Well you have to visit the one and only Whelans. Of course we have many concert venues and bars that do live music, but Whelans combines the two with ease.
Inside you will find 4 very distinctly different spaces all with the ability to showcase up and coming as well as established indie and alternative bands with ease, along with a smoking area upstairs which is reminiscent of the average stage door back lane.
On the ground floor the bar has a scruffy splendour. And on the right night you will find an energetic band banging out the tunes in the window while the punters down pints and dance around freely – no standing on ceremony here. In the back is the main venue, which has witnessed thousands of quality bands and acts over the years. If you don’t like the sweaty horde, than the overlooking balcony is for you. Next they have the smaller more intimate ‘Upstairs@Whelans’, a venue for the more up and coming. And last, but not least the ‘Parlour’ – a quaint retro room more for private parties or album launches.
All in all Whelans has something for everyone, as long as you like guitar based music – be it rock, alternative, rock-a-billy or whatever.
You’ll be glad to know drink specials are the order of the day here, so if your budget is on the backpacker/student-end then you will be sorted no problem!
So get your ‘rock’ on.