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The George Bar

89 South Great George's Street, Dublin D02 R220, Ireland
+353 1 671 3298
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Worse service ever

I went to George on Wednesday June 13 at 18:10 With 2 friends with an idea of having few drinks... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
surfme2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Sunday Bingo & Show: Fabulous!

I knew the George had Drag Bingo on Sunday, but didn't realise there was a show as well! What a... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
BellaMammaUK
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Wiltshire, England
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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!
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89 South Great George's Street, Dublin D02 R220, Ireland
South City Centre
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+353 1 671 3298
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to George on Wednesday June 13 at 18:10 With 2 friends with an idea of having few drinks. After taking a seat at the table it was less than 2 minutes before a bartender told me that I better order drinks soon because...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

I knew the George had Drag Bingo on Sunday, but didn't realise there was a show as well! What a fabulous night! The Bingo was fun, but my lord! The show the girls put on was amazing, a real labour of love. I love a...More

Thank BellaMammaUK
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Just back from a week in Dublin with my B/F and sister to see the Rolling Stones. Was in the George bar 4 outta 6 nights. Super atmosphere great friendly door staff that knew us by the end of the week and although it got...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Quiet side bar has friendly bartenders and good prices. Fun music that allows conversations. Next door is louder with outrageous drag shows. Not to he missed.

1  Thank Travels-From-SF
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Friendly bar. Staff were quick to take orders. Does seem to run on “locals” mostly so you will at sometimes feel like a outsider, but that’s the case with most gay bars. Atmosphere was overall good and drinks were reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We came with the intention of partaking in karaoke. We organised our whole evening around singing in karaoke and arrived an hour early. We handed in our slips, but we’re not selected, for they only have 6 singers for each karaoke night. Very disappointed. Old...More

Thank Lois R
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

This is my favourite spot in Dublin. Drink prices may be a bit steep, but the atmosphere is incredible and feels nothing but safe and fun! I have been to Thirsty Thursday and Sunday Bingo on multiple occassions and have never been disappointed. The staff...More

Thank Brett M
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

I have been living in Dublin for two years and I used to go there almost every weekend. I had very good time there and I meet a lot of people. I loved the shows, karaoke... that they do every week. Im looking forward to...More

Thank Jone I
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

The George is a must for any member of the LGBTQ+ community wanting a fun nightlife experience! The bartenders are high energy, the music is fantastic, the drinks are delicious, and the drag queens are phenomenal! Each night has something different to offer, so be...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I did not have a good experience at The George. My Asian friends and I wanted to have a drink there. They did not accept GNIB card or IRP card as valid ID even though it clearly shows a photo and birthdate. They expected me...More

2  Thank ggfg d
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TravelBugGCH
21 March 2018|
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Response from Alan P | Reviewed this property |
18 is entry to most pubs clubs but security staff can refuse entry if you are not over 21 or 23.go early to the George no ques easier to get in,and don't be under influence of to much alcohol,I'm older than that but still I... More
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Virginia C
3 January 2017|
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Response from Séan M | Property representative |
Hi Virginia....yes you can! it's free too :)
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