I just booked tickets to see a show at Whelans next year for myself and a friend. This will be my first trip to Dublin. What is Whelans like? If the show starts at 8pm...do you have to be there at 8 to get good seats or is any place good to see the stage? How is the atmosphere? And most importantly where is located?! I've done some general web searching on whelans and have read only positive things. Also if my friend and I wanted to get quick, economical bite to eat before the show--any recommendations?