"The George" Gay / Lesbian Bars Tip by tvdm
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The George is Dublin's prime gay venue but everyone's welcome to party here. If you're into this thing you can be looking forward to a good night out with extremely danceable music; and even if you're not, there's no harm in overcoming your initial objections!
The open and liberal atmosphere in The George is something that might surprise the visitor who just came from the Irish countryside, but it certainly is of major influence. It is this particular place that has played a big part in setting the trend for the acceptance of gay lifestyles in Dublin and indeed Ireland!
Thursday nights are good fun for all as they have a 70's/80's night (with a dash of 90's towards the end of the eve) and it's not very crowded. Fridays and Saturdays are very busy. The crowd is relaxed and cruisy and the music is very dancy.
Sundays are reserved for the ever-popular bingo and here's what www.wcities.com has to say about this: "Shirley Temple Bar is one of Dublin's hottest entertainment properties, and Bingo at the George offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy her acerbic wit and lineup of bingo stars. This hyperactive "schoolgirl" with a Eurovision fixation and personal fatwa against Boyzone, has rejuvenated Sunday evenings in the city; and the Bingo slot has become immensely popular. Come early or be prepared to queue. Fun and games start at 8pm."
Dress Code: Go for the usual: no track suits, no runners. People tend to make an effort so go with the flow.
Directions: 21 South Great George's Street, one minute from the bustling Temple Bar area.
Phone: 353 1 4782983
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