As the New Year approaches have you decided where will you be when the ball drops? Not yet? Never fear here are a few of the best events happening in Dublin for the annual celebration.
The Dark Horse, Georges Quay
If you want to celebrate New Year’s surrounded by some the best contemporary Irish DJs, then this event is for you. The line-up includes the talent of JD Dyslexic, P Hocto, Mark Hoare, Brophy, Unsafe Girl and Badman Deego. Expect techno, bass, jungle, and rave. The even better news is that this gig is FREE in (utterly unheard of for NYE), and there are drinks from just €3.50.
So come down to the Dark Horse and dance your socks off this New Years. Did I mention they sell Buckfast at the bar..?
Club Hell AKA O’Reillys (Underneath Tara St Station)
I still call this place the SubLounge, but these days its more popularly known as O’Reillys, and Saturday night are otherwise known as Club Hell.
This New Years Eve, Club Hell will be Rock N Roll party central. All drinks are only €3, with bottles of champagne for just €15. To mark the New Year, there will be a massive balloon drop at 12:00. Expect to hear all rock classics tonight, by DJ Helmut, and enjoy the beer garden/banshee bar.
Cost: €6.00 (tickets available from O’Reilly’s Bar now)
The Gypsy Rose, Aston Quay
This year, the Gypsy Rose will be playing on the ‘end of the world’ theme, with its New Year’s Eve Apocalypse Party. To make the debauchery all the more justifiable, the night will be hosted in support of two very worthy causes, The Irish Cancer Society and Temple St Children’s Hospital.
Drinks are €4 until midnight, so you can get nice a merry before the big countdown. Expect to hear an array of rock classics as well as some newer stuff from resident DJ Sugartits.
Alchemy, Fleet Street
Alchemy are holding a Black and Gold Masquerade ball this year to ring in the new year. Dress to impress, as there will a prize for best dressed, and because it is such a special occasion, expect to see fire breathers, burlesque dancers and a magician.
Alchemy is over 20’s so make sure to bring ID. Doors open at 10pm, and tickets cost €15 at the door. €10 advanced tickets available from Buskers NOW!
Cost: €10 (advance tickets available from Buskers now) or €15 at the door.
NYE can be hell if you aren’t organised. We hope our guide will give you a better idea of some of the things on this year, so that this can be one to remember.
Whatever you choose to do, be it rock out or dance around your hand bag, give it some serious socks and have an amazing night.
Where will you go to say goodbye to 2o11?