Gay pubs not gay clubs
I’m a 20 year-old femme-tastic lezbot and I’ve been to the various gay clubs of Dublin in my time ‘on the scene’. While I do love to get my dance on and drop it like it’s luke warm, the gay clubs just don’t cut it anymore. I find pubs are more my kind of thing now and live music, places where you can actually have a chat and a laugh with your friends in the presence of good, live, Irish (or non-Irish) bands. Then again, would anyone miss the drama of PrHomo on a Thursday night? Not I!
My favorite quieter gay place is Panti Bar, always great for chats, music, entertainment and those pitchers. But there are places around Dublin that are LGBT friendly that aren’t gay clubs and I love them all,more than I could ever love clubs. The Grand Social is a perfect example of an LGBT friendly pub/venue where regular up and coming Irish bands and musicians play and you can also just sit with your friends or significant other and enjoy a pint in its beautiful hipster surroundings.
Now, I have yet to sit down in Front Lounge as the first time myself and herself ventured in it was Bear Féile and there was nowt but burly bears and we felt a tad out of place so we left, BUT I hear nothing but great things and it seems like a great place where my eardrums won’t be assaulted by Rihanna whinging about not getting enough sex.
Most pubs I’ve been to on Dame street or around Temple Bar have been lovely, tolerant, accepting and polite of myself and the missus when we’re in enjoying music or her bands performances. Does anyone else prefer the LGBT friendly pubs of Dublin to the big, noisy, LGBT clubs and also if anyone has suggestions for LGBT friendly pubs then leave a comment!