MacTurcaills -(15 Townsend Street, Dublin 2) On the North side of Trinity, with prices comparable to the Pav (3.50 for pints), and a frequent venue for Trinity club nights out.
Doyle’s -(9 College Street, Dublin 2) Similar to MacTurcaills, with less sitting room but an area for dancing upstairs.
Ginger Man -(40 Fenian Street, Dublin 2) Recommended to us as a place the Trinity sports teams hit up (other than the Pav).
Workman’s Club -(10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2) Located along the quay, the Workman's club has a rooftop bar open to the sky.
Clubs -(Clubs were not particularly our scene, but we tried a few.)
Coppers - (Harcourt St.)The official name is Copperface Jacks, but don’t refer to it as such. This seedy place is where everyone will ask you if you’ve been. It’s not worth the hype unless you’re looking for an anonymous hookup, which is practically guaranteed with admission.
Whelans - (Wexford St. off Camden) Much more our scene; the sort of club that plays The Smiths, which is a breath of musical fresh air from all that One Direction, but perplexing to dance to.
The Lost Society -(Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, D2) Dubstep in an 18th-century mansion, which makes for a bit of a trip.
D2 -(60 Harcourt Street - Dublin 2) This place feels like a high school dance, but sweatier. We might have had an okay time had not both a bouncer and another guest of the club made racist comments to my friend. Also, drinks are expensive and the crowd tends toward the teenage.