With our unique location in beautiful Phibsboro, McGowans is the ideal night out on the north side of Dublin. You don’t need to head deep into town for a good time. We have you covered with a night out that can get you ready for the weekend. If you’re looking for somewhere special to party the night away, need to have fun over a Bank Holiday weekend when we open later than the usual time, or just want a place you and all your friends can be guaranteed a great night out, McGowans is where you need to be.
Upstairs at McGowans
We may look quaint on the outside, but head upstairs on a Friday evening, and you’ll see why we’re one of the best hidden gems in Dublin at night. With DJs performing every Thursday to Sunday into the late hours, we help you get in the party mood with tunes that were made to get you dancing. The 2nd-floor is a buzz, while the 1st-floor rock & roll area plays an eclectic mix of instant classics.
Our DJ Nights
McGowans is renowned as one of the best nights out in Phibsboro. It’s easy to see why when you’re here for one of the special DJ nights. Every Thursday we have our Front Line Party, helping those who work hardest let loose. If you’re a nurse, teacher, guard or firefighter, bring your ID for free entry, and we’ll guarantee you have a great night out.
You can also help banish the Sunday fear with our Industry Party Night, including special drinks promos on select beers and frozen cocktails. You can keep up to date with our regular DJ nights on our monthly guide page and by seeing what special events we have taking place on our Facebook page.
After parties at McGowans
Avoid worrying about where to go after you’ve been to a massive show at Croke Park or thinking you have to go back across the river to find a good bar. We’re less than 2km away from the stadium, so you don’t need to waste time traipsing back into town. Whenever a major artist is performing a show, you’ll be certain we have an after-party to keep the night going with special promos and music in the mix.
Hiring the Upstairs Area
Are you looking for a great venue in Phibsboro for a special event? Spent many a great night at McGowans and think it’d be perfect for a birthday party or quirky event venue? You can hire the upstairs area for any type of party or business event. To find out when the venue is available and how to book in, get in touch directly and we’ll let you know everything about the space. You can also find out more information at our Spaces for Hire page.