Established in 2010, The Workman’s Club has already seen its fair share of entertainment. Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy played a special charity DJ set back in 2011, and Outkast’s Andre 3000 use the venue as the set to his Jimi Hendrix film in 2013; ‘Jimi: All is By My Side’. If that’s not enough, The Workman’s Club continues to host big names across its multiple floors.
The Club is primarily a place to hear live music, however also showcases comedy gigs and club nights. It has hosted a range of artists over the years, such as Villagers, Damien Dempsey and Allen Stone, and continues to showcase headliners alongside local acts.
Located on Wellington Quay, The Workman’s Club is situated next to U2’s rock ‘n’ roll hotel, the Clarence Hotel. The Club has stood in its site since the late 19th century, only transforming into a liver entertainment venue 122 years later. Its history and heritage can still be felt inside the venue, however many of the spaces now feature state-of-the-art equipment and fresh styling.
Inside, the Main Room has a cutting-edge PA system and holds up to 300. The Venue Bar is adorned in the style of a 1950's pub, with chequered flooring and cosy booths. On the first floor, visitors will encounter The First Floor Bar and The Vintage Room, the latter designed to make you feel at home (or at Grandma’s!) and channeling 1970’s vibes. The No.9 space is the funkiest of all, with bright, outlandish colours and artistic decor, while the Rooftop Terrace competes for the brightest, and most colourful space of the entire Club.
Whether you’re visiting to catch a gig, or to admire its history, or to simply marvel at the creative decor of its varied and vibrant spaces, there’s plenty of reasons to head to the Workman’s Club.