Looking for the best Christmas Party Venues in Dublin to book this year? Well look no further, we’ve outlined some of our favourite spots below and some information on their exclusive and shared Christmas party nights and packages for both corporate nights out as well as more relaxed friend get togethers. As always with Christmas parties we strongly advise booking well in advance to avoid disappointment, particularly if you require a Friday or Saturday night as these nights book up first.

 

Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Party Types: Exclusive | Sit Down Meal
Guest Numbers: 50 – 200

 

Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the crème de la crème of private and exclusive hire when it comes to Christmas party venues. Suited to sophisticated premium corporate events, this stunning venue has multiple private function rooms and open plan spaces for both large and small Christmas party events. All event bookings come with a casual tour of the distillery, whiskey tastings and your every need can be catered by the events team, with high end food cooked to perfection by top chefs of course. The venue’s exhibition space can be hired exclusively for group sizes of 130 – 200 guests with a drinks reception, seated dinner and bar afterwards ’til late. Smaller private dinner parties possible for 40 – 50 guests in the Alchemy Room (pictured below) with drinks afterwards in their Finishing Room bar. There is no set menus, Teeling use a catering panel and pricing for your Christmas party will depend on your final requirements, suiting company budgets of €100+ per person.

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Lemon & Duke

Party Types: Shared Night | Festive Lunch & Dinner | Late Night Drinks & Bites
Guest Numbers: 6 – 50

 

Just off Grafton Street, in Dublin 2 Lemon & Duke’s unique and stylish venue is always popular for Christmas parties and have a number of options available from festive sit down dining during the day and early evening to prosecco receptions and late night partying. Dining options include; a 3 course lunch (Monday – Friday) for €29.95pp (min. 6, max 30 guests) or a 3 course dinner (Sun – Wednesday) for €39.95pp (min. 6, max. 30 guests). Outside of these times or if you’re just looking to party late in to the night with some bites they offer reserved areas in the venue with deluxe gourmet finger food from €14.95pp (Sun – Wed) or €18.95pp (Thurs, Fri & Sat) with the option to add a prosecco reception for an additional €5pp (min. 10 guests required for these bookings). Private parties of ~40-50 guests also possible in the Snug (availability limited, room hire applies for this space).

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Clontarf Castle

Party Types: Exclusive | Shared Night | Sit Down Meal | Festive Lunches & Dinners
Guest Numbers: 20 – 350

 

Enjoy a magical evening to remember in the charming, cosy surrounds of Clontarf Castle this Christmas, located only a few minutes from the city centre. Beautifully lit and always tastefully decorated at Christmas both outside and inside, makes this unique venue extra special and perfect for large gala private Christmas dinners. These exclusively private Christmas dinner parties are hosted in ‘The Great Hall’ and are suited to minimum guests numbers of ~250, which includes spiced mulled wine & Christmas songs on arrival, sumptuous four course dinner, followed by DJ with dancing til late. Shared Christmas party nights for smaller companies are also available this year on Saturday 11th & 18th December only. Minimum guest numbers of 20 required for the shared nights. Packages for these Christmas experiences are priced from €79pp. Overnight specials on rooms also available. Enquire with us for more information or to check availability for your Christmas party.

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The Odeon Bar

Party Types: Shared Night | Exclusive | Sit Down Meal | Late Night Drinks & Bites

 

Long established as one Dublin’s most popular late-night bars and centrally located on Dublin’s Harcourt Street with a Luas stop on its front doorstep, make this venue perfect for Dublin city centre Christmas parties. All the staff can easily get there and get home. From shared christmas party nights to sit-down meals and exclusive private venue hire – The Odeon has the facilities to cater from groups of 10+ up to 1000 (total venue capacity). Finger food platter options starting from only €7.95pp available as well as drinks receptions and customised VIP packages.

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Doyles Corner

Party Types: Exclusive | Shared | Late Night Drinks & Bites
Guest Numbers: 20 – 150+

 

Doyles Corner in Phibsborough, Dublin 7 is set over 3 high-ceilinged levels. On the ground floor is a stunning bar complete with a separate traditional snug bar and a top notch restaurant serving delicious food, perfect for shared Christmas parties of 20 – 40 guests. On the second floor is one of Dublin’s best private function rooms, available for exclusive hire, with a distinct high-class vintage look & feel, own door access from the street, and complete with secluded roof top terrace – perfect for exclusively private Christmas parties of 80 – 100. Exclusive hire of the whole venue and building is available for groups of 150+  based on minimum spend. Food & drinks packages also available.

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Johnnie Fox’s

Party Types: Shared Night | Exclusive | Sit Down Meal

 

Johnnie Fox’s in the Dublin mountains, famed as being Ireland’s oldest and highest pub makes a great choice of venue for your festive party or get together. Be treated to a sit down meal, Irish dancing and traditional live music. The rustic and traditional styling of the venue is sure to add to ambience and guarantee a great night of craic and chats whether with work colleagues or friends. Their Christmas sit down menu for 2019 comes with all the trimmings and includes a starter, main and dessert with festive dining options such as roast stuffed turkey & ham and warm Christmas pudding priced at €52.50pp. Transport to the venue can be arranged if required.

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Rascals Brewing Co.

Party Types: Shared | Exclusive | Sit Down Meal | Late Night Drinks & Bites

 

If you’re looking for a funky and unique venue to host your Christmas party this year, Rascals Brewing Co. in Inchicore, Dublin 8 could be a great shout. Just a few minutes from the city and right beside the Red Luas line, this trendy brewery complete tap room and pizza restaurant is available for for up to 80 guests (seated).  They’ll have a DJ on certain nights during the festive period with a great Christmas party package from only €14 per guest (min. 21 or more guests required) for pizzas served continuously to your group for sharing. Smaller group bookings under 20 guests also available, please see their website to book these. Rascals HQ host parties and corporate events all year round so if you want to hire the venue on any other dates in December please feel free to enquire with their events team via their listing and they’ll hook you up.

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Zozimus

Party Types: Shared | Exclusive | Sit Down Meal | Late Night Drinks & Bites

 

Zozimus’s central location on Anne’s Lane, Dublin 2 and it’s notoriety for throwing classy and lively late night parties with some of the best cocktails, bites & music around is sure to make it a popular spot this festive period. Areas can be reserved in the bar area, perfect for smaller groups, with platters available from €80 per group of 10 or canapé/bowl menus from €30pp. If you fancy a sit down meal in the restaurant side of this unique venue, they have a 3 course meal from €35pp featuring delicious dim sum starters and mains cooked up Asian cuisine maestro Jules Mak. Exclusive / private nights may still be available during the week for larger groups sizes (~130 – 200 guests), please enquire to check availability and pricing. Please note Thursday & Friday nights in December are now fully booked, other days and dates available.

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Searsons

Party Types: Shared | Sit Down Meal | Late Night Drinks & Bites

 

Searsons on Baggot Street, Dublin 2 is always a popular spot for catching up with old friends and family in the run up to Christmas. They’re also a very in-demand venue for Christmas parties, with live music, great food and the whole draped in decorations to get you in the festive mood. Enjoy a reserved area for your party with prosecco reception, gourmet food platter, followed by mini desert bites for only €20pp based on minimum numbers of 30 guests. For groups smaller than this they also have finger food options from €7pp. If you’d like a sit down meal, 4 course lunch is €30pp and a 4 course dinner is €40pp. Book early as this venue books up extra fast!

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Rody Bolands

Party Types: Shared | Exclusive | Sit Down Meal | Late Night Drinks & Bites

 

Rody Bolands is a personal favourite of mine as it’s between home and Dublin city centre, nestled in bustling Rathmines. During Christmas they really up the festive feel with decorations and lighting. It helps also that it is a traditional styled bar which automatically makes for that extra cosy warm feeling when it’s freezing outside! The venue is quite large, spread over multiple levels with a main bar, back bar and a fully private function room upstairs. As it can accommodate many parties at once and is open late you are guaranteed a cracking night for everyone involved. There’s a Christmas dining menu available for €29.95 (2 course) or €33.95 (3  course). If you only require a reserved area (min. 10 guests) there are two options available which include complimentary prosecco on arrival and finger food platters available at €9.95 per person or €17.95 per person (includes 2 drink vouchers per person). Finally if you wish to reserve the fully private function room upstairs for up to 100 people it is available with prosecco / mulled wine, finger food platter, sandwich canapes and 3 drink vouchers pp at only €39.95pp (min. 48 guests). They’ll even offer a coach transfer from your workplace and a DJ.

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DTwo

Party Types: Shared Night | Exclusive | Late Night Drinks & Bites

 

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with work colleagues, family and friends at Dtwo. Centrally located on Harcourt Street this venue is within easy access from all sides of Dublin. This year they’re running two packages, the first a casino party package which includes a three course meal followed by a casino evening with blackjack and roulette tables. a DJ & MC. The price for these unique Christmas party shared nights are €49.95 pp and are being run on the following dates: November 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th, and every Thursday, Friday & Saturday in December ’til the 21st. The second option on offer is a less formal ‘pub & grub’ package with a reserved area starting at just €14.95pp or €17.95pp which includes a bubbly reception.  Dates for these nights always book out starting with Fridays & Saturdays so make sure to book early to avoid disappointment. Finally if you want a private event or private dining their function room Barneys Bar & The Shaw Room is available for exclusive hire on select dates.

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Cleaver East

Party Types: Shared Night | Exclusive | Sit-Down Meal 

 

If you’re looking for a sit-down meal / restaurant for groups of all different sizes this Christmas, Cleaver East could be the perfect choice. Centrally located in Temple Bar, Dublin 2 this stunning restaurant features mezzanine and balcony levels with a great ambience and fantastic bar in the centre of the room for drinks before and after dinner. Cleaver East offer Christmas group set menus from only €35pp for lunch or €40pp for dinner. If you’re looking for private dining this Christmas the whole restaurant can be exclusively hired for up to 120 (seated) / 200 (standing) but of course tables and snugs can be reserved for smaller group dining also. Finally they also have the Cleaver East suites on the upper floors of the building, if you’re looking for a large function room to host a Christmas party or event. Enquire with their events team for more information and to check availability.

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The Black Door

Party Types: Shared Night | Exclusive | Late Night Drinks & Bites

 

One of Dublin’s more sophisticated and lively venues The Black Door might be just the spot for your Christmas Party. The venue is available for group bookings of 10 – 250 guests on shared nights (Thurs – Sat) or for exclusive hires (Sun – Wed), so it’s equally perfect for either informal Christmas parties or for a private corporate night out. The events team are on hand to help plan your night with plenty of options and packages on food, drinks and VIP treatment. Festive packages start from only €17.95pp which includes a bubbly reception upon arrival, finger food, an allocated area and live entertainment (upgrades available on food & arrival drink).

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The Morgan Hotel

Party Types: Shared Night | Exclusive | Festive Lunch & Dinner | Late Night Drinks & Bites

 

Soak up the Christmas atmosphere in this luxurious venue right in the heart of the city at 10 Fleet Street, The Morgan Hotel’s award winning bar and restaurant in Temple Bar, Dublin 2. They’re doing Christmas lunches with mulled wine on arrival for €22pp (2 course) / €26pp (3 course) or later sittings of Christmas dinner for €49pp (3 course) in the restaurant. If you fancy late night drinks and bites instead they offer a Christmas platter menu priced at €15pp from 9pm with a resident DJ ’til late every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the bar.

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EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum

Party Types: Exclusive | Early Evening | Drinks & Canapé Reception

 

If you’re looking to do something unique and cultural for your Christmas party this year then EPIC Museum in the CHQ Building on the docklands, Dublin 1 could be the perfect choice for your company. They’ve created two packages and are ideally suited for corporate groups of 60 – 300 guests. The first package is a standing cocktail reception to include exclusive hire of the venue for 4 hours, a tour of the interactive museum, complimentary Christmas drink on arrival, canapés and free flowing beverage package (wine & beer) priced at €73.50pp ex VAT. They also do pre-dinner tour and cocktail reception package which includes exclusive hire of the venue for 90 minutes, tour of the museum, canapés, one arrival drink and one beer / house wine priced at €56pp ex VAT. Sit-down meal can be arranged by Epic’s events team with partner restaurants (e.g. Ely Bar & Grill) after this experience. Min guest numbers 60, max 300 for both packages.

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Dakota

Party Types: Shared | Festive Lunch & Dinner | Late Night Drinks & Bites

 

Dakota on South William Street, Dublin 2 is a great choice of Christmas party venue for both sit-down lunches & dinners, or semi-private late night drinks, partying and bites. Centrally located it’s always popular during the festive period and will have a resident DJ from 9pm each night to get the party started every Thursday, Friday & Saturday. There is limited availability left for the lunches and dinners (for large groups) on the Fridays & Saturdays in December so please enquire soon. Late night shared parties with a reserved area and finger food for groups of all sizes are still available on some dates, early booking is highly advised.

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McGowans

Party Types: Shared | Exclusive | Sit-Down Meal | Late Night Drinks & Bites

 

McGowans in Phibsboro, Dublin 7 definitely know how to throw a bash, so if you’re looking for somewhere extra lively this year they’re a great choice of venue for Christmas parties, just a few minutes from the city. The venue will be draped in festive decorations and have 2 DJ’s til late every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday in November & December. They’re doing two packages, the first is a sit-down meal with set menu to include reserved seating for your group, 2 courses and a drink for only €29.95pp. The second package is a finger food option for groups of all sizes with a reserved area, some seating with admission to the nightclub upstairs from only €8.50pp. Upgrades available on the finger food options and a bar tab / tokens also possible with all bookings. January parties also being taken for now, perfect for those in the hospitality and retail sectors.

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Buskers

Buskers Bar, part of the Temple Bar Hotel is one of Dublin’s best known and liveliest bars. This year they’re running their Christmas Lunches menu right through December from €25 pp with a 4 course Christmas dinner option available at €42 pp in Toast restaurant (part of Temple Bar Hotel). Alternatively if you want a more casual affair they offer private hire (50 people) or area reservations in the bar with sharing platters options starting from €14pp. Lots of dancing and live music to be expected, 7 nights a week!

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The Mansion House

Party Types: Shared Night | Exclusive | Sit Down Meal

 

Updated for Christmas 2020:

The Round Room at The Mansion House on Dawson Street, Dublin 2 are hosting their extraordinary and magical ‘Enchanted Forest’ evening on Saturday the 12th December 2020. This will be a chance to step into an enchanted realm of mystical woodlands and magical feel. The festive sounds of an electric violin will welcome you on arrival before you enjoy a wine reception to start an elegant evening in the Enchanted Forest. Enjoy a celebratory 4-course meal under the twinkling forest night sky in the Round Room. This marvellous night will please all the senses with smells of pinecones & eucalyptus from the fresh foliage, captivating entertainment pieces, festive food & drink, a live band, with a bar and a DJ until 1:30 am. Priced at €115pp (+ VAT @23%). Shared nights are currently available for groups of 10 or more on Saturday the 12th of December.

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Roaring Twenties Parties @ Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Party Types: Shared Night | Exclusive | Sit Down Meal

 

BestPartiesEver are bringing their fantastic top tapping ‘Roaring Twenties’ themed Christmas party nights to Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Co. Dublin every night this December. Mixed / shared nights for groups of 8 or more take place on the Fridays & Saturdays. Exclusive nights are available mid-week and on other dates in December for guest numbers of 300+. Only minutes from the city centre and with easy transport links such as the Dart station nearby it is sure to be one of the most popular parties this Christmas. Be transported back to the 1920s Speakeasy era, complete with heated marquee party venue & dining room, this experience offers something totally unique during the festive period. Have a drink in the speakeasy, dine on a three course meal while singers perform and enjoy entertainment from spectacular troop of acrobats and aerialists. After dinner dance the night away with DJ til late and why not check out their infamous dodgem cars, as well as having a flutter at the casino. Prices start from €59pp with upgrades on drinks packages etc. available depending on your requirements. Friday 29th Nov & Friday 13th Dec now sold out, other dates available.

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Oscars Cafe Bar

Party Types: Shared | Exclusive | Late Night Drinks & Bites
Guest Numbers: 10 – 200

Oscars Cafe Bar on Smithfield Square, in Dublin 7, are running their hugely successful and spectacular Christmas party nights with a DJ, festive finger food and menu options. Semi-private shared nights are available for groups of 10 – 60 guests. Exclusive hire of the venue for corporate groups of up to 200 also available, based on a minimum spend.

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2021: Covid-19 Event Guidelines
Christmas parties are allowed proceed this year as normal with no restrictions in place. Please note however, many venues are still operating with limited staff and are only finalising their Christmas packages at the moment. We’ll be updating this article regularly with new packages and details as and when they are announced. Please allow additional time when enquiring with venues as they are receiving unprecedented volumes of enquiries.

 

Thanks for reading 🙂 These are just some of our picks, however all of our venues will be hosting parties so start your search here & see lots more of our Christmas Party Venues and get booking soon! If you are planning a fully private exclusive corporate Christmas party, lunch or dinner for 70 guests or more please feel free to contact our concierge team here with your requirements we’ll bring the options to you.

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This article was updated on 09 October 2021.