Over the years we’ve unfortunately seen some of our favourite clubs in Dublin come to a close. Different reasons lead to different clubs closing but to this day their legacy still stands and paved a way for the scene we have presently. Here we look over 5 iconic Dublin clubs that we miss.
POD nightclub opened in 1993 in an old historic railway station on Harcourt Street. After years of hosting legendary parties between The Chocolate Bar, Crawdaddy and Tripod hosting acts like Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath and many more POD sadly came to a close. Still to this day POD’s legacy lives on.
The Twisted Pepper
The Twisted Pepper opened in 2008 but sadly shut its doors in Autumn 2015, it recently reopened as Wigwam but it won’t ever return to how it used to be. We saw some surreal sets in that dingy basement and also in its main-room from the likes of Jeff Mills and Ben Klock.
The Clarence hotel was bought by Bono and The Edge in 1992. The Kitchen opened in 1994 in the basement of the Clarence hotel. It hosted some great gigs with the likes of Aphex Twin to James Ruskin. Unfortunately The Kitchen closed its doors in 2002.
The Lost Society
The Lost Society closed its doors in 2014 after hosting clubnights like Bruce Willis, Strangeways and Housewerk to name a few. We also seen acts like Artful Dodger, Flashmob and more. Currently the venue is now a restaurant.
This South William Street haunt somehow managed to play host to some of the biggest names in Electro, House & Techno in the mid to late 2000s. In the upstairs venue Spy, acts such as Boys Noize, SebastiAn, Dr. Lektroluv and Patrick Bodmer of M.A.N.D.Y played in what was without doubt the sweatiest room in Dublin.
The basement venue Wax was a lawless haven for techno and more left of centre house, with nights such as Acii Disco and Electric City hosting more of the underground talent that prevailed in the mid 2000s. Wednesday night club Chemistry became THE place to go to during the Electro House era of 2007/08 with capacity crowds all aiming to listen to Kavinsky and Vitalic by banged out by their residents in the basement.
This eventually turned into The Lost Society but the parties had a different vibe.