The Dubliner, Cape Town
Did you know?
Cape Town's Long Street has the highest concentration of clubs and pubs in the country.
The Dubliner on Long Street in downtown Cape Town is the city's first authentic Irish pub with live music every night, from a diverse array of performers.
As an Irish pub worth its salt, the Dubliner stocks a wide range of local and international beers and spirits, most notably Guinness and Pilsner Urquell on tap. The pub also has a good kitchen serving traditional Irish and South African food. It caters for lunch and dinner and in between snacks too − right up until closing time at 2am.
The Dubliner live music venue is divided up into three rooms. The main room includes a bar and stage, with seating and tables, along with a small dance floor. The mezzanine level, with additional seating, is ideal for those who prefer to watch proceedings. The third space, a chilled-out back room, contains poker slots, a private poker table and a small bar. The Dubliner also boasts an outdoor balcony which is perfect for those sultry summer nights.
The Dubliner has been here now since 2006 and is as laidback as only the Irish can be and loads of fun any time of the day or night.
The Dubliner's management and staff are always up for a good time and the pub provides a nice light-hearted touch to the sometimes overly trendy part of Long Street it occupies. As Cape Town live music venues go, it's up there with the best of them.
The Dubliner's manager, Dave McCarthy, was born in Dublin and has been in the pub business for over 20 years, owning and working in pubs throughout Ireland and the USA. With that sort of experience to call on, visitors are guaranteed a good time.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0)21 424 1212
How to get here
The Dubliner is at the top end of Long Street, easily accessible by car and taxi.
Best time to visit
The Dubliner is open all year round, from the afternoon until the early hours of the next morning.
Around the area
Mercury Live, a live music venue, and Chrome Nightclub, are both found in Long Street.
What will it cost
The cost of admission varies according to the artist performing. If no performances are scheduled, admission is free.
Where to stay
Long Street boasts some of Cape Town's best backpacker hostels while those preferring a touch more luxury will find many hotels and guest houses in the surrounding area.
What to eat
The Dubliner has a good kitchen. Their meat dishes are particularly scrumptious and the Guinness, on tap of course, is the best in South Africa.
For updates on performances visit the Dubliner website.