The Grand Social first opened its doors in the autumn of 2010...
and since then, has garnered a reputation as one of Dublin's best music venues. Maybe it's the fact our sound is unmatched for a venue this size. Maybe it's our dedicated tech team who can make your gig go off without a hitch (after all, they have been nominated IMRO Tech Team of the Year against the big boys such as Vicar Street and Electric Picnic, no small feat for our humble 3-person team). Or maybe it's the fact that we can always be counted on to bring our patrons the best music and buzz this side of the Liffey.
Like the Ha'Penny Bridge that we look out on, The Grand Social has become somewhat of a Dublin landmark both as a place for after work drinks and for cracking gigs. But don't take our word for it, come in and see why we have become iconic in the Dublin music scene. Oh did we mention we've been nominated for IMRO Music Venue of the year each and every year we've been open and beat out the competition to become Dublin Music Venue of the Year 2012...
Other spaces within The Grand Social include a fab rooftop Beer Garden (with retractable roof!) which has its own bespoke cocktail bar and often hosts DJ sets and shows all the major sporting events on its large TVs. The ground floor Ballroom is a perfect pre-gig drinking place and also hosts our ever popular weekly free admission Table Quiz Thursday, the Monday night Jazz Jam and becomes the perfect party room at the weekends as our regular party anthem DJs hit the decks for a night of fun-filled dancing.
Some acts we’ve had the pleasure to host over the years: Primal Scream, Django Django, Jake Bugg, Kevin Rowland, Ghostpoet, Nathaniel Rateliffe, Michael Kiwanaku, Miles Hunt, Pale Waves, Katie Tempest, Bahamas, Picture This, Willy Mason, C W Stoneking, Pokey LaFarge, Damo Suzuki, The Academic, Washed Out, Little Green Cars, Suuns, Deap Vally, Screaming Females, Gruff Rhys, Lower Dens, Cass McCombs, Damien Dempsey, Laetitia Sadier, Jah Wobble, The Strypes, Bell X1, Eddie Reader, Big Sandy, Kid Congo Powers, Bob Log III, Roisín Ó.