The rush of the new often makes one forget about the long-standing institutions in our midst. Whelan’s is one such place, a legendary music venue which has housed a veritable rollcall of whose who come from the Irish and International music scene. Take 
a perch at the bar and scan the photos on the walls. Everyone from Ed Sheeran to The National have played to what always feels like a home-coming crowd. The Parlour Bar upstairs offers a more homely vibe replete with mismatched furniture and retro wallpaper.

Michael McDermott

25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2