Dtwo is a firm favourite on Harcourt St. Mostly known for it's basement nightclub that's open Wed-Sun, it also has a cool beer garden and upstairs bar.
During the week its mostly students (around 19-22) but come the weekend it has all ages up to 35. There's always good craic to be had here, and you're always sure to bump into a few familiar faces. Great music, numerous bars and close enough to lots of food places for when the 3am munchies hit!
I've been to a weird selection of events at Dtwo - of course there's the usual nightclub, which really is its main business. It's mainstream enough and atmospheric enough without going too far down the uncivilised road... they generally have a great halloween party. Its also quite a large pub venue too, and there's a big beer garden.
Once I was at a private party BBQ in the beer garden area and that was pretty good. And recently enough I went to a pub quiz downstairs in the club area.
it wouldn't be my first choice of venue, but its one of those places that people tend not to have strong objections to.
I have certain tastes when it comes to pubs...
I love dark woods and old school timeless chic and atmosphere. I am not a fan of the newer pubs with their bright lights and promo posters and random brass rails that I assume folks lean against to look at people shaking their tosh on the dance floor and perhaps grab.
When I was there I found the bartender rude and the Guinness bad. I'm sure he figured that I was as out of place at his bar as I am sure I conveyed...
So I guess in a way he was doing me a favour because I have no desire to walk across the fake grass steps into this spot anytime soon...
But hey we are both just respecting each other with that choice, some people are never meant to be friends so you just cut your losses and move on.
I stopped into Dtwo on a Tuesday night with some student friends a few months back. Even standing in the line outside, I could immediately tell I would be uncomfortable. There is no question in my mind that I was the oldest one in the entire club...and I'm only 26.
It's all 2-for-1 jagermeister specials and other 'get wasted quick' schemes. I wish I could convey the discomfort of the situation but I felt SO OLD! As if I was the chaperon at the big end-of-the-year high school dance and it was my job to keep the hormonal teenagers from making horrible life decisions at the prom. I also felt overly clothed. And overly sober. And OLD. Did I mention it made me feel old?
I'm not a big fan of Dtwo. As it's right next door to the office I work in, I end up going here when people I work with go here and I want to catch up with folk.
The place is popular. It's just not my cup of tea. I'm more of a pub going kinda person.
The toilets are too far away from the bar.
People tend to order bottled drinks, as the draught beer can be missed more often than hit.
I can't be anymore creative with my review than that.
Although D:two sells its self as a night club its also a cool place for a few drinks as well.The huge beer garden in the back is one of its main selling points, expect it to fill up early with the office crowd, especially on Thursdays and Fridays.
I've been here many a time and the garden is great in the summer, when the sun decides to come out. Big platters of food available and they're pretty group friendly too.
Harcourt street can be a bit of mixed bag pubs and clubs wise. So If your looking for a good night out without going to a sweatbox (copper faced jacks) or paying over the odds (krystal) then D:Two if definitely worth a look.
The downstairs club generally opens after 11 Thurs-Sun and if your in the main bar before 10 your generally able to access the club from a back stairs. The music changes each night but its generally charty stuff with the odd cheesy tune thrown in.
Same vibe and familiar faces feel of the Palace Nightclub, same cheesy feel as Copper Faced Jacks, but not as much as a meet market.
Good for a group of you heading out as they play standard chart / dance / floor filler music but if you are heading in as a group try to make sure there is more girls then guys in the group and that you can all stand up right as the bouncers can sometimes be harsh on groups going in, especially towards the end of the night!
Last time I was in Dtwo the evening went like this:
Who's this French guy?
THREE MILLER FOR A TENNER!?
Am I inside or outside in this smoking area?
Game of rugby with a traffic cone?
The French guy turned out to be my roommate. A good night was had by all. Dtwo is massive and decent craic, but hit it on the right night.
Dtwo is great craíc sure. I must say, they certain have a much better atmospehere than many of the other later bars/clubs in Dublin and the staff are always friendly and grand to be around. They have enough bars inside the place so that you won't have to wait too long for a drink, even when it is kinda busy. If you are looking for a late bar where you can dance and have a few pints before kicking out time, Dtwo is definitely one of the top choices.
okay here is an easy way to remember my review of DTwo; upstairs thumbs up, downstairs thumbs down! easy eh?
so upstaris is just a pub really, has a great bar that you can walk all around and there are lots of seats yet there is still room for a dance or just to walk around. outside upstairs is brilliant in he summer! its one of my favourite beer gardens in dublin, it is totally an extension of being inside and there are lots of chairs and tables and it even has its own little bar! the ground is fairly springy too so if you fall your okay (sounds like a very drunken thing for me to say but it might be important to you some day!)
downstairs is not great in my opinion, its jsut a dark night club,no windows, really artificial colourful lighting and its always hard to get to the bar. maybe im not being very fair on account of me not being a huge nightclub fan with a preference for pubs but this is my review!
the toilets in here are really nice by the way, lovely decor and lots of mirror room!
This club has a really good out-door beergarden, it is right in the city center and every night (except monday and tuesday) good for party!
This was literally a room under ground that happened to contain a bar. I did have a good night here but probably only because of the people I was with. If you like your clubs to feel sort of plush, this is not for you!
This club is really impressive in appearance, as it is very classy, with full length mirrors and lights everywhere. It has two floors; downstairs is the dancefloor and a very packed bar, while upstairs there is the quieter crowd, and the large smoking area. The club runs drinks promotions, so you don't have to spend a fortune, and the strawberry daiquiris are delicious. This place was pumping, even on a wednesday night, and the atmosphere was electric, so i would definitely come here again.
first time in dtwo great place! very friendly bouncers no hassle or grief. great music,atmosphere and vibe. staff so friendly, no queueing for a drink,great mix of people.fab smoking area,you could spend the night out there.all n all the best night in a long time would definitely recommend any body looking for a great night out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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