The Dublin Castle


Camden's The Dublin Castle was a second home to Madness in the 70s. Since then the pub has helped launch Britpop and become a haven for London's indie kids. If you like your gigs, you will love The Dublin Castle, where you can see up-and-coming bands play seven nights a week.

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The Dublin Castle

94 Parkway
+44 (0)20 7485 1773
Public transport:
Camden Town, Underground
Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 51 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Dublin Castle

3.0 out of 5 4 April 2016
by Brandi D.

Good pub for a drink. Went on a Sunday so not busy or any band playing. Will definitely try on a busier nightmore

4.0 out of 5 21 February 2016
by Tom D.

Dublin Castle is a live music venue, something more of an Irish pub rather than your typical British place. I've been there a few times with attending the live music sessions in mind.

Historically, this particular venue was the inflection point in the destiny of many famous British pop bands. For example, it was the first major gig of: Madness, Blur or Amy Winehouse. Amy in particular was a...more

4.0 out of 5 2 February 2014
by Steve B.

A Camden Town music pub institution that's been around for ever. Lots of big names played here when they were starting out. They have bands every night and reasonable cover charge and friendly staff. The pub in the front is OK and crowded but at the back there's a decent music space. Nice and intimate so you can get up close. Nothing like live music, a bit raw and unproduced and that's why...more

5.0 out of 5 27 October 2013
by Sarah B.

I was staying in Camden for a month and this became a regular local for me.

I thought the drinks were priced reasonably, the bartenders were very sweet, the doormen were even polite and there is a lot of musical history stowed away in this place.

Worth coming just to have a pint but I would spend a bit of time and get to the know the person rolling a cigarette next to you...more

3.0 out of 5 28 June 2013
by Chris G.

Lizzie G's review of this place really says all that needs to be said about this place, but in a far more concise fashion than I ever could. Anyone miss Lizzie? I do.

Truth is, I know this place mainly from around (eeek) 14 years ago when I played here regularly. Yup so long ago that many bands that now play arenas were going on before me and my group at that time!

But, I will defend the...more

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