About 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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Venue Details & Map

94 Parkway
+44 (0)20 7485 1773
Public transport:
Camden Town, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app

Yelp Reviews

3 out of 5 based on 46 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Dublin Castle

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

4.0 out of 5 25 January 2012
by Siobhan K.

Great live music venue and bar in Camden, grungy & raw, makes you feel like you're 16 again!


4.0 out of 5 6 February 2010
by Lizzie G.

Don't come here with expectations. It's a pub with history but it's also a pit of drunken fools who think they are cool and alternative. I've been here a few times, for a drink, for a heavy night out and to see a few gigs. Every time I've walked out with a nice amount of blood in my alcohol stream and a satisfied feel that I've had a good night. It's about the people you go with, you see....more

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