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.

Venue Details & Map

The Dublin Castle

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

Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 52 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Dublin Castle

4.0 out of 5 19 September 2016
by James H.

Scruffy and original venue that I'm surprised still exists in London, long live Dublin Castle. Good prices for beer and a sweaty little venue out back of the pub. TV's for sports up on the walls too.more

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

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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