Dublin Castle

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The Dublin Castle is one of a circuit of London venues that make up the essential proving ground for any up-and-coming band. It's dim despite the skylights and far from salubrious: upholstered couches of the 'economy train seat' ilk; mirrors dotted with fingerprints and dog-eared drinks promotions. Posters all over the walls hint at the bands who've come through here – from Madness to Blur.


Venue name: Dublin Castle
Address: 94
Transport: Tube: Camden Town/Camden Road Overground
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Like rock? Like cheap drinks (by Camden standards)? 

The Dublin Castle is a fantastic pub located just a few streets away from Camden Town tube station. The band Madness used to play at the Dublin Castle quite frequently. It has a fun, punky-rocky atmosphere. The front room is relatively quiet, while the back room often has a band that is not afraid to be too loud. 

At the very least I would recommend stopping in for a drink and staying for a song or two on Tuesday night when they host their weekly open-mic-night.


Poor old Tuesday evenings. They’re not halfway through the week, so you don’t want to go too crazy. But you’ve successfully made it through your Monday, so surely that deserves a little jolly, right? Course it does!

And Camden has just the answer: The Dublin Castle. Tuesday evenings host their ever-popular open-mic nights – where talented and brave musicians perform to a bustling crowd.

If you just fancy watching, get there early as seats get snatched up quickly. The space is intimate, meaning if you’re standing you’re at risk of spending the evening shoulder bumping and pint dodging.

If you fancy performing, get there even earlier – spaces are limited and the chance of performing in a legendary music venue such as this one is high in demand.

The music that’s shared is so varied, expect to hear every genre: from blues and indie, to rock and soul. Which is exactly why it’s such a popular night.

The pub serve some great ales and offer a selection of tasty bar snacks – so it’s the perfect pre hump-day escapade.

Fun pub, especially after-hours when it usually stays open till 1am or later; rough-and-ready but all the more charming for it

This pub is really close to Camden area (but close to Regents Park) and it's a very good place to enjoy live music.