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“An unexpected night”
Review of The Odeon

The Odeon
Ranked #655 of 2,591 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Since reopening its doors late 2012 after an extensive renovation, The Odeon Bar has quickly built a reputation for being the go-to venue for evening drinks in the capital. Following extensive renovations, the new Odeon burst back onto the scene with the promise of good food, good drink and a good time, in delectably decadent surroundings. Open from 12pm Monday to Friday and 4pm Saturday and Bank Holiday Sunday, the Odeon on Harcourt St. Provides the ideal excuse for a spot of lunch, an after-hours aperitif with the boss, casual cocktails over a weekend catch-up or a quiet glass of vino in the library. Boasting a drinks menu from your dreams, The Odeon's skilled bar tenders guarantee a tipple for every taste. You could start with their signature cocktail, Lana Turner - the perfect pick me up after a long day. Or if you're feeling more adventurous, you can try a Monica Bellucci, or South Side Swizzle. It's not all cocktails at dawn in the Odeon either. If you're feeling peckish, the inspired menu will leave you pining for more. Priding themselves on a delicious selection of dishes from lunch through to dinner, the chefs at The Odeon have devised an innovative and foodie-friendly list of palette-pleasing treats. From venison and juniper burger to a Superfood Salad and from open sandwiches to salt & chilli squid, this sumptuous selection will not disappoint. Not to mention, the ridiculously irresistible Odeon's chocolate pecan brownie served with homemade whiskey and brown bread ice cream. Nestled like a hidden gem behind the beautiful pillars of the old Harcourt Street train station, The Odeon has maintained its authenticity and affinity to a byegone era. With framed pictures of screen icons like Bridgitte Bardot adorning the walls and a 30-foot marble bar, the venue has a distinct air of old-Hollywood glamour and luxury. Wood panelling and mirrored walls add to the indulgent setting, where you can find yourself perched upon a tall bar stool, nestled in a comfy padded booth, or relaxing with friends on a luxurious Chesterfield sofa. Adding to the vintage-glam ambiance of The Odeon is its uber-stylish interior. While rich tones like gold, copper and red dominate the decor, the splashes of vibrant fuchsia and yellow create a fun, inviting atmosphere. Boasting four separate bars in the venue, with one leading to a fully heated outdoor smoking area, you're never far from the crowd. If you book a private area for a function, you and your party will spend the night on a suitably exclusive elevated mezzanine with private bar. Open 6 days a week with some of Dublin's top DJs every Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Sunday, The Odeon provides a brilliant backdrop for any soiree big or small. For private parties take a look at the 2014 renovation of the upstairs bar with exclusive access, own rest rooms, full bar that holds up to 200 guests. Start your evening in style, whittle away the hours over drinks, or host a private party - whatever you choose, The Odeon delivers.
Dublin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“An unexpected night”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

I visited The Odeon recently for what was meant to be a few drinks with my significant other before heading home. Little did we know what was in store for us! It was our first time visiting since the refit they had last year and we stepped into a gorgeous venue with it's walls covered in massive paintings and book lined shelves.

All the staff were really lovely and polite and we hardly had long to wait at the bar. I started off on the beers myself, with my other half on the cocktails. I somehow found myself on the cocktails as well to be honest, the guy behind the bar was just amazing at mixing his drinks and letting you know what was in them and how to drink them too. (I'd recommend the 'Dark n Stormy'

Anyway, many more hours than we'd planned to be out until (They don't close until 3!), we stumbled home having made many new memories and even a few new friends.

  • Visited April 2013
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Poortugaal, Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Classy Bar”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Away from the city centre but very classy bar with tables you can reserve and nice finger food. A bit quiet at the beginning of the evening but this can also be an advantage.

Visited April 2013
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Tampa FL
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“A fantastic magical night at the Odeon!”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Lucky me! St Pat's Day weekend in Dublin!

I was invited to a St Pat's Eve Party given by a local meetup group and it was a fantastic, magical night at the Odeon! The place was packed to the gills!

Awesome posh bar & nightclub! The building once was a train station which they did a phenomenal job of transforming into a club. Upon entering the club, a gorgeous space with plenty of open space for private tables, banquets, sofas, bar stools and mingling/dancing room. Our group had a private party upstairs... an ample space with a large dance floor, bar and lounging area. I spent the evening alternating on both floors and just taking it all in.

Fab DJ's spinning great tunes, fantastic ambiance. Although it is an upmarket club, no pretentious guards at the front door like in New York choosing who is worthy to go in. No astronomical cover charges! Average prices for drinks on par with most nightclub establishments. You're going to pay $8-10 USD for a drink in any nightclub in the world. Friendly patrons and staff. If I lived in Dublin I'd be a regular!

Visited March 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Great service, yummy cocktails, I will be back!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

I hadn't visited The Odeon since they did it up. The refurbishment is a major improvement, the place is so much warmer and cosy compared to before. I didn't eat as it was mainly the cocktails I was interested in! Although the food looks amazing, I think it is only tapas thats on offer, but will be definitely trying it next time! Great service, yummy cocktails, I will be back!

  • Visited February 2013
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Dublin
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“Great funky venue but drinks prices an absolute rip off for 2013!!!!”
Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

I really like this venue now that it has reopened in recent months. Its fresh, got a cool vibe and very funky. We were at a party and they provided some gorgeous well cooked finger food, which makes a difference from the normal type of party food you would recieve in other places.

However, have they lost the run of themselves with their drinks prices??????

At one point in the night....
I paid the following: €5.90 for a pint of Heineken
€6.00 for a long neck bottle of bulmers!
and wait for it............ €9.10 for a captain morgan and coke, yes you heard that right €9.10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is no need for rip off prices like these in this day and age. As a result, I won't be back again whch is a pity. The other 10 people who were in my group are of the same opinion based on the above prices.

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