By Andrew Collins. Dublin's exceptionally congenial attitude extends to its steamy side. The city is home to one of the livelier, larger, and better maintained gay saunas in western Europe. If you're aiming to have a cocktail or two before venturing over to one of the city's saunas, visit the Dublin gay nightlife guide, which lists several fine establishments nearby. The Boiler House is Dublin's premier gay sauna and sex club, located conveniently in the lively Temple Bar nightlife district, and also close to several major theaters, pubs, and restaurants. If you're visiting from out of town, let the gent at the admission window know, and he'll gladly explain how things work.
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Dublin Gay Scene • Gay Ireland
By Andrew Collins. As the cultural and political capital of the Republic of Ireland , which has become increasingly progressive and gay-friendly in recent years, having recently legalized same-sex marriage, friendly and energetic Dublin lies at the heart of the country's gay scene. The city doesn't have too many expressly LGBT nightspots, but the few establishments here are centrally located, inviting, and typically quite packed on weekends. Moreover, should you venture into just about any pub, wine bar, or restaurant cocktail lounge in the heart of the city, you'll be warmly welcomed, no matter your sexual orientation. Folks tend to get on well throughout Ireland, and Dublin ranks among the most welcoming cities in Europe. Here's a compilation - in alphabetic order - of the key hangouts popular with gays, lesbians, and their friends in this compact, handsome city bisected by the picturesque River Liffey.
Dublin Gay Bars Guide - Best Gay Hangouts in Dublin, Ireland
Ireland has changed fast, and the legalisation of same-sex marriage by popular vote plus ground-breaking gender recognition laws mean Dublin is now one of the most inclusive destinations on the map. It's easy to see why; intolerance is hard to keep up with a small, friendly population where almost everyone knows someone in the LGBT community. The only judgement you can expect here is about how much craic you are. If you want to dive head-first into the gay scene though, these are the places to start. As in many Western cities, gay bars are more likely to be closing down than opening up in Dublin, as homosexuality becomes more accepted across all venues.
But it does not stop there. To say this gay club is iconic is an absolute understatement. To put things into perspective: The George opened in , some 8 years before homosexuality was legalised in Ireland.