Although it may seem like it’s too early to be thinking of Christmas, we’re not asking you to buy gifts quite just yet. However, it is the season to start thinking about Christmas parties, and at the risk of these delightful spots booking up too quickly, we’ve got you sorted early this year. Here’s a list of some great Christmas party venues in Dublin for you to get your festive feels on.
Fallon & Byrne
Fallon & Byrne know how to do Christmas right, from the decorations, to the Christmas music, to the festive menus, and everything in between. If you’re looking to host a festive party, Fallon & Byrne have The beautiful Ballroom, stacked to the nines with AV equipment for all your musical needs, delicious dining options and a fully licensed bar. You can choose from a range of menus depending on what kind of event you’re hosting, and they’re happy to accommodate whatever you need. A great option to host your festive parties!
Famous for their delicious, authentic Pakistani cuisine, and award-winning cocktails, Kinara Kitchen in Ranelagh also boasts a great space to host a Christmas party! Upstairs, you can find their cosy rooftop terrace, perfect for sipping drinks in the summer, but their whole upstairs area is available for hire. They can cater to whatever you need, whether it’s to rent out only part of the upstairs or the whole thing. Sit down dinners or platters are available, with the ability to adjust the kind of food that is served (spicy, non-spicy, you name it!). They are open for Christmas bookings now, so reach out to get the party started.
Nancy Hands is a traditional Irish pub and restaurant, and during the festive season, you’ll get all the Christmas vibes when you step inside. Cosy pub grub is always up for grabs, but you’ll also find quintessential Irish dishes made from locally sourced ingredients, alongside an array of modern international dishes, perfectly paired with a drink from their extensive menu. Nancy Hands caters to a range of party sizes, whether you’re looking to hire a room for private dining, their function room for a slightly larger party or, if you’re really going all out, you can hire out the entire venue. The latter needs booking 7 days in advance, whereas the former 2 only need to be booked two days in advance – but be quick, spots are selling fast! You can make your booking through their website now.
An authentic Peruvian restaurant in the heart of Dublin, Zampas is located inside the Hard Rock Hotel, serving Nikkei Cuisine, which is the influence of Japanese culinary heritage on traditional Peruvian food. Whether you’re after a private party or a cocktail bar for hire, Zampas has you covered. Reach out to them directly to make your bookings.
Urban Brewing is a brewery, bar and restaurant in the heart of the IFSC, located in the historic CHQ building. Their dishes are influenced by their journeys around the world, childhood memories and seasonal changes. Suitable for any party size, Urban Brewing have you sorted no matter the event, hosting up to 200 guests. You can opt for finger food or set menus, so no matter the size of your festive party, you’ll be accommodated for. Reach out directly as soon as possible to get your party started!
French cuisine with an Irish twist, Pichet were proud to be awarded a Bib Gourmand by the esteemed Michelin Guide within just 6 months of opening, and have retained the award for 14 consecutive years. Therefore, a Christmas party here is guaranteed to be a good one, especially if your guests are avid foodies! Pichet’s main dining room is up for hire, hosting up to 115 guests, or you can book out the entire restaurant if you’re throwing an even bigger soirée! If your event is on the smaller side, their bar area is also available to book, with a capacity of 50 people.
An urban garden based on Leeson Street, House is a striking venue perfect for party hire. Their conservatory is always decorated to the nines, with friendly staff and tasty food. Available for hire for any occasion, you can choose to go for a larger party outside in the conservatory, but they can accommodate for smaller parties if that’s what you’re going for. Opt for finger food or sit-down meals, and of course, a great selection of drinks is up for grabs too. Make sure to book quickly!
In the heart of Dublin’s city centre, NoLIta is all about the pursuit of good times. NoLIta combines the relaxed and friendly feeling of a classic Italian eatery with the stylish glamour of a chic and modern New York bar. As one of the many Christmas party venues in Dublin, NoLita has you covered no matter the occasion, with 5 different locations available for hire. Each one has it’s own capacity, making it suitable for whatever size party you’re planning to host. Head upstairs to their terrace or garden for an urban jungle vibe, or stay cosy inside with their stylish whiskey bar. Check out their Christmas set menu!
Marco Pierre White Donnybrook
What says Christmas better than a restaurant embodying old school glamour? Marco Pierre White in Donnybrook serves an array of impressive, classic dishes, surrounded by lush cloistered gardens and a heated terrace for the colder months. Perfect for hire during the Christmas season, you can host your party in their chic Garden Room (30-50 guests), the more private Library Room (10-16 guests), or hire the entire restaurant if you’re hosting the Christmas party of the season (100-160 guests). With a large selection of menus and options to suit your needs, your Christmas party is sure to be a memorable one here.
If you’re looking to host your Christmas party at a venue that is the epitome of stylish and chic, look no further than Hyde. A relatively new spot in the heart of Dublin, Hyde is everything you want it to be and more! A cocktail bar, a rooftop restaurant for brunch or a spot to dance the night away, Hyde is also a great addition to our list of Christmas party venues in Dublin. Hyde has something for everyone, whether it’s a group of 10 or a party for 400! Offering bespoke event packages, you can reach out to them to find out more.
A historical building with modern day charm, The Church is full of warmth and traditional Irish vibes, with live music, dancing and a guaranteed good time. With a versatile selection of spaces inside, you’ll certainly find something suitable for your Christmas party this festive season. When we say versatile – you can host a party of 10 or 1000! All types of Christmas festivities can be accommodated for, whether it be a private room with finger food platters, or Christmas Dinner in the gallery, and everything in between. Already open for Christmas party bookings, they have a bespoke Christmas brochure for you to peruse. Reach out to them now to enquire about your party planning!
The Harcourt Hotel
Located in the heart of the city, The Harcourt Hotel boasts a chic interior with Georgian style bedrooms, an impressive bar and a spacious outdoor garden lounge. With an impressive selection of Christmas packages up for booking, you’re spoiled for choice here. The team are guaranteed to help you create the perfect Christmas party this festive season, whether it’s for a small group with gourmet finger food and drinks, a festive Christmas lunch or a 3-course Christmas dinner! Check out their Christmas brochure here, and reach out to book now.
Chequer Lane by Jamie Oliver
Celebrate the best of seasonal Irish produce through hearty, nostalgic dishes at Chequer Lane by Jamie Oliver! As the festive season approaches, head to Chequer Lane for your smaller party festivities, where you can hire the main restaurant for up to 60 guests and enjoy the airy setting, perfect to brighten up the dark evenings that are upon us! For more intimate festivities, head downstairs for their cosy private dining space, which can hold up to 25 guests. Enjoy a delicious, hearty meal that will satisfy the soul as you party all night long!
Fade Street Social
Christmas at Fade Street Social is always a memorable affair! The lights, the food, the baked rosemary scented camembert… drooling. They are already taking Christmas bookings, and with 10 years experience in hosting Christmas parties, you’re in the right hands. Upstairs, you can book their restaurant, cocktail lounge and their famous outdoor heated terrace bar. A resident DJ has you sorted for smaller group bookings so you can guarantee a fun vibe as you enjoy their festive menus, but of course, they can accommodate all your Christmas party needs. Reach out and make your bookings now.
Nothing is more Irish than the perfect pint of Guinness, and naturally, where else would you head for a pint than the at the Guinness Storehouse? With a large selection of rooms up for hire, no matter the size of your party, they are more than happy to accommodate. Head upstairs to the Gravity Bar to get 360° views of the city, where you can host an impressive Christmas party for 200-500 guests, ranging from a standing buffet, to a sit down dinner, to a drinks reception. There is also the option of hiring the whole 5th floor, or parts of it for smaller parties, like the 1837 Bar & Brasserie, Arthur’s Bar and the Brewer’s Dining Hall, each with a different capacity to suit your needs. If you’re looking for more of an experience for your Christmas party, the Guinness Academy gives your guests the option to pull a pint of Guinness and enjoy it in a more casual setting. The Connoisseur Bar is available for a more intimate experience, hosting 10-16 guests. The list goes on – check out their full selection of venues available for hire!
A stylish bar opposite the Harcourt Luas stop, serving tasty cocktails inside their unique venue, The Odeon is a great option for Christmas party venues in Dublin. Catering for up to 1000 guests, you can book anything from a la carte lunches, to set menus and platters. With their Terrace Bar, Cocktail Bar, Bourbon bar and VIP Library up for grabs, you can delight in their recently refurbished chic venues, embodying a cool French/New York atmosphere. With a premium bottle service option available, you’re spoiled for choice for Christmas bookings at The Odeon! Check out the full range of options here.
Hole in the Wall
The longest pub in Europe…. and one of the most Christmassy locations in all of Dublin! The Hole in the Wall pub is located near the Phoenix Park, and if you’ve ever been there around Christmas time, you know that they go all out with the decorations. If you’re looking to book your Christmas party here, their Mezzanine holds up to 30-40 guests, with waiters allocated specially for your festivities. Enjoy a special menu of pub grub classics with a twist, and a couple of festive drinks, because after all, ’tis the season!
Delicious food, refreshing drinks and the best vibes… Brasserie Sixty6 is a great spot to visit year-round, and for Christmas parties, they are a no-brainer! With the ability to accommodate up to 220 guests, you can ensure that a magical, festive experience will be had here. A sample Christmas menu is available to whet your appetite (and it’s a good-looking one…), so make sure to get your Christmas bookings in.
I’m a Palestinian who grew up in Cyprus and moved to Dublin in 2013, so I’ve had a mishmash of different cultures and cuisines surrounding me my whole life. I’m an avid foodie, and after realising that life as a lawyer was not for me, I studied media and became a radio host for Dublin City FM. I’m now writing for TheTaste full time, but I also have my own food blog where you can find a mixture of restaurant reviews and the occasional recipe. I talk a lot about being Palestinian; to be honest, I talk a lot in general. That’s why I did radio!