I have been Doing a lot of Yelping in the last months, checking in places and even double or treble checking ins, in many of them I've have been a regular for the last 16 years in Dublin "long before Yelp was born" or the iphone!!!
The Globe really got me to talk about, the place is great, full of fun and fantastic atmosphere, The DJ's music was just perfect for the place and the moment of a snowy Dublin night out.
How beautiful is to see that the music goes from generation to generation, after seeing people from all ages having good craic at the rhythm of the music.
the staff was at all times very happy looking working away with no bother and serving with a smile, the security persons were spot on.
The look of the place and the decoration is just suitable for the kind of people who like a simple and funky drink with the company of their friends on a cool night out in a nice bar.
I'm not a big one for giving places bad reviews, but last night I was so unimpressed with the staff here that I couldn't let it go without a warning mention.
Essentially the staff here are the rudest I've come across in a long time. Whilst I fully support checking ID to make sure under-age people aren't frequenting bars and clubs, it was the way in which IDs were demanded so curtly and rudely by the barwoman that really got to me.
I had my ID on me but my petite friend didn't, and although she assured the woman that she wasn't drinking anyway, the woman felt the need to insult her by telling her that she looks ridiculously young, despite her blatantly smart attire. When we sat down the woman made it obvious that she was telling her colleagues not to serve my friend, openly pointing at us and causing others to stare.
My friend was so furious about the way she was treated that she went ot the effort of running home to pick up her passport and return to prove her age. This time there was another barman with the woman, and both scrutinised the passport as if they were security guards at Guantanomo Bay, only looking at my friend with distain when they handed back the ID, having found no fault with it.
It's just a shame because the acoustic singing that we had come to see was actually really nice, but the cold, accusing attitudes of the bar staff put a downer on what could have been a lovely evening.
Been there a couple of times, mostly when other places closed down. Now... this one is a nice bar, not as crowded as Cafe en Seine or Club 37. Still, you gotta stand all night long and it is loud as hell.
To the bouncers working at the back last friday my middle finger salute you i hope you do well
Popped in for the one that was one too many with some fellow yelpers. I've been to this place a few times at this stage and it's hard to know what to expect! I think this is due to the fact that they tend to have themed nights, Sunday for instance being a fantastic swing/big band/50's style evening which is great for a sneaky Sunday pint!
The place can get quite full but it's always a nice atmosphere, the pricing to me is one of the stars lost, it's almost €10 for a vodka and soda water (not my drink before the stereotypes break out) and €6 odd for a pint of Carlsberg (that one is open to debate, I was somewhat full of wine and find my memory a tad cloudy on the matter).
The other thing that loses this place a star is the distinct lack of smoking area. I know, I can hear you saying it; "You shouldn't be killing yourself!" (If you knew me better you might think otherwise) or "That's not their fault, they were stuck with a law and they don't have the room for a smoking area". I understand these things, I don't expect everywhere to cater to my addiction, and I do agree with the smoking ban, but I don't like stepping out onto the path on George's Street with no barriers or separation from the people trying to get in and queuing to get back inside every time I go fro a smoke, personal preference really...
I'm torn, for me it isn't quite 3 stars, but it's not quite 4 either....
I've been here twice, both times lateish on a Friday or Saturday -- and both times, the place was weirdly empty. The Globe is in a great location and there's no entry fee for its downstairs club, Ri Ra. The bouncers are really nice. Prices are expensive but not offensive. So what's going on here?
Upstairs in the Globe, there's a bar and some seating; raised by a half-floor is a space with loads of tables and low chairs. Downstairs is the club, which seems to go by a different name, Ri Ra. There's a dance floor, another bar, and a lot of couches. (That part I liked. I hate having to stand, so I appreciated the amount of seating. At the same time, it's kinda weird to be in a club at 1am and have your choice of seat. Because, you know, this place is so disconcertingly empty.)
At Ri Ra, The music was fine -- typical pop club stuff. I think they played Get Lucky three times in four hours. But the only people on the dance floor was the one requisite trio of wasted girls. Other than that, there were just a bunch of skeevy, broody men huddled around the place, staring at the few women there and chugging beer. Upstairs in the Globe, it was a bit more crowded, and there seemed to be a slightly less depressing crowd, but still not a FUN vibe.
Frankly, I'm not sure what's going wrong here, and that's why I'm not giving the Globe a 1-star review. Because from what I can tell, they're doing all the right things to lure people in, and for some reason, they're getting an inexplicably depressing crowd. It's too bad, really.
Popped in early-ish (10pm) on a Monday night after we landed in Dublin. We were told this place stayed open later than other bars, so we thought this would be an appropriate spot. I was oddly fascinated with the bartenders guyliner and all of his piercings, after a few Jameson & Ginger Ales, I got a little ballsy (no pun intended) and asked if he had any other piercings. So then the night began.....the place got rockin after the other bars in the neighborhood closed. I had spent all my cash (that should've been a hint for me to go home) so I started using my debit card, don't piss off the bartenders like I did and use it for one drink, so I started buying other peoples drink. WTF? Go home Angela! They do charge for using your debit card, by the way. This was a cool place to go late night, bouncers were cool and so was most of the staff.
The Globe is a classic, the music can be pretty crappy but it's usually good fun.
The Globe is one of those pubs that's good but nobodies favorite. It can be jammers or vacant, amazing or disastrous and company varies just as much as anywhere else.
However, I had an amazing few pints there last night. From both barmen. So I'll be going back for that alone.
I also saw Catherine Lynch. I also didn't care.
they have great deals on the night, which is brilliant.
The bar is cosy and the customers are the general 18-40 age. With live music etc. Good spot to pull in tourists and also great live music nights even though the stage is small.
The location of this place is excellent, and the staff are efficient and friendly. Pricing is standard for drinks, neither cheaper nor dearer than anywhere else. I quite like the interior- the sturdy wooden tables are good for a pub. The music is good too.
Personally, I think The Globe is best for afternoon drinks on a weekend. In the evening, it's genuinely a bit of a cattle market and attracts drunken 'lads' and teenage girls, which is a bit uncomfortable. It's fine until about 8pm, then it's best to move elsewhere!
I have to disagree with all of you (I'm sorry!)
The Globe is the only place in Dublin I've met someone who was both interesting and (very) shag-worthy. That's not to say I won't meet anyone with those characteristics at any other Dublin nightlife spots in the future, but give me time, give me time! I've only been here four months!
So I must say I fall into the devastatingly mundane social group Cathal C described of those in their mid- to late- 20s... I spent my entire evening standing around talking to the one man... but what a man, and what a conversation (actually, the dreadfully bad Chilean white served rushedly by The Globe bartenders has erased most memories of this conversation, but I know it was a good one and a long one.)
So you might say The Globe gave me the world, but I won't say that, because that would just be tacky ;-)
The Globe is a bit of a curious one. It's not quite a pub, it's not quite a club but there's a good chance you'll be dancing at some point of the night, particularly if it's busy.
The place is deceptively big. While appearing to be just a small-ish pub from outside, you'll find it much roomier than you anticipate. This is due to the fact that it stretches out at the the back end and has a downstairs area which acts as a pseudo-nightclub with a dj booth and second bar.
The music downstairs is decent and mostly straightforward chart and dance, while upstairs plays rock and some cheesy pop (Journey!) but certain nights of the week have more specialised music and Sundays have giant Jenga, Connect 4 and a plethora of other board games on offer.
The smoking area brings the mark down, as you've to stand outside what is essentially an emergency exit manned by a bouncer, not to mention the price for a pint. I think charging over five euro for a pint of lager is ludicrous in any bar, even if it is free entry.
Overall, The Globe is a good bar, while not a great one. It can be hit and miss in terms of crowd sizes but is certainly a decent alternative to clubbing on a Saturday night.
The Globe was one of the first places I went to when I moved to Dublin. I didn't go here because I heard anything special about the place. I just ended up here because Georges Street was one of the only streets I knew back then.
To this day, the Globe remains one of those place you just go to because it's convenient and open late (until 2:30). In my opinion, nothing makes this pub stand out from the others. I have never had a conversation with the bar staff (they aren't very friendly, perhaps they're too busy) and I have never met anyone particularly interesting here. Except for this one time, when I start talking to this martial arts guy and he nearly broke my arm showing me a Ju Jitsu move. This guy was interesting but in a bad way.
I'm obsessed with vintage maps and globes (as any friend of mine would confirm) and so when a friend took me here I absolutely loved it. There's a decent, albeit small dance club in the basement and the back room has really nice couches to sit in for groups. The front gets a little packed, but that's okay. I had an excellent time the night we went, and I would definitely go again without a second thought.
I like to pop in here for a drink after doing a spot of shopping, it's got a nice spacious interior and moderately priced drinks.
I have also gone here on a night out. Started off in the bar, it was jammers and I felt overpowered by the 'I need a shag now' atmosphere. It was like a cattle mart, it that's your sort of thing, rock on.
The music was good though, I can't fault that.
I've been in here a good few times and I've never been massively keen on it. For starters, it's very busy usually. That's not really my thing. The music was decent enough if I remember correctly. It's very difficult to get a table in here unless you arrive ludicrously early. I don't remember there being anything that really stood out from my visits here. However I think I may visit them again and give them another chance.
one of best hangout places in Dublin. Great music n fun late nights. Thou good place to have a drink early on there too (not if its too sunny outside :D.. find a beer garden). It has quite relax atmosphere, non-fussy staff, Enjoy!!
My only experience of going to The Globe properly was just after last Christmas when four us decided to head into town. It was pretty late when we got in, so we decided to head to one of the first places that we passed: Ri:Ra. Went up the little side entrance, paid in (ten flippin' euros each), went downstairs to find: desertion. Not a sign of human life (DJ aside). Feeling quite peeved, I led our little troupe up to The Globe, where we got a table and had a few drinks. I felt an acute sense of frustration at this juncture, as The Globe was pretty busy, and if all these people would have just headed downstairs, we could all have had a rip-roaring time. I mean, this is at about 1 o'clock, not 9 or 10, and everyone was still just standing round and talking instead of getting their groove on. If this is what happens to you when you hit your late twenties, I hope that someone takes me out and shoots me long before then.
This unfortunate experience aside, it's nice to head up to The Globe when you're in Ri-Ra just for a little change of scene, and for all the lack of women in Ri-Ra (see my previous post), The Globe is usually good for few unattached ladies. Good tunes, too.
I agree with many reviews written previously. it's a nice pub, I can't fault it but not my favourite.
Oh I had lots of fun here. It was packed with a nice crowd. I felt like it was the 90's and I was in "Reality Bites". The club downstairs was fun too. I'm obviously not from Dublin, so have very little means for comparison, but they play far better music than I hear at the usual LA junior-club. 60's and 80's and most every song was totally dance-able.
I really like this place. Busy most of the week nights. Great music and atmosphere.
I'm not the biggest fan of places with lots of space but no seating. And that's kind of what the Globe is like. There's a few tables and that along the side and then a massive empty space in the middle, where people tend to stand with that slightly embarrassed look where they know people are looking at them, but there's nowhere to disappear off to. Kind of like at a party when you don't know anyone and all the chairs are taken.
I have friends who love it here but for me it's a bit overrated. Too full and too indie for my taste. Good prices on drinks though.
The like many other places along South Great Georges St. (like Sheebeen Chic or the Hogans) this place serves a more relaxed and trendy crowd than nearby Temple Bar. They have small shows in the bar under the week, and it's also the perfect starting place for some pints before heading downstairs to Ri-Ra (qype.ie/place/192183-Ri-…)
Very different depending on what nights you go, always busy so that's cool. Usually slightly older crowd and a bit hipsterish on the off nights.
The Globe is for the cool and trendy. However , great sounds till late hours and whether your cool, trendy or a total embarrasment the atmosphere will eventually get under your skin. The place can be hopping with many smiles and banter going on. Great coffee during the day and I think you can eat in there. Not sure. It's in a good location though, due to being near many good hangouts and places to eat. One can get lured into The Globe walking backwards and not get back out again. Good fun and then theres the option of Ri Ra's Night Club attached. A bit of criac.
I love hanging out in the globe on a Saturday afternoon, taking in the vibe and checking out who is getting ready for a big night!
I used to think The Globe was a bit too cool for school but I actually am quite fond of it these days. It's pretty trendy but it's been around for long enough now that it's cosy and chilled out as well. It's a great spot to hang out in on a Sunday afternoon with the papers - the music is usually nice and jazzy too, which adds to the relaxed atmosphere. It's also an ideal bar to get a drink in if you're waiting for a table in the nearby Cafe Bar Deli.