Not only is the Odeon one of Dublin’s best known bars, it is a historical gem with standing over 100 years of memorable moments in Dublin City.
The Odeon opened in 1998 in the entrance to the former Harcourt Street Railway Terminus following extensive renovation and restoration. The original building, designed by George Wilkinson, opened in 1859. It operated as Dublin City centre’s main station until the line’s closure in 1959, after which the majestic building fell prey to a soulless office conversion.
The last train to ever run from Harcourt Street Station was at 4.25pm on 31st December 1958.
It’s rehabilitation as a public space removed all superfluous internal divisions and restored the building to it’s original grand, open dimensions.
The Odeon is a list 1 building and is open Monday to Friday from 12pm until late, Saturday and Bank Holiday Sunday from 4pm until late.
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.