39-40 Arran Quay, Dublin 7
The last time I was in Voodoo Lounge, I was 17 and masquerading as a rocker. While I have given up the charade of pretending to like Billy Talent, this place is still going and, lo and behold, it has improved over the years. I managed to see Bantum and Alright the Captain there on Saturday night as well as my friend Gary giving a 10/10 impression of Rihanna. It’s a grand spot for some music and being ridiculous with your mates.
What has it got?
Seating: There are a number of low tables with moveable chairs but it is mostly high stools and tables here as well as booths with fixed chairs. There are a couple of couches near the pool table.
Doors: The doors were a little heavy but they are wide enough for a wheelchair.
Ground: In the hallway, the floor is tiled and in the bar, they have wooden floors.
Stairs: There is an upstairs seating area but everything you need is on the ground floor with no steps anywhere.
Bathrooms: They have a wheelchair bathroom – huzzah! You don’t need to ask at the bar for the key – huzzah!
Spaciousness: Plenty of room here. I had no problems with getting to and from the bar or the bathroom.
Helpfulness of Staff: The bouncers helped me out with the doors making sure I was alright.
Parking: There is wheelchair parking around the back of Voodoo in Smithfield Square as well as plenty of street parking.
Why did it lose points? Voodoo is very easy to get around which is a huge triumph for a bar with live music.