Voodoo Lounge

Voodoo Lounge

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.
Rating: 10/10
Why did it lose points? Voodoo is very easy to get around which is a huge triumph for a bar with live music.

About the author

Louise Bruton

Reviewing Dublin, step by step, in terms of wheelchair accessibility. Freelance journalist and pop culture enthusiast.

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