We currently only take lunch and dinner reservations for the restaurant via open table for drinks or group enquiries please contact bookings@opium.ie

  • 25 Nov

    €18.50+b.f. / Live Music / 25 Nov

    Lil Darkie

    Lil Darkie is coming to Europe. He is an American artist, looking to entertain Europeans. That is all he would like to say.

    ***COVID-19 CERT + PHOTO ID REQUIRED***

    Doors 7pm / Strictly over 18's

    Tickets €18.50+b.f. on sale now from Whelanslive.com

    Less Info

  • 26 Nov

    Postponed / Club / 26 Nov

    Bryan Kearney

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

    WE'RE WORKING ON A NEW DATE

    ORIGINAL TICKETS WILL REMAIN VALID OR A REFUND IS AVAILABLE FROM INFO@WHELANSLIVE.COM

    Sequence Events & TEG MJR Eire presents

    Bryan Kearney

    SEEOSEE

    DOORS 8PM

    ***COVID-19 CERT + PHOTO ID REQUIRED***

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required | Strictly No Refunds

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanlive.com

    Promoted by Sequence Events

    Less Info

  • 27 Nov

    €12.50-€15 / 7pm / Club / 27 Nov

    Riff Shop w/
    Dave Treacy & Gary Touhy

    Riff Shop

    featuring

    Dave Treacy & Gary Touhy

    ***COVID-19 CERT + PHOTO I.D. REQUIRED***

    DOORS 7PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required | Strictly No Refunds

    Tickets on sale now from Ticketstop.ie

    Less Info

  • 3 Dec

    8pm / Club / 3 Dec

    Alan Fitzpatrick

    RESCHEDULED DATE, ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID

    Sequence Events & TEG MJR Eire presents

    Alan Fitzpatrick

    + MARCUS O’LAOIRE

    ***COVID-19 CERT + PHOTO I.D. REQUIRED***

    DOORS 8PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required | Strictly No Refunds

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanlive.com

    Promoted by Sequence Events

    Less Info

  • 4 Dec

    €27.50 / 7pm / Live Music / 4 Dec

    Fozzy

    TEG MJR Eire presents

    Fozzy

    plus support

    THE TREATMENT & STITCHED UP HEART

    ***COVID-19 CERT + PHOTO I.D. REQUIRED***

    DOORS 7PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets €27.50 on sale now from Whelanlive.com

    Less Info

  • 11 Dec

    €19.50 / Live Music / 11 Dec

    The Seattle Grunge Experience

    The Seattle Grunge Experience are the ultimate live tribute to the Seattle Grunge scene of the 1990s. Each show features over 2 hours of music by Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and more performed live & loud. Expect songs like Teen Spirit, Jeremy, Black Hole Sun, Man In The Box, In Bloom, Even Flow and many more played back to back and packed into an all killer no filler show. This is the biggest Grunge Night of the year!

    ---Please note that this show is expected to sell out so early booking is advised---

    ***COVID-19 CERT + PHOTO ID REQUIRED***

    Website | Facebook | Twitter

    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

    Less Info

  • 18 Dec

    €27.90 / Live Music / 18 Dec

    HamsandwicH

    One of Ireland’s most enthralling live acts in recent times, HamsandwicH have just announced a nationwide tour which is set to take place across Ireland from November 2021 to January 2022.

    HamsandwicH have been one of Ireland’s most steady indie band’s over the years as many music acts as well as trends have come and gone. Not only has HamsandwicH survived but have thrived as the band prepares to release their fourth album.

    ***COVID-19 CERT + PHOTO ID REQUIRED***

    Doors 7:30pm / Strictly over 18's

    Tickets €27.90 on sale now from Ticketmaster.ie

    Less Info

  • 19 Dec

    €27.90 / Live Music / 19 Dec

    HamsandwicH

    One of Ireland’s most enthralling live acts in recent times, HamsandwicH have just announced a nationwide tour which is set to take place across Ireland from November 2021 to January 2022.

    HamsandwicH have been one of Ireland’s most steady indie band’s over the years as many music acts as well as trends have come and gone. Not only has HamsandwicH survived but have thrived as the band prepares to release their fourth album.

    ***COVID-19 CERT + PHOTO ID REQUIRED***

    Doors 7:30pm // Strictly over 18's

    Tickets €27.90 on sale now from Whelanslive.com

    Less Info

  • 27 Dec

    €17.50 / 7:30pm / Live Music / 27 Dec

    Rattle & Hum

    AMA Agency presents

    Rattle & Hum

    U2 Tribute Band

    ***COVID-19 CERT + PHOTO I.D. REQUIRED***

    “The Finest Tribute Band on the Planet” Ref Hotpress

    "It's no easy gig being a tribute band, particularly when your inspiration is U2. Not only are they one of the highest profile bands on earth, but their legendary musical ability, passion and vitality are an integral part of the complete package. For a tribute band, this means you have to look right, you must do justice to some of the finest rock music ever written and you have to capture and transmit that indefinable energy that fuels U2.

    Meet Rattle and Hum. Coming from Dublin themselves has maybe given them an advantage over other U2 tribute bands, but it doesn't end there. They are also impeccable and experienced musicians who possess both the physical power and the psychic energy that playing the music of U2 to a live audience demands. The four members, despite individual visual theatrics, become one powerful unit onstage, much like U2 themselves.

    With songs performed from U2’s Debut album “Boy”, right up to the present day album “Songs of Experience” Rattle and Hum have it all covered. So if you want to witness a U2 show in a smaller venue then check out the band when they arrive to a venue near you.

    DOORS 7:30PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanlive.com

    Less Info

  • 28 Dec

    €19–€30 / 11pm / Club / 28 Dec

    Booka Shade (Live)

    Sequence Events & TEG MJR Eire presents

    Booka Shade (Live)

    + AL GIBBS b2b LRB

    ***COVID-19 CERT + PHOTO I.D. REQUIRED***

    DOORS 11PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required | Strictly No Refunds

    Tickets on sale Wed 17th Nov, 9am from Whelanlive.com

    Promoted by Sequence Events

    Less Info

  • 8 Jan

    €30 / 6pm / Live Music / 8 Jan

    Marduk + Vader

    Marduk & Vader will team up for the ‘United Titans 2022’ tour and will hit Ireland for 2 shows in January. Marduk will be celebrating their 30th anniversary and Vader will be revisiting the classic ‘De Profundis’ album.

    See them at the following dates:
    January 2022
    8th – Opium, Dublin
    9th – Limelight 2, Belfast

    Doors 6pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €30 inc bkg fee on sale now from Ticketmaster, tickets.ie, Whelanslive.com & Sound Cellar.

    Proudly promoted by DME

    Less Info

  • 7 Feb

    €23.50 / 7pm / Live Music / 7 Feb

    The Bronx

    American punk rock band The Bronx have announced a date in Opium, Dublin on Feb 7th 2022. Tickets are on sale now from Eventbrite, Tickets.ie and Whelanslive.com

    WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

    ***COVID-19 CERT + PHOTO ID REQUIRED***

    Doors 7pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €23.50 go on sale now from Whelanslive.com

    Proudly promoted by LIVE FREE TOUR BOOKING

    Less Info

  • 9 Feb

    €25 / 7pm / Live Music / 9 Feb

    Arcturus

    Norwegian avant-garde metal legends Arcturus will come to Opium, Dublin on 9th February 2022 as part of their ’31st’ anniversary celebrations. Special guests will be Denmark’s Iotunn. Tickets on sale 8th October @ 10am.

    ***COVID-19 CERT + PHOTO ID REQUIRED***

    Bandcamp | Facebook | Instagram

    Doors 7pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €25 go on sale on Fri 8th Oct, 10am from Whelanslive.com

    Proudly promoted by DME

    Less Info

  • 11 Feb

    €16.35 / Live Music / 11 Feb

    Christian French

    MCD proudly present Christian French live at Opium, Dublin on Friday 11th February 2022. Tickets €16.35 incl. booking fee on sale 10am Thursday 1st July from Ticketmaster.ie

    ***COVID-19 CERT + PHOTO ID REQUIRED***

    Doors 7pm | Age of admission: 18+

    Less Info

  • 18 Feb

    €15 / Live Music / 18 Feb

    Rory & the Island

    Irish artist Rory and the Island has just released the video for his brand new summer single “Donna Don’t Take My Summer” - out now.

    Speaking of the video Rory and the Island said: "This is one of the cheekiest videos I ever did, as the majority of it was filmed on my phone at 5am in Glasgow city centre on the set of the new Indiana Jones movie before the cast and crew arrived! They had recreated New York City circa 1970 and it fit perfectly with the song lyrics, but I was chased away by security in the middle of it, and rightly so!"

    This colourful upbeat retro pop tune is a huge departure for Rory and the Island with nods to the New York Disco scene of the late 1970s, channeling artists such as Quincy Jones, KC and the Sunshine Band and Nile Rogers.

    The single is released ahead of Rory and the Island returning to the live music scene with two sold out shows in the Dublin Castle Camden, London on 13th and 14th August, and follows his two most recent singles hitting the Number 1 spot on iTunes Ireland in 2021.

    Recorded in Distant City Studios in Yorkshire, “Donna Don’t Take My Summer” was mixed by Joss Worthington and Paul Gallagher, then remastered by John Davies who has received huge acclaim for his recent work with The Killers, U2 and Years & Years.

    Donegal singer/songwriter Rory Gallagher, who has been releasing and producing his own music since 2011 under the project name Rory and the Island has had quite the 17 months since the global pandemic began. After moving his family to Edinburgh in Scotland to open a brand new live music bar in the city called "The Wildcat" in March 2020, the venue never saw it's official opening night due to Covid19 and Rory Gallagher found himself locked down in a new city and very very lost.

    Like most musicians Rory and the Island began live Facebook gigs every week and opted for "escapism" in his shows making them very colorful, upbeat and quirky as opposed to holding a mirror up to the depressing situation. Rory and the Island gradually built up 30,000 facebook followers with some of his shows averaging up to 50k views on FB watch playback during the week during the Spring.

    As he has done all of his life, Rory and the Island decided to keep playing original music in among all the requests he was getting from the public, and two of his new songs "When the Lights go Down" and "Miss This" both then charted at Number 1 on iTunes Ireland in the past year.

    This huge outpouring of new interest has led to Rory and the Island having 7 sold out shows coming up in Ireland and the UK, with his Dublin and Belfast shows in Opium and the Blackbox selling out in less than 48 hours.

    Rory Gallagher was previously the lead singer and bass player with Donegal indie-Pop Punk trio The Revs - 20 years ago in the summer of 2001 The Revs had a huge hit with their debut single "Wired to the Moon" which stayed in the Irish charts for 9 weeks and led to the band winning best newcomer at the Meteor and Hot Press awards in Dublin and saw the band go on to sell over 20,000 albums and play Slane Castle, Oxygen and the Reading and Leeds festivals in England.

    “Donna Don’t Take My Summer” the brand new single from Rory & The Island is out now across all digital platforms.

    Website | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube

    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

    ***COVID-19 CERT + PHOTO ID REQUIRED***

    Less Info

  • 13 Mar

    €23.50 / 6.30pm / Live Music / 13 Mar

    Steve’n’Seagulls

    Live Free Tourbookings, Shizznigh Promotions & Rackus Rattus Promo Co presents

    Steve'n'Seagulls

    LION TAMER TOUR 2022

    WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

    Doors 6:30pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €23.50 go on sale now from Whelanslive.com

    Proudly promoted by LIVE FREE TOUR BOOKING

    Less Info

  • 26 Apr

    €29.50 / Live Music / 26 Apr

    Stoner

    Rad stays rad. A few ideas are timeless. Stoner is Brant Bjork (guitar/vocals), Nick Oliveri (bass/vocals) and Ryan Gut (drums), and from flowing jams to all-out punker blasts, they know what they’re doing.

    It ain’t anybody’s first time at the dance, and you don’t call your band Stoner if you’ve never heard the word before. Stoner, however straight-ahead their moniker, encompass varied styles and the songwriting of Bjork and Oliveri – both founders of Kyuss, also Mondo Generator, Ché, Fu Manchu, Bloodcot, and more between them. Atop the classic-style swing and flow from Gut (also of Bjork’s solo band), Stoner keep it casual and wear the name as only those who helped create the sound could.

    Doors 7pm / Strictly over 18's

    Tickets €29.50 on sale now from Whelanslive.com

    Less Info

  • 30 Apr

    €21+bf / 7:30pm / Live Music / 30 Apr

    Róisín O

    The incredible Róisín O will be performing at Opium, Dublin on the 30th of April 2022. Don't miss out on this one, tickets on sale Friday 22nd Oct, 9am

    WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €22.50 go on sale on Fri 22nd Oct, 9am from Whelanslive.com

    Proudly promoted by TEG MJR EIRE

    Less Info

  • 5 May

    €22.90 / 7:30pm / Live Music / 5 May

    Twin Atlantic

    Twin Atlantic Return Reinvented With New Look Lineup & New Album ‘Transparency’ out January 7th

    New Single ‘One Man Party’ out now

    ‘Free’ - 10 Year Anniversary Tour Dates Announced!
    May 2022 UK Headline Tour

    Twin Atlantic have just announced a headline show at Opium, Dublin on 5th May 2022. Tickets go on sale Friday 10th September at 9am from Ticketmaster Ireland. The band have also announced details of their brand new album Transparency - out January 7th - marking the start of a new chapter in the Scots’ prolific career, which also sees the departure of drummer Craig Kneale.

    The announcement follows their recent charismatic, swaggering new track ‘Bang On The Gong’ - which embraced a fun and exciting direction for Twin Atlantic. Today sees the sequel in brand new single ‘One Man Party’. Medicine, mimosas, panic attacks - a split personality having a party, set to frantic beats and sleazy synths. Watch the brilliant one-take sequel video, directed by Nick Afchain.

    ‘Transparency’ is Sam McTrusty spilling his guts on everything from marriage, male friendship and the absurdity of social media to parenthood, medication and his mum. Written in strained circumstances and recorded remotely with Sam’s mate and mentor Jacknife Lee, the album arrived more by accident than design when the world went into lockdown last spring. ‘Young’ is a finger-pointing, post-Brexit rant at people who vote without considering the consequences. ‘Dirty’ is a piss-take of Sam himself, the singer in a band sipping Champagne who would have appalled his younger self. The Talking Heads-y ‘Dance Like Your Mother’ is about being in a rock band who want their fans to dance, and ‘Instigator’ deals with the pressure he feels as a frontman.

    Sam says; “After the challenges put in front of everyone in 2020 and 21 I did what I’ve always done in moments of turmoil, stress or anxiety and started to write songs. It slowly evolved into an album and something we feel puts a new stamp on our band which really excites us.”

    The band recently delivered a triumphant UK tour, welcoming hungry fans back with a rapturous sold out headline show at London’s Electric Ballroom. The band today announce a fresh run of May 2022 shows, including London’s Roundhouse, and Glasgow iconic Barrowland, to celebrate 10 years of their career-changing Free album.

    Sam comments; “We’ve very rarely ever been a band who look back, but during the lockdown, ‘Free’ turned 10 years old. It hit another landmark of selling 100,000 copies in the UK. To celebrate that, we wanted to do something in return and finally play an album from start to end live. Can’t wait to see you all there!”

    The new record also sees the departure of drummer Craig Kneale, who says; “It is with a heavy heart and so many great memories that I've decided to step back from Twin Atlantic. I love this band and still believe that big things lie ahead - but this feels like the right time for me to jump off and try something new. To have been able to travel the world and play music with my best friends for 15 years has been the greatest privilege. To everyone that’s supported the band over the years - you are the fuel that makes this all mean something. Thank you. What a joy it’s been to be in a band with Sam, Ross & Barry. It still feels like a dream. Craig x”

    For an album made quietly in lockdown, Transparency is begging to be played loud and live. Bold, adventurous, and a load of fun. This is just the start of a new era for Twin Atlantic.

    Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €22.90 on sale Fri 10th Sept, 9am from Whelanslive.com

    Less Info

  • 14 May

    €25 / 6pm / Live Music / 14 May

    MGLA

    Polish black metal force MGLA returns to Ireland for 3 shows in May 2022. Tickets on sale 22nd September @ 10am.

    13th – Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick
    14th – Opium, Dublin
    15th – Limelight 2, Belfast

    Website | Facebook | Instagram

    Doors 6pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €25 inc bkg fee on sale 22nd September @ 10am from Ticketmaster, tickets.ie, Whelanslive.com & Sound Cellar.

    Proudly promoted by DME

    Less Info

  • 22 May

    €16 / Live Music / 22 May

    Donny Benét

    Konichiwa.
    Santorini.
    Working Out.
    These songs represent just a small taste of the enigma that is Donny Benét.

    Hailed and panned by critics as “Prince on a serious budget cut” Donny Benét is best described as the favourite nephew to Uncles Giorgio Moroder, Alan Vega and Michael McDonald.

    Residing in Sydney, Australia, Benét writes, performs and records entirely by himself at the renowned Donnyland Studios. Vintage synthesisers and drum machines are used exclusively to present Benét’s views on life, love and relationships through the power of song.

    Benét’s 2011 breakthrough album “Don’t Hold Back”, confused and intrigued many, establishing him as a cult figure in the Australian music scene. The piece de resistance came in the form of the 2018 album The Don. Donny’s latest singles Second Dinner and Girl of My Dreams provide a small taste of his recently released and highly anticipated album Mr Experience.

    A breakthrough set at the Pohoda Festival in 2018 led to constant international touring throughout 2018/19 with Donny building new audiences across Europe and the US.

    Don is joined by his band of professionals, The Donny Benét Show band when performing live.

    “Jeffrey Lebowski, it is “The Dude”, Donny Benét, it is “The Don”. Quite simply.”

    Doors 8pm // Strictly over 18′s

    Tickets €16 on sale now from Whelanslive.com

    Less Info

  • 17 Sep

    €25 / Live Music / 17 Sep

    Primordial & Mourning Beloveth

    Primordial will play Opium, Dublin on Saturday 17th Sept 2022 w/ very special guests Mourning Beloveth. Both bands will perform sets including rarely (if ever) played tracks!

    Tickets €25 inc bkg fee on sale now from Ticketmaster, tickets.ie, Whelanslive.com & Sound Cellar.

    Doors 6pm // Over 18's

    Less Info