Our Mission

The Black Gate is a place of the arts. It has been born with creativity at its heart, and, with it, we will further assert the creative soul of this city. With music, literature, art, film, dance, and learning, we will create a home for the artist and a haven for art lovers. This will be a place to enjoy. Both for the events that happen here and for the atmosphere. Whether listening to a concert, watching a film, listening to a speaker, enjoying reading a book in the library with a coffee or a glass of wine, or having a good night with old friends, we will welcome you, we will look after you, and we will entertain you.


We aim to offer the very best in music, literature, art, film, dance & learning.

Check out our Events Page for latest events.

Wine & Beer Bar

We have a comprehensive selection of world wines all by the glass and by the bottle. We stock a selection of Irish and International craft beers.

Our food menu is simple, but extremely tasty and bursting with quality local ingredients. View our Evening Menu.

Jazz Club

We regularly host both local and international jazz musicians in our ambient basement.

View our Jazz Club page on how to get info on upcoming gigs.

Creative Office Space

We have 400mb broadband, some of the best desks and chairs in town and we offer great monthly rates for creatives.

We have some spaces left! Desks €200 per month.

Film Club

Showing the best of old and new movies, documentaries and short films.

Check out our Film Club Page for more information.


We've got a few nice mentions in the media since we opened.

Check out our Media Page to read some of the articles.

Our Location

We are located at 14 Francis Street which is the next street after Eglington Street on the way to the Town Hall Theatre.

Get in Touch

Please get in touch if you would like to make a booking or if you have any other questions we can help with you with!


Thanks, Eamonn & Peadar.