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Pod/Tripod/Crawdaddy, Dublin

Old Harcourt Station
Harcourt Street
Ireland 2
Tel: 353 1 476 3374's insider take:

In the beginning, there was the POD. Or Place of Dance, as the acronym may be. The old Harcourt Street railway station was first converted to an industrial nightclub space in 1993, when Dublin's club culture was only beginning to come into its own. Paul Oakenfold, Marshall Jefferson, and Boy George have all manned the decks, but the venue's latest incarnation is arguably its best. Clubbers now have the run of the 1,300-capacity Tripod (also a live venue), the smaller-scale Crawdaddy, and POD itself—all of which interlink, depending on the night. From private booths to pared-back granite walls and throbbing, gigantic dance spaces, there's something for everyone here.—Pól Ó Conghaile

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