Dublin’s Workman’s Club on Wellington Quay has seen some of the biggest names in music strut through its doors since it first opened in 2010. A new mecca on the Irish music scene, it has seen the likes of Morrissey just dropping in to catch the occasional gig, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds enjoying some scoops whenever they’re in town, Friendly Fires having an occasional bop with the cool kids on a Wednesday and not to mention the countless amazing acts that have graced the stage over the past year and a half.
With great decor, constantly changing art on the walls, a superlative music selection, Dublin’s best DJs and the most diverse, fun and interesting bunch of staff of any bar in town, the Workmans’ success has come as no surprise.
This week sees the welcome return of The Vintage Dress Dance to the Workman’s and to celebrate, the first four people to comment below will receive free entry for them and a friend to tonight’s rocking adventure.
The dress dance was originally inspired by hit TV show Mad Men. Its vintage fashion has inspired guys and girls to dress in their gladrags and come and drink cocktails and dance their exquisitely dressed asses off.
The Workman’s main room will for one night be transformed in to a romantic red-hued 60s ballroom, with vintage cocktails, dapper dudes and classic chicks, where current courting rules go out the window and you are left to remember the times when your parents or grandparents would meet, dance and walk home at the end of the evening, arm in arm, and tongue in mouth if he was lucky enough! Ladies are encouraged to don the iconic red lipstick look in order to ‘mark their man’.
The music will take you back to the teddy boy era with some dirty rock’n’roll, some Ella Fitzgerald for the slow sets and some Chuck Berry, Beach Boys and The Crystals to get you jiving the night away.
Tonight’s dance begins at 9pm and rocks on until 3am; so bring your comfy shoes because after mastering the Charleston, the Jitterbug and the Foxtrot you’ll need enough life left in your legs for that romantic walk home.