Dublin-based nightclub The Girl’s Room is set to make a comeback on 2nd September after its successful summer launch.
The women-only clubbing destination will roll out its second event in the Grand Social, a music venue in Dublin’s city center. Through its ethos, The Girl’s Room creates a safe nightlife space for female clubbers by only allowing women-identifying and non-binary individuals to pass through its doors.
Its first event, which took place on 23rd June at Workman’s Cellar, received positive feedback, according to founder Meg Bergin. She told Irish Mirror that despite some negative comments, the majority of people understand the need for this concept.
“The message we’re trying to send is that we just want that one space for ourselves, we’re not trying to divide all clubs or nightlife itself or all public spaces, we just see the need for this one outlet for women to come together and have fun.”
One hundred fifty people attended the first event, but Meg expects a higher number of participants for The Girl’s Room second edition.
Embodying a safer nightlife alternative for individuals who identify themselves as females, The Girl’s Room concept is inspired by the girls’ bathroom on a night out.
Meg says that she felt inspired by the sense of community experienced amongst women in those spaces. She decided to take that empowering feeling and transform it into an event, rather than allowing it to be just a five-minute chat.
“You’re gassing each other up, you’re complimenting each other and you’re just having the craic.”
This Dublin club has a zero-tolerance policy for any type of harassment and discrimination. Whoever doesn’t comply with the rules can be barred from future events for life.
The Girl’s Room has a full-on feminist approach as the whole team behind the concept – from promoters to DJs – are all women.