Lost Lane is a live music venue, late night bar, and event location, located in the heart of Dublin at the end of Grafton Street. Construction started on the 21st January, and is now finished. Lost Lane was opened in April 2019.
Music and emerging talent will be at the heart of Lost Lane, as the venue seeks to create and maintain a reputation as the home of live music in Dublin. Artists will span a diverse range of acts from across the Irish and international music scene, and it will give home to genres from rock and indie, to jazz and trad bands.
Music lovers can expect to see collaborative line ups that will feature renowned household names such as Wyvern Lingo and Delorentos, alongside some of Ireland’s up and coming talent. Through Lost Lane, The Porterhouse Group are seeking to provide a platform to shine a light on the ones to watch within the music industry and create a sense of community for the music and entertainment scene in the area.
From Thursdays through Saturdays, Lost Lane will also play host to live DJ sets from the likes of DJ Nialler9 and friends to Lost & Sound (a new female DJ collaboration with Sally Cinnamon, Claire Beck and Kate Brennan-Harding) who will see Lost Lane into the early hours.
Monday nights will become the go to for industry stalwarts with free entry live music gigs and residencies from bands like Showguns of Stank (Mick Pyro and Pete Pamf) and The Square Pegs. It’s the perfect solution for musicians and industry workers looking for somewhere to party on their night off and Dubliners looking to kick start their week with a night out. Substantial investment has been made to respectfully restore and preserve the venue’s Georgian structure and details alongside updating and installing state of the art sound and lighting, acoustic treatment and set design that will promise a complete immersive live music experience.
Premier Hospitality spoke to Elliot Hughes, the owner of Lost Lane and part of the Porterhouse Group, prior to the opening of the venue:
How did it come about?
“We had a nightclub in the building for the last 14 or 15 years and it had been going about 10 years before that. Really, the old venue had had its day, and we decided we’d give it an uplift. In terms of the night life in the direct area, Lost Lane is quite unique to anything else.”
Can you tell us more about the concept of Lost Lane?
“Design wise, Lost Lane is quite minimalist. The venue room in particular is all about the staging and the lighting. We were deliberately trying to get everyone to focus on that rather than the quirky effects of the building. It’s an older style building where everything is very ornate. But it’s drastically different from the nightclub before; this is darker and has a hipster-y band sort of feel.
“Building wise, there weren’t a huge amount of structural differences, but there was a challenge brand wise in trying to get people to forget what was previously there, and trying to make it totally different.”
What does it mean to open Lost Lane?
“We all can’t wait to see Lost Lane up and running. It’s been a long time in planning, and it has taken time to plan a proper live music venue into our portfolio that has high end acts coming in, and it holds a capacity of up to 600 people. We’re really looking forward to it, and we’ve certainly stepped out of our comfort zone.”