In the title molecule, C(21)H(15)ClN(4)S, the triazoloisoquinoline ring system is approximately planar, with an r.m.s. deviation of 0.054 (2) angstrom and a maximum deviation of 0.098 (2) angstrom from the mean plane for the triazole ring C atom that is bonded to the thiazole ring. The thiazole and benzene rings are twisted by 66.36 (7) and 56.32 (7)degrees respectively, with respect to the mean plane of the triazoloisoquinoline ring system. In the crystal structure, molecules are linked by intermolecular C-H center dot center dot center dot N interactions along the a axis. The molecular conformation is stabilized by a weak intramolecular pi-pi interaction involving the thiazole and benzene rings, with a centroid-centroid distance of 3.6546 (11) angstrom . In addition, two other intermolecular pi-pi stacking interactions are observed, between the triazole and benzene rings and between the dihydropyridine and benzene rings [centroid-centroid distances = 3.6489 (11) and 3.5967 (10) angstrom, respectively].