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Temple Bar

#1 of 3 Other in Dublin
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Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Address: 2 - 5 Wellington Quay | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 17030700
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dancing, Dining, Drinking, Nightlife, Shopping
Description: Funky shops, eclectic cafes and hordes of stylish young Europeans have...
Funky shops, eclectic cafes and hordes of stylish young Europeans have made Temple Bar one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city.
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Touristy pub but so what?!!

The Temple Bar pub is touristy, but so what!?! It also has music on during the day, they serve decent food and it always has a good buzz about it. The booze is expensive, but so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It sure has a buzz and the feel good factor - possibly the heart of the City but with Guiness at 7 euros a pop - it's too pricey!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The Temple Bar pub is touristy, but so what!?! It also has music on during the day, they serve decent food and it always has a good buzz about it. The booze is expensive, but so is everywhere in Temple Bar area! As pubs go in the Temple Bar area, I like it and I'm a Dubliner! Go, have one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were told by 2 people to avoid this bar because it was touristy and not authentic.We decided to give it a try anyway since they had live music.We had fun and although it may not be favored by locals, we would recommend it. Not overly expensive. Only problem was the crowd since it was hard to find a place... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Was in Dublin for a couple of hours only so decided to grab a few pints of Guinness at the famous Temple Bar pub. It's a great old place with a quaint outside courtyard area to enjoy the sun / have a smoke. It's deceptively big and was very busy considering it was a weekday in the afternoon - there's... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This very popular tourist hangout is best experienced during the cold light of day, when you can navigate your way across the uneven cobblestones withour being jostled by revellers.This old section of the town does have a charm about it, that is undeniable. There are many good restaurants and pubs in this area, but by no means does Temple Bar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

is both an area in the center of dublin and allso a pub with this name the area is where you will find many pubs and resaurants, good food , live music and so on. the pub is nice situated in the mniddle of the temple bar area, live music, drinks and good atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Since our stay was short, we were planning just to have a drink and enjoy the atmosphere … Place was busy like usually the pubs are but still service was impeccable … Enjoying the moment, we decided to try out the food, which we absolutely don’t regret … Choices go further away than the usual fish and chips …. I... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I had a baileys coffee in the Fitzsomons bar on the banks of the Liffey and walked around the cobblestone streets with my friends. We saw a photographic exhibition and had more food in the Storehouse bar in this area too, which had a great musician playing. We had spicy chicken wings here which we enjoyed and the staff in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Temple bar has a great atmosphere. Most pubs we visited in had live music playing which was great. The prices are quite expensive and its really busy with tourists but it is worth a visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This area - mostly of pubs - is only for tourists willing to pay extra for (inferior) cocktails and beers. It's a young person's place, popular with stag nighters and hen parties. The music provided in the pubs is hardly 'traditional', though described as such. There are much better pubs and restaurants in the older part of Dublin, where you'll... More 

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