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Temple Bar

2 - 5 Wellington Quay | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
353 17030700
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As featured in 3 days in Dublin
Ranked #56 of 280 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Specialty Shops
Activities: Dancing, Dining, Drinking, Nightlife, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a tired "Irish culture equals pubs" stereotype. The Temple Bar area of Dublin is a prime example of the rampant fleecing of drunken tourists that should be avoided at all costs. This small area caters to young tourists competing to see how drunk they can get in plentiful "authentic" bars and nightclubs (a.k.a. overpriced tourist traps). Restaurants are... More

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Full of pubs and restaurants street entertainment , and tourist this place is an aladins cave fot the guy who loves his pints , one thing to remember its expensive bring plenty of money , but keep it hiden as you might be pick pocketed , it's ideal for stag parties or hen nights and when in Dublin try the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is a good old fashioned Irish pub with a great atmosphere any day of the week at any time! It's rather expensive for just a couple of beers but you're paying for the lively atmosphere and lives bands that are constantly around. Any travellers in Dublin such go in a least one round and have a few drinks before... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very good live bands playing popular songs. Multiple sections including smoking areas. Good selection of Whiskys at the bar. Good people, local & tourists.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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312 reviews 312 reviews
279 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Temple Bar is a good lively place for a drink. There are many bars in the area and all have their own unique atmosphere. Drinks are expensive though.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I loved the atmosphere and street musicians. People were partying at all hours of the day and night.

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abu dhabi
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17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We stayed in this central area and although it has a bit of a seedy atmosphere, especially round the Temple Bar Square, there are some small narrow streets (love the cobblestones) with, for example, retro clothes shops and cafes and restaurants - of course a lot of pubs too. We were actually told on one of our tours, about the... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Temple Bar is by far my most favorite place in Dublin. Why? Because it oozes culture with local street musicians playing throughout the day, the many Irish pubs (I'll admit they're rather expensive) with their fantastic staff and lively music, the various street sellers on Saturdays and Sundays and the fantastic stores and restaurants scattered throughout the busy streets. If... More

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This is the place is where I come to celebrate! I first came here in November 2013 and was not dissappointed. The guinness is flowing, the music is playing and it has that traditional Irish feel that I was hoping for. Yes it's a little pricey but trust me, its worth every single penny! Get into The Temple Bar and... More

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Popped in for a drink on a day trip to Dublin as had been told it was the place to go to! The pub was busy so good atmosphere. However it came at a price! 1 pint of guiness, 1 pint of bud, 2 gin and tonic and a whisky came to the eye watering amount of €38!

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