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Temple Bar

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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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If you are looking for hustle and bustle come here. Nice buildings and some nice places to visit, but expect to pay tourist rates for most things.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to even just walk around and take in the atmosphere. Some cute shops around there too

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Apparently all it takes to attract tourists is some relaid cobble stones and fake pub fronts. St John Gogertys? The original pub is in America somewhere, what's left is a superpub faking it as a super pub. It was a super pub before they 'redeveloped' it. The Temple Bar pub? Oh please! Only THE MOST EXPENSIVE GUINNESS in Dublin. More... More 

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Bath, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Temple Bar area, much like Bourbon Street in NOLA, is a place where you can see and find just about anything. Live music--indoors and out. Eating--indoors or out. Shopping--high end and low. It's a prime place to people watch, have a pint or several, or just stroll through and shake your head at what you see. Earlier in the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I love this place. There are so many cute cafes and hidden cocktail bars. Suitable for people of all ages!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Temple Bar district is close to the river Liffey. The area offers an abundance of energy and vitality. It is very popular with the younger crowd and features some really great pubs. Some offer free live music at night. There is historical charm, as well, because many of the colorful buildings here date back hundreds of years. Even just... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Be prepared for overpriced drink bouncers who think they are the law ...unqualified bar staff on minimum wage with little English while the average price of a beer is €6 plus ...crammed in to the bars like sardines in a tin....why tourists go there is beyond me

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Houston, Renfrewshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for hustle and bustle come here. Nice buildings and some nice places to visit, but expect to pay tourist rates for most things.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great for pubs and shops a must for fun loving tourists music and lively folk every day or night great buzz about the place.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A huge selection of bars, clubs and restaurants. Usually very crowded at all times of day and night. The whole area feels as though it revolves around drink - you will definitely see lots of drunk people staggering around. The ground is often strewn with broken glass. On a positive note there are usually lots of live music venues, outside... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I would say temple bar is definitely the best spot in the city centre for tourists as there's a huge variety of pubs and restaurants as well as live street music at the square which just creates a really great atmosphere and vibe.

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