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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 #44 of 263 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Stafford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If I am being fair there are a few gems in the rough. Hippertys for example and the porterhouse offer good food and latterly good drink, but they are let down by a plethora of poor and frankly unscrupulous establishments. Most pubs in the area will charge you a fortune for some artificial sense of Irishness. Sadly too many tourists... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Avoid this place, it is an absolute rip-off. How can they justify charging EUR 7.45 for a pint of beer??? Utter greed and an insult to tourists. Disgraceful.

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Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Temple Bar is a place that I would avoid, even if I was under 25 years old. It gets packed, loud, lots of stags and hens parties roaming about, and as the night gets later the price of drink goes up. There are far nicer places to drink and socialise in Dublin than this place, up off Grafton street for... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A good spot to stroll through in daylight to get your cheesy tourist photos, and why not. Doubtless a great spot for noisy nightlife too! Just be aware that this isn't "real Dublin" or "real Ireland". It's certainly not unmissable, or anything like that. When all's said and done it's just a couple of small streets of pubs and clubs... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

But if you want to experience real Dublin Pub life don't go there. There is nothing wrong with the offering if you are looking to meet lots of other young people hell bent on having a very good time by drinking too much alcohol and having a laugh. But if you want something more authentic there are great pubs nearby;... More

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Cork, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Dublin a nice city but no way near Galway or Edinburgh.Real problem with anti social behaviour and Temple Bar is a place to be avoided.Too many drunks and roving gangs.I have been in a lot of cities worldwide and I have never seen so much violence and dirt.O'Connell Street is definitely a place to avoid or any of the streets... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Every city has an area where people go to enjoy nightlife. I haven't been to any that are as overrated and overpriced as Temple Bar. Sure it has the quaint old world architecture, but you can find that all over the British Isles (and it doesn't even come close to Edinburgh, Scotland). All that you will find there are drunks,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A nice place, full of tourists and younger people, they pour a nice pint of Guinness , great music in the evening

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Sao Luis, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great place to hang out with friends. I lived for over one year in Dublin and i spent most of my time in Temple Bar drinking with friend and making new friends.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Whatever time of day you visit Temple Bar it is a bustling, busy area of Dublin. There is such a wide range of food and drink outlets that there is something to suit everyone. We tried several bars and restaurants in the Temple Bar area while we were in Dublin and the vibe was always friendly and upbeat. There was... More

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