The Quays Temple Bar
The Quays Temple Bar
4.5
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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Traditional Irish Pub. Open 7 days a week with live Irish music daily. Join us for fun and music in the heart of Temple bar.
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  • Zoltán S
    Debrecen, Hungary79 contributions
    A great evening at Quays
    Dublin has certainly lots of pubs. Quayles seems to be one of the best. Hard to find a table on a packed evening... Great beer, good food to help drinking even more beer. I recommend the leg of lamb and the great Irish stew. Friendly nice atmosphere and personnel.
    Dear customer, thank you for your reviewing and visiting us. We’re grateful and appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us. We hope to see you soon again!
    Written April 8, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 9, 2023
  • David K
    4 contributions
    How to become Irish
    A pure Irish experience. Trina is an awesome bartender who made us feel like family. Good food great music and a must visit. As one who traveled all the way from Las Vegas, it was a great start and end to our Ireland holiday.
    Dear customer, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts as a review. We are happy to know that you had a good experience while visiting us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Written April 8, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 16, 2023
  • michele h
    Nottingham, United Kingdom65 contributions
    Excellent food and service
    Very busy restaurant in the heart of Dublin. No booking required. Just walk in and the guy seating people has a fabulous system of dealing with customers and getting you seated as quickly as possible. The service and food were excellent and I can highly recommend the seafood chowder. So much so we returned twice in our 3 night stay.
    Dear Michele, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star rating – it’s much appreciated! We are happy you had a great time visiting us and we are looking forward to seeing you soon.
    Written April 14, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 10, 2023
  • Aisling R
    Birmingham, United Kingdom10 contributions
    Fun bar
    We stumbled upon this gem when heading to the elusive temple bar. We heard the music outside and thought we must go in. It was a great evening, with lively Irish jig style music, which was very fun!
    Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us and that you were able to experience some lively Irish jig style music. We take pride in providing a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for all of our guests and we are glad to have exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you again soon at The Quay's!
    Written May 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 8, 2023
  • James G
    Laguna Niguel, California4 contributions
    Amazing food, people and atmosphere
    We were walking down a crowded street and were pulled into this restaurant as we saw others walking in. Amazing food, unbelievable service, great beer and the kindest people. Really cool atmosphere and while I don’t know much about Ireland I felt it was authentic. Also I had the “banger and mash” and it was amazing. Maybe the best food on our trip
    Dear customer, We're thrilled to hear that your spontaneous decision to dine at our restaurant turned out to be such a positive experience! It's wonderful that you enjoyed the amazing food, outstanding service, and great beer. We're delighted that our staff made you feel welcome and contributed to a cool and authentic atmosphere. We're also glad that your choice of "banger and mash" was a highlight of your trip and left a memorable impression. Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future for more exceptional moments!
    Written August 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 15, 2023
  • MaryAnn
    Bristol, United Kingdom16 contributions
    Best bar in Dublin ❤️
    The best music bar in Temple Bar. Always fun and lively. We start there and end there every trip. Been coming for 10 years. Declan and Ritchie on the door are exceptional and do an amazing job keeping everyone safe in a crowded space. Worth their weight in gold!
    Dear customer, Thank you for your loyalty and wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to be your preferred music bar in Temple Bar, and we're delighted that you've had fun and lively experiences during your visits. It's fantastic to hear that you've made it a tradition to start and end your trips with us over the past 10 years. We greatly appreciate your recognition of Declan and Ritchie's exceptional work at the door. Ensuring the safety and enjoyment of our guests is a top priority, and we're glad they've made a positive impact on your experiences. Your kind words mean a lot to us, and we're excited to continue providing you with great memories and exceptional service. Looking forward to your next visit!
    Written August 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Manuela S
    1 contribution
    Perfect bar - perfect doorman
    3 nights in Dublin - 3 nights in the Quays. What an amazing place with the most wonderful doorman! Declan, thank you very much you made us feel safe, welcome and we enjoyed every second of our stay. See you next time!
    Dear customer, We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience during your three nights at The Quays! It's wonderful that you found our establishment to be such a welcoming and enjoyable place. Thank you for acknowledging Declan, our doorman, for his exceptional service in making you feel safe and welcome. We're excited to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future for more memorable moments. See you next time, and thank you for your kind words!
    Written August 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Gary W
    Richmond, Australia885 contributions
    Live Music
    Had drinks at the Quay's. Service friendly and efficient. Prices high but comparable with other establishments in the area. Atmosphere good and live music was playing. It was annoying that the entrance was inhabited by vapers and smokers who happily shared their smoke with other patrons. Not particularly clean but everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.
    Dear customer, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're glad to hear that you found our service friendly and efficient, and that the atmosphere was enjoyable with live music playing. We appreciate your feedback on the pricing and cleanliness, and we'll certainly take your comments into consideration to improve our offerings. Despite the noted concerns, we're pleased to know that overall, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again and provide an even better experience in the future.
    Written August 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Mike B
    Mineral, Virginia1,030 contributions
    Bar on the Restaurant Side Was a Great Option
    Stop into the Quays Temple Bar for a couple drinks after eating lunch in the Temple Bar area. We initially walked into the side of Quays where the music was playing, but it was standing room only, and very loud. We were going to try somewhere else and were walking through the short hallway to the restaurant side, and noticed they had a full bar over there as well, with several open stools available. So we sat there and had our drinks, and we able to easily hear the music, at a much lower volume. Much more enjoyable! Friendly bartender, and a nice little place.
    Dear customer, We're delighted to hear you had a much more enjoyable experience at The Quays Temple Bar! It's great that you found a comfortable spot in the restaurant side with open stools, allowing you to easily enjoy the music at a lower volume. We appreciate your positive feedback about the friendly bartender and the overall atmosphere. Thank you for stopping by, and we hope to welcome you back for more pleasant moments!
    Written January 12, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 2, 2023
  • Steve A
    14 contributions
    Recommended
    First visit to Ireland, decided to visit Dublin. Walking around found this bar/restaurant. Was shown to our seat, we was welcomed with a lovely warm smile and greeting.Leah our server was lovely, gave a great advice on the food also acted a brilliant tour guide on where to visit etc, if this is the start of what to expect, we are in for a treat. Thank you very much, by the way food was gorgeous.
    Dear customer, We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience during your first visit to Ireland at our bar/restaurant! It's wonderful that Leah provided excellent service, offered great advice, and even acted as a tour guide. We're delighted you enjoyed the warm welcome and found the food gorgeous. Thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to treating you to more delightful moments during your stay in Dublin!
    Written January 12, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 6, 2023
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251 reviews
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Adriano G
barueri1 contribution
Sunday January 5th I was at The Quays Pub located at Temple Bar, when I went to pay two two beers totaling € 13.40 the guy who works at the bar put in the € 113.40 card machine. I went to the pub on Monday to talk about it. The Manager said that the transfer would be made to my account. Each day I went there to ask why they didn't give me back the money they gave me a new return date. This has already been 9 days and so far I have not received my money back.
Written January 14, 2020
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Hi Adriano, Thank you for your review. I have spoken to our accounts team and have been informed that this was refunded as soon as we were made aware. The refund process does take 5-10 business days as it was done by card. We hope this didn't cause too much inconvenience.
Written January 20, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Natasha
Manchester, UK174 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
The bar itself is great, all the seating is outside, across the road from the bar. There is ample seating and it’s under cover too. Staff are great and serve really quickly. The only thing that totally put me off were the cocktails. They are strong and not nice strong either, tastes like pure alcohol in a glass. If you want to get sh*tfaced then this is the place for you, otherwise stick to what you know drinks wise. I was gutted because the slush machine was broke as I reckon they would have been better tasting!
Written August 13, 2021
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khankins26
12 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Sadly I find myself writing a review I would not normally share. WARNING Ladies I am not sure about the bouncer with the beard's attitude is about!! We had been out for an afternoon drink before going home. We had just enjoyed 2 drinks and left when the music stopped to grab a bite to eat. We had enjoyed the atmosphere and music albeit I must add my daughter ordered a vodka and coke from the eldest man and there was no vodka. When ordering the second drink, we ensured to have it separate and it was okay. We went to go back and the bouncer said you need to go off and grab some food! Being a mature woman I said we have just been and wished to come in. He basically wouldn't let us in. Maybe he was saving us from something but personally we felt attacked for possibly just being British. I am open to the management getting in touch with me and I will be honest with what happened. Strangely enough when we got turned away 2 girls who again were sober came up to ask what happened and the same happened to them. If I can help guide anyone, I would say avoid this location along with the entrance to Teac na Ceibe and give your well earned money to an appreciative establishment.
Written January 28, 2024
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Dear customer, We're sorry to hear about your disappointing experience, and we appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention. We strive to create a welcoming atmosphere for all our patrons, and your feedback is taken seriously. Our team will review the incident, and we'd like to investigate this further. Could you please provide more details such as the date and time of the incident, so we can identify the staff involved? You can contact us at info@quaysdublin.ie. We value your input, and we're committed to addressing this matter appropriately. Thank you for bringing it to our notice.
Written January 30, 2024
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James G
Laguna Niguel, CA4 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We were walking down a crowded street and were pulled into this restaurant as we saw others walking in. Amazing food, unbelievable service, great beer and the kindest people. Really cool atmosphere and while I don’t know much about Ireland I felt it was authentic. Also I had the “banger and mash” and it was amazing. Maybe the best food on our trip
Written July 15, 2023
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Dear customer, We're thrilled to hear that your spontaneous decision to dine at our restaurant turned out to be such a positive experience! It's wonderful that you enjoyed the amazing food, outstanding service, and great beer. We're delighted that our staff made you feel welcome and contributed to a cool and authentic atmosphere. We're also glad that your choice of "banger and mash" was a highlight of your trip and left a memorable impression. Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future for more exceptional moments!
Written August 9, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

blondiemay
edinburgh540 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Been a few times and such a great atmosphere. Took our 6 year old in a couple of times in the afternoon and he loved the live music. Always busy but we got there about 130 and alwayd managed to get a seat. One of our favourite bars in temple bar for music and a drink. The only negative is the toilets stink
Written December 28, 2022
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Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts as a review. We are happy to know that you had a good experience while visiting us. We look forward to seeing you again!
Written January 17, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mike B
Mineral, VA1,030 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Stop into the Quays Temple Bar for a couple drinks after eating lunch in the Temple Bar area. We initially walked into the side of Quays where the music was playing, but it was standing room only, and very loud. We were going to try somewhere else and were walking through the short hallway to the restaurant side, and noticed they had a full bar over there as well, with several open stools available. So we sat there and had our drinks, and we able to easily hear the music, at a much lower volume. Much more enjoyable! Friendly bartender, and a nice little place.
Written September 2, 2023
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Dear customer, We're delighted to hear you had a much more enjoyable experience at The Quays Temple Bar! It's great that you found a comfortable spot in the restaurant side with open stools, allowing you to easily enjoy the music at a lower volume. We appreciate your positive feedback about the friendly bartender and the overall atmosphere. Thank you for stopping by, and we hope to welcome you back for more pleasant moments!
Written January 12, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CheshireDancingqueen
Nantwich, UK976 contributions
Feb 2023
When visiting Dublin we normally head to The Temple Bar bar for a pint of Guinness, this time is was absolutely rammed (the night before a ‘new’ Bank holiday in Ireland), we kept a looked for somewhere else, The Quays looked appealing so in we went…..what a great find.

We managed to get a cosy seat at the bar to enjoy the excellent live music. The bar staff were fabulous as was the bouncer in dealing with a couple of young ladies who clearly were making the most of the fact they were not working the next day.

Great bar, great Guinness and amazing staff. Well worth a visit.
Written February 11, 2023
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Dear customer, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star rating – it’s much appreciated! We are happy you had a great time visiting us and we are looking forward to seeing you soon.
Written February 15, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sara Mas_
Rome, Italy2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Definitely not recommended at all. I’ve never been in a place like this, where we were forced to order the main course and were not free to choose any other “smaller” option available on the menu (and they didn’t even tell us before!). Yet, the worst part was that waiters were incredibly rude (apart from the girls who were nice). Such a shameful treatment deserves an honest review! You guys should really learn the basics of hospitality and customer service…
Written May 1, 2023
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Dear customer, We are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience at our establishment. It is certainly not our intention to force our customers to order a specific item from the menu without informing them beforehand. We take pride in providing our customers with a wide range of options to choose from. Regarding the behavior of our waiters, we apologize for any rudeness that you experienced. We take our customer service very seriously and we will investigate this matter to ensure that our staff are treating our customers with the utmost respect and professionalism. We appreciate your feedback and would welcome the opportunity to make things right. Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss your experience further.
Written May 3, 2023
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Travellerswest
Brixham, UK93 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Tale of two halves sadly. The pub and the inside are amazing fun and great service from the friendly bar staff, atmosphere and drinks are great too. Only downside to this bar is the weird doorman or bouncer. Luckily we were already inside the pub, sat by the window we watched his behaviour, horrendous. He seems to pick and choose who he lets in, even families he would stop some members but let others in, groups of drunk men are fine, but older women aren’t, then they are, then they aren’t again. He was the only downside to this pub
Written March 26, 2023
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Dear customer, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your experience wasn't great. Please don't hesitate to send us a private message, so we can discuss it more further. We hope to see you soon!
Written April 8, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ellie M
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Couples
My partner and I came over to Dublin from Scotland and spent New Year's Eve in the The Quay's Bar and we had a great night. Place was jumping, live singer on all night and even though it was mobbed, you were never stood very long at the bar waiting for a drink! Will definitely go back when next visiting Dublin
Written January 5, 2024
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Dear customer, We're delighted to hear that you and your partner had a great New Year's Eve at The Quays Bar! It's fantastic that the place was lively with a live singer, and we're glad to hear that the service was efficient even with the crowd. Thank you for choosing us to celebrate, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Dublin. Cheers!
Written January 12, 2024
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