Temple Bar
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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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  • Rosebud
    64 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Avoid temple bar
    Avoid drinking in temple bar. It was costing over €20 euros for two pints . Try find the local pubs much cheaper. It’s getting too expensive to come to Dublin. There need to be something done about the prices. And it’s not all that to be honest .
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Joe
    Cottage Grove, Minnesota34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Touristy - yes. Should you go? YES!
    I feel like sometimes people are not as keen to give this crew the kudos they deserve. It is a little pricy? sure. Is it packed? yeah. Was it a TON OF FUN listening to live music in a beautiful pub with energy only the one and only Temple Bar can provide - HELL YES!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 30 July 2023
  • cootch62
    Townsville, Australia26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Have a wander
    It's very picturesque and also a touch expensive compared to other areas. Like most bar/pub areas around the world, it gets a little untidy as the day wears on. I was in an AirBNB in the area for a couple of nights and it was ... educational ... as the evening progressed.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Laura
    Sheffield, United Kingdom27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a Visit
    I’ve been to Dublin a few times and visited every single time. Absolutely worth a visit, if you don’t like a busy bar, I would recommend visiting in the day time. Expect traditional Irish music with a great and friendly atmosphere! They also sell Temple Bar t-shirts from the bar at 15euros. Highly recommend!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Edwelsh
    North Canton, Ohio6,815 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large lively area
    This area has more pubs per area than anywhere I’ve ever been. It’s mostly a tourist trap and it’s mostly for a younger crowd. But, it’s something you have to see while in Dublin. There are gift shops, a variety of restaurants and of course the world famous Temple Bar. We were there during the Notre Dame football game and it was crazy.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Sherry P
    Brisbane, Australia78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mega Tourist Attraction
    This area is a must when in Dublin. Be warned prices are over the top but the experience of the pubs, the music and the people are so worth the cost. Sadly there are many beggars and hustlers in the area but the upside is the atmosphere. Certainly recommend to fellow travellers.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Walter P
    Brantford, Canada105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy but Fun
    My wife and sister-in-law were doing a ring making class in this area and i had a couple hours to just walk around. It was a blast. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon and the area was filling up. I went to a couple of pubs and once they were done we all walked around. It was fantastic to see the sites and people watch. Everyone was so friendly.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Jamaalg212
    New Jersey69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Blast at the Bar
    Loud, crowded, touristy and AMAZING! Great place for a pint, some good pub food, live music and socializing with strangers. After sightseeing all day we ended up here three nights during our trip and loved every minute of it. Highly recommend visiting during your stay. Also an very cool Whisky bar right next door serving amazing whiskys!.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 November 2023
  • matriceli
    12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy but fun
    Went on a Monday in November and it was absolutely packed - not sure if anyone in there apart from the bar staff was from Dublin. Can only imagine how busy it gets at weekends and at busy times! Music was good and prices in line with expectation. Would go back.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 November 2023
  • Ole-Kristian
    Drammen Municipality, Norway19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tipsy evening at Temple Bar.
    We travelled all the way from Norway to try some Guinness at this venue. Its a great place to visit. But during the night we all became a little tipsy. No one remembers what happened last night, so we've decided to go back and give it another go today.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 April 2024
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Roxanne W
Kingswinford, UK318 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Temple Bar is the bar you have to visit when in Dublin and the atmosphere and live music does not disappoint. We visited in the day and evening and saw 4 different artists and had a great time, it was very busy. The drinks as everyone warns you are exceptionally expensive especially if you don’t drink Guinness and want spirits. Even soft drinks were £4 euros and my dissarano and coke was £14 euros! So bring lots of money and be prepared.
Written 15 March 2020
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Global99858
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
In my opinion Dublin as a whole has aggressive people generally, and Temple bar excels in ripping off customers with outrageous prices. The food portion's seem to be derived from portion's from the second world war rationing era and are so overpriced as to amount to usery, including the userous price of drinks which I have never encountered elsewhere. The staff in some bars and shops are so incredibly rude, very aggressive, and seem to think they are something special for some reason. If you ask a simple question or correct them in any way for their mistakes in overcharging you or providing the wrong item, you are invariably met with bizarre aggression and the prefix "Wha!" which is used constantly as a reflex reaction in Dublin. The central city in some areas is filthy, and the only place remotely worth visiting is the national museum which is free (for now). Dublin, and Temple bar especially is over crowded and smells like vomit and urine in the mornings. Phlegm on the pavements and elsewhere (spitting seems to be a national sport) is frequently encountered. The prices are outrageous for most things. Why anyone would want to visit Dublin or Temple Bar is a mystery. There are other cities which offer far better sightseeing, nicer people and even though still pricey are better value for money. A year in a desert would be preferable to a weekend in Dublin or Temple Bar.
Written 22 May 2020
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janep1
Sheffield, UK663 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
it's somewhere you need to visit as it is very attractive but the drinks are ridiculously priced ( even for Dublin) 42.40 for a round for 4 people and it was so overcrowded you could not move at all. Whilst the music is good there are lots of other options in Dublin for great live music.
If you want to see it I would pop in and out and don' bother with a dirnk- mine got knocked around so much in the crowd barely none of it reached my mouth anyway
Written 13 January 2020
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Rich A
Swindon, UK103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
The Temple Bar is definitely the visual highlight of some really cool bars in the area. The stunning red colour and the flower baskets give it a real fresh look. Inside it has lots of different spaces in quite a dim lit atmosphere.
Food menu is limited and comparatively pricey but the majority of people sat in there seemed to be there for a drop of the black stuff. The live music and pretty full pub made it buzz in a good way. Judging by the lack of seats this place is really popular and well worth a visit and ticking off your tourist trap list.
Written 12 March 2020
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Double A
12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Molly Malones opened its doors and packed the pub on a night when all the pubs were closing due to health and safety fears for their staff and for the good of the public. They sold out for a few extra quid at a time where our country and publicans need to act sensibly for the safety of themselves and others. Shame on them. Avoid it once this all passes and everywhere reopens. Find yourself a proper Irish pub and not a plastic Paddy one like this in Temple Bar.
Written 16 March 2020
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SRJB_London
London313 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Everyone goes to the Temple Bar, and so should you.

The downside of this advice is that the place is crowded, especially at weekends, so it can be hard to find a seat. Admittedly trying to do so when the pub was crammed with Welsh rugby fans was optimistic (though ultimately successful). Prices aren't low, but with a steady stream of tourists, it's hard to argue with their business model.

We had a pint of Smethwick (?) IPA and a glass of white wine, and perched next to the busts of the river gods. (I might be misremembering that bit).
Written 15 February 2020
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Joesph Morgan
Louisiana, MO2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
I came to temple bar with my family a few days before Christmas there, and had the most delightful waitress imaginable. Me, my wife, and son had come to Dublin as a part of my sons graduation present. We were hesitant to go into the bar because it was so busy, as well as my son does have autism, and the crowds can really bother him.
We thought we’d only stay for one pint and then pack up to see somewhere else, but then Amber came over and served us. We had a different waitress before who had frizzy hair, who didn’t really seem to care about her job And was quite rude, and didn’t put in any effort to try and keep customers. But it was when Amber, who cheerfully greeted us with that lovely smile if hers, that we ended up staying. Most people would ignore my son, but when we placed an order, she looked at my son and acknowledged him as if she didn’t see his disability. We ended up staying for a good 3 hours, because my son Noah felt so comfortable. It’s a rare occasion when he feels so at ease in such a busy establishment. Honestly I just wanted to write this saying thank you to Amber, I honestly wish there were more waitresses like this lovely young lady. As a father it makes me happy that not all people judge those where different. Thanks Amber for making Dublin an amazing experience for myself, as well as my family. Have a happy new year, and all the best to you darling.
Written 1 January 2020
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Oliver de Roeck
Cambridge, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This place always seems to be busy and it has a live band on that creates an amazing environment. The drinks may be a little more expensive but they are worth it.
If you go to Dublin you have to pay a visit here one night!
Written 10 March 2020
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Rusmir
Dublin, Ireland190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
If you are in Dublin for a very first time this is must see place. Live gigs, gret selection of beers, gins and whiskeys, vivid and vybrant atmosphere, overcrowded with tourists coming all around the world. Food & drinks are more expensive then in other city center spots, but it's always good to feel the vibe of the Dublin's most famous city centre's street and pub. Before planning your visit, check for openi g/closing times, as many of the pubs due to covid19 are still being closed or operating shorter then usual. I visited a place several times and it was always magnificient.
Written 19 September 2020
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MrThomas1981
Ipswich, UK903 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Temple bar is a proper cheesy tourist trap and you are way more likely to bump into tourists from the other side of the globe than you are an actual Dubliner in here! It was absolutely packed when we went so for the COVID nervy types, it would be best to stay clear as social distancing is absolutely impossible! In fact I haven't seen such a meat market since my student union days. There is live music most of the time although I am slightly dubious as to how much of it was 'live' and how much was backing track'- a few pints and this ceases to matter as you very quickly get carried along with it all! Beer is pricey and spirits even more so but I didn't see much difference between here and many other places. As far as I could see, the only way to save a few euro on beer is to take the bus/train/luas to the end of the line and find the nearest dingy working men's club but others may be able to say differently. Relax, go with the flow and enjoy temple bar for what it is!
Written 30 March 2022
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