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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  • Audrey N
    Spartanburg, South Carolina10 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good but busy
    This place is packed at seemingly all hours of the day! A very cool bar with local musicians, but it was standing room only. Definitely go if you want the experience of an Irish pub, but there are other places with live music and better food.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 6 July 2023
  • 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, Ohio6,806 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 Jersey59 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
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Amy
South East England, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
A great atmosphere and something definitely worth seeing whilst in Dublin. We often passed Temple Bar throughout our trip and it was always busy throughout the day. We did go in and had a drink and watched a couple of live songs. It’s worth going to experience but the drinks are quite pricey and it does get very busy whilst inside!
Written 10 June 2024
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Roselle, IL149 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Crowds, crowds, crowds as well as expensive food and drinks. There is live music in several of the bars, which means more crowds. Bachelor and bachelorette groups, so more crowds. Just wasn't our scene.
Written 4 June 2024
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Paul B
Chirnside Park, Australia549 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Just an amazing array of pubs and shops. Full of tourists taking photos especially outside the actual Temple Bar hotel. Take the time to walk and sample.
Written 29 May 2024
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FyingKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand1,123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A visit to Dublin would never be complete without a visit to Temple Bar. Here you will find a bit of everything that might represent Ireland and Tourism combined. Here you will find Pubs packed with patrons and live musical entertainers. Add to this the abundance of souvenir retailers and eating establishments willing to provide refreshments. Mix in the hordes of attendees, and you are within a mix of discordant symmetry.
Written 26 May 2024
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,011 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
As one would expect with most city centre locations around Europe things are more expensive. So if you are intending on going out drinking in the Temple Bar area you will expect to pay a bit more for things like drinks and meals.

That said the area is really nice and there are lots of nice little shops and the cobbled streets give the area a nice charm although depending on your footwear or mobility you may struggle.

I would definitely recommend visiting the area as this will give you a bit of an idea of what Dublin used to be like in the 19th Century. The majority of the area is still as it once was but you do not have to go too far to reconnect to the 21st Century.

Recommended.
Written 25 May 2024
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Baldofafe
Vendas Novas, Portugal208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It is not possible to visit Dublin without visiting some bars in Temple Bar. Very relaxed atmosphere, but like all places with lot of bars, there are a lot of people drunk on the street.
Written 6 May 2024
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Hilltop V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very nice place, great bar staff and the musicians are top notch, but, here's the but! I think you need to consider as a company who you employ on your doors. I was walking taking photographs like everyone else would when one of your doormen threatened me with words like, don't even f$*ing think about it. I was a bit shocked to be honest as I was not pointing a camera in his direction.
Written 5 May 2024
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karen g
Barnsley, UK66 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Absolute rip off of a place. Charged different prices for same.drinks and wasn't allowed to challenge it at all. My opinion take your picture outside then walk down the road and go to a bar that's not all about the hype and overpriced. Plenty of other better places to go
Written 30 April 2024
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Ole-Kristian
Drammen Municipality, Norway19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
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.
Written 27 April 2024
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alex m
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great service the lad set us up on beer pong, thank you Steve. Helped with the game and organising the area. Very helpful lad.
Written 28 March 2024
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