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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Neighbourhood: Temple Bar
How to get there
  • Jervis • 4 min walk
  • Four Courts • 6 min walk
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  • Susan O
    Barking, United Kingdom151 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overpriced Tourist Venue
    Had to stop and have a pint in this well known tourist venue. The pub is delightful and plenty of places to sit down. The beers were all good but nearly 10E a pint which the barman apologised for!!! Worth a visit but not for more than one drink.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 28 April 2023
  • Cali S
    13 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth it for 1 visit, but piss smell will keep me away.
    During the day the place has some cute shops, lots of touristy shops but also eclectic stops and a great Anime/Comic shop called Forbidden Planet. However, it smelled like piss even during the middle of the day, and the night we spent there was even worse with people's puke on the sidewalk and angry drunks yelling at people by 5pm. The bars had lots of live music which we enjoyed and was certainly the highlight while visiting Dublin, but I think next time we'll stay away from Temple Bar district and get our live Irish pub music elsewhere.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 9 May 2023
  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, California3,046 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and Touristy
    Hey, I’m a tourist so I fit right in. Quite a few pubs and restaurants to choose from, so go by the ‘crowd’ factor - if it looks packed, that’s probably the place to be. We popped around the area having a pint here and there just to experience a variety of places. You’re more likely to meet someone from Jersey than someone from Dublin in this neighborhood.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 May 2023
  • jxx9595
    1,469 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tourist mecca
    This area can be filled with people or quiet and empty. It all depends when you go and what you want. A stroll in the morning will get you a chance to see it without much interference. Later in the day and into the night, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, and you can listen to music from various bars as you walk. Very touristy, but that's okay when you are a tourist.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 26 May 2023
  • 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
    59 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, Minnesota20 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, Australia20 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 Kingdom7 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, Ohio4,705 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
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alex m
7 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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Julie F
New Smyrna Beach, FL341 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Nice to get pictures in morning or early afternoon. We were there during St Patrick’s weekend and it was crazy. It gets very busy and prices are crazy. There are much better places to get drinks.
Written 18 March 2024
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James
Cheshire, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Wasn’t the best pint of Guinness we had, however it’s a lovely little boozer. Nice and cosy and the staff are belter. It’s not as busy if you go mid week or early afternoon.
Written 12 March 2024
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karen g
Barnsley, UK57 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Nice bar, good music. Pretty to look at and to take a picture of but the prices are ridiculous. Definitely rip the tourists off we got 2 halves of cider half a coke and 2 baby guiness and it came to 34 euro 05. We were charged 19 euro 20 for 2 baby guiness!!! 2!!!. We were told by 2 locals not to go there and wished we had listened to them. The chap who served us was friendly but I suppose when your robbing people it's easy to smile in their face.
Written 27 January 2024
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TravelDummy
Sydney, Australia114 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Beautiful looking pub. Great music and atmosphere. Was vey busy and didn’t stay too long. There are plenty of other pubs around as well if Temple bar is overflowing
Written 27 January 2024
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weeezoo
Woking, UK572 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I went there in the morning and at night it was a completely different atmosphere. The area is close to the river and very easy to find. There's a good choice of cuisine from a number of restaurants in the area.
Written 19 January 2024
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
With its cobbled stone streets and lovely, bars this part of Dublin, as an electric atmosphere about, it definitely a must visit at least one for all visitors to this wonderful city.
Written 19 January 2024
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matriceli
Shrewsbury9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
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.
Written 14 November 2023
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Jamaalg212
New Jersey7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
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!.
Written 2 November 2023
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Laura R
Guttenberg, NJ305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This is an area with many pubs, cafes and some shops. It is great to walk around, and have a pint. There is much history here. The pubs are open to kids during the day.
Written 23 October 2023
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