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Octagon Bar

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#1,197 of 2,102 Restaurants in Dublin
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Clarence Hotel, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 407 0800
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“temple bar” (8 reviews)
“quiet haven” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:30 Hours
Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
Clarence Hotel, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The bartender couldn't be bothered waiting on us, he was more interested in chatting with another server. We had one drink and left. Plenty of bars with good service in Temple Bar.

Thank peggy531
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cocktails but pricey. Served quickly though staff could have been a bit more enthusiastic or happy. Nice environment for a quiet drink.

Thank Bigtangle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As this bar is associated with a hotel, and given the bar was no busy when you were there, I would have expected the barman to come to our table to order drinks. Alas this did not happen. As for the cocktails - they were...More

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 15 March 2018

What a disappointment. Somehow this establishment needs to re-brand themselves and rise up to the former accolades. Stopped in, no music, tired bartender, had to order at the bar, took our beer up to the room. Not the experience we expected, but neither was our...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Right....now forget the U2 connections (Bono & The Edge.....did or do own the Hotel that houses this bar) - you get no connection to that story other than that you read it online somewhere. As many have mentioned in their reviews on here - the...More

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 6 February 2018

It used to be a trendy place to go for a drink but that was a long time ago. There's not much attraction these days.

1  Thank CIARB
Reviewed 30 January 2018

very dark , undecorated , soul less spot...uneducated barman who told us there were no food served when there was...we wasted 1 hour of our life !

Thank frank r
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Visited here for a post dinner drink with some friend close to Christmas. The bar was practically empty with no atmosphere - good for a quiet chat or so we thought. At some appointed time - either the clock reached an appointed time or the...More

Thank Beahive
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We stayed at the Clarencea few days and visited the Octagone bar twice only. If you want a quiet place with a drink or some food this place is ok. Either in the bar or the adjcent "readingroom". As the name implies the bar itself...More

Thank T3T
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I love this bar, it is exactly how it looked 20 years ago. Nice place for a cocktail, it's never too packed.

Thank Taisteal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clarence Hotel, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 407 0800
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