"Tourist Dublin" Temple Bar Area Tip by Muzicdude

Temple Bar Area, Dublin: 100 reviews and 121 photos

Temple Bar would be classified as the main tourist entertainment area in Dublin. It comprises of a series of cobbeled laneways and roads. Many of the buildings have a olde worlde, quaint appearance, comprising of arty shops, galleries, restaurants, bars and hotels.

I have stayed and walked in this area many times, the first time was approx 10 years ago when it was hardly known, things have certainly changed since. It got the reputation of being a magnet for rowdy stag and hen partys, well unfortunatley I think that perception is right. I've found the bars to be full of groups of men and women dressed in fancy clothes making plenty of noise.

I also think that Temple Bar is not good value of money, it definately is very expensive for food and drink, and has become slightly tacky. It offers nothing special that you couldn't get elsewhere for a cheaper price.

After saying that there are a couple of decent bars. The first one is The Oliver St John Gogartys Bar which is in Fleet Street. A nice bar to sit and sip a pint on Friday afternoon watching the world go by.

They have an upstairs bar which plays live traditional music every night. The complex can get very busy at night, so be warned!!!

Another bar that is worth a visit is Buskers, part of the Temple Bar Hotel. This has a modern theme, has plenty of seating and serves a nice meal during the day. Again at night it becomes very busy and is popular with the stag and hen crowd.

Theme: Eating and Drinking

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  • Written Oct 21, 2005
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