Temple Bar

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Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural quarter, is known the world over for its lively atmosphere 24/7, and its unmissable nightlife scene.

Situated on the South banks of the River Liffey, it’s no surprise why this area draws so many tourists and locals alike throughout the year. So sit back, grab yourselves a Guinness – one of the world’s most popular stouts – and prepare for some good ol’ craic.

  • Three tiled images, one of the exterior of The Auld Dubliner, one of the bar and one of people drinking inside amidst balloons and party streamers

    01. The Auld Dubliner

    24 - 25 Temple Bar, Dublin, Dublin 2 Tel: 031 677 0527 | http://www.aulddubliner.ie

    Kickstart your Temple Bar night in style. Located within the heart of Temple Bar, this is the ideal bolt hole to get away from the world and experience a true taste of Dublin.

    As soon as you step through the doors, you’ll be whisked up in an Irish frenzy, with live Celtic music, a blaze of green, white and orange, and a warm, friendly Irish welcome. There’s even a fantastic food menu to boot – including the world famous Auld Dub All Day Breakfast. This quintessentially Irish haunt won’t disappoint.

    • Opening Times
    • Monday - Tuesday: 10.30 - 23.00
    • Wednesday - Saturday: 10.30 - 02.30
    • Sunday: 12.30 - 23.00

  • Three tiled images of the Foggy Dew bar in Dublin, including a close up of a man drinking, the frontage of the pub and the quirky interiors

    02. Foggy Dew

    1 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Dublin 2 Tel: 031 677 9328 | http://www.thefoggydew.ie

    Overlooking Central Bank Square, the magical Victorian pub, Foggy Dew, is a blast from the Irish past – and a must visit when drinking in Temple Bar.

    Affectionately known by locals as The Foggy, the authentic pub has unique interiors including etched glass and musical memorabilia from across the years. But, the reason people flock here is not only due to the quaint ambiance, charming blend of olde worlde meets modern tradition, and the extensive range of drinks on offer - but because of the live music. The Sunday folk sessions here are second to none – and will have your feet tapping and hands clapping before you know it.

    • Opening Times
    • Monday - Thursday: 12.00 - 00.00
    • Friday - Saturday: 10.00 - 02.00
    • Sunday: 12.00 - 00.00

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    03. Oliver St John Gogartys

    58 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Dublin 2 Tel: 031 671 1822 | http://www.gogartys.ie

    If you’re after a good old Irish knees up, this is definitely the place for you.

    Designed in late 19th century style, and named after famous Irish poet, playwright, surgeon and politician (regular Jack of all trades, he was) – the bar gives an authentic flavour of Dublin. Spread across two floors, there’s plenty of room to party; the ground floor boasts an award winning restaurant, and first floor hosts live, traditional Irish music sessions seven days a week. There’s also an extensive wine list available, as well as a whopping selection of rare whiskeys.

    • Opening Times
    • Monday - Saturday: 12.30 - 02.30
    • Sunday: 12.00 - 16.00

  • Three tiled images, one of people partying outside The Temple Bar pub, and one of the interior decor and bar area, and one of the exteriors of the legendary Dublin pub

    04. The Temple Bar

    Dollard House, 2 - 5 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, Dublin 2 Tel: 031 703 0700 | http://www.thetemplebarpub.com

    It wouldn’t be a Temple Bar pub crawl without a pit stop in this bad boy.

    The iconic, red corner building is synonymous with Dublin nightlife, and is well known as the friendliest watering hole in Dublin. Party goers and epic ale seekers have flocked here for over 160 years – and, it’s no surprise why. With a whopping range of ales and spirits, a lively beer garden, and traditional Irish music sessions daily – this one’s a must.

    • Opening Times
    • Monday - Wednesday: 10.30 - 01.30
    • Thursday - Saturday: 10.30 - 02.30
    • Sunday: 11.30 - 01.00

  • Three tiled images, one of the exterior of Fitzsimons bar, one of some cocktails within the bar and the last of people partying in green Irish hats

    05. Fitzsimons

    21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, Dublin 2 Tel: 031 6779315 | http://www.fitzsimonshotel.com/night-club

    We’re guessing you’re starting to feel the effects of that Guinness now.

    So, onwards and upwards to one of Temple Bar’s finest nightclubs. Fitzsimons hosts many of Dublin’s top DJs - performing their chart, pop, R&B, funk and soul nights throughout the week – to a backdrop of colourful and quirky interiors. There’s even an awesome open-air roof terrace where you can spill out, and take in sights and sounds of the epic capital. Ideal.

    • Opening Times
    • Monday - Saturday: 10.30 - 03.00
    • Sunday: 12.00 - 02.00

  • Three tiled images, one of of Bad Bobs logo, one of the sleek interiors including the huge skylight, and one of the exteriors of the bar

    06. Bad Bobs

    35-37 Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Dublin 2 Tel: 031 677 8860 | http://www.badbobs.ie

    Snaking your way down through Temple Bar, you’ll arrive at the epic Bad Bobs.

    This huge, award winning pub and nightclub hybrid is spread across five floors, each with their own distinct, unique vibe. Overflowing with vintage ephemera and crazy atmospheric lighting, this is a great place to knock back a few shots and really get into the celebratory mood. There’s also live music each and every night, a bustling roof terrace and full menu dedicated solely to whiskey – Bad Bobs is the place to be.

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    • Opening Times
    • Monday - Sunday: 12.00 - Late

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