Temple Bar

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.

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1. The Auld Dubliner


24 - 25 Temple Bar, Dublin

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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 music on every night, 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, whatever day or night of the week. As it’s always packed, you’ll be lucky to get a table – not that you’d be able to sit down when the live music’s that good…

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2. Foggy Dew


1 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 WP21

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For drinks served just right, and olde-worlde charm by the bucketload - it's all about Foggy Dew.

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.

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3. Oliver St John Gogarty


58 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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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.

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4. The Temple Bar


47/48 Temple Bar, Dublin

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

The world-renowned, red corner building is synonymous with Dublin nightlife, and is well known as the friendliest watering hole in Dublin - enter as strangers, leave as friends, and all that jazz. 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.

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5. Fitzsimons


21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin

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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 on your Dublin stag do. Ideal.

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6. Bad Bobs


35-37 Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Dublin 2

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Bob is so bad, he's good.

Snaking your way down through Temple Bar, you’ll arrive at the epic Badbobs. 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 – Badbobs is the place to be.

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7. The Porterhouse Central


45 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, D02 RP20

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For real ale and craft beer lovers, you can’t pass Porterhouse.

With a drinks menu as big as its personality, Porterhouse welcomes stag parties with open arms. Porterhouse Draught Brewing Co. has 11 of its own beers sold within the busy bar – including three stouts, three lagers and four ales – as well as boasting a huge whiskey and spirit selection, featuring Buffalo Trace, Jack Daniels Honey and even Dingle Original Gin. But that’s not all - the selected ‘beer of the day’ will only set you back €4; a snip considering the usual inflated Temple Bar prices. The traditional, multi-level pub has several nooks and crannies where you can chill out and listen to the eclectic live music on show.

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8. The Brazen Head


20 Lower Bridge Street, Merchants Quay, Dublin, D08 WC64

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Step back in time on your stag do, with a pint or two in this ancient pub.

Dating back to 1198, The Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Ireland. It’s not strictly within the Temple Bar area but definitely worth the short walk. The unique, castle-esque exterior matches the historic ambiance perfectly – it’s a great place to grab a drink or a mouthwatering bite to eat, and become absorbed in Irish culture. It’s also one of Dublin’s best live music venues – so kick back with a hand pulled stout, and get your stag do started.

If this Southern Irish gem takes your fancy, why not take a look at our huge range of action-packed stag activities in lively Dublin.

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