TEMPLE BAR AT NIGHT IS ONE BIG TOURIST TRAP WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS. by day there are amazing things in temple bar - the irsih film centre, the food market, even arthouse occasionally interests but at night in turns into one massive tourist theme park where you're lucky to hear an irish accent. this ghetto vibe kinda suits the locals 'cos a lot of the tourists that go to temple bar just want to get pissed so they may as well all be in the same place. i feel us locals do get deprived of meeting a lot of interesting people because we would never head down there and a lot of tourists don't make it out of temple bar.
THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS TO THE TEMPLE BAR AT NIGHT RULE!
The Kitchen nightclub on East Essex St and The Clarance Bar above it, The Front Lounge on Parliament Street, The Temple Bar Music Centre on Curved Street and The Irish Film Centre Bar on Eustace St. Avoid the rest after nightfall and go see a much realer dublin for everyone's sake!
This picture is of my sister susan and her boyfriend dave. they look happy so they mustn't be in a such a bad place. Dave is one half of this DJ duo called the Red Settaz so if you are really eagle-eyed you may seem him scratching his way through a set somewhere - man! He's actually quite approcahable!
Temple Bar. This 'cultural' area is totally packed during the summer months, especially in the evenings. The area looked more like a pub area to me… Well, that’s culture also, of course. Anyhow, Temple Bar was probably the biggest disappointment in Dublin.
Crowded with tourists and expensive to the extreme ... not exactly the authentic irish pub experience.
The whole of the 'Temple Bar' area is very expensive - try moving just a little outside, prices soon go down, quality up too...
Purely a personal opinion of course. The shaded area on the map is where all tourists are sent (Temple Bar), the remaining area on the map is where all tourists should go!