Temple Bar, Dublin

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Temple Bar

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    Do you really have to go here?

    by markbohan Written Jun 14, 2009

    Temple Bar is home of some of the most expensive and false pubs in Dublin and the whole of Ireland. It's sole purpose is to fleece tourists - only stupid Dubliners go there.
    Drink prices go up by the hour especially in the greatest rip-off of them all: The Oliver St.John Gogarty.

    Unique Suggestions: Make sure and buy any drink at 10 minutes before the hour to avoid sudden price hikes.

    Fun Alternatives: Go no further than The Palace!
    Go to Camden Street instead.

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  • Temple Bar-Especially pubs on fleet street

    by prestodc Written Feb 12, 2010

    These are good pubs to go if you want to meet 40 year old english tarts on a hen night. No Irish people go here. I made the mistake of going here one night of a monday, a night when prices are usually cheaper around dublin. It was 8 euro for a pint, which is very expensive, even for dublin. If you are young, however, I can recommend two pubs near here, both are brilliant. The first is the mezz (eustace street, temple bar), usually has the best live cover bands you will see in dublin (especially of a tuesday) until about 1am, then a dj after until about three. Cool bar. Cool people. The other is Doyles. This is a major haunt for university students, the city's major university is across the street from it. Sun-Wed not much happens, but the weekends, especially friday and saturady cant be missed, free in, cheap booze and dancing.

    Unique Suggestions: Theres not much you can do. Do not go through the lanes of temple bar late at night or you WILL be violently mugged.

    Fun Alternatives: these are good pubs to go if you want to meet 40 year old english tarts on a hen night. No Irish people go here. I made the mistake of going here one night of a monday, a night when prices are usually cheaper around dublin. It was 8 euro for a pint, which is very expensive, even for dublin. If you are young, however, I can recommend two pubs near here, both are brilliant. The first is the mezz (eustace street, temple bar), usually has the best live cover bands you will see in dublin (especially of a tuesday) until about 1am, then a dj after until about three. Cool bar. Cool people. The other is Doyles. This is a major haunt for university students, the city's major university is across the street from it. Sun-Wed not much happens, but the weekends, especially friday and saturady cant be missed, free in, cheap booze and dancing.

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    Temple Bar

    by MichaelFalk1969 Written Aug 3, 2006

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    Crowded with tourists and expensive to the extreme ... not exactly the authentic irish pub experience.

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    Purely a personal opinion of...

    by Lochlainn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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!

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    The whole of the 'Temple Bar'...

    by bonio Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    The whole of the 'Temple Bar' area is very expensive - try moving just a little outside, prices soon go down, quality up too...

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