The Temple Bar Pub in the heart of the Temple Bar district of Dublin caters mostly for tourists. The bar has traditional Irish music and serves Guinness. That's about all there is to this place! Yes it tries very hard to recreate what tourists want, but it fails as there is just no ambience in the place at all. It's noisy and crowded most of the time.
Unique Suggestions: That's not to say it's a bad place, quite the contrary, it may be just what you are looking for..But don't expect to be rubbing shoulders with men talking in broad Dublin Accents, you will more than likely hear the sound of an American, or German accent next to you.
Fun Alternatives: Look a little further away from the city centre if you want to find a true to life Irish pub.
see > nightlife :)
or go to: www.temple-bar.ie/
Unique Suggestions: .. to make this bearable there is only one thing to do - join in with a guinness and a jig... or stay home ;)
Fun Alternatives: ... soggy fish' n chips from "Barrys" around the corner.. :P
Forget Temple Bar! The district is full and fuller of German, Italian, French, American and more German people. The Irish only work there to serve the Tourists, the atmosphere is mock-Irish and awful! Prices are high, service is low, quality is poor.