4 pubs we love in Temple Bar in Dublin

1) Garage Bar

A small but very snazzy bar. It could be just another hipster joint but in the mayhem of the surrounding Temple Bar, it feels like a very genuine oasis of cool. Expect primary colours splashed everywhere and framed album covers on the wall. The prices are just right here and there’s a mean cocktail menu.

interior Garage Bar

2) Fitzsimons

Like most places in Temple Bar, drinking late on a Saturday night isn’t cheap here. But Fitzsimons does offer quite a lot: huge screens for sports, several floors that include accommodation, a restaurant, four bars, a nightclub and a roof terrace with a worthy view. Good for larger groups.

a glass of beer

3) The Old Storehouse

We’re into typical Temple Bar tourist territory now. It’s big and boisterous with a decent food menu and live music seven nights a week. There’s a nice beer garden, lots of little snugs to hide away in and generally there’s a good atmosphere here on most weekends.

the Old Storehouse

4) The Temple Bar Distillery Store

The Temple Bar pub is a well-known and expensive tourist trap best avoided. But its off-licence and whiskey bar is an intriguing little spot. Lit up in orange and golden hues, thanks to the colours of all the bottles, this is a haven of rare and collectible whiskeys from around the world, including Irish poitin. Tastings available.

Drinks The Temple Bar Distillery Store


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