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Things to do in Temple Bar, Dublin

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“This was once voted the most disappointing tourist destination. You want spot a local here unless they are working behind the bar. A quick walk through is really all you need to get the idea.”
  • 351 locals recommend
Café
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“Located in the heart of the city (and our favourite area in town) this restaurant has an excellent breakfast and brunch menu. Try the eggs menemen.”
  • 106 locals recommend
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“Irish and international craft beer in legendary venue with Temple Bar's only licensed garden. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
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“A traditional Irish pub in the centre of town. Go upstairs on a Tuesday night and witness ukulele Tuesdays!”
  • 76 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“If you decide to venture into Temple Bar this is a hidden gem, it’s more shabby than chic but the cocktails are great. Make sure you knock loudly on the black door to get in!”
  • 65 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great selection of craft beers, music and food. Reasonable priced pub in the Temple Bar area. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Café
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“Queen of Tarts is one of Dublin's most popular eating destinations, so much so the owners had to open a second location with more seating! They offer a wide variety of baked goods including Gluten Free options! You can also go there for lunch or afternoon tea. Great coffee and a really cozy atmosphere make this place one of our favorites. Plus the staff are super friendly!”
  • 68 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“A must try for Sushi lovers! Laid-back setting for Japanese noodle, sushi and sashimi, plus lunch deals and takeaway.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A wonder restaurant in the tourist Temple Bar area. They are famous for their chicken wings”
  • 52 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
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“Movies - not always big box office, often has festivals. Great little restaurant & bar so go early. You can bring your drinks into the auditorium!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“above a book shop been there for years delicious food very lively atmosphere in Dublin 1 ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Ok these guys only do burgers. Hamburger, Double-hamburger, Cheese Burger, Double-cheese burgers. They are beyond EPIC. Don't be going anywhere else for a burger. Please, you will only be disappointed and wondering the whole time you're eating it - is this as good as a Bunsen Burger? You'll have to queue but please remember - good things come to those who wait.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“A busy bar/club with a bit of a younger crowd. Fun atmosphere. Check online as there are often shows on downstairs. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Stylish subterranean cocktail bar. Delicious cocktails and a beautiful evening out. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Pub
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“Traditional Old Irish pub perfect for pint, meal or a lively music session or just to rest your feet for a while. ”
  • 35 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Located in the heart of the city (and our favourite area in town) this restaurant has an excellent breakfast and brunch menu. Try the eggs menemen.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Pub
“A traditional Irish pub in the centre of town. Go upstairs on a Tuesday night and witness ukulele Tuesdays!”
  • 76 locals recommend
Pub
“Great selection of craft beers, music and food. Reasonable priced pub in the Temple Bar area. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Café
“Queen of Tarts is one of Dublin's most popular eating destinations, so much so the owners had to open a second location with more seating! They offer a wide variety of baked goods including Gluten Free options! You can also go there for lunch or afternoon tea. Great coffee and a really cozy atmosphere make this place one of our favorites. Plus the staff are super friendly!”
  • 68 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“A must try for Sushi lovers! Laid-back setting for Japanese noodle, sushi and sashimi, plus lunch deals and takeaway.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A wonder restaurant in the tourist Temple Bar area. They are famous for their chicken wings”
  • 52 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Movies - not always big box office, often has festivals. Great little restaurant & bar so go early. You can bring your drinks into the auditorium!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Restaurant
“above a book shop been there for years delicious food very lively atmosphere in Dublin 1 ”
  • 42 locals recommend

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