Ireland > Dublin
gopherfan99 (12) | November 5, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Dispite the crowd, it was a nice place to grab a beer and listen to some local musicians. It’s not really a place to hang out all night at though.
Cunningham (302) Halden, Norway | October 20, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Lots of food, beer, music and nice people
HopMasterFlex (10) Carlsbad, California | October 4, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Guinness, guinness, and more guinness...great sandwiches. they serve a cheap dram of green dot irish whiskey too.
dm9831 (34) Monee, Illinois | September 13, 2011| Updated September 24, 2011
34 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 8/20
i visited this place twice last week. not sure why. it is really crowded, much more so than some of the other bars in the area. the beer selection is pretty much the same as all the other dublin public houses i visited. drank a number of guinesses here with old friends, and some new friends visiting from detroit, who mocked me for my chicago bears t-shirt.
Countbeer (160) Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, Netherlands | June 23, 2011
46 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
Located in the center of Dublin, known as the famous Temple Bar (street). Lots of bars. Old and very touristy. Nothing interesting for beer geeks. In the evening it gets really crowded. Lots of live music.
Very touristy and expensive, but it has it’s charm. There are way better places in Dublin though!
fata2683 (131) Tucson, Arizona | June 18, 2011
40 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 7/20
visited on our trip to Dublin, small bar with live folk music and a lively tourist crowd. Mostly just Guinness and ciders available here. More for the atmosphere than the beer.
sebletitje (264) Enghien, Belgium | April 7, 2011| Updated April 10, 2011
36 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 7/20
Not sure how this place even got on ratebeer. Sure it is an old place like every other pub in Dublin claims to be.
I stayed in a hostel next door and at night this is an example of dive bar mixed in with your load of ’traditional’ Irish bands like every other bar in Dublin does every single night of the week.
The beers are un-interesting at best, crowded like a sardine can with over priced beers.
This place is jam packed all day long with a crowd of tourist and a noise level that goes crescendo has the night goes on.
Not a place worth being on this site; bud, coors, carlsberg, guinness, heineken and other pricey lagers with a pint price that goes up once 11pm.
No service to speak of since at times it is insane to even make one’s way to order a pint; 5€60.
You will get nothing in this bar that other bars in the Temple Bar area do not offer.
A tourist bar at best.
Only thing that I enjoyed there was the music, and it gets so loud that you’ll be glad to go outside.
delnoche (19) Alamogordo, New Mexico | April 3, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is probably the best place to have a beer in the Temple Bar district in Dublin. It is crowded as you’d expect for the area but the place is huge and you’re sure to find someplace to sit. I ditto everything GlobalVillager said in his comments below. If you’re in Temple Bar, you simply must go to THE Temple Bar.
GlobalVillager (15) , | February 1, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Oh Gawd, as the first rater for this scion of beer and whiskey and oysters and pub fare, I’m tempted to just give it a 100 score and the word GO! as a comment. Visit the place and you’ll never forget it. It somehow feels like a small pub, even though it truly takes up the WHOLE BLOCK in the world famous area its named for, Temple Bar. Since 1840, this bastion has been drawing pints and slinging whiskey’s like there’s no tomorrow. It is arranged in a slew of smallish "ante-room" style with no less than a dozen rooms with their own style and character, and a great center beer garden with an open air place to smoke (a growing rarity even in Europe) and retractable roof. Heaters are there in the winter. The beer selection is above average and whiskey selection the best you’ll find. Because of the crowd, it may take a bit to get a pour but the staff does their best. The oysters are really great too!
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