The Temple Bar is one of THE bars in the Temple Bar-"district". Therefore it is very touristy and crowded during the weekends, but when you get the chance, go there during the week for a visit. The interior is really cozy and comfy with warm earth tones and dark furniture. Beer selection is average, but it is more about the flair being there. Nice spot but some downpoints because of all the tourists.
Dublinís answer to Munichís Hobrauhaus, or perhaps the other way íround! I seem to remember having a Rovers Red, not a great amber compared to the many I tried elsewhere. Beer is over-priced here, but there is atmosphere galore, and I got to hear a guitarist belt out Daydream Believer in the style of Bob Dylan. Thatís as original as youíll get here! Coordinate with buddies back home and you can pose outside for the webcam.
Well, itís a tourist place in probably the nexus of tourism. Nothing particularly exciting about the beer selection, but thereís nothing intrinsically bad about spending a few hours kicking back and relaxing here as a tourist.
The Temple Bar is a a very popular photo motive. This pub offers what tourists expect considering "typical" Irish pub atmosphere. Your ears will probably get a fiddle overload and the feet may start doing some riverdance moves. Inside it is divided into three bars, several rooms and a beergarden. Often live music. Beers from Carrig on tap and in bottles. A bit more expensive as all bars in the Temple Bar area. A must visit for tourists, but a beer geek wonít stay long. (Visited February 16th 2016)