Visited in August 2016. Crowded bar packed with locals and tourists alike. Tourists go here to experience what they regard as typical Irish pub atmosphere, something that they got out of bad Hollywood movies, which in turn makes the experience far from authentic. This bar is to Dublin what U Fleku is to Prague, minus the superb tmave at U Fleku. The beer selection is macro stuff complemented by some low-tier craft, which makes a pint of Guinness the best option. And that you can get in virtually every bar in Ireland. But if you manage to tame your cynicism, you may well kick back and spend some quality time here, especially since the atmosphere is very party positive.
Dublin’s answer to Munich’s Hobrauhaus, or perhaps the other way ’round! 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. That’s as original as you’ll get here! Coordinate with buddies back home and you can pose outside for the webcam.
Well, it’s a tourist place in probably the nexus of tourism. Nothing particularly exciting about the beer selection, but there’s 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 won’t stay long. (Visited February 16th 2016)