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Octagon Bar information
Temple Bar's trendiest watering hole is where you'll find many of Dublin's celebrities (including mates of the owners, who just happen to be U2) and their hangers-on, swaggering and sipping expertly made cocktails in front of stylish wood panelling amid perpetual daylight. Drinks are expensive, but if such things concern you, don't even try getting past the bouncers.