Nightlife

Irish Pub in Temple Bar

Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant

Once the home of Ireland’s first female serial killer, Darkey’s now boasts a killer whiskey selection instead. It has a decent range of craft beer, and is a compromise between the tourist bars of Temple Bar and more…
Bar in Temple Bar

Vintage Cocktail Club

The atmosphere behind this inconspicuous, unlit doorway initialled with the letters 'VCC' is that of a Vegas rat pack hang-out or a '60s-style London members' club. It's so popular you'll need to book for one of the…
Bar in Temple Bar

Temple Bar

The most photographed pub facade in Dublin, perhaps the world, the Temple Bar (aka Flannery's) is smack bang in the middle of the tourist precinct and is usually chock-a-block with visitors. It's good craic, though,…
Cocktail Bar in Temple Bar

Liquor Rooms

A subterranean cocktail bar decorated in the manner of a Prohibition-era speakeasy. There's lots of rooms – and room – for hip lounge cats to sprawl and imbibe both atmosphere and a well-made cocktail. There's danci…
Bar in Temple Bar

Street 66

In late 2016 this place replaced the very popular LGBT Front Lounge and promised to be all things to all people: a dog-friendly coffee shop and bar dressed in upcycled chic that is LGBTQ friendly. The front is the D…
Bar in Temple Bar

The Oak

Blue velvet chairs, handsome leather booths and walls adorned with prints of Georgian Dublin set a sophisticated tone for this bar, which has a whole shelf devoted to negronis and a cocktail menu straight out of the…
Bar in Temple Bar

Fitzsimons

The epitome of Temple Bar's commitment to a kind of loud and wonderfully unsophisticated nightlife is this sprawling hotel bar (four bars on five floors), which serves booze, sports and cheesy music to a crowd of pu…
Pub in Temple Bar

Palace Bar

With its mirrors and wooden niches, the Palace (established in 1823) is one of Dublin's great nineteenth-century pubs, still stubbornly resisting any modernising influences from the last half century or so. Patrick …
Pub in Temple Bar

Auld Dubliner

Predominantly patronised by tourists, 'the Auld Foreigner', as locals have dubbed it, has a carefully manicured 'old world' charm that has been preserved – or refined – after a couple of renovations. It's a reliable…
Bar in Temple Bar

Turk's Head

This superpub is decorated in two completely different styles – one really gaudy, the other a re-creation of LA c 1930 – and is one of the oddest and most interesting in Temple Bar. It pulsates nightly with a young …