The Porterhouse Brewing Company, established in 1989, was Dublin's first microbrewery. It has, ever since its inception, produced some of the best brews in the city, including its own very fine porter. Their Temple Bar brewpub is located on Parliament Street, where patrons are lured inside, thanks to the enormous vats that are visible from the street. Owing to its popularity, the place gets a little crowded towards the end of afternoon. Midst a handsomely decorated dining area, home-brews are served with much love along with a good selection of delicious pub grub. Not to be missed here are Temple Bräu, Hop Head and Wrasslers 4X Stout, couple these refreshing drinks with a portion of chicken wings; you'd soon be coming back for more!
The Church is a popular dining, drinking and entertainment hub of the city. It offers something for everyone and disappoints none, as it welcomes almost 700,000 guests every year. Its popularity is evident from this fact and with each passing year, it simply increases. If you're hungry, head to the on-site Gallery Restaurant and savor the delicacies served. The Tower bar and Main Bar offer an excellent concoction of heady cocktails and live Irish music. For party animals, Church's Cellar Bar and Nightclub is the best bet. However, if you want to get away from the crowds, the enchanting terrace will provide you with much-needed serenity. Offering a little bit of everything, The Church is certainly worth a visit.
Spread out over three levels, Trinity Bar Venue is a lively local bar and gastro-pub popular with a largely younger crowd of professionals. The bar is a nice place to relax with friends in a fun, casual environment while checking out the latest in Dublin's live music scene, or just relax with a beer and watch a game on one of their large screens. With plenty of theme nights and events, the bar is usually crowded with locals and tourists alike. The bar features a nice selection of on-tap as well as bottled beers, and their special cocktails are quite popular as well. Open from 7.30am everyday; it's a nice place for hearty breakfast post a late-night of partying.
At a first glance, the black exterior of this place may not look appealing. But as you step inside, you are sure to be surprised with what this popular venue has on offer. The Grand Social has four eclectic venues. There is The Parlour where one can quench your thirst with beer or The Ballroom that is pulsating with DJ nights and themed events. The breezy Garden hosts regular live gigs while the upstairs Loft allures visitors with its circus-themed decor and its wonderful line-up of burlesque acts, fashion shows, reading sessions and film screenings. Saturday is the most awaited as The Grand Social transforms into a weekly flea market selling fashionable clothes, furniture, accessories, books and more. All in all, there's never a dull moment at The Grand Social.
The Mercantile, a regular public house in Dublin, is what you can call an authentic Irish tavern. Located inside the Temple Bar hotel, The Mercantile, this place serves great pub grub and the waiting time to get in isn't very long. However; it gets quite crowded on weekends so having a reservation is much recommended. The Mercantile serves beers at affordable rates as compared to the competitors in the area. The place often hosts live music events and concerts, all in all, The Mercantile Bar has something for everyone.
The Celt is a traditional Irish Pub located in the heart of Dublin City. The pub offers tasty pub grubs, generous pours on tap and live traditional Celtic music every night of the week. Bursting with a vibrant and friendly atmosphere, you most probably won't forget a night at this local favorite. If you're visiting the northern side of the city, The Celt is the perfect location for a warm bowl of soup in the winter or a cool and refreshing pint during summer.
Rather like its hotpotch architecture, the Turk's Head is a real mixed bag when it comes to atmosphere. It is almost always packed out, and invariably attracts a diverse but distinctive crowd, all crowding in for a late drink, and the occasional spot of belly-dancing. Top twenty hits and skimpy dresses are the order of the day here, but if that's your sort of thing, you'll have fun. This place is open till 2.30 PM.
This wonderful Czech bar attracts many patrons because of its lively ambiance and extra-late hours. The Czech Inn is a pub if you wish to grab a beer with friends, it is also a restaurant if you are in mood to try some traditional Goulash, it is also a great spot for breakfast where delicious pan cakes and baked goods are served in generous portions. Equipped with large television sets, a blasting DJ and free WiFI, The Czech Inn is a haunt for youngsters.
Spread across five floors, Bad Bobs is one of the best Temple Bar places to party. Set in a converted Victorian house, each level is distinct to the other yet lively and happening. From live music to DJ beats, cocktail and whiskey bars, and a rooftop terrace, this is a spot surely rocks. Nosh on tasty food made from local ingredients and sip on delightful concoctions.
After a long day in the city, if you are looking for a place where you can unwind in the presence of good beers and great music, then The Workmans Club is one spot you must explore. This two-story bar has a performance area downstairs where talented bands, as well as soloist, entertain patrons till wee hours of the night. The room is intimate, dimly lit and the acoustics are near perfect; it has standing capacity only but if you wish to sit back and relax then you should head to their roof bar. Here you can have quiet conversations under a canopy of stars with potent drinks to keep you company.