The Pub

A very sincere and heartfelt welcome to the authentic home of Irish Cultural heritage. Since 1840 this quintessential Dublin pub has dispensed renowned hospitality and traditions of excellence to generations of Dubliners and visitors alike. Today The Temple Bar is famous across the globe for its traditional ambience, unrivalled vitality and for our celebrated charm and conviviality.

Additionally we have become the established home of traditional Irish music in Dublin, the pub with the largest selection of whiskies in Ireland and the pub with the largest selection of sandwiches in the world. But what we do best is ensuring that your visit to The Temple Bar is the best pub experience you will ever remember.

Free Traditional Irish Music Sessions Daily

The Temple Bar prides themselves on the fine Live Traditional Music Sessions on each day. Boasting Traditional Irish Music Pub of the Year from 2002 to 2009 we pride ourselves on our music and bands. Our bands are different each day, and bring together a fine sample of talented musicians from around the country.

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Food & Drink

If you want a quick bite to eat, before you head off to do the sights of Dublin, drop in and grab a sandwich and refreshments. Offering the largest selection of sandwiches found in any Irish pub, over 100 in total, this is a truly unique menu featuring a distinctive culinary range of Gourmet Open Sandwiches, Gourmet Triple Deckers, Gourmet Hot & Toasted Sandwiches, Vegetarian & Vegan Sandwiches.

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Beer Garden

Hard to believe that in the the middle of this hectic area, there is a peaceful outdoor haven. Enjoy the atmosphere of the bar in the sunshine or rain, out in the fresh air of Dublin.

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Our Famous Days

Irish legends from The Dubliners to The Fureys have entertained us with their iconic songs and ballads over the years and continue to be as popular today as they were when they formed many years ago. Paulo Nutini, Aloe Black and Biffy Clyro along with many more acts are just some of the other amazing artists that we have been lucky enough to have perform on our stage.

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Our Story

In 1599, Sir William Temple, a renowned teacher and philosopher, entered the service of the Lord Deputy Of Ireland. In 1609 Temple was made Provost of Trinity College, Dublin and Master Chancery in Ireland and moved to this country.

Sir William Temple built his house and gardens on newly reclaimed land here on the corner of Temple Lane and the street called Temple Bar. In 1656, his son, Sir John Temple, acquired additional land, which with reclamation made possible by the building of a new sea wall, allowed the development of the area we now know as Temple Bar.

In the 17th century ‘Barr’ (later shortened to Bar) usually meant a raised estuary sandbank often used for walking on. Thus the river Liffey embankment alongside the Temple family’s plot became known as Temple’s Barr or simply Temple Bar. Later this evolved into the present thoroughfare connecting this whole area from Westmoreland Street to Fishamble Street.

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