Dublin Pubs around our Temple Bar Hostel

“Good puzzle would be to cross Dublin without passing a pub” was through Leopold Bloom had in James Joyce’s Ulysses and it took nearly hundred years before it was finally solved in 2014. Route of no pubs stays away from Temple Bar where pubs are scattered on every alley. To make it easier for you, we have few suggestions on which Dublin Pubs to try next time you are here.  We tested them for you. In the name of science, of course 🙂

Best Old Style Pubs:

The Auld Dubliner

Slap bang in the middle of Temple Bar, Dublin’s Cultural Quarter, you’ll find The Auld Dubliner pub. During the day, step into the Auld Dubliner for a relaxing oasis from the hustle and bustle outside. As the evening progresses, get caught up in the warmth of the atmosphere and friendly banter and “craic” that this Dublin pub is renowned for.

The Quays

The live Irish traditional music everyday makes the pub a magnet for those of you looking for a bit of craic.



Best for Sports & Late night dancing: 

Buskers Bar 

Favorite with Hen & Stag parties, Buskers has live music every day, Irish show on most of the evenings and great screens showing all major sporting events. 


5 floors with different DJ’s, sport events on large screens and even sun roof terrace if you happen to be in Dublin on a sunny day… this place is a lot of fun any time of day or night! 


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Best for Beers & Whiskey:


For beer lovers, Porterhouse is a mustt-go. Porterhouse is the largest independent Irish Brewery.  Try their hand crafted beers, brewed in small batches for true taste and flavour. Go for live entertainment, beer tasting platters and great food!

Bad Bobs

This late night venue has a series of bars spanning over the 5 floors of our Victorian House. Ground floor snug bar and eating area with regular live music sessions. 1st and 2nd floor nightclub with specialist cocktail bar & designated dance floor. There is 3 page long Whiskey menu for you to try as well!


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If you like your music with a bit of hard rock to it:

Garage Bar

The Garage Bar is situated in the hub of Temple Bar and is definitely one of a kind with 1930’s petrol pumps, tyres, car fronts, walls adorned with images of rock and roll icons and sawdusted floors. The music policy is simply rock and roll,though in all its’ guises from Northern Soul to Motown, Punk to New Wave and Indie.

Foggy Dew

Situated overlooking Central Bank Square in the heart of Dublin city centre, The Foggy Dew offers a charming blend of old world tradition fused with an appealing contemporary atmosphere.This historical bar is the perfect spot for a quiet afternoon pint or alternatively a great meeting place before heading out on the town…


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This is just a selection of Temple Bar pubs! There is so much to see, isn’t it? Let us know which one you liked the best 🙂