A vacation in Ireland combines serene and peaceful scenery with some of the warmest and friendliest people on earth. The Irish know how to have a good time, and Dublin has some of the best nightlife in Europe.
The Templar Bar Area
The Templar Bar Area is Dublin’s premier location for bars, restaurants, and live music. This is the liveliest area in the city, and is a favorite with locals and travelers of all ages. Because of the competition between bars, you can get some good deals if you look for them. The most popular means for this is a discount card that is sold on the strip.
The Dublin Pub Pass is one of the most popular cards for visitors. It provides the purchaser with discounts at five of the most popular pubs in the Templar Bar Area. These are Fitzgeralds Bar, BuskerBar Temple Bar, The Bankers, Trinity Bar, and Bad Bobs Temple Bar.
The Octagon Bar
Those with an interest in the history of rock n’ roll should have a drink in the Octagon Bar, located in the world famous Clarence Hotel. Dublin’s most famous rock band, U2, used to drink there after days in the studio. They promised themselves that if they ever became famous they would buy it, and they did. It is now one of the most posh and stylish hotels in the city of Dublin.
An Intimate Dublin Pub Experience
The Dawson Lounge is a small and intimate pub. With a capacity of 35, however, it can be hard to get a seat at the bar. It is always full unless you make a visit during the day. It is a very popular place thanks to its intimate nature and casual vibe.
A Traditional Irish Pub Experience
For a traditional pub experience, the Long Hall is a great place to go. It is known for having a traditional Irish atmosphere and serving a fantastic pint of Guinness. The bar has even been featured on Anthony Bourdain’s show “The Layover.”
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Dublin nightlife.