The Temple BarAddress: 47-48 Temple Bar - Dublin, Ireland
Parking: At the Airport
Intersection: Essex St & Temple Bar Lane
Last Reviewed: July 15th, 2019
Wingage Score: 90%
|BHON European Correspondent
Overall - July 2019:
So our visit to Dublin wouldn’t be complete without a review of the Temple Bar Pub.
Named after the district in which it is located, the Temple Bar area was established in the 1600’s and named after Sir William Temple, an English statesman who served as secretary to the Earl of Essex in 1599. Temple later became provost of Trinity College from 1609 until his death in 1627 at age 72.
We were initially warned that Temple Bar was a tourist trap, but honestly I didn’t find the pricing that far out of line with anything else in the area. Certainly you can find a cheaper pint of Guinness elsewhere, but if you’re looking to soak up the nightlife in this busy pub district, you can’t deny that its central location serves its purpose well. We walked by every day and it was always packed with people, live music and revelry.
The pub itself has a central outdoor courtyard, surrounded by several different indoor bar areas, each with its own seating and bar areas. We tipped a couple Guinness pints and took in the scenery before heading off to our next adventure. I didn’t get a chance to check the menu to see if they had wings, but at this point it didn’t matter anyway. The place was as stunning inside as it was from the outside.
Whenever someone opens a bar in North America, claiming to be an ’authentic Irish pub’, this is pretty much the benchmark that sets that standard.