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Temple Bar, Dublin
(3.8/5 based on 8,500+ reviews on the web)
Capture Dublin's street culture at Temple Bar, a former slum now recognized for its vibrant nightlife. In the 1980s this neighborhood on the south bank of the Liffey River offered cheap rent to artists and young entrepreneurs, and quickly became the city's foremost cultural quarter. The neighborhood's cobbled streets offer family-friendly attractions during the day, including shops, restaurants, and galleries. After dark this riverside neighborhood transforms into a magnet for rowdy partygoers, attracted by the quarter's many pubs and bars. If daylight activities seem a bit more appealing, visit one of the area's four markets, offering everything from rare books and vintage clothes to organic foods and decorative arts. Plan to visit Temple Bar and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dublin attractions using our Dublin holiday planner.
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  • We stayed at a hotel in this area and were very pleased. Many restaurants, plenty of pubs and clubs. Quiet people. You notice police presence in the area on which area to be considered safe.
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  • Nice place and even the traditional region where ... good quality drinks and live music at Irish Times also very good ... good for a happy ...
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  • In every city there is the tourist trap or the place where you can't find a local even with the little lantern. Here it is: the temple bar district is crawling with tourists, hearing more Spanish Italian and English, and that's not because there are no English tourists, indeed! Only they have your mouth busy. Drinking. The neighborhood is small, but full of clubs, including the historic temple bar, of course. Stand out anywhere written that warn that the bathrooms are only for customers, bad sign of overcrowding unmanageable, and if you try to go the same know that many locals have the electronic code. Practically a combination type safe that you must give those who work there, otherwise don't come in. All in all a visit of half an hour in this neighborhood is more than enough.
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