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24 Mar

A Guide to Temple Bar After Dark

Posted by Susannah Kyte in Travel News, Travel Stories

If you’re visiting Dublin for the first time, your number 1 spot will no doubt be Temple Bar. The night life is unlike any other. It’s a mix of locals, tourists, expats and wanderlust fanatics, all intertwined together into the city and finding their way through the side streets and cobblestones within the Temple Bar area. There are over 40+ pubs and bars in Temple Bar alone, no shortage of drinks, that’s for sure! But if you’re looking for an alternative, this is your guide to Temple Bar After Dark.

Things To Do

Museums in Dublin tend to close early, most by 5:00pm but Temple Bar hosts a hidden gem, open until 10:00pm each day! Before grabbing a few pints, head over to The National Wax Museum Plus

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and wander around this quirky museum to learn about Ireland’s history, get your pictures taken with a few of the islands famous faces and get a good scare in their Dublin Dungeons. Student tickets are only €13.

Fancy seeing a movie or gig? Temple Bar hosts the Irish Film Institute which is open late on Saturdays. The IFI shows a range of global films, throwbacks and productions by local Irish film makers. There’s even a cafe to grab a quick bite or some popcorn to enjoy.  Around the corner from the IFI is the Button Factory Venue. If you’re in the mood for a gig or concert, The Button Factory is your place to be. Bands and artists play every night and tickets are sold at the door.



Vintage Shops Galore! Lucy’s Lounge or Nine Crows Vintage are just a few of the vintage shop offerings Temple Bar has. Clothes, shoes, accessories and more to fulfill your vintage needs. Why not bring back some retro clothes along with your souvenir Dublin T-Shirt?

Want to bring back something unique and hand crafted…without breaking the bank? Jam Art Factory in Temple Bar is the place to be! Open til 8:00pm, they boost a wide range of prints, jewellery, clothing, household items and more. All made by local artist, their stock is constantly changing.


The food scene in Dublin has exploded in the last 3 years. New pop ups, fresh options and out of this world treats, and Temple Bar is no exception! Looking for some traditional Irish offerings, we             Klaw Seafood Temple Bar Dublin Guide recommend checking out Boxty for a new take on some old favorites and Irish potatoes galore.

If seafood is your fancy, then head over to Klaw. Fresh, local seafood, oysters and even a modern take on Fish and Chips.

Our last food stop is for anyone who might be feeling a little homesick for the USA. Settled in the middle of Temple Bar is Bunsen. There menu consists of Burgers, Chips (Fries) and Milkshakes. Locally sourced Irish beef, fresh produce and a taste like summer time backyard BBQ’s, a little comfort food while your traveling the world.



We hope this guide to Temple Bar after Dark gives you plenty of ideas for a whirlwind of a night in Ireland’s capital! Don’t forget to check out our tours to Ireland and join us for a new adventure in the Emerald Isle.

Sláinte! (Cheers!)