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A very sincere and heartfelt welcome to the authentic home of Irish cultural heritage! Since 1840 this quintessential Dublin pub has dispensed renowned hospitality and traditions of excellence to generations of Dubliners and visitors alike.
Est 1840Temple Bar Pub license issued
1880P. J. Hartnett became the new owner
1894The property was sold to Patrick and Bridget Ramsbottom
1961William Flannery became the new owner of The Temple Bar
1992The Cleary family acquires the Temple Bar Pub
2005Began maturing Temple Bar Whiskey range in our cellars
2011Guinness World Record for longest marathon playing guitar set by David Browne at Temple Bar: 114 hours 6 minutes 30 seconds
Temple Bar Pub Today
Today The Temple Bar is famous across the globe for its traditional ambiance, unrivaled vitality and craic, and for our celebrated charm and conviviality.
We have become the established home of traditional Irish music in Dublin; the pub with the largest collection of whiskies in Ireland and the pub with the largest selection of pub sandwiches anywhere in the world.
But what we do best is to ensure your visit to The Temple Bar is the best pub experience you will ever remember.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Temple Bar Pub is a proud family-owned pub in the heart of Dublin City. It’s famous for its unrivaled craic & service, incredible traditional Irish Music all day everyday and its vast whiskey and beer collections.
The Temple Bar Pubs current license can be traced back to 1840, though there was am even older license tied to the same building.
Please see our story section for history about the Temple Bar.
The Temple Bar is both a historic area in Dublin city and our world famous Pub.
The Cleary Family are the current owners of the Temple Bar Pub. They are second-generation Dublin publicans whose family previously owned the famous Dropping well pub in Milltown, County Dublin.
They acquired the Temple Bar Pub in 1992 and have since strived to incorporate the historic values and traditionalism befitting of a heritage pub, while incorporating the energy, vitality and social requirements to make it an exciting and vibrant destination.