Temple Bar is renowned for lairy hen parties and wild stag dos but there are plenty of nice watering holes where you can grab a drink without becoming part of nearby celebrations. For some great, locally-brewed beers head to The Porterhouse, a multi-storey pub with some interesting beers on offer. If you’re looking to grab a drink near Temple Bar Square you can head to the Oliver St. John Gogarty - a favourite with tourists - or nearby Teac na Céibe. For those looking for something slightly more upmarket why not try your luck at the Vintage Cocktail Club, a mysterious black door that leads to a plethora of high end and delicious drinks.
Whiskey lovers should take to the quays and get a dram at the Bison Bar or around the corner at tourist haunt The Temple Bar - which boasts over 450 types of whiskey. If you want to watch the world go by with some good quality cocktails and vintage cartoons on the tv then a short stroll will bring you to Garage Bar. Other nearby drinks establishments worth visiting include gay-friendly bar The Front Lounge, The Turk’s Head next door and the IFI Bar for more relaxed glasses of wine before maybe taking in a show.