The Temple Bar

Irish Pub
The Temple Bar With its vaulted ceilings and photographic tributes to Irish entrepreneurs of yesteryear, The Temple Bar is a bright and beautiful Irish pub and a fantastic pre-club stop. Barcelona Spain 41.3805067 2.1744172
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The Temple Bar - Irish Pub in Barcelona.
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Party Earth Review With its vaulted ceilings and photographic tributes to Irish entrepreneurs of yesteryear, The Temple Bar is a bright and beautiful Irish pub and a fantastic pre-club stop. A large venue with a long and spacious bar, the... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Th, Su noon–2am, F–Sa noon–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Temple Bar Review

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With its vaulted ceilings and photographic tributes to Irish entrepreneurs of yesteryear, The Temple Bar is a bright and beautiful Irish pub and a fantastic pre-club stop.

With its vaulted ceilings and photographic tributes to Irish entrepreneurs of yesteryear, The Temple Bar is a bright and beautiful Irish pub and a fantastic pre-club stop.

A large venue with a long and spacious bar, the pub features high wood tables and stools in the more crowded front area and luxurious green leather couches and big tables in the back that offer a bit more space for lounging and watching MTV or sports on the big-screen TV.

A tiny spiral staircase leads up to a small and smoky mezzanine that overlooks the bar and is equipped with dart boards.

During the day, a constant hum of congenial chatter creates a friendly, cozy vibe, while later in the evening, the place is overtaken by a rowdier clientele of British and Irish nationals and the occasional international pub crawl crowd.

The result, especially on live music nights, is a fun – if not always sophisticated – party atmosphere that ensures there’s rarely a dull night at The Temple Bar.

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Tip from Lucas:

Temple Bar is perfectly situated on a street packed with people around the clock. If you want to start your night a little early, go for Happy Hour between 7 and 9pm, and then move on to the other Irish pubs or more late-night venues in Plaça Reial.

  • Crowd

    Primarily international with some local regulars, somewhat male-dominated and rowdy during sporting events, 20s+. Slightly older clientele earlier in the evening.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Classic rock, Celtic jigs, and contemporary pop accompanied by projected music videos. Large-screen TV shows sports. Live music Mondays to Wednesdays.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Toasted sandwiches, grilled bratwursts, and pizza served weekends only.

  • Prices

    Sandwiches €2.80, pizza €6. Beer €4.80+, wine €4, mixed drinks €7+, shots €3+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Match days and any time after 9pm.

The Temple Bar User Reviews

Average rating:
Lively Irish Pub
Kim H. Sep 21, 2013
I was taken here by two expat friends who were living in Spain, one of which is Irish. The place has a very busy and buzzing atmosphere. However I found it a bit strange to be in a lovely place such as Spain and to be going for a Guinness when you could be having some top wine and tapas down the road, maybe if you are more into sports it would be more enjoyable. At the time I wondered how many people were coming to get a taste of home that they were missing in Spain.
sure it would be rude not to go in for a pint.....
Jennifer W. Apr 22, 2013
There is always a feeling of utter excitement when an Irish person comes across an Irish bar in a foreign country. There is no law stating that an Irish person must go in for a pint, but we tend to feel it is just good manners. Temple bar is a lovely, friendly establishment, however a bit on the small side. You definitely get a true Irish sense when you walk in. The place is usually packed with people having fun, watching a match or entertaining onlookers with hen/stag do antics. I would highly recommend this bar for any one who looking for a bit of Irishness injected into their nightlife. However a word to the wise, they do not show GAA matches.
Great Craic... But You Can't Beat the Original.
James F. Mar 23, 2013
For any Irish people in Barcelona who are feeling a little homesick, this pub is a good tonic. 'Up da road' from the Ramblas and surrounded by cocktail bars, Temple Bar is the perfect home away from home for Irish people and a local for the locals. Settling for a Guinness (Nicely priced compared to Temple Bar, Dublin standards) I slowly soaked in the atmosphere that can only be found in an Irish bar - the incessant search for banter among the bar, furniture with a varnished and worn look mixed together and, of course, the alcohol. The only thing that sets this place apart from The Temple Bar found in Dublin is... that its not in Dublin. Which makes you take your hat off to the owners for their ability to replicate an Irish bar in the heart of Barcelona. Definitely recommend it.
My Beer Temple.
Ernst B. Nov 28, 2012
This is a good place to go to for watching football. It was packed with some crazy die-hard fans and the more nail-biting the game, the better the beer (go figure?!). It’s a place where strangers become friends quicker than you can say Leprechaun, Be careful though when you order a beer: make sure to emphasize that you want a bottle or else they’ll just assume you want a draught – and those guys will set you back 5 Euros a pop. It’s a good place to go and let your hair down, watch some footie and get pissed whilst you’re at it.
Friendly and fun!
Mahika G. Aug 22, 2012
The Temple Bar is a great addition to the Gothic Quarter's pub scene. With English speaking bartenders and American food, the Temple Bar attracts locals and tourists alike and keeps their attention held with huge television screens projecting all kinds of sports. With an extensive menu of cocktails, beers, and other drinks, Temple Bar has something for everyone and should not be missed. If you're going to watch a big game, definitely arrive early to grab a seat and a drink; they get very crowded very fast!
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