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Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant

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Wow - great venue with live music.

Celebrated st Patrick's day here - what an incredible, sprawling venue! We had a blast dancing to... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2018
EvaSUK
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Northampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Simply Great!!!

One of the best Bars that I visit in Dublin.Great atmosphere,music and very nice services.Im from... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
Christian123567
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Soest, Germany
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“ha'penny bridge”(11 reviews)
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48/49 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were exhausted from a long day of touring but we didn't want to call it a night. As we walked around Temple Bar we stumbled upon this gem of a place. There was an amazing musician playing great covers of the...More

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review today! See you again soon

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Visited this establishment twice last New Year's Eve run up and enjoyed the Kilkenny ale, food and entertainment. The Kilkenny is no more and was recommended one the new Irish red ales!!!! Forget it, just couldn't drink that rubbish. And no entertainment. Left without eating...More

3  Thank cornpixie
Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2017

You left without eating or drinking? How can you post a review when you never experienced any of our great food, drinks and our live music 7 days a week? Good luck in your TripAdvisor career

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Celebrated st Patrick's day here - what an incredible, sprawling venue! We had a blast dancing to the live music and enjoyed the selection of drinks immensely. Thank you!

Thank EvaSUK
Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Hi there and thank you for your review today! Thanks for stopping by!

Reviewed March 29, 2018

One of the best Bars that I visit in Dublin.Great atmosphere,music and very nice services.Im from germany and next time when Im in Dublin I will definitely come back here.Much better than bars in Germany

Thank Christian123567
Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Hi there and thank you for your review today! We hope to see you again real soon!

Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Worst possible service ever received. We visited in a group, and the first table sitting took over one hour to receive their food. Their excuse? "One of the customers ordered a started..." - if that really was expected, at least warn the table. Other customers...More

Thank Carlo B
Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Hi and thank you for your review today. Could you send an email to info@merchantsarch.ie tell us what date and time you were in our restaurant, thank you.

Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Had our first Guinness here and ended up staying hours. John and the staff made us so welcome and we loved the atmosphere as well as great music. Loved the beautiful spiral staircase and decor. A great find.

Thank AngelaH163
Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Hi there and thank you for your review! We will tell John about your comments! Call back and see us again soon!

Reviewed March 11, 2018

The Merchants Arch Bar in Dublin is stylish for sure; but it feels a bit artificial, lacking a bit in genuine welcome, and a bit tourist-trappy. There's the inevitable tourist-oriented ‘folk’ music, played too loud; and OK but rather lacklustre food and drink. But then...More

Thank Rickanstis
Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Thank you for your review today! See you again soon!

Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner and a drink here during the big storm as not much open. Had bacon with cabbage and was very old school. Sat above the bar so could here the music well but it wasn't very traditional. Still good place to grab a bite.

Thank Alohikea
Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Hi there and thank you for your review today! We do have live traditional Irish music 7 days a week but also a mixture of contemporary and classic. Bacon and cabbage is bacon and cabbage ha. Slainte!

Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The venue is cool, super cute singer guy, service is fast and kind, food also delicious. Perfect for lunch,dinner or just hanging around and listening a good live music. Absolutly recommend it.

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Great location and atmosphere live music and amazing Irish stew and fish chowder, great Guinness and Irish coffee

Thank CharlotteD999
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited on Monday evening and didn't expect the place to be busy but it was a great night! I'm a regular visitor in Dublin for work reasons and I love coming back to this bar. It's always full of great music and you can get...More

Thank debos_uk
Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Hi there and thank you for your review today! Thanks for the reccomandation!

Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

Visited last weekend when in town with a group of friends. The bar is right beside the river at temple bar and has a great old vibe. Excellent range of drinks and fast service despite the place being very busy A special mention to the...More

Thank SINGITLOUDSO
Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Hi there and thank you for your review today! The musicians got their drinks cheers! Call back and see us again soon!

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