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Octagon Bar

#1,135 of 2,105 Restaurants in Dublin
$$ - $$$
Clarence Hotel, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 407 0800
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“temple bar” (8 reviews)
“quiet haven” (2 reviews)
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Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Clarence Hotel, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for cocktails. Margarita and Dark and Stormy were good. Bartenders were not very personable. When the check came I asked about 10% service charge added at the bottom of the bill. Bartenders said that it wasn't so I added in. Just received a...More

Thank Dale S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way out we decided we needed refreshment. Sandwich and a Guinness. Lovely wood panelled bar and reading room.

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Espresso Martini I have ever had! Came back twice for them. Bartenders were very friendly and attentive as well! Nice relaxed atmosphere.

Thank dbowler1288
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When staying in the Clarence you surely need to take a glass in this bar. Good atmosphere to close your evening after dinner. You may enjoy a variety of drinks in a good looking and specific decor. Kind barmen make that you can take your...More

Thank Hilde V
Reviewed April 16, 2018

The bartender couldn't be bothered waiting on us, he was more interested in chatting with another server. We had one drink and left. Plenty of bars with good service in Temple Bar.

Thank peggy531
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Great cocktails but pricey. Served quickly though staff could have been a bit more enthusiastic or happy. Nice environment for a quiet drink.

Thank Bigtangle
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

As this bar is associated with a hotel, and given the bar was no busy when you were there, I would have expected the barman to come to our table to order drinks. Alas this did not happen. As for the cocktails - they were...More

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed March 15, 2018

What a disappointment. Somehow this establishment needs to re-brand themselves and rise up to the former accolades. Stopped in, no music, tired bartender, had to order at the bar, took our beer up to the room. Not the experience we expected, but neither was our...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Right....now forget the U2 connections (Bono & The Edge.....did or do own the Hotel that houses this bar) - you get no connection to that story other than that you read it online somewhere. As many have mentioned in their reviews on here - the...More

Thank Nick H
Reviewed February 6, 2018

It used to be a trendy place to go for a drink but that was a long time ago. There's not much attraction these days.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clarence Hotel, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 407 0800
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