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Octagon Bar

$$ - $$$
South City Centre
Bar, Pub
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Clarence Hotel, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 670 9000
12:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Redondo Beach, California
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

As we enjoyed our stay at The Clarence, we we not too impressed with the Octagon Bar. The lighting and woodwork was impressive but it really lacked character of a cozy bar. Perhaps some historical photos or memorabilia along the walls could be added along with some music. We did enjoy conversation with the bartender Allen (not sure on the... More 

Thank trippychick2009
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Late afternoon, this was a quiet haven away from the rowdy touristy bars of Temple Bar. It's everything you'd expect in an upmarket lounge - comfy seats, opulent looking surroundings, and so what if it's a little more expensive. And exclusive...

Thank Brantome2
Braselton, Georgia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We just stopped in for a beer or two. If you don't go here, you aren't missing a lot. Our bartender was nice, but when my sister ordered a simple dessert, they seemed to be out of everything she wanted. She finally got her third choice.

Thank amanda_s1980
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Was staying in hotel so popped in before bed. Good service, good drinks. Was quiet midweek but did everything I needed it to.

Thank westcoastcutie
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, staff make you feel welcome, especially Lorcan and Isac, they always look after you. If you have a bad day pop in here indeed👍🏻 these guys know how to make a great drinks and will bring you back to life, so positive and relaxing.😉👌🏽

Thank Anastasia K
Woodland Park, Colorado
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Good atmosphere, good service, good drafts! Away from the crowds and nice to relax in. What more do you need?

Thank kaburke
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201 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were staying at the Clarence and popped into the Octagon Bar to have a nightcap. Generous pours and nice selection of cocktails.

Thank Dkissel
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396 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Located in the Clarence we enjoyed the serenity away from the Temple Bar crowds. Lovely couches encircle the bar . We enjoyed a pint , wine and flavored waters. We were able to converse without yelling! The bar area quickly filled with those both older and youthful seeking similar surroundings !

Thank 12318
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Beers not so cold and no real atmosphere and the puss on the bartenders face was a real turn off for me.

Thank Katrinkas F
The Villages, Florida
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We stopped in for a pint. It is a beautiful atmosphere with good service and a friendly staff. This bar is located in The Clarence, owned by Bono, and that is the reason we stopped. I would recommend a stop here.

Thank KCVillager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
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 1 670 9000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?