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“Loud but it's Temple Bar”

Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 298 Nightlife in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Alohikea
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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!

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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank CharlotteD999
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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 a really nice meal, reasonably priced. Special credit to Hugh, the musician playing on his own, creating friendly and happy atmosphere. I will definitely be back trying to catch him again! I'll keep recommending this place to all my work colleagues. Perfect spot!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank debos_uk
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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!

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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 musicians playing on Friday night as they were brilliant. I paid for a drink for them which I never saw them getting. Only niggles in an otherwise great night in a nice bar

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SINGITLOUDSO
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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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