On Saturday nights most of the streets are pedestrian-only, live music spills into the streets, and the frothy stout flows free. Locals are spoiled in that they can revel on these ancient cobbled streets as frequently as they like, while the rest of us have to settle for passing through. There are plenty of bars, pubs, and restaurants to explore in Temple Bar. Temple Bar is an experience—a love it or hate it sort of place—and personally, I love it. If you enjoy a bit of late night music and want to stay up strolling the cobblestones, this is the place for you.
On a crisp Saturday afternoon in Dublin's Temple Bar district, I surveyed the weekly food market and its wide array of produce, prepared treats, and people. I sipped hot apple cider, bit into a chocolate hazelnut crepe, and chatted with a farmer about the already budding daffodils. They also have night markets!