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Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant

48/49 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 607 4010
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All around great experience

There are dozens of traditional pubs in Temple Bar. I'm sure most are great. This one checked every... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Neil G
Great atmosphere but costly drinks

The atmosphere in this bar was really good, we made two visits to the bar and both nights we really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Luciafaithtravels
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“live music” (70 reviews)
“ha'penny bridge” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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48/49 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland
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+353 1 607 4010
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are dozens of traditional pubs in Temple Bar. I'm sure most are great. This one checked every box for us and went the extra mile. The manager (or owner?) went out of his way to get us at able despite it being packed, extra...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere in this bar was really good, we made two visits to the bar and both nights we really enjoyed the live music however the drink prices are expensive and do seem to go up by the hour, I would recommend drinking somewhere away...More

Thank Luciafaithtravels
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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there and thank you for your review! All our prices are displayed on the front door as you walk into the bar. We do hope yo see you again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate our last dinner of our Dublin trip here, and we were so pleasantly surprised with how much we enjoyed it. We started with the wings as an appetizer, and they were simply delicious! I had the bangers and mash, and...More

Thank Bradley S
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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there and thank you for your review today! Great to hear you enjoyed your meal and our live music! Slainte!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this bar daily since it has live music to our oldies taste and a nice corner in the end which is a little bit quieter but you can still enjoy music and discuss without shouting. Not many bars can offer music and quiet corner...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only reason this place is still going is because the naive tourists. Far far far better and cheaper places to eat and drink. I actually thought the price was a mistake, I'm an Irish person and was so embarrassed when I brought in an...More

Thank Joseph M
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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there and thank you for your review today. All our prices are displayed at our 2 main entrances in clear view to see. We have plenty of locals who frequent our establishment, enjoy their drinks, plus listen to our free live entertainment daily. It...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in here and the bar is busy and a bit loud for why we were looking for. We were greeted at the door and asked what we were looking for we said dinner and they escorted us upstairs. We are into a wonderful...More

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review today! Call back and see us next time your in town!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, the service was excellent. We were going to have an early night but the music and the atmosphere kept us there.

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi and thank you for your review today! We're happy you stayed! Slainte!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere , great live music, very good food. A place you must visit when in Dublin. Near to perfect!

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there and thank you for your review! Call back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunday night visit at 11pm, great staff all round , superb band, very clean and busy well run pub, would recommend

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there and thank you for your review! We appreciate the positive feedback!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Marble Arch on a whim because the menu looked good, and we were tired and hungry. It was a fantastic find! The bar had live music, but we opted to go upstairs to the restaurant and were rewarded with a nice table...More

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there and thank you for your review! Great to hear you had a good time! Please do, tell your friends!

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