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Busker’s Bar, Dublin

Posted on 19. Jun, 2013 by in Pubs

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Busker's Bar, Dublin

Busker’s Bar has been entertaining locals and tourists alike in Temple Bar since 1993 with a mix of live music and sporting events screened on big screen TVs.

Location

Busker’s Bar is a live music venue located on the eastern fringe of Temple Bar and just a stone’s throw from O’Connell Bridge and Grafton Street. As well as the main entrance, the Temple Bar hotel also has direct access into the bar so is perfect as a starting point if staying in the hotel.

The Interior

Aimed at the younger market, Buskers has a contemporary feel to it with exposed bricks, comfy leather sofas and numerous big screen TVs for sporting events. A large island bar dominates the centre of the bar and there are numerous spots to get away from action.

Buskers is well known as a live music venue with a mix of both modern and traditional music being played 7 nights a week. When I visit don a Thursday night a trio were playing a mix traditional Irish songs.

The Beer

Only keg beers are available at Buskers which seemed to be a theme in some of the pubs along Temple Bar. Unfortunately only large macro beers are available such as Guinness, Smithwicks, Kilkenny and lagers such as Heineken and Carlsberg.

If you’d rather try something different, Buskers has its own dedicated cocktail bar where groups of people can take part in cocktail making lessons.

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With Thanks

I was able to visit and review this pub thanks to Stena Line, Discover Ireland and Paddy Wagon Tours who organised a trip as part of The Gathering, a year long series of events and festivals to celebrate Irish culture, history and genealogy. Their involvement had no bearing on the review.

Venue Location

Busker’s Bar

13-17 Fleet Street

Dublin 2

Tel: (+353) 866629575

www.buskersbar.com

(Twitter: @awv)

Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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