Dublin's Temple Bar area is a district — rather than a singular drinking establishment — where adults gather for entertainment and edification.
The area is home to several cultural institutions, numerous art galleries, stores (including an Amnesty International Fair Trade Shop), restaurants, and places to sleep. Mostly, though, Temple Bar comes alive at night.
A traditional Irish pub, Oliver St. John Gogarty (its painted wall is pictured above) is the place to hear live Irish music. Gogarty's also includes a restaurant and inexpensive accommodations.