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Octagon Bar

#1,062 of 2,086 Restaurants in Dublin}
££ - £££,
Clarence Hotel, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 407 0800
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“temple bar” (8 reviews)
“quiet haven” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub
££ - £££
Clarence Hotel, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We stayed at the Clarencea few days and visited the Octagone bar twice only. If you want a quiet place with a drink or some food this place is ok. Either in the bar or the adjcent "readingroom". As the name implies the bar itself...More

Thank T3T
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I love this bar, it is exactly how it looked 20 years ago. Nice place for a cocktail, it's never too packed.

Thank Taisteal
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

As we enjoyed our stay at The Clarence, we we not too impressed with the Octagon Bar. The lighting and woodwork was impressive but it really lacked character of a cozy bar. Perhaps some historical photos or memorabilia along the walls could be added along...More

Thank trippychick2009
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Late afternoon, this was a quiet haven away from the rowdy touristy bars of Temple Bar. It's everything you'd expect in an upmarket lounge - comfy seats, opulent looking surroundings, and so what if it's a little more expensive. And exclusive...

Thank Brantome2
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We just stopped in for a beer or two. If you don't go here, you aren't missing a lot. Our bartender was nice, but when my sister ordered a simple dessert, they seemed to be out of everything she wanted. She finally got her third...More

Thank amanda_s1980
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Was staying in hotel so popped in before bed. Good service, good drinks. Was quiet midweek but did everything I needed it to.

Thank westcoastcutie
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, staff make you feel welcome, especially Lorcan and Isac, they always look after you. If you have a bad day pop in here indeed👍🏻 these guys know how to make a great drinks and will bring you back to life, so positive and...More

Thank Anastasia K
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Good atmosphere, good service, good drafts! Away from the crowds and nice to relax in. What more do you need?

Thank kaburke
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were staying at the Clarence and popped into the Octagon Bar to have a nightcap. Generous pours and nice selection of cocktails.

Thank Dkissel
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Located in the Clarence we enjoyed the serenity away from the Temple Bar crowds. Lovely couches encircle the bar . We enjoyed a pint , wine and flavored waters. We were able to converse without yelling! The bar area quickly filled with those both older...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clarence Hotel, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 407 0800
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