Make sure to visit the Dublin Hard Rock Cafe when you are in the Temple Bar area where dozens of pubs line the narrowed cobblestone streets, and alleys, in a picturesque yet poppin’ area, and while there are so many fabulous food and beverage options, where you’ll find one of the best inside, the Hard Rock Cafe Dublin.
Rock on with the music, dig into the food, and throw a few drinks back, you’ll not want to miss the Dublin Hard Rock Cafe or you will have missed a classic Ireland (Dublin area) experience and will have an incomplete trip in the Temple Bar area is all I can say!
Don’t pass it off as just another chain you’ve been to elsewhere because DUBLIN it is not elsewhere, it’s part of the great country of Ireland (which alone is incredible) and I’ll give you 5 awesome reasons you don’t want to miss this cool experience!
Why You’ll Love Your Hard Rock Cafe Dublin in the Temple Bar Area Experience
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Whether you are a Hard Rock Cafe die-hard fan ( I am!), or you simply recognize the name Hard Rock Cafe, don’t diss it as just another ‘Hard Rock’ because the Hard Rock brand is never ‘just another‘ it’s always stellar, which leads me to why you’ll love it!
- inside the Dublin Temple Area Hard Rock Cafe you’ll find an incredible sound system
- stellar interactive servers with the most outlandish fun personalities
- a home away from home no matter where you are in each of their locations with a true consistency in culinary offerings and atmosphere
- a comfortable neutral restaurant that will fill your belly with food, your soul with good rock and your bucket list (if you do this) with a different local Hard Rock Cafe now Visited!
- it’s eclectic, cozy, warm, and welcoming yet it is so vintage Hard Rock at its core, and it is for everyone who loves food and music and is visiting Dublin or specifically the Temple Bar Area (which is its own party!)
Where To Find The Dublin Hard Rock Cafe
As I’ve alluded to, you will find the Dublin Hard Rock Cafe centrally located in the Temple Bar area on Fleet Street.
Meaning you will traverse to the South Bank of the River Liffey and you will be in the heart of Dublin!
I could use fancy words to describe the area but that would be silly.
If you like to bar hop, this is your area. Think of it as a closet of clothing, if one bar does not fit who you are, move on to the next, like changing clothes it’s that easy!
The Temple Bar area is definitely the right destination for anyone that wants to really get to the heart of the pub parties, and feel like you are in college all over again, even if you can only hang with the Big Dogs for one night, be guaranteed you will hang the next day (rolf)!
So quickly read this and get to the Hard Rock Cafe in Dublin!
Dublin Hard Rock Cafe Is the Holy Grail Of Beverages (1)
The iconic Temple Bar area definitely hosts a favorable area to come to when you want to have a good time and eat and drink and the true Holy Grail of beverages is right inside the Dublin Hard Rock Cafe!
The first thing you might notice is that there are local spirits on the menu and beer, I mean what would a stop in a bar in Ireland be without the chance to savor the official GUINNESS Beer, but it goes beyond that!
Then I noted that there was Irish Moonshine on the menu and I lit up like a firework in the sky as it was just the right drink for the right moment!
Try the Irish Moonshine, I sure did. How in the world could I pass that up?
This is a part of what makes this Hard Rock Cafe in Dublin so uniquely Irish, it has local spirited drinks made up of local spirits, and while the other famed drinks that we love the Hard Rock Cafe for are available this puts a complete Irish vibe on drinking here!
You see, one of the reasons we make sure to find a Hard Rock Cafe at all the vacation stops we can is for the local drink offerings.
You can walk into any pub in Ireland and get a beer, but here at Ireland’s Hard Rock Cafe in the Temple Bar area, lists out local options (for those of us not from Ireland) and it’s an experience as well!
You Can Leave With The Only Irish Souvenir You Need
To tell you that I have a collection of Hard Rock Cafe glasses is what I was sharing above when I stated you would love the Irish Moonshine for more than one reason!
It started out innocently when we were in St. Thomas Virgin Islands and then in Aruba, I know they are both closed, but suddenly we began mounting an unknown collection that we value as our favorite simple souvenirs.
Ever since then, we guarantee ourselves one special souvenir glass at each stop! That’s it.
Some people collect a magnet from each Hard Rock Cafe, others collect clothing, some pictures, there’s a lot to choose from.
While you don’t have to collect a glass you can find other great souvenirs that say Hard Rock as I explained above so it is a one-stop shop to eat, drink, enjoy music and then leave!
Experience Local Eats At The Dublin Hard Rock Cafe
Now, let’s start with the fact that there is a Guinness Burger on the menu, that unto itself tells you how local you are going to get!
Next, the wings at Ireland’s Hard Rock Cafe had to have a beer sauce, but we will never know. What we do know after eating them is that they were better than any wing we’ve had (and we’ve sucked up some wings in our time!).
Hard Rock Fries with Guinness Cheese Sauce, oh Yeah. Salivate over these fries they are so worth it.
I just wanted to put my whole face in that dish and eat them.
WHY? Because these were the first fries I had seen since we landed in Ireland!
Now, you have to know that it was not just about being Fry deprived, these fries in this cheese were ah-amazing.
Something caught my eye with the Caesar salad and it was something I had not had in a while, so knowing that Caesar salads either nail it or don’t I ordered one.
Yes, you could say my ordering was all over the place but I was oddly hungry for the food we had not been eating and not a fan of a lot of foods we had tried in other eateries!
Fresh lettuce, in perfect bite-size pieces, so no embarrassing shove-in-my-mouth moments.
Solid croutons and the Caesar dressing were not too thick or thin, just enough to make it good.
Yes, I would order it again.
The Dublin Hard Rock Cafe Provides Service That Shines
Definitely big props to Taisa she is golden.
Our service and everyone around us all experienced great service.
Service no matter which Hard Rock Cafe we have visited is always great.
Here in the Dublin Hard Rock Cafe it truly was exceptional.
Look at that smile. She was simply full of personality that was unparalleled and of course, she provided some great suggestions like the fries!
Go For the Food And Drinks Stay For the Music
Rock out with music that just keeps on coming.
There’s a vibe that nowhere else can match and it might be all that expensive, quality stereo equipment or it might be how the Dublin Hard Rock Cafe is set up, but, you’ll want to give yourself the full tour, so don’t just sit in your seat and wait for food get up and go down the steps!
If you happen to get there when it’s busy, head down the steps and marvel at the space.
The bar area and live music stage are downstairs.
I seriously could not wrap my head around HOW BIG the Hard Rock Cafe was.
Why? Anywhere we had been in Ireland was always like a mystery.
Basically, in most of the bars, you head into one bar and if there is no room, there’s an upstairs with a different bar or a downstairs or connecting room with a totally different bar.
Not the case at The Hard Rock Cafe.
Expansive, huge, massive, large, however you want to call it, there’s space.
Actually, it is a really great thing because it rocks with Live music and especially after 5 PM.
What always makes me love the Hard Rock Cafe is the simple fact that no matter how much music is playing, it’s always in the background even though it’s cranking.
Videos that are playing do not interfere with a conversation either.
However, if you are on a bad date, you might be happy to just stare at the videos and zone out to the music (just saying!).
Spacing between the seats and tables is well-apportioned as well, it’s actually incredible to see this. Most pubs and eateries are tight in the area, not here!
Make Sure To Come Back and Tell Me How Your Dublin Hard Rock Cafe Experience Was.
We spent more time in the Temple Bar area Pub-hopping and eating than any other space and we had to walk 25 minutes from our hotel to get there, without any bathroom stops along the long haul walk back and we would do it again!
There’s a fun atmosphere waiting for you.
The Temple Bar area is a lot of fun, and it is definitely Pub row, but the gem of all of the possible streets and alleys loaded with drinking and eating options is the Hard Rock Cafe on Fleet Street!
Music, food, drinks, and good service in one sold location, well, you’ll seriously not want to miss the opportunity to stop at the iconic Hard Rock Cafe in Dublin or you will have missed a big piece of the Temple Bar area.
I guess you could say the Hard Rock Cafe is a comfortable neutral restaurant when we travel.
We always visit one, and we always leave smiling. From music to food, The Hard Rock Cafe kind of completes each trip I take. It’s a tradition now
Thanks to the Hard Rock Cafe for hosting us!
Sip. Sip. Hooray, you made a good decision today! Enjoy~ Dana XO.