The Vat House Bar of Temple Bar is a traditional Irish Pub, which gets its name from the vat house in the Guinness Brewey, St. James Gate, Dublin. During the final stages of the brewing process Guinness is stored in large copper vats and left to mature, thereby allowing the flavour to develop.

“There is more philosophy in a pint of Guinness than in all of the books in Trinity College!”

Martin Keane, Proprietor


The Interior of the Vat House Bar reflects this maturing and developing process. The timber floors are pitch pine, mahogany and oak. These were salvaged from the original vat houses in the St. James Gate Brewery. The elegant brickwork and cobble floors mirror the streets of Temple Bar itself.