George Frederic Handel Hotel is located on the West-End of Temple Bar, Dublin in the shadows of Christchurch Cathedral. Temple Bar is the beating heart of Dublin's famous night-life.
Temple Bar is one of the oldest parts of Dublin and is the birthplace of Dublin City as we know it today. Some of Temple Bar’s first residents were Vikings and the area is rich in Viking and Medieval history. The streets in modern day Temple Bar are based on the original medieval plans for the old city. By the mid-20th century Temple Bar resembled a run-down inner city slum. In the 1980’s a bus company bought up the property in the area in order to turn it into a bus depot and bus station. While waiting for funding and permission to build the bus depot the company leased the run-down properties at severely reduced rates which attracted artists and craftsmen to the area. The area became the cultural heartland of Dublin City and the bus company were denied the right to build in the area. In the 1990s the area flourished and has now become the cultural heartland of Dublin city.
The reason that the area has become so popular with tourists is thanks in no small part to its charming cobblestoned streets, funky cafés and Dublin bars. Although Temple Bar has become quite expensive over the years, there are a few bars that charge reasonable rates in the area. The Foggy Dew, Peadar Kearneys and Oscars Café Bar are all located in Temple Bar and all have a lively Irish atmosphere and more importantly serve drinks at a reasonable rate. Peadar Kearneys and The Foggy Dew are wonderful traditional Irish pubs. Oscars Café Bar is a modern Irish bar and has a wonderfully Irish atmosphere as well as lots of drink and food deals, so make sure to check out their website.