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