Bars in Dublin

Claiming the impressive accolades of being both the birthplace of the world's favourite stout (Guinness) and the world's number one Irish whiskey (Jameson) - Dublin does boozin' proper... and not just in the distilleries. Although making up just a microscopic sliver of the continent, the Irish capital boasts some of the sexiest, booziest and most atmospheric bars in Europe. And fortunately for you, you've stumbled across a pot of gold: here's our guide to the best bars in Dublin.

Last updated on 1st October 2019

The Market Bar Group

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A former Victorian warehouse and fish market has been transformed into one of Dublin's buzziest spots. The Market Bar is a popular Fade Street space, so head over for flavour-filled dishes that include meatballs, fish stew and goat's cheese salads.

Bow Lane

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If you're after great craic and hand-crafted cocktails, get yourself down to Aungier Street where Bow Lane is bringing you all that and more. With plush booths, ambient lighting and super cool DJs on the decks well into the night, it's not hard to spend a good few hours here.

Make like a fed-dodgin' prohibition bootlegger and sniff out this super-secret speakeasy on Clarendon Street. Step inside a candlelit lair for mind-blowing creations which will undoubtedly tantalise the taste buds, imploring you to work your way through the entire list on offer.

Headed out for drinks in Dublin but looking to dose up on a bite to eat too? Then why not join Pacinos for a charming meal, as not only do they promise Italian food made with authenticity and flair, but also there's international wines and intimate interiors.

Blending the charm of London with the swagger of New York, Dandelion in an opulent venue that boasts a super swanky vibe. The restaurant puts on a mouthwatering menu of sumptuous cuisine, from steak to salads, and once the night begins to draw in, there's live DJs spinning hip-hop, R&B, funk and soul.

Bad Bobs

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Boasting five floors for eating, drinking and dancing, Bad Bobs is the go-to spot for every type of nightlife escapade in Dublin. Not only one of the biggest venues for a night out in the Irish capital, but it's also one of the cheapest cocktail bars around - with a selection starting at just €6.

Since its renovation, 57 The Headline has become renowned for being of the friendliest bars in Dublin. With 24 taps dedicated to the best of Irish & International craft beer, an extensive range of top-quality Irish whiskeys and a menu of reasonably priced-cocktails, it's no wonder everyone here is happy.

From perfectly-executed classics like the old-fashioned to more modern mixes like the Tangle Twister, Pygmalion is more than just a party spot. Of course, with some of the biggest international DJs on the bill, you can't go wrong with a night out here.

With fine cocktails, regal interiors and an air of darling debauchery, the Vintage Cocktail Club is a chic spot. Whether you're here for some late night tipples with a date or you're tied into evening meal with a client, you'll be sure to impress whoever you've taken along with you.

Looking for a night of Iberian-inspired inebriation? Head to 777. This Mexican restaurant bar touts top-quality tacos, burritos and guac alongside some of the best cocktails in central Dublin. Famed for their selection of 100% blue agave tequilas, you better make sure you're ready for some heavy hitting shooters.

One of the most notorious basement bars in Dublin, The Liquor Rooms is a treat for any and all cocktail lovers in Ireland. From their mix of spaces and their eclectic cocktail menu down to their small plates selection, it's a romantic little spot.