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.
From the vintage-style paintings through to plush velvet seats and grand chandeliers, Farrier & Draper is one of Dublin's most beautiful bars. Take some time to explore all the floors, which include an atmospheric basement restaurant and sexy back bar.
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.
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.
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.
The Sin Bin is re-inventing your idea of the quintessential sport bar serving expertly-crafted cocktails, whiskies and award-winning gin alongside a menu of gastropub dishes. Kick back in one of their plush leather seats and you can catch all the latest fixtures in pure luxury.
Craving a pint of Guinness? Go to the mothership and indulge your inner tourist a little, with customised pints with your face on, an insider-look at how the beer is made and a sky-high bar overlooking the whole of Dublin. It really is one of the city's quirkiest bar experiences.
Bobbys is a pretty-in-pink wine bar with a chilled-out, modern vibe. Offering an ever-rotating selection of rose, white and red wines from independent producers across the world, it's got both style and substance... plus there's an impressive menu of charcuterie to pair.
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.
With super stylish decor and vintage finishes, The Mint Bar oozes class. Embark on a refined drinking escapade with signature cocktails and aged spirits. But The Mint Bar isn't just adept in the art of Alchemy, they also plate up some gorgeous gourmet grub too.
Blending the charm of London with the swagger of New York, Dandelion in an opulent venue that boasts a super swanky vibe. The restaurant bar has a mouthwatering menu of food too, from steak to salads, with live DJs spinning hip-hop, R&B, funk and soul on the weekend.
Looking for a night of Iberian-inspired inebriation? Head to 777. This Mexican restaurant bar touts top-quality tacos, burritos and 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.
Hailing itself as the city's oldest wine bar, La Cave is a quirky hideaway of colourful interiors and even more vibrant wines from across the globe. That's not all though, as this place pairs its wine with seasonal French-inspired cuisine, giving it's guests an all-round experience.
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.
Adopting a kind of no-frills-attached attitude, Piglet is a wonderful treasure trove of organic wine and rare finds. Created out of love, this quirky wine bar in Dublin pairs its brilliant bottles with an ever-changing menu of mouthwatering sharing boards, perfect for date nights.
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.
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.
Found just shy of Trinity College, Café en Seine is a quirky bar in Dublin that has to be seen to be believed. From its gilded ceilings and its greenery down to its lanterns and hidden spots, hunker down for cocktails and gastro inspired plates.
Paying homage to the historical Bartley Dunne's, this hotel bar in Dublin honours its namesake with the same 'Aladdin's Cave' style with velvet and leather interiors. Head here to revel in plush interiors while sipping a selection of hand-crafted cocktails and explore a menu of Irish plates.