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 (Jamesons) - 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 best, most atmospheric bars found in Europe. And fortunately for you, you've just stumbled across a pot of gold - we've singled out the cream of the crop. 

Last updated on 15th September 2016

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The Blind Pig

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Make like a fed-dodgin' prohibition bootlegger and sniff out this super-secret speakeasy in Clarendon St. Step inside this candlelit lair and experience the mind-blowing creations of award-winning mixologist Paul Lambert. This expertly-crafted cocktail menu will undoubtedly tantalise the taste buds, imploring you to work your way through the entire list on offer at this cool cocktail bar in Dublin. 

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

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A charming basement bar in Dublin with a selection of separate spaces to guzzle down award-winning cocktails. And with so many spaces, there's something here for everyone - a Burlesque Circus for those looking for some teasing tipples, a Boom Room for those after a night of sh*tfaced shape-throwing, The Mayflower conservatory for more private partying, or the Blind Tiger room for those looking for some sombre saucing. The choice is yours. 

Get stocious in this snazzy 18th Century townhouse by tucking into some 'Pygtails' - the Pygmalion's speciality cocktails. These range from perfectly-executed classics like the old-fashioned to more modern mixes like the Tangle Twister (Absolut Pear, Black Raspberry, Vanilla, Cranberry, Whites, Citrus and Sugar). Adding to the high-quality cocktails is top-notch live DJ sets - Pygmalion attracts some of the biggest international DJs who will head over to the Irish capital every weekend just to play at here. One of the best bars in Dublin for music. 

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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, Bad Bobs is also one of the cheapest cocktail bars in Dublin - with a wide variety of cocktails starting at just €6! With cheap booze, great live music and a late night license, dance the night away in one of Ireland's most unpretentious party bars.  

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Boasting fine cocktails, regal interiors and an air of darling debauchery, the Vintage Cocktail Club is a chic and exclusive bar in Dublin. Whether you're here for some late night tipples with a date or you're tied into evening meal with client, you'll be sure to impress whoever you've taken along with you. The cocktail menu is full of award-winning showstoppers and the dinner menu is equally as exquisite. One of Dublin's most dapper drinking and dining destinations. 

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Looking for a night of Iberian-inspired inebriation? Head to 777. This Mexican restaurant bar boasts 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. But if you'd prefer something a little easier to stomach, the cocktails here are super delectable - made from freshly squeezed juices and home-made syrups, they all go down a treat. 

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Blending the charm of London and with swagger of New York, Dandelion in an opulent venue that boasts a super swanky vibe - a fantastic bar for a date night in Dublin. Here, the restaurant puts on a mouthwatering menu of sumptuous cuisine, from steak to salads - treat your suitor to some sensual grub. And once the night begins to draw in, Dandelion picks up the pace with live DJs storming the place with hip-hop, R&B, funk and soul set-lists. Fully fuelled for the night, dance away with bae. 

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Prep your buns, Bunsen is one of the best burger bars in Dublin. If you're one who really has their pickle tickled by a big ol' burger, you should head down to East Essex Street for one of the beefiest burgers that Dublin has to offer. Only offering a small selection of toppings, Bunsen knows what they want to do and do it well. Trust us, any burger ordered here is guaranteed to be a whopper... well, poor choice of words - but you know what we mean!

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Since its renovation, 57 The Headline has become renowned for being of the the friendliest bars in Dublin. The staff in this watering hole are all genuinely pleasant folk, and the clientele here are equally as cheerful and chirpy. Perhaps that's something to do with the impeccable selection of booze that 57 has to offer. 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.

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Residing in an old-fashioned bank vault, this venue is one of the most unique bars in Dublin. The mint bar oozes class, with super stylish interiors and vintage finishes to be found throughout - and the charm doesn't end there. Embark on a refined drinking escapade with signature bottle-aged, wax sealed cocktails like their 'Horse & Hound'. But The Mint Bar isn't just adept in the art of Alchemy, they also plate up some gorgeous gourmet grub too!

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