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.

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Last updated on 29th January 2024


Disndat is a quirky city centre bar hosting live music every single evening. The wooden interiors and kooky decor create the feel of a traditional Irish pub, with sport on in the day and great tunes by night, promising refreshing pints, cocktails and tasty toasties to boot.

The Rag Trader

For a traditional feel to your bar, The Rag Trader is a boozer that has your back with vintage furnishings, fireplaces and wallpapered or wood panelled walls. But that's not all, as there's over 100 different kind of whiskey stocked here, as well as craft beer, stout and cocktails in store.

Guinness Storehouse

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. 


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.

Bad Bobs

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.

The Sin Bin

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.


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.

Piglet Wine Bar

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. 

57 The Headline

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.