Best Cocktail Bars in Dublin

When it comes to cocktails, Dublin's got 'em all. Short and sharp; long and frothy - you name it and there's some of the best spots in the city shaking up concoctions just for you. Whether you're after a subterranean speakeasy, a live music hangout or a swanky space to impress, check out our guide to the best cocktail bars in Dublin.

Farrier & Draper

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Spread across 3 floors, Farrier & Draper is a haven of all things booze. Not only does this swanky spot have multiple bars and an impressive selection of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails, but you can even book your own private space. Head to Powerscourt Townhouse for all this and more.

Bow Lane

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Taking its name from the street on which it lies, this dimly-lit cocktail bar boasts cosy booths and intimate snugs. Ideal for everything from first dates to chilling out with mates, Bow Lane is bringing you expertly-made cocktails, draught beers and a menu of modern Irish food.

When it comes to the best whiskey in Dublin, you can count on Dingle's to bring you the goods. Home to over 140 blends from all over the world, you can sip on spirited cocktails and get involved in specialist tastings if you're after something a little different.

When it comes to gay bars in Dublin, Pantibar should be on your radar. Led by the glamorous Panti, it's all about live music, sassy performances and quirky entertainment. Located only minutes from the river Liffey, this is a staple of the city's queer scene.

Taking inspiration from Berlins's edgy boltholes and Brooklyn's dive bars, this dimly lit venue is all about live music, DJ nights, arcade games and pool matched with retro-inspired cocktails and Mexican street food favourites. Think seasonal slushies, boozy classics and tiki signatures.

Whether you're looking to chill out with creative cocktails, entice a date in a cosy basement bar or let loose on the dance floor after a long day at work, The Liquor Rooms can cater to you. Open 7 days a week, this Wellington Quay haunt is providing cutting edge drinks and entertainment.

Hidden away behind a discreet doorway in the iconic Temple Bar, this clandestine cocktail spot is perfect for everything from after work drinks to weekend brunch and late night parties. Tuck into classic tipples and seasonal sips with 20s vibes and decadent interiors.

A traditional Victorian-style watering hole, Lucky Duck is a swanky neighbourhood spot taking authentic charm and raising the bar with a dash of creative cocktails, plush booths and decadent decor. Head to Aungier Street for contemporary food and drink menus.

Looking for some of the best cocktails in Dublin city centre? 9 Below is a luxurious spot for seductive sips. Make your way downstairs where this subterranean hotspot is serving up curious concoctions infused with the likes of white port, honey fino sherry and lemon sherbet.

Inspired by authentic Italian eateries and the cocktail bars of New York, this classy spot is a top choice for booze-fuelled nights out. Split into a number of spaces, NoLita serves up everything from all day dining to weekend brunch and quirky cocktails.

Peruke & Periwig

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If you like your spaces on the seductive side and your cocktails to dazzle, head to Peruke & Periwig where you'll find all that more. Split between a traditional boozer, ground floor bar and quirky lounges above, you can expect a unique drinking experience with Irish food to soak it all up.