Weird And Wonderful Bars In Dublin

Bars mirror life in the Dublin drinking scene where the weird and outlandish rub shoulders with the wonderful and worldly-wise on a daily basis. From riverside dives where you can retro game to your heart's content, to slick spots for cocktail sipping, this city's got it all and much more when it comes to quirky places for a quick bev. Explore our guide to weird and wonderful bars in Dublin here.




Bow Lane

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One of the city's most popular cocktail bars, Bow Lane's mix of cosy snugs and comfy booths is the perfect spot to indulge in a little weekend action. Join in with their Friday night martini specials or get a little down and dirty at a Drag Brunch.

A Prohibition-themed bar hidden beneath the city centre, The Blind Pig is bringing the jazz era to life. From the cleverly-crafted cocktail list to the delicious plates of food, this place is one wonderful place to drink in Dublin.

Barmy bar-meets-burger joint, Mary's is where you can grab craft beers surrounded by knick-knacks and, yes, actual hardware. The Wicklow Street bolthole blends bizarre interiors with some seriously juicy patties to make for one fun experience. 

A Wellington Quay basement bar that's chock-full of charm, The Liquor Rooms offer much more than just a few kitsch cocktails. They've got drinks inspired by the most daring of Irish women, plus cocktail masterclasses, whiskey tastings and a great live events lineup.

A Brooklyn and Berlin-inspired dive bar down by the water, Riot is one wonderful Dublin bar. From arcade games and retro cocktails to a whole host of disco dos and themed club nights, it's up there with some of the most fun places to hang out in the city. 

Located in Drury Street Car Park, Amy Austin is a hidden gem in Dublin's night life crown. Toting a wide range of wines on tap and by the glass, bottle or carafe, this paradise for wine sipping also has regular drink deals, an ample all-day menu of small plates and happens to be dog-friendly.  

Buskers On The Ball is a den of activity with four pool tables, five ping pong tables, one shuffle board and a foosball set, perfect for getting competitive with your mates. Alongside these antics, you can also catch live matches on their video wall and chow down on comfort food.

Peruke & Periwig

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With a drinks menu inspired by your favourite songs, from Little Red Corvette to the Jameson-based Back In Black, Peruke & Periwig will have you sipping through a classic party playlist. Head here for a blend of traditional pub interiors and modern cocktail mixing.