Cool And Quirky Bars In Dublin

Our city's nightlife scene is always bustling, but what if you're looking for something that is a little more unique? From sultry secret speakeasies hidden in basements to vibrant saloons that serve cocktails with a side of cabaret; discover the most interesting places to drink with our guide to cool and quirky bars in Dublin.

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Last updated on 3rd May 2024


Named after the year Poitín was banned in Ireland, Bar 1661 is an award-winning cocktail bar. If you're in search of a quirky bar with uniquely Irish tipples and independent spirits, there's no other place that compares to this Green Street haunt.


One of the most unique places to drink in Dublin, Riot has a punk attitude through and through; think neon lights, graffiti and cult movie artwork strewn across the walls. This bar is keeping its patrons entertained with live music, DJ nights, arcade games and pool. 


People may know Opium as a late-night clubbing spot, but there's more than meets the eye when it comes to this Wexford Street location. Throwing out more than a few nods to Asian culture, there are quirky cocktails, aromatic dishes and one of the most quirky rooftop bars in Dublin.

Bad Bobs

Searching for the best places for drinks in Temple Bar? Bab Bobs is definitely up there, thanks to its eclectic menu of signature sips and rebellious attitude. Swing by for live music and bites to eat before heading up to the oh-so cool rooftop terrace.

Piglet Wine Bar

Piglet is a Temple Bar staple serving a, 'carefully selected mess' of biodynamic, natural and organic wines, all with classic European appeal. Championing simplicity in its interiors design and laid-back approach, this is a proper cool haunt for kicking back and trying a few new sips.