With more history than most, The Market Bar on Fade Street is a characterful spot that serves up tasty lunches, hearty dinners and fruity cocktails. The former Victorian Warehouse has been transformed into an industrial chic space with plenty of natural light and a vibrant atmosphere.
Cool and Quirky Bars In Dublin
Our city's nightlife scene is a hotbed of activity, whether that's the queues for Temple Bar on a Saturday night or the streets come St Patrick's Day... but what if you're looking for something that little more unique? From sultry secret bars 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.
Whether you came for bottomless brunch, a drag party or some chilled out after-work drinks, Bow Lane is your cool and quirky bar. Located only minutes from Dublin Castle, you'll find cracking cocktails and a fine selection of spirts alongside DJs and fun-loving party vibes.
Hailed as one of the best bars on Dublin for its bootlegger-inspired style and Prohibition cocktails, The Blind Pig is a haunt that promises a true flavour of the 1920s. Head down for cocktails made with flair alongside candlelit tables and plenty of vintage furniture to go around.
Gorgeous and gilded, Farrier & Draper is a three-storey drinking and dining hub in the heart of Dublin. From a cavernous downstairs to a regal bar, this spot is perfect for whatever sort of night you're after, from romantic date nights to birthday group gatherings.
Anti Social is a place for those who don't take themselves too seriously. A cool bar on Francis Street, this place pairs craft beer and cocktails with a small yet perfectly formed choice of toasties, alongside a stellar music and entertainment calendar that makes it come alive at night.
Whether you're splashing the cash on a special occasion or fancy heading out on a quirky date night, The Ivy is a top bar in Dublin. Expect to find a botanical beaut that's jam-packed with elegant brasserie-style bites and handcrafted cocktails from a team of expert mixologists.
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.
Whether it's the brooding interiors, the heated terrace or the world class cocktails that get you, there's one thing that we know to be true about Vintage Cocktail Club, and it's that it's one of the most unique bars in Dublin. Swing by this secret bar for drinks, whatever the weather.
Carrying the name of Bartley Dunne's, one of the city's most cosmopolitan and influential historical boozers, Bartley's is an 'Aladdin's Cave' of drinking in Dublin city centre. Head on over to The Grafton Hotel and discover this treasure trove of quirky cocktails and delicious eating.
If you're looking for the best cocktail bars in Dublin, you'd be a fool to miss what Café En Seine has to offer. Not only is the building itself a grand and quirky affair all round, you can pair cocktails and gastro inspired grub with live music on selected days.
Redefining the typical sports bar, The Sin Bin is a sleek haunt in the Mont Hotel serving handcrafted cocktails, whiskies and award-winning gin. Settle in for your favourite fixture and revel in the bar's stylish decor with delicious drinks and gastro classics making up the menu.
This cool and quirky Middle Abbey Street bar is a party palace all week long, offering guests a downstairs room of ping pong and karaoke, with an upstairs eatery and disco space. From fun date nights to weekday celebrations, this place caters to all tastes and needs.
People in Dublin 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's quirky cocktails, aromatic dishes and a dedicated rooftop bar.
Bobbys is a pretty in pink wine bar and restaurant. As well as being an achingly cool Insta-haven, it backs up its style with an equally impressive menu of food and drink. Head on over to this cool bar and you can sip on organic and rare finds with delicious sharing platters.
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.