Whether you came for bottomless brunch, a drag party or some chilled-out after-work drinks, Bow Lane is your bar. Located only minutes from Dublin Castle, you'll find cracking cocktails and a fine selection of spirts alongside DJs and uber-cool vibes.
Cool and Quirky Bars in Dublin
Dublin'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, we've found some of the most interesting places to drink in Dublin.
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.
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.
One of Dublin's edgiest venues, Riot has a punk attitude through and through, think neon lighting, graffiti and cult movie artwork strewn across the toilet walls. This place is keeping its patrons entertained with a regular host of live music nights, DJs, arcade games and pool.
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 equally-impressive food and drink. Head on over to cool bar and you can sip on organic bottles and rare finds with delicious sharing platters.
A legendary live music venue that's hosted some biggest names in the business, Whelan's is a bar that you simply have to visit when on a night out in Dublin. Whether you're catching a live music night, getting down at the silent disco or simply searching cheap drinks, this is the place.
Carrying the name of Bartley Dunne's, one of the city's most cosmopolitan and influential historical watering holes, Bartley's is an 'Aladdin's Cave' of drinking and dining in Dublin. Head on over to The Grafton Hotel and discover this treasure trove of quirky cocktails and delicious eating.
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.
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.
Not only were they nominated for a gong at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards, but the proof is in the pudding at this quirky basement bar in Dublin as The Liquor Rooms use only finest mixes and bitters to churn out interesting cocktails that you like won't find elsewhere.
Piglet is a Temple Bar staple serving a, 'carefully selected mess' of biodynamic, natural and organic wines, all with classic European appeal. Championing simplicity with it's decor and laid-back approach, this is a proper cool haunt for kicking back and trying a few new glasses of vino.
If you're looking for a bar like no other 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.
La Cave is a haven for date nights, after-work drinking and meeting up with mates. The subterranean bar in Dublin 2 is the city's oldest wine bar with quirky decor and a homely vibe, as well as an ever-changing menu of handpicked bottles and seasonal French-inspired dishes to pair.