Secret Bars in Dublin

Ever had trouble finding a bar? Good, 'cause these guys would like to keep it that way. Proud of their secrecy and renowned for their hidden vibes, these secret bars in Dublin are notorious for being hard to locate. From basements brimming with creative cocktails to Prohibition-inspired favourites, check out our recommendations for the best cloak-and-dagger digs in Dublin.

Head to Suffolk Street and you'll (hopefully) find this secret bar dedicated to all things 1920s. Hailed as a 'bootlegger's haven', this unique cocktail bar in Dublin is known for alternative drinks and unusual interiors (think swanky, low-swinging lights and more).

Tucked away in The Central Hotel, The Library Bar is a cos drinking den made up of embroidered armchairs, striped sofas and a cosy open fire. When it comes to refreshments, the menu is full of classic cocktails and fresh pints, while the global food options span breakfast to late-night dinner. 

One of the slinkiest secret bars in Dublin, 9 Below is all about refined drinks in an equally refined setting. Golden from cocktails to interiors, this subterranean space not only has history on its side, it has some of the city's best cocktails to boot. 

Follow the neon liquor sign where this multifaceted cocktail bar promises a variety of rooms complete with a dancefloor and bandstand. Pair all that with modern concoctions and a tasty menu of sharing plates and you're onto a winner.

Dublin's cocktail scene wouldn't be completely without a speakeasy, and Vintage Cocktail Club is one of the best. A crown jewel hidden in the heart of Crown Alley, this bespoke little bar is perfect for late night cocktails and small European plates for the peckish. 

Though not necessarily a secret bar, Amy Austin is definitely found somewhere unexpected. Located within Drury Street Car Park, this cool and quirky wine bar has a wide selection of bottles to choose from, as well as cracking drinks deals and a dog-friendly policy.