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Dublin Fun Fact Friday: Cocktails in Dublin

Cocktails have not been a big deal in Dublin for long and are still fairly limited in many bars. Now there is definitely a new scene emerging for cocktails and quite a few places are featuring handmade cocktails to bring in the crowds. Handmade cocktails are fairly pricey, compared to beer, wine or premixed drinks, but usually it is worth it to try one or two.

In the mood for a tasty concoction? Try one of my favorite places to grab a cocktail.


Vintage Cocktail Club

This is definitely the spot known for cocktails in Dublin – at least by those who have looked. It is not something you’ll just happen upon. Behind a black door with no handle and simple gold letters spelling VCC lies a speak easy style cocktail lounge- serving impressive drinks, with small plates and snacks as well.

Whitefriar Grill

Though I usually go here for their dinner and wine special, brunch is the perfect time for a cocktail here. Watching them make the cocktails is almost as wonderful as drinking them- there is such attention to detail. With a focus on fruit and fresh ingredients, they have a refreshing list of beverages. You just have to resist the chicken wings long enough to try one.


This just opened but is already a new go to spot. The cocktails on their menu all sound delicious as does the food menu. Presentation is amazing as well- not just the drinks but the surroundings. The venue itself is wonderful- cozy but very elegant. It makes you wish you lived there (maybe that’s just me). I have yet to try the food- small plates designed for sharing- but it did smell amazing. I know it won’t be long before I’m back.

One comment on “Dublin Fun Fact Friday: Cocktails in Dublin

  1. LFFL
    September 10, 2013

    Looks so refreshing. I love how pretty they look.

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This entry was posted on September 6, 2013 by in Dublin Living, Dublin Restaurants, Food, Ireland and tagged , , , , , .

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