TOP SPOTS TO GRAB A DRINK FOR NON-BEER DRINKERS

Article By Juliana Hansen. Thank you very much for helping us make this blog the most informative, friendly and helpful blog for Dublin Newbies!

Even though Ireland is worldly famous for its beers, Dublin has a good amount of bars for those who choose cocktails over pints – like your girl here 😉 . If you are planning a night out in the Irish capital and fancy some nice drinks, here’s a list of places you should head to:  

1. Peruke & Periwig 

Located just beside The Stephen Green’s, on Dawson St, this Victorian style bar and dining spot is perfect for the cocktail lovers. The whole environment is incredible, with furniture and decorative artifacts that brings you back to the last century. There’s a huge variety of drinks to choose from the menu, but if you are not sure about what to get, the staff will happily help you with suggestions based on your preferences. I have been there a couple of times and always enjoyed the atmosphere and perfect cocktails. 

Where? 31 Dawson St, Dublin 2. Click here for their Instagram.

How to book? (01) 672 7190

2. Hang Dai Chinese 

The first time I went to Hang Die, I was mainly looking forward to enjoying their famous oriental dishes, but couldn’t help noticing the massive central bar, as well as the smaller bar on the second floor. During COVID times, the restaurant is working with half its capacity. After dinner, we ordered some cocktails, and I absolutely loved the Hang Dai Sour, with Bourbon, Yuzu, Pistachio, Lemon & Whites. Very much recommend this spot in Lower Camden Street. 

Where? 20 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2. Click here for their Instagram.

How to book? From their website

3. The Liquor Rooms 

Ask any Dubliner where they go to have cocktails and, surely, The Liquor Rooms will be on their lists. This traditional cocktail bar and late-night venue is located in the heart of the city, and offers more than 60 options of drinks as well as food. The bar has four different rooms, each differently well decorated, with burlesque circus and old Hollywood movies vibes. If you fancy some dancing, one of the rooms has a dance floor and bandstand. Wanna know the best part? The cocktails have a really fair price, so it’s a good option when you are on a budget.  

Where? 8 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2. Click here for their Instagram.

How to book? 01 -533 7564 OR book@theliquorrooms.com

4. Vintage Cocktail Bar 

The first time I visited the Vintage Cocktail Bar I was really surprised: I’d never noticed this charming bar right in the heart of the temple bar area. Their entrance is discreet and you need to ring the doorbell and wait for a staff member to open the door. This detail matched perfectly the whole atmosphere inside the bar, as it is very intimate and unusual. Besides the extended cocktail menu you can also order some delicious food there, plus the staff is great and is always happy to advise the customer. If the weather is good, make sure to get a table on their roof terrace.  Definitely worth the visit, due to both, the yummy drinks and the 1920s inspired decor antique furniture. 

Where? 15 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Click here for their Instagram.

How to book?  https://vintagecocktailclub.com/

5. 37 Dawson Street 

This hidden gem just beside Grafton Street is the most eccentric bar you can visit in Dublin, with their wide drinks menu, which actually doesn’t exist. Instead of ordering from a list of options, the customers can ask for whatever they’d like, or the bartenders can create a unique cocktail based on their personal tastes. This is also a perfect spot if you rather non alcoholic drinks, just ask the staff and they will surely prepare a perfect virgin cocktail for you! 

Where? 37 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Click here for their Instagram.

How to book? hello@37dawsonstreet.ie

6. Sophie’s

Sophie’s is my favourite rooftop in Dublin, I love the views, the cool vibe of the place, and, especially, their espresso martinis. Beside the caffeinated drink, they have a vast menu of cocktails that you can choose from. I highly recommend going around sunset time, so you can watch the day turn into night with a 360° view from the top of the city. 

Where? 33 Harcourt St, Saint Peter’s, Dublin 2. Click here for their Instagram

How to book? book@sophies.ie

By Juliana Hansen

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