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Here Are The Best Places In Dublin For Cocktails - According To The Team

By mariemadden

October 14, 2017 at 7:50am


It's been a long, long week and we all deserve a stiff drink at the end of it.

One of the best ways to blow off the cobwebs is sharing a few cocktails with your mates but we all know the crushing disappointment of taking that first sip and being greeted with someone that tastes like it should be a five-year-old's lunchbox.

Don't worry, folks - we've got your back.

We've searched high and low for the best beverages in the city and you definitely can't go wrong with the likes of Vintage Cocktail Club, Bow Lane, Peruke & Periwig and The Liquor Rooms .

If you want to find a few new favourites, here are our haunts for a weekend tipple...

The Blind Pig - Suffolk Street

"One of my favourite spots in Dublin for a leisurely cocktail was Upstairs at Kinara Kitchen in Ranelagh, where Paul Lambert and the team whipped up all sorts of wonderful creations. So, I was horrified to hear that it had closed its doors. Luckily, Paul is now involved with The Blind Pig speakeasy in town and I'm reliably informed that the cocktails are as good as ever."

- Marie Madden, Editor

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The Exchequer - Exchequer Street

"I love ordering off the menu and trying new things when it comes to cocktails and The Exchequer is one of the best places in Dublin for this. The bar staff are so friendly and always happy to create something amazing for you to try. Better still, they'll always take the time to chat you through what they've put in it so you know for next time!"

- Anna Nolan, Agency Sales Manager

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The Bar With No Name - Fade Street

"It's the perfect spot for Sunday afternoon cocktails (aka the best kind) and even if it's raining, the circus tent means you can chill outside. They also do one of the best Negronis you'll find in town. "

- Sarah Clayton-Lea, Journalist

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Upstairs @ Delahunt - Camden Street

"This place is best known as a restaurant but you can head upstairs and order drinks without having dinner. It's off the beaten track, in a side door and feels like sitting in a living room chilling out. The cocktails are divine."

- Niall Harbison - Founder

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The Black Market @ The Market Bar - Fade Street

"I picked The Black Market as it's so central and This Little Piggy is the most deliciously smooth cocktail I have ever tasted. It basically tastes like white chocolate with a hint of raspberry. The Old Fashioned and Whiskey Sour are not to be missed either."

- Jodie O'Keeffe, Account Executive

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Capitol - Aungier Street

"If you're struggling with the student life, then Capitol is the place for you. Cheap and cheerful cocktails, great music and plenty of space to dance."

- Clodagh McMeel, Editorial Intern

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The Marker Hotel - Grand Canal Square

"You might not spend the night drinking cocktails here as it's pretty pricey, but if you're just going for one or two and want that extra bit of glamour, then The Marker Hotel is hard to beat. Sip on one of their expertly made cocktails while enjoying the views from one of the best rooftop bars in Dublin. It's heaven!"

- Sharron Lynskey, Journalist

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Mulligans - Poolbeg Street

"This bar's Guinness cocktail is the best in Dublin, with the added bonus that its only ingredient is a pint of Guinness. Can't beat it."

- Daryl Bolger, Direct Sales Manager

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