25 Chic & Trendy Cocktail Bars in Dublin

If you’re planning an evening out and looking for the best cocktail bars in Dublin, look no further than our list below for cocktail bars in Dublin City Centre that will be sure to impress you with their classic cocktails from margaritas to pornstar martinis and signature drinks that offer a little something different. With a combination of first-date spots, casual cool bars for after-work / group get-togethers or even places to go with the family on special occasions, there’s a little something for everyone.


Cafe en Seine

Location: Dawson Street, Dublin 2


Cafe en Seine is a popular Parisien-inspired cocktail bar in Dublin city centre that simply oozes glamour and sophistication. Infusing tastes of watermelon, matcha, and orange blossom across their cocktail menu, their mixologists promise to tantalise your tastebuds and offer some great nibbles too. Eat: Chilli Miso Chicken Wings. Drink: Cream Soda — yep, that’s alcoholic.

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9 Below

Location: St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2


9 Below is the super sleek basement speakeasy style cocktail bar on the historic site of Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, which harks back to 1756. Stylish and private, there’s no better place to go for a first date, after-work tipple or celebration, where you can indulge in their divine cocktails inspired by movies and TV; try the Pineapple Express, the 500 Days of Summer, or the Desperate Housewife!

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The Glasshouse Dublin

Location: Point Square Village, Dublin 1


Step into the most wildly glamorous greenhouse at The Glasshouse at Point Square Village, one of Dublin’s newest cocktail bars! Located right beside the 3Arena, chandeliers and exquisite planting is the order of the day at Glasshouse, where opulence and ambience are of equal importance for guests to sit back and soak it up over a selection of their impressive signature cocktails. A VenueSearch favourite is the Rosemary Sour!

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Farrier & Draper

Location: South William Street, Dublin 2


Farrier & Draper located in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre on bustling South William Street is an eclectic cocktail bar, brimming with character and ambience. Their resident cocktail experts, specialise in the classics as well as innovative options including their famous Pink Satin and even their Spice Bag Margarita! On those rare sunny days, you can even sit out and people-watch on one of Dublin’s busiest streets – what could be better?

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House Dublin

Location: Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2


House Dublin on Leeson Street is a cushy, glam Georgian townhouse with an immaculate garden terrace, a cosy conservatory and some of the best cocktails in Dublin. Bursting with florals and natural light, there’s no chic-er place to enjoy a marshmallow-infused Cloud Nine cocktail and some of their luscious nibbles.

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The Odeon

Location: Harcourt Street, Dublin 2


A true social hub in the city, and recently renovated, The Odeon offers an authentic, luxury Dublin night out complemented with delicious cocktails and drinks. Their expert mixologists create the tastiest Dark & Stormy around, offering well-made classic cocktails late into the night. Be sure to check out their ‘Saturday Night at The Odeon Cocktail Experience’ which features a unique premium cocktail menu that rivals the worlds best, with DJs on the night and the stunning terrace and garden space is a total summer vibe when the sun comes out.

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Pen & Player

Location: Harcourt Street, Dublin 2


Located on Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 and attached to The Green Hotel, Pen & Player is another brand new cocktail bar in Dublin. This isn’t your average bar, Pen & Player is a total experience in and of itself with master mixologists behind their one-of-a-kind menu. The food menu is ideal for nibbles as you unwind in the lounge — think vintage vibes and chandeliers. We recommend the wild mushroom arancini to eat and the light, fruity, yet bitter Repertoire & Review to drink.

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Fade Street Social

Location: Fade Street, Dublin 2


Pull up an armchair by the window and watch the world go by at Fade Street Social in Dublin 2. With a menu curated by one of Ireland’s top chefs, Dylan McGrath, you can enjoy a mouth-watering food as well as a selection of cocktails in a gorgeous candlelit venue. Their Raspberry Bon Bon is to die for. Be sure to check out the heated rooftop terrace adjacent to the cocktail bar, which is the perfect sun trap in the summer and a cosy spot to catch up with friends in winter.

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The Blind Pig

Location: Suffolk Street, Dublin 2


The Blind Pig is a speakeasy style cocktail bar that harks back to the days of prohibition bars, wherein guests must enter using a secret password to uncover a world of classy debauchery. Plus, they even have live entertainment from Sunday through to Wednesday! Lush, floral, and crisp the ‘Strawberry Fields, Forever’ cocktail is just so refreshing — combine that with some potato dumplings and you’ll be in culinary heaven. Tip: you’ll need to make a reservation to get the exact location and password to get in ;).

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Location: Temple Bar, Dublin 2


Treat yourself to the style and rock’n’roll vibrance that is Zampas, a cocktail bar located near Dame Street / Temple Bar with plush interiors that make it so easy to relax over a drink or two. Their mixologists have curated a menu of delicious drinks from the Maple Old Fashioned to the sweet Pink Potion. Beyond their incredible drinks menu, the bar hosts regular live music and the Peruvian food is a next-level gastro experience!

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The Sidecar at The Westbury

Location: Balfe Street, Dublin 2


Experience the utmost of luxury at The Sidecar at The Westbury, a 1930’s themed cocktail bar. Feel like a total VIP for the night with their divine little touches – like complimentary nuts with a glass of prosecco upon arrival. So fancy! We are obsessed with their ‘Forbidden Fruit’ cocktail, featuring Grey Goose la Poire, mango, lemon bitters, saline, and even matcha and ginger foam. Advance booking is recommended.

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No. 27 The Shelbourne Bar

Location: St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2


Continuing with the theme of all things luxury; No. 27 at the five-star Shelbourne Hotel brings opulence to new levels. This stunningly beautiful high-end cocktail bar overlooks the bustling St. Stephen’s Green and is a firm family favourite for our special get-togethers before or after dinner. It’s particularly popular at Christmas time when the hotel is a hive of activity and the bar usually features a selection of carefully crafted, bespoke festive cocktails.

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Location: South William Street, Dublin 2


With fabulous drinks and dining space by day and a bustling late bar by night, Dakota on South William Street, Dublin 2 lends itself well to a cheeky cocktail that may lead to dancing later in the night. Perfect for group bookings, Dakota also offers their own cocktail trees with up to 9 cocktails on each to get the evening off to a great start. Go on, you deserve it.

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Bonsai Bar

Location: South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2


Inspired by the lights, cherry blossoms, and flavours of Japan, Bonsai Bar on the top floor of Rustic Stone is a taste of Tokoyo in Dublin City Centre. With a seductive, dark, and moody interior, this Dublin cocktail bar helps to create an element of mystery and wonder, which continues into its drinks menu which is feverishly unique. Take your tastebuds on a trip with the Japanese-inspired cocktail menu featuring the likes of cherry infusions, and notes of ginger and orange blossom. A signature/classic cocktail menu is also available. Tip: sample the crispy tuna bao bun with your cocktail of choice! (‘Over The Clouds’ cocktail pictured below).

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Location: South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2


With a gorgeous indoor and outdoor garden space, NoLita is one of the sleekest cocktail bars in Dublin for dinner and drinks in the city. Pull up a seat at the bar to immerse yourself in the atmosphere, a VenueSearch favourite is the coffee-infused ‘Gangs of New York’ cocktail. Pictured below is the beautiful garden bar, but there’s also the main bar, terrace bar and whiskey bar to enjoy a sumptuous cocktail and or dinner at.

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Doll Society

Location: Francis Street, Dublin 8


Doll Society on Francis Street in The Liberties is a disco-Barbie dreamworld steeped in pink. With creative cocktails served in huge disco balls, this is the perfect spot to indulge in a boozy brunch, complete with pop-sensation soundtracks from the likes of ABBA, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce. Stunning and definitely Instagram worthy!

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Lemon & Duke

Location: Duke Lane, Dublin 2


Lemon & Duke’s New York-style cocktail bar is located just off Grafton Street, Dublin 2 and is most certainly a suave place to bring someone for the wow factor; it’s got mood lighting and a divine cocktail menu. They boast a tonne of signature cocktail selections that pack a punch like the ‘Pear & Basil Smash’. For an extra treat, they run cocktail-making classes, tequila tasting experiences (advance booking required). Be sure to check out the heated terrace if people watching and a sip is more your thing.

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J.R. Mahon’s

Location: Burgh Quay, Dublin 2


J.R. Mahon’s located in the heart of Dublin City beside O’Connell Bridge creates New York-inspired cocktails with an Irish twist and is alternative choice from your typical cocktail bar to enjoy tasty beers brewed onsite, delectable drinks and stunning bites for match days, a bit of live music, or a classic cheeky post-work pint. It’s got that vintage-meets-local-pub feel that makes everyone feel at home as they sip on a yummy Raspberry Collins or Espresso Martini. No reservations are required, however, please note for match days it can be very busy.

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10 Fleet Street

Location: Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2


The Morgan Hotel’s cocktail bar ’10 Fleet Street’ is a chic and airy space with Greecian tones to soothe the soul and enable patrons to unwind. Indulge in their Irish-inspired cocktail menu or try one of their classic around-the-world tipples. Perfect for after-work food and cocktails with your team or loved ones. Cocktail-making experiences are also available from €45pp (min. 10 guests).

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Location: Parnell Street, Dublin


There’s no funkier cocktail bar than MeMa’s on Parnell Street, full of quirky interiors (even a huge ostrich) it’s the perfect talking point for first dates or old friends. Their cocktail deals are second to none since they offer giant cocktail towers, the fun never stops! Venture out into their covered beer garden come hail or shine and simply relax.

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El Silencio

Location: Clarendon Market, Dublin 2


El Silencio is a hidden speakeasy that specialises in all things Mexican – that means 11 different kinds of margaritas and tonnes of tacos. With graffiti on the walls and a dark-moody feel, it’s one of the trendiest cocktail bars in Dublin right now. We’ve purposely not included the map below as this venue is something you need to discover and find for yourself.

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Peruke & Periwig

Location: Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Peruke & Periwig on Dawson Street is quintessentially theatrical with a cocktail menu inspired by music of all genres and tastes. Unwind in what feels like a grand library with crushed velvet furnishings and have a chat over a ‘Smells Like Teen Spirits’ signature cocktail. They also do a mean prawn linguini should you get peckish.

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Location: South William Street, Dublin 2


From its uber-instagrammable pink-soaked space to its blush cocktails, Pink Restaurant on South William Street, Dublin 2 is the girliest cocktail bar in town. Who wouldn’t want to get pics holding one of their signature ‘Pink-tails’ next to the flower wall? Here, pink isn’t just a colour, it’s a celebration. Looking for a boozy brunch spot? This is the perfect place. We also recommend booking in for the pink afternoon tea experience!

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Location: Smithfield, Dublin 7


Bonobo is the bar that feels like your living room (in the best way!) and offers a pretty impressive beer garden area for those summer evenings that demand to be enjoyed over a few drinks. Their cocktails are a mix of classic and creative – we would highly recommend their banana daiquiri, it’s absolutely scrumptious!

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The Big Romance

Location: Parnell Street, Dublin 1


Find a cosy nook in The Big Romance where the vibe is edgy but homely, with a strong focus on great tunes and appetising drinks and cocktails. DJs are a regular feature and their record collection is unrivalled. Top tip: definitely try the spicy marg and bring your favourite beer lover along to sample their rotating beer taps with new flavours every month!

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Location: Dorset Street, Dublin 7


This one’s for gamers! At Juno on Dorset Street in Dublin 7, they’re all about cocktails, beers and battlestar galactica. They know how to do fun; they’ve got puzzles, pub quizzes, and pretty great cocktails with elevated pub grub you just couldn’t say no to.

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Vintage Cocktail Club

Location: Temple Bar, Dublin 2


Vintage Cocktail Club is a 1920s-style speakeasy cocktail bar that feels so deliciously secluded. Their list of signature drinks takes guests back to the Golden Age of the Cocktail, the Prohibition Era, and the resurgence of the cocktail. Tip: Their wild mushroom bruschetta is absolutely beautiful paired with almost all of their cocktails.

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This article was updated on 16th April 2024