Whether you’re looking for a quirky cocktail bar, a wholesome meal or even that Insta-worthy travel pic – this list has you covered. Ideal for birthday drinks, after-work socialising or a Sunday brunch, Dublin offers several tantalising treats for the taste buds:
Vintage Cocktail Club
This cocktail bar is so exclusive it requires you ring the doorbell of the unmarked door to gain entry. Once inside, you are transported back to the 1920s with a chic interior reminiscent of a speakeasy bar fit for Charlie Chaplin. Not only do they have over 60 cocktails on the menu but they also serve mean hot wings and mouthwatering pancakes for Sunday brunch.
Urchin at the Cliff Townhouse – a relatively new addition to the Dublin scene – made waves when they launched their Ferrero Rocher cocktail, which tastes as delicious as it looks. With a token system that makes life much easier and a food menu that compliments the drinks exquisitely, it is definitely worth a visit. This bar is on the intimate side so make sure to get down early to secure a seat.
The rooftop bar at the Dean boasts some of the best views of the city complimented by the minimal New York inspired decor. Not only will you sample some of the best pizza in the city but Sophie’s swings provide you with the perfect opportunity to get that Insta-worthy picture you’ve been lusting after.
This Italian eatery is the place to party at the weekend, hosting the best entertainment in the city. The interior is so deliciously fancy you could be anywhere in the world… total GOALS. Better still, not only can you glam up and enjoy a night on the town but they also offer wood fired pizzas that could rival those freshly made in Italy.
Pygmalion (on right)
Are you in search of cocktails on a budget? Would you rather spend your wages on overpriced shoes? Don’t worry, Pygmalion serves reasonable and delicious cocktails as well as a menu full of smaller bites, so you’ll never go hungry. Don’t miss out on their 2 for 1 offer available each Monday.
Coppinger Row (on left)
Foodies, need I say anymore? Holding a sterling reputation as one of the best restaurants in the city, this place is ideal for a very special occasion shared over a divine meal. Catch the early bird between 5.30pm – 7pm and you’ll grab yourself a great deal: two courses for only €22.50.
Farrier & Draper
This prohibition era style lounge puts you right at ease from the get-go with a comfortable atmosphere, whilst offering an up-market experience that includes the creme de la creme of produce. Oh and the staff are all dressed in 1920s attire – could it get any better? You can head to this award winning establishment for a casual drink, night on the town or even an afternoon tea.
Rooftop Bar at the Marker
One of the slickest spots in the city, this place definitely presents the WOW factor. If you’re trying to impress or just thinking about treating yourself, look no further. This place is certainly special with views across the city from its ideal location, Grand Canal Dock – you’ll spot some of the best style while sampling some of the top cocktails the city has to offer.
Pichet is picture perfect. This French eatery will definitely make it on to your Instagram feed. The delicious French cuisine is worth the heftier price tag but look out for the pre-theatre deal with two courses at only €22. Keep note for special occasions: birthday dinners, graduations or simply those days when you’re in need of a pick-me-up.
WILDE at the Westbury
This stylish space in the beloved Westbury Hotel in the heart of the city is one to remember, serving the finest Irish produce from steak to afternoon tea. Ideal for any special or not-so-special occasion – a romantic meal for two, family gathering or catch up with friends. They also have an extensive G&T menu – bonus points!
Kate Fahy (IG @styledbysisters)
Photos by Gregory Dalleau – https://www.instagram.com/dublinbynight/?hl=en