Like the baking world has Mary Berry so too has the cocktail world the magicians that work at Peruke & Periwig. Stepping into this small bar on Dawson Street is like stepping back in time. It oozes charm alongside a real respect for the art of cocktail making. I had my first ever Espresso Martini here and it was love at first taste!
31 Dawson St, Dublin 2
Don’t go to PYG and expect exceptionally made, handcrafted, unique cocktails. Instead this place offers 2 for 1 cocktails (probably the cheapest you’ll find in the city centre). It also offers buckets and buckets of atmosphere with young people flocking there every Sunday evening when the little lane becomes a street party with a DJ, dancing and yep you guessed the infamous 2 for 1 cocktails! Grab a seat outside and watch the madness unfold!
59 South William Street, Dublin 2
VCC is Dublin’s worst kept secret! Not somewhere you’ll easily stumble across no, no, no this bar is very subtly located in Temple Bar. The entrance is just a black door with the letters VCC on the front. Ring the bell, climb the stairs and be transported to a 1920s speakeasy bar you could only ever have imagined in your dreams!
15 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
For when you want a cocktail but he wants a pint. This bar is the place to go! Situated on Dublin’s Fade street this bar has one of the best outdoor areas in Dublin. It’s simple, unassuming character adds to laid back chilled vibe. I recommend sitting outside or up by the window taking in the beauty of the old red brick buildings across the street.
3 Fade St, Dublin 2
Located in the heart of Dublin’s Creative Quarter amongst a tonne of quirky boutiques and vintage thrift stores stands the stylish and sophisticated Drury Buildings. This place is an Instagram lovers dream; from their colourful bold exterior to the teal and rose gold interiors. With delicious cocktails to match this is the perfect place to stop after a spot of shopping.
55 Drury St, Dublin 2