The 10 Best Cocktail Spots For The Ultimate Girls Outing
So it’s time for that girly get together and what better way to paint the town red than to hit the best cocktail spots in Dublin City Centre, with an array of fabulous venues you’ll be spoilt for choice! From intimate atmospheres that are perfect for catching up on all of the gossip over a classic Martini to bright vibrant surroundings where you can dance the night away while sipping on a sweetly fresh Daiquiri, you can’t help but to be excited for your squad’s next outing!
Their New York style loft cocktail bar and rooftop cocktail winter garden is the epitome of modern chic which is the perfect spot come rain or shine. Both the spacious picturesque heated outdoor area and cosy indoor bar serve up the crème de la crème of original and classic cocktails. Fade Street Social is a place to see and be seen with its ultra trendy vibes and drinks menu that boasts over 60 cocktails.
The menu is cleverly sectioned into flavour and style of cocktail (Sweet & Fruity, Bitters & Aromatic, Fresh & Fizz, Favourites, Classics), so if you are on the hunt for a truly informative taste experience with a mix of eclectic music, this is the spot for you.
Voted Dublin’s 2015 City Bar Of The Year you’ll discover signature cocktails served with style in a decadently lavish surrounding. If you and your girls love a good dance then this is the spot for you and to make things even more interesting they also offer cocktail classes! If you want to go from zero to cocktail mixing hero and enjoy the fruition of your work afterwards then these classes are the perfect to start to a girls night out. From intimate to all-out, Café En Seine is perfect for any type 0f girls night out.
Focusing more on the traditional side of the typical Irish Bar but with a modern vintage twist, this venue prides themselves on having the largest Gin collection in Ireland (over 156 brands) and have also won the title of ‘Gin Bar of the Year 2015’. If Gin is your group’s tipple of choice then look no further.
‘Somewhere between ‘Oh’ and ‘My’ she realized that tea would never be the same again’ – If you and your ladies love afternoon tea well now you can enjoy it with a dash of gin! Gin Palace serves up a fabulous ‘Hendrick’s High Tea’ which consists of Hendricks gin served in a Hendrick’s unique teapot with ice, toni cucumber pieces, cucumber puree rose water, lemon juice and cracked black pepper.
One of Dublin’s best casual bar venues, where you and the girls can relax on richly upholstered banquettes or overlook the entire scene from a cosy booth! This venue epitomises a ‘laugh out loud’, fun yet chilled vibe. Beneath the clear window roof, you’ll find the grand bar, where the deliciously girly sweet cocktails are prepared. Regulars and newcomers alike enjoy the variety of music mixes, spread out over 2 floors with an outdoor seating area right on the bustling and vibrant South William Street in the Creative Quarter.
The grandeur of this venue cannot be denied, the former St.Mary’s Church of Ireland still boasts an original giant organ, spectacular stained glass windows and an awe inspiring history. There are three distinct areas where the aptly named ‘Drinks Bible’ can be studied – the main bar, beer garden and nightclub. The beauty of this locale is that there is something for everybody and all in the same vicinity, whether your gang is in the mood to sit in the main bar and chat, visit the beer garden for some outdoor drinks or bop down to the Cellar nightclub, The Church has you covered.
The cocktails themselves are biblically titled such as ‘David and Goliath’ and ‘Orange of Eden’, the Drinks Bible is also cleverly split into the Old Testament and New Testament which represent the classic and more modern cocktails . If you’re looking for a cultural venue that is steeped in history that serves phenomenal cocktails in three unique areas, then look no further.
Peruke & Periwig is a unique and memorable drinking experience on Dublin’s thriving Dawson Street which runs with a vintage Victorian theme from the décor to the cocktails. In the first and second lounge areas you can peruse their expertly mixed ‘Around the World in 80 Cocktails’ menu while soaking in the regal surrounds and falling into a deep conversation with your ladies. This bar is all about the expertly mixed original cocktails and the exquisite detailing of the interior design, if you are looking for an intimate setting for a long catch up, then this is the spot for you!
Parisian and New York influences dominate this bar in the uptown heart of Dublin 2’s Creative Quarter , they offer a perfected classic cocktail menu. If you are looking for a day time spot for some staple afternoon cocktails, Balfes is perfect, it also features a 20 seater outdoor terrace and a zinc-covered bar.
Balfes is located directly next to the Westbury and situated just off of Grafton street which makes it perfect for a Dublinb city centre authentic experience on a weekend afternoon after a spot of shopping.
Drinks at the Morgan Bar are the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long day or to kick start your night out. Cocktails are their specialty – the Mojito is their signature cocktail which is a must for every visitor to the bar. The Morgan Bar oozes glamorous vibes through its rich and luxurious interiors and always has a great atmosphere.
Every weekend the Bar is jamming with their House DJ’s, Saxophonist and Percussionist. The Morgan’s percussionist keeps the party alive at the weekends with his energetic gigs that gets everyone on their feet! Sip on your cocktails and dance the night away.
Designed by an internationally acclaimed design house, the space recreates an elegant ambiance with indoor and outdoor areas displayed through the use of hand crafted wooden structures, with elaborate glass structures, free hanging lights, and contemporary wooden furniture.
The modern drinks menu delivers cocktails that highlight market fresh ingredients, signature sips include refined twists on classic cocktails inspired by the poets of Ireland, developed by their creative mixology team.
A signature Victorian bar upstairs in SAMs on Dawson St is a fantastical den for medicinal and botanical cocktails, ‘Cure what ails you’ is this bar’s motto and we love the concept. All of the cocktails are based on real Victorian remedies and are listed on the menu under the various benefits associated with the cocktail ingredients: Health & Strength, Love Potions, Stress Relievers, Pain Killers, Mind, Elixirs of Life.
So there you have it, the best cocktail spots for a girls night in Dublin City Centre! Why not share this post with all of your girls and get organising your next group outing?