Two Irish cocktail bars have been named among the best in Europe by a leading travel website.
When Big 7 Travel compiled their list of the top 50 cocktail bars In Europe, they found that two of Dublin’s establishments were a little special.
The higher ranked of the two was The Blind Pig, which is near Dublin’s famous Grafton Street.
Big 7 ranked it as the 16th best cocktail bar in Europe and said: “The Blind Pig is a beautiful speakeasy and Prohibition bar. It offers an authentic prohibition era experience and the bartenders are well known for being some of the best in the industry.
“P.S. Stop for a drink and ask to then go to their secret sister bar, The Little Pig – it’s even more of a gem.”
Ireland’s other top 50 entry is Dublin’s 9 Below, which was ranked number 24.
Big 7 said: “Situated in the heart of Dublin and in the basement of Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, the beautifully designed space has four spacious rooms to have a merry time with your loved ones and friends.
“If you’re looking for a place in Dublin to take out your special someone, this might be it! Signature cocktails include the aptly named D.T.F: Absolut Elyx Vodka, Passionfruit Cordial, Lemon, Vanilla and Egg Whites.”
Both bars would certainly be worth trying out as part of a visit to the capital.
Europe’s top ten cocktail bars
1 – Dogma (Antwerp, Belgium)
3 – A Bar Called Gemma (Stockholm, Sweden)
2 – Scout Bar (London, England)
4 – Cash Only (Prague, Czech Republic)
5 – Rum Trader (Berlin, Germany)
6 – Door 74 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
7 – Little Red Door (Paris, France)
9 – The Sign (Vienna, Austria)
8 – HIMKOK (Oslo, Norway)
10 – Dragonfly (Edinburgh, Scotland)