Whether you want to lend a touch of much-needed sophistication to a wild hen party or organise a work night out with a difference, you can’t go wrong with cocktail masterclasses. Not only will you learn all the tips from the best bartenders in Dublin, you’ll get to drink the fruits of your labour afterwards.
Here are the best classes on offer in our fair city. Trust us, after one of these you’ll be mixing your favourite drinks like a pro.
Farrier & Draper – South William Street, Dublin 2
A stylish and opulent place to book your cocktail class – The aptly named Shake & Stir package starts at €30 per person. You get a reserved spot with your group and a mixologist to entertain and delight you.
They take their tipples seriously, offering three different masterclass experiences from €30 to €70 for classes with a full dinner menu. Check it out here.
The Liquor Rooms – Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
This sophisticated yet cosy bar is home to some of the most inventive cocktails in Dublin, and their revamped menu is a celebration of Irish women like Queen Maedbh and Countess Markievicz.
They offer classes from €30 per head or €50 with food, and you can find out more here.
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The Dylan Hotel – Eastmoreland Place, Dublin 4
The luxe surroundings of the Dylan are perfect for a mixology masterclass where you’ll pick up some tricks of the trade in two fun-filled hours. They take groups of 12-20 people, perfect for larger crowds, and you can find out more here.
Prices are €35 per person includes a Bellini on arrival, 2 cocktails each and your very own Dylan masterclass certificate.
The Blind Pig – Secret City Location
The much buzzed-about Dublin speakeasy loves to let punters in on all their secrets – apart from their mysterious location, of course – running both corporate and private cocktail classes that run from 90 minutes to two hours at €30 a head.
As well as insider knowledge, you’ll also enjoy two bespoke beverages. Check ’em out here.
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Buskers – Fleet Street, Dublin 2
Now this takes the idea of the cocktail class to a lively level. At Buskers you get a shot on arrival just to set the tone. Pick your favourite 2 cocktails from a long list and you get to make one of them behind the bar all by yourself. Book ahead early as these fun classes are in demand
Prices are €28 per person (Minimum numbers are 5 midweek and 10 on the weekends.) Check it out here
Copper Face Jacks, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Sure why would you not, Coppers offers a cocktail masterclass with their own professional mixologist plus a guaranteed reserved area for your night!
At €25 per person you would have to give it a look. Reserve it here
The Bridge 1859 – Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Apart from Leinster rugby player spotting this stylish local offers a cocktail classes with extra personality. At The Bridge you get 3 delicious cocktails and a chance to shake dat thing yourself.
Prices are €29.95 per person and you can get some tasty nibbles for just a little bit extra. Check it out here
Sam’s – 36 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Join expert mixologists at Sam’s as you learn to make cocktails from their Signature Menu (Spike Margarita anyone?).
Take in the gorgeous Art-Deco surroundings as you shake and sip for €25 per person. Bookings, which you can suss out here, start at four people which is great for small groups.
Odeon – Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
In the spectacular Old Harcourt Street Train Station, The Odeon run cocktail classes daily – yes, daily – from 12pm to 6pm with a minimum of 6 people required at €29.95 pp.
A fun and informal experience including a glass of prosecco on arrival, this is a perfect pick for kicking off a girls’ night out. Click here for more!
Harry’s On The Green – South King Street, Dublin 2
Harry’s is well-known for its extensive cocktail menu, and they have masterclasses to suit groups of all sizes from 8 people up to 25.
Prices start from €26.50 for two cocktails up to €36.50 for four drinks per person, so you can make your night out as low-key or massive as you want. More info on this cocktail masterclass is available here.
Lemon & Duke- Duke Lane, Dublin 2
The Lemon & Duke’s bar staff are some of the best around, and their cocktail classes start at just €29.95 pp with three delicious drinks included. You will experience the tastiest tipples in town. Check it out here!