It’s supposed to be the best day of your life – but if you’re already in the throes of wedding organisation, you’ll know that sometimes the stress of it all can make you question that claim.
What if Roisin gets upset if you don’t seat her with your hot single brother? How do you break it to your dad that you’d rather hire a band than let him sing some Aslan songs a capella?
Of course, these days, one day alone doesn’t seem to cut it – you’re expected to throw a round two before you’ve even had 24 hours to recover from the main ordeal. Thankfully, the very 21st-Century phenomenon of next-day drinks can be a far more chilled out affair… and to reduce your stress levels even further, we’ve pulled together some of the capital’s best choices for assembling the hungover masses to do it all again.
This Merrion Row bar is is traditional with a cool twist, perfect if you’re a couple looking for something a little bit different while still pleasing a crowd. The interior is cosy with just a dash of kitsch, and they can cater your shindig too! Find out more here.
10 St Stephen’s Green
This spot is ideal for those looking for a sophisticated day-after drinks experience in a beautiful Georgian venue. Relax with a cocktail as you and your nearest and dearest reminisce on your special day. Check out the private bar hire options here.
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A post-wedding gathering at Dylan is a luxury experience, with great cocktails and a boutique feel. Their stunning terrace can be hired privately for up to 60 people to enjoy – and particularly wonderful if you’re lucky enough to get the weather. Have a look here.
Peruke and Periwig
The plush interior of this Dawson Street bar is perfect for an intimate after-party. Their weekend brunch is legendary if you want to make it a morning-after extravaganza, and there is a huge range of spaces to suit every need. Curious? Have a look here.
Located right in the centre of the city, The Gallery in this chic hotel’s penthouse is available for hire for up to 30 guests, with unbeatable views across the Liffey… and sure while you’re at it, you might as well book the penthouse. Gwan. Take a look around here.
Winter Garden @ Fade Street Social
This beautiful outdoor terrace can accommodate up to 50 people, and the subtle lighting really comes into its own as the sun sets. It’s perfect all year round too, as it’s fully heated. We do live in Ireland after all, let’s not take chances. See more here.
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The Lobby @ The Dean Hotel
The Lobby Bar is a great spot for a soirée, with plenty of areas available for you to reserve. If you and your party end up a little peckish, their finger food is divine and there’s sure to be a nice glass of wine to match from their extensive drinks menu. Sounds good, right?
Upstairs @ Brasserie 66
You couldn’t find many venues better for a laid back get-together than the Upstairs Bar at Brasserie 66. It’s an open and inviting space, and your guests will immediately feel at ease. You can choose from tasty finger food or a sit-down dining experience with a gorgeous meal.
The Exchequer, D2
An award-winning gastropub, The Exchequer is a great shout for next-day drinks – especially if you’re feeling peckish. There are three sections available to hire, or you can book a table if it’s a select few guests joining you.
Try a cocktail here too, they’re worthy of their reputation! Interest piqued?
The Parlour, Whelans
This room is the definition of cosy. You’ll feel like you’re in your nana’s house about to watch Glenroe, with an open fire to help the more fragile guests to make themselves comfortable.
The Vintage Cocktail Club
This little gem is located on Crown Alley in Temple Bar, and is a great choice for an aprés-wedding party. The sophisticated interior will make you feel oh-so-fancy and the drinks menu is as long as your arm.