Picture the scene: it’s finally the end of what seems to have been the longest week in recorded history. Your boss messed up in a big meeting so was passive-aggressive for days and that one guy STILL hasn’t taken his mouldy lunchbox out of the staff fridge.
Naturally, you and your work pals have reached the end of your tether – and a cocktail or two wouldn’t go amiss. Check out our top picks for cosy Friday scoops, and bask in the glory of an entire weekend to come.
This Aungier Street bar is renowned for its cocktails and is popular with the after-work crowd. Their upstairs lounge has been totally refurbished, and it’s a great choice for a well-deserved night of fun and frolics.
— capitoldjs (@capitoldjs) November 12, 2016
The Market Bar
gorgeous building in which you can still feel the hustle and bustle of the market that once occupied the site, you can book a spot for you and your pals in this Fade Street gastropub – and if you’re looking for a recommendation off the menu, well, we humbly suggest you order ALL OF THE TAPAS.
Yes, all of them.
The Dean Bar
The Lobby Bar at The Dean Hotel is pure luxury, and ideal for a small or medium get-together. The opulent surroundings and a drinks menu to match will have you feeling very Mad Men.
4 Dame Lane
One of Dublin’s best-loved bars, 4 Dame Lane is always buzzing. If you and your crew want a relaxed, casual get-together with deadly music and a massive drinks menu, the lovely folk at 4DL will be delighted to help.
Home to the best BBQ in Dublin created by Texas-trained chefs, Bison Bar is also a handy little watering hole for tequila and whiskey fans. You can even book a tequila tasting with your group if you’re feeling loco.
Probably the coolest pub in Dublin, it’s a pared back, dive bar experience you’ll get here. Facing out onto the buzz of Temple Bar, it’s a brilliant people-watching spot for you and your pals to have a few scoops. You can always rely on the music here to be exactly what your Friday needs.
The Exchequer Wine Bar
If you’ve always been a little intimidated by the idea of a wine bar, fear not, this Ranelagh establishment is perfect for your group drinks. They’re all about having a good time, and won’t ask you any scary questions about grape varieties. A really lovely spot.
— The Exchequer (@theexchequer) April 25, 2017
This Abbey Street bar is ideal for a low-key night out with some great mates. From the 100 kinds of rum on offer to the delicious Brazilian bites, you’d happily spend all night there.
The Church is one of the most beautiful pubs in Dublin, and is a landmark in the city. As well as great live music and quality bar grub, the building itself is reason enough to spend an evening there. Just stunning.
This bar and restaurant is great if you want to add some Manhattan glamour to your Dublin evening, with gorgeous cocktails and one of the nicest outdoor areas in the city. If you’re an Italian food connoisseur, you can grab some antipasti to enjoy with your Negroni.
The Black Sheep
A hub for world beers, The Black Sheep on Capel Street has something on tap for every taste, guaranteed. The cosy vibe is perfect for long chats with some pals you haven’t seen in years.