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Bar 1661, Dublin, Dublin

Bar 1661

4.9
4.9
245 Reviews
€30 and under
Irish
Awarded Ireland's best cocktail bar 2019. Staunchly Irish, at BAR 1661 we pay homage to all of Ireland’s native drinks, especially Poitín. Named for the year the once notorious Irish spirit was banned and driven underground in Ireland, our award-winning cocktail bar celebrates Poitín’s place in the modern canon of Irish drinks.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–12:30 am

  • Phone number

    (01) 878 8706

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    North City Centre

  • Cross street

    Green Street & Little Britain Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 245 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dublin

    Best Overall

  • Dublin

    Best Ambiance

  • Dublin

    Great for creative cocktails

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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  • Dublin 1

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  • Dublin 1

    Best Value

  • Dublin 1

    Innovative

  • Dublin 1

    Hot spot

  • Dublin 1

    Neighborhood gem

  • Dublin 1

    Romantic

  • Dublin 1

    Good for special occasions

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  1. GR

    GerardoR

    Dublin

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice cocktails and great atmosphere
  2. S

    Siobhanwithafada

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Lovely pub, great service really interesting and different cocktails. I tried a few my favourite was the Belfast coffee. My friend got one called Golden moments which I tried some of and I plan to order next time . The oysters were delicious! It is quite loud with the noise of people chatting with dim lighting so may not suit people with hearing difficulties. This isnt intended as a criticism most pubs are loud of course but just something I want to flag to others.
  3. FK

    FarrahK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening, with expert mixologists and a lovely setting. We will definitely be back.
  4. E

    Elaine

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly welcome, dark decor, dimmed lighting. The cocktail menu is different and special, each one delicious 😋
  5. S

    Samv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Incredible drinks selection and very knowledgable and engaging bartenders. Will definitely return!
  6. MC

    MichelleC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely love this place
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cocktails in Ireland..Attention to detail on each one is incredible..Been plenty of times..it gets better with each visit
  8. AA

    AlexandruA

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cocktails and great service. With every drink, you get a short intro about why it was made this way and makes it unique.
  9. G

    Gareth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience… staff where very helpful when ordering cocktails and went into the fine detail
  10. F

    Frennidini

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a nice bar, with great staff and amazing cocktails. Just perfect!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very much an elevated Irish cocktail experience, this place is definitely a step above almost any cocktail bar I've been in; either in Dublin or other European cities. The attention to detail in cocktail ingredients is incredible they do so much of it in house whilst supporting lots of great business in the area is brillant to see. Using the Aran St ceramic glass from their neighbour is a lovely touch. If you like your cocktails, book this place and go!!
  12. GR

    GerardoR

    Dublin

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the cocktails and the atmosphere
  13. G

    Gabrielle

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service, the waitress was so knowledgeable of every cocktail on the menu. We received a small taster drink upon arrival which was a very nice touch. They also provided bottles of tap water which was much appreciated Intimate venue for a couple of drinks post the theater. We will be back again.
  14. AM

    AshM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We didn’t eat, rather we had cocktails. Expensive but well presented
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing! It’s definitely been the best cocktail bar I’ve ever been to. Highly recommend the Paperwork, if you like sweet cocktails.
  16. JM

    JoMacS

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a gorgeous experience here on Saturday night. It’s bookings only & all table service and I absolutely adore this. We were greeted at the door and even tho we were a little early we were seated immediately. We got a welcome drink to enjoy while we waited for our first drink and then were regularly checked on throughout our stay, making it easy to re order drinks regularly. The staff were knowledgeable, friendly attentive- everything you’d want. The cocktails are so complex and layered, not anything you’re going to be able to easily replicate - the best cocktails I’ve had. This place deserves its title as the best bar in Ireland.
  17. CS

    CiaraSQ

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unreal cocktail list! Such exciting flavours and profiles - never has poitin tasted so delicious. If we lived in town we would be there every week. Amazing service and recommendations from the team. Thank you for a fantastic evening!
  18. F

    Fghjbfh

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The venue was very loud for a Wednesday night. It was impossible for our group to talk properly. The crowd wasn't that large so there's an issue with acoustics or layout or something. Wouldn't recommend for a big group that wants to chat.
  19. IF

    IsabelleF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Pretty non-descript pub from the outside when approaching from Capel St. but very stylish inside. We enjoyed our evening there as soon as we stepped in with very attentive service, an amazing choice of cocktails and a short but perfectly formed list of snacks showcasing Irish producers. We will certainly be back!
  20. I

    Isabel

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent creative cocktails. Great atmosphere, great staff, so much fun. Highly recommend.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious bar snacks, best drink on the world Belfast Coffee, consistency of this place is amazing, top!
  22. AM

    ArianaM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic staff and cocktails!
  23. G

    George

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bar I’ve been to. Staff were great and the drinks were equally as good.
  24. EZ

    EugeneZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a joy to head out to Bar1661. Fantastic cocktails and great service as always! The cocktails once again live up to the mark.
  25. SS

    ShaneS

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were so polished. Great banter and lovely to chat too. They were so attentive and nothing was too much trouble. We had a lot of their cocktails and champagne from their extensive drinks menu, and each one was beautifully presented and produced. The bar is beautifully decorated and has a great vibe. Would totally recommend.
  26. d

    dp350

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience4
    A good choice of great cocktails. A really nice place to go out. We didn't eat there, we just had drinks.
  27. CF

    ClaireyF

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Gorgeous snug area, staff were so pleasant and helpful, drinks were delicious!
  28. 7

    711dine

    New England

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great Mixologist at this local Bar. We each tried 3 different drinks and all were fantastic. Very energetic and chill vibe at the same time. Highly recommend for a date night or a night out with friends.
  29. AF

    AllisonF

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and inventive cocktails. A true gem in Dublin!
  30. C

    Conor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great variety of drinks, friendly staff, enjoyable night
  31. F

    Fruks

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect. Just perfect. You can feel their love for the ingredients in every singlr sip you take of the spectactular cocktails. I'd move in if I could.
  32. LB

    LekB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails, great service and amazing ambience
  33. ZC

    ZoCo

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as ever! The staff are skilled at what they do - from the mixologists to bar staff and always with good humour and a smile. Our table was ready when we arrived. Great atmosphere in the bar, bathrooms spotless. An incredible drinks list, something to suit everyone with a good selection of non alcoholic options. My friends home for Christmas loved it and will be back.
  34. A

    Alexanderbuchaa

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cocktails - what a menu! So much history and learning just from reading the menu. Tasty and delicious cocktails - a must visit
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This became my favourite place to go in Dublin while visiting. The staff are really helpful and friendly, the cocktails are amazing, and the place has a lovely atmosphere. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting.
  36. L

    L02118

    New England

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome creative drinks and phenomenal service.
  37. JC

    JenC

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Christmas atmosphere and friendly, knowledge staff👏
  38. AC

    AC10

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and quality of cocktails in 1661 is just on another level compared to other places. The staff are always lovely and knowledgeable. Every time I go there I start planning my next visit 😃
  39. JB

    JamesB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere Great staff Super cocktails, even the mocktails
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening spent at 1661. My partner and I have been dieing to go here and it really didn’t let us down, we sat at the bar and had great chats with the bartenders. Cocktails not only look amazing but the taste and flavour is backed up. We tried a quite a few and I bought the book ! We will be back to try some more!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bar 1661 is rated 4.9 stars by 245 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Bar 1661

1-5 Green St, Dublin, Dublin DO7 YT6H

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Green Street & Little Britain Street

  • Neighborhood

    North City Centre

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–12:30 am

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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