Two Irish bars ranked amongst the top 50 cocktail bars in Europe

Two Dublin cocktail bars are ranked amongst the best cocktail bars in Europe according to a leading travel site.

Big 7 Travel, a leading travel site, prides itself in providing current, curated recommendations from their travel specialists. Earlier this week it launched its “The 50 best cocktail bars in Europe 2020”, and two Dublin bars made the list!

Finding brilliant cocktail bars can be tough, but when two Irish bars ranked amongst the top 50 cocktail bars in Europe, you are sure to find incredible concoctions.

The Blind Pig – in the top 20 two years running

The Blind Pig was in the top 20 cocktail bars in Europe for two years running.

This is the second year in a row that Big 7 have included The Blind Pig in its top 20. Although dropping one place in the rankings, this Suffolk Street speakeasy rightfully holds its position as the best cocktail bar in Ireland.

“The Blind
Pig is a beautiful speakeasy and Prohibition bar located in a hidden basement
just off Dublin’s Grafton Street,” describes the article. An internationally
award-winning mixologist, Paul Lambert, is the man behind this Irish bar ranked
amongst the top 50.

“The bar
offers an authentic prohibition era experience and the bartenders are well
known for being some of the best in the industry,” which is evident from its
expertly crafted cocktail menu.

At The Blind Pig, one of the best cocktail bars in Europe, you can get delicious drinks.

This underground cocktail bar brings with it the thrill of keeping secrets, like those during the prohibition era. “Experience the forgotten thrill of secret passwords, false storefronts, and just a touch of lawlessness. You have to keep it a secret. So shush!” says the Blind Pig website.

With such
a unique experience and masterclass cocktail lists, it is no wonder that The
Blind Pig ranked in the top 20 of Europe’s top 50 cocktail bars.

9 Below – a newcomer to the list, ranked 24th

Another of the top cocktail bars in Europe for 2020 is 9 Below, a classy newcomer to the list.

The other Irish bar ranked in the top 50 entry is Dublin’s 9 Below. Cocktail connoisseurs and celebrities frequent this chic little speakeasy in the heart of Dublin City Centre.

“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,”
says the Big 7 article.

“We want
our guests to enjoy a truly premium experience in a relaxed, discreet
environment with the best drinks menu in Dublin. We want 9 Below to be the
epitome of low-key luxury delivered with a high level of service,” according to
the General Manager of 9 Below, Stuart Courtney.

Looking a delicious cocktail in a cool club, check out 9 Below, one of the greatest cocktail bars in Europe.

This luxury
bar experience has an impressive cocktail list created by Andrew Dickey, who
won the title of World Class Irish Bartender of the Year 2016, and Stevie
Wynne, one of Ireland’s best bartenders.

Classic cocktails and showstoppers take prominence in this speakeasy. However, it is “the aptly named D.T.F: Absolut Elyx Vodka, Passionfruit Cordial, Lemon, Vanilla, and Egg Whites,” that gets a mention in the Big 7 article.

These two
Irish bars rightfully earned their place amongst the top 50 cocktail bars in
Europe, and definitely should be added to your bucket list when visiting

Dive in and explore the city like a local.

Read our tips on where to go, what to do and what not to miss…

In compact Dublin, you can easily cover a lot of ground on your own

From nocturnal pub crawling (for educational purposes) to high-adrenaline outdoor activities to fun family-friendly pursuits, choices abound.

You might start with the capital’s supremo tourist attraction, the Guinness Storehouse. Most people do.

Prefer being under the watchful eye of a knowledgeable guide?

There are tons of tours – walking, traveling by bicycle or bus, amphibious vehicle or horse-drawn cart…or even by boat or kayak.

However you choose to get about, you can also experience the true spirit of traditional Irish culture and history through architecture, dance, storytelling, music, theatre, museums and galleries.

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