Bar 1661

4.9
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37 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish
Bar 1661 is a place dedicated to unique statements of Irish origin. One that serves as the global flagship for Irish Poitín. A place recognised for its independent spirit and respect for tradition, with stories going back to 1661
What 37 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.9
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EirenneC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bar 1661 is phenomenal to put it simply. They have one a superior knowledge of craft and classic cocktails, and can suggest new drinks to try that will amaze you. I would recommend asking for Paddy to make you Harry Johnson's Manhattan or Beth to talk with you about Poitín. The staff are so friendly and make you feel so welcomed whether it is your first time, or your third time of the week ;) It's a great location away from some of the noiser parts of the city and has a great ambiance that will make you want to stay and chat all night.

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helenb
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

my new local. EXCELLENT...........................

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OpenTable Diner
Cork
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an amazing first experience and the Milk Punch cocktail is to die for! Exemplary service and a great date night ambience

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RoryM
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic New school Irish Boozer. Great pint of Guinness.

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MariV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing selection of cocktails, good food menu, great service. Will be back for more!

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WillG
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Cocktails were extremely good!!
Food was just what we were looking for!
Service was great and lovely chatty staff!

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katieo
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Have been coming for cocktails since it opened, but first time trying the food. The meat and cheese board was delicious - great variety and really impressed at the server giving us details of all the produce.

The only downside was not being able to stay longer (bloody covid). But we will definitely be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing from start to finish every single time. Service is amazing, Food is great and the drinks are phenomenal! Alan, Beth and Kirby are fantastic and lovely! It’s our favourite spot to go to❤️

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TSDub
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks, service and atmosphere! Will definitely be back!

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SilviaD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Place for cocktails mostly and especially for poitin. Menu with the essentials, ambient quiet and nicely furnished. The staff is always ready, helpful and polite.

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Douglas
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, and friendly staff. Would defiantly recommend the Belfast Coffee!

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sophiem
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place it's always a great night out. Food is fab and you're never short of a drink the floor staff are v attentive

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AoifeK
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Another enjoyable night in 1661, food was as always so so good and drinks in particular the Belfast Coffee were unreal. Staff so friendly and helpful. It’s a gem of a bar

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CiCi
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really cool bar, amazing cocktails and food and the staff were super friendly and helpful. Loved it

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ThibautS
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to 1661 with my girlfriend because I was told it was the best cocktail bar in Ireland and yes it really is!! Amazing cocktails! So creative and different! The guys there are lovely and awsered all of our question regarding Poítin and there creations. The place it self is drench in coolness without even trying to be! I will be returning to 1661 everytime I come to Ireland for sure! Thanks for everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cocktails and friendly, attentive staff. Food was top notch as always!

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LyndaB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely little bar, decor is fab, great to sit and watch the world go my outside. Food is tasty and their Belfast coffee is worth the visit alone!

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AliMCat
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

A little too much nutmeg but everything else is fab, dishes that are usually deep fried should not be on the menu i.e. scotch eggs and arancini And the bacon bites, I work as a chef and I think they have other options they can explore.

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bar, great cocktails, great service, great atmosphere - will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, excellent drinks. Would return and recommend!

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Tray
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great addition to Dublin!! With its chic interior, very sound staff, great food, delicious cocktails and poitin hand sanitizer, this is by far my new favourite bar in town.

5 very shiny gold stars from me!

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and atmosphere. Delicious poitin cocktails. Very relaxed even with all the restrictions. Thanks to Ciara, Alan and Dave and the rest of fantastic staff for great night. Highly recommended.

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VCR7
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place to have amazing cocktails. Definitely recommend👍🏻

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AaronD
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was brilliant, very tasty and good value. Cocktails were amazing. Service was very good, friendly and welcoming

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SusanC
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for drinks after dinner, would be worth putting a few dessert options on so people could go and have dessert there. Staff are really friendly and accommodating.

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SamJ
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

These guys never disappoint, great cocktails and food!

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GavinR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cute little spot. Would be lovely for a pint outside as the square is quite quiet. The bar and staff are well prepared with Health and Safety Guidelines with socially distanced tables, hand sanitiser on each table etc. Deffo be back.

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SorchaH
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience2

Overpriced. Don’t go for the veggie crudités platter. Unless u want to two baby carrots and a bunch of radish. Please get more inventive

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JanineB
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and cocktails are delicious, expecially the Belfast coffee, a firm favourite.
We had a meat and cheese board and scotch eggs and both were fab.
Our server was great too!

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AoifeK
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bar, excellent food with strong Irish provenance. Service is really friendly and professional - social distancing / hygiene measures were clearly being taken seriously but in an unobtrusive way.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely, knowledgeable staff and impressive selection of food/drinks. Very throughout covid precautions- I highly recommend 1661.

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David
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good drinks and excellent food. Great bar.

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed my first visit to bar 1661, the cocktail menu was so unique and without a doubt the best cocktails i've had in Dublin in a very long time. Service, security, food and ambiance were all top notch... I'll be back!

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LouiseL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service very attentive staff food was fab would highly recommend

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ElaineH
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot. Friendly professional staff. Will return soon.

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service as always. Excellent adherence to the COVID-19 restrictions. We felt comfortable and safe here and with that, I shall be returning.

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SeanD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely bar specialising in poitín cocktails. Nice bar food and great service. Lovely spot for a night out.

FAQs

Bar 1661 is rated 4.9 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.