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Bar 1661, Dublin, Dublin

Bar 1661

4.9
4.9
202 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

19:30


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Phone number

    (01) 878 8706

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Best Overall

  • Dublin

    Best Ambience

  • Dublin

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Dublin

    Late Night Find

  • Dublin

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Dublin 1

    Best Overall

  • Dublin 1

    Best Food

  • Dublin 1

    Best Service

  • Dublin 1

    Best Ambience

  • Dublin 1

    Best Value

  • Dublin 1

    Hot Spot

  • Dublin 1

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Dublin 1

    Romance

  • Dublin 1

    Special Occasions

  • Dublin 1

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Dublin 1

    Most Booked

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  1. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Very accommodating for family member who is coeliac, great cocktails and staff know the menu well
  2. AC

    AlanC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great place to go a try a few new cocktails.
  3. b

    brigidmartyr

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Historic and charming!
  4. S

    Sarah

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely and unique experience. The service was great, staff were very friendly and the cocktails were on a whole other level. I will definitely be coming back to try more of their menu.
  5. K

    Kelly

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great introduction by friendly staff of poitin, amazing drinks and fun time.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service and super choice of cocktails
  7. SR

    ShannonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible drinks, staff are extremely knowledgeable and approachable. The mood is very welcoming and relaxed. Would definitely recommend booking in for some cocktails!
  8. JF

    JadeF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service staff were so friendly and helpful. Cocktails were Devine staff were so helpful choosing a cocktail to suit each person
  9. KR

    KarenR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and sound staff! The perfect place for a cocktail in Dublin.We will be back!
  10. GD

    GraemeD

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, an amazing experience. Every time I bring friends here for the first time they enjoy it so much. The cocktails are always amazing, the service is always so helpful and friendly and the atmosphere is great too. Couldn't recommend this place more.
  11. J

    Jerry

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful bar and enjoy very much in the last evening in Ireland. A must be place in Dublin.
  12. JM

    JohnMc

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always have a lovely experience when we visit this bar... Crammed full with ambience and delicious treats and sublime drinks... Love it ☘️
  13. AB

    AoifeB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time here for my birthday drinks last night. The staff were all incredibly attentive and were kind enough to extend our booking as two of our party got held up on their way. The cocktail selection is excellent and the small plates were delicious. I have a great time every time I visit 1661 and highly recommend it for a relaxed spot for drinks.
  14. EH

    ErnestH

    Miami

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Quality of cocktails varies from great to pretty good. I would ordered another drink or even two but the service was not very attentative and I got tired of waiting.
  15. PM

    PeteM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good no complaints, good drinks and food ....
  16. R

    Rach

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this bar! Loved all the history! We did the flight of Poitín to try out the different types and it was amazing!
  17. a

    anzkpourova

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We missed some more snack without meat and cheese. Like chips or crisps.
  18. AF

    AvrilF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So lovely to have such a cool cocktail bar on the North Side. Cocktails were amazing and came really quickly. Service was excellent. Highly recommend .
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cocktails I’ve had in town. Y2K especially good, so were the olives!
  20. GD

    GraemeD

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a place I can go where I know no matter what time of day it is, or how busy it is, I'll always have an awesome night. Last night was no exception. The new menu is awesome full of new and creative drinks. Snacks are always amazing and the staff who work there always come across like they're really happy to be there and want to help. Just an effortlessly enjoyable time here any time I've gone. Couldn't recommend more.
  21. ND

    NiallD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bar in Dublin! fabulous cocktails and experienced cool staff..loved it
  22. NW

    NiamhW

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend - everything was perfect & staff were so friendly and helpful.
  23. MA

    MariaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very friendly and service focused staff. Food and drinks of the highest quality. Will repeat!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cocktails
  25. R

    Rich

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Didn't dine but the cocktails are class. Especially the barrel aged stuff.
  26. SB

    SamB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, staff really accommodating, professional & pleasant, very knowledgeable of the drink menu too. The menu is the most impressive I’ve seen like a timeline story in itself, with almost every drink an original recipe and they did not disappoint. Very historic Irish theme with an intimate feel too. Subtle music, dim lit with candles & not overcrowded. Perfect for me & my girlfriend, hats off to 1661!
  27. GC

    GraceCarey

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing unique cocktails and very warm and welcoming atmosphere. The servers are very knowledgable and you can see that they are passionate about the menu and the bar.
  28. a

    alwayshungry

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Great staff
  29. D

    Dublin

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem! Expensive but you get what you pay for. Perfect for special occasion
  30. JC

    JohnC

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Went here for my birthday recently. Firstly have to say that the drinks were top notch and most of the staff were friendly. However, there was friction between our group and the manager. We resolved it in the end but it did make the night a little tense.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Great service well looked after maybe music a little on the loud side
  32. SM

    SarahM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favourite bar - thank you for a great evening, staff are the friendliest ever and very welcoming.
  33. JA

    JetmiraA

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails good service and great ambience with music and candle light
  34. JK

    JenK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the new cocktail menu. Very unique and exciting use of ingredients and mix of flavours.
  35. A

    Anndoll

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely, interesting cocktails with tasty bar snacks too. Friendly but busy staff. We'd have liked another cocktail but we couldn't catch anyone's eye to order another within our 2 hour sitting. We'll be back to try some different cocktails another time.
  36. PM

    PodgeMcNamee

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New menu is a roaring success. From the good few I tried here this already savage cocktail bar has upped its game once again and the packed bar speaks for itself. Congrats all round. The gold mezcal one with the little dot is WAY more amazing than the recipe reads
  37. CB

    CiaraB

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always end up coming back here. Perfect location with amazing drinks. Staff are always friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was amazing always such a buzz. Had a really great time there with friends for my birthday. 10/10 would recommend
  38. J

    Julien

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great bar, amazing service, we did not get any food, hence why the 3/5 since Open table doesn't offer the n/a option.. drinks were very tasty and definitely my go to if I am looking for surprising and uncommon cocktails!
  39. MO

    MaryO

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of 6 who booked a table for pre dinner cocktails. From the minute we arrived everything was perfect. Cocktails are fabulous, service second to none. It was such a good experience, definitely be back.
  40. C

    Chris

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This is a lovely bar with great cocktails. Well worth the visit. The staff are knowledgeable about the menu but are at times a little persistent in getting you to re-order when you haven't even finished your current drink.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bar 1661 is rated 4.9 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:30


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Bar 1661

1-5 Green St, Dublin, Dublin DO7 YT6H

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Green street & Little britain st

  • Area

    North City Centre

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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