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Bar 1661, Dublin, Dublin

Bar 1661

4.9
4.9
325 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

19:00


Booked 50 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

What 325 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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Best Overall

  • Dublin

    Innovative

  • Dublin

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Dublin

    Lively

  • Dublin 1

    Best Overall

  • Dublin 1

    Best Service

  • Dublin 1

    Best Ambience

  • Dublin 1

    Best Value

  • Dublin 1

    Innovative

  • Dublin 1

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Dublin 1

    Hot spot

  • Dublin 1

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Dublin 1

    Romantic

  • Dublin 1

    Good for special occasions

  • Dublin 1

    Lively

  • Dublin 1

    Most Booked

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  1. MartinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was brilliant and cocktails were beautiful👌
  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Unusual place very fancy .. great date idea.. amazing staff
  3. OllyD111

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely people working there. Top notch cocktails. Highly recommend
  4. DariiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guys, you are perfect every time. Your staff are golden. Thanks.
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service! Probably the best cocktail bar in Dublin
  6. Rick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding and highly creative cocktails that truly pack a punch. Perfect for mixology enthusiasts! However, it can get pretty loud inside if there are a lot of guests.
  7. Mahady

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I didn't have food but it made me give a rating anyway and didn't wanna dilute the overall. This is the best cocktail bar in Dublin. The quality to price point ratio you will not get anywhere else. As a bartender myself the menu is a playground. Staff are friendly, attentive and have loads of little knowledge tidbits. It also has clean bathrooms, a relative rarity. The place, like the drinks, has no unneccessary bells and whistles. You get the most delicious drinks in a relaxed atmosphere, just the way it should be. Would I recommend? All I do is plug the place
  8. DarraghM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, really interesting selection and nice nibbles
  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down my favorite bar I tried in dublin. The drink menu is unique, extensive, and cool. Every beverage was great. Service was timely and nice. The little welcome cocktail was super yummy. Only ate the olives but big fan of those. A must go.
  10. JaneB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Drinks were outstanding. Staff couldn't have been nicer. Only downside was that despite having a reservation we had to wait 15 mins for a table. Table management could be better but otherwise a great spot.
  11. EmmaS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Incredible drinks, went on vacation with partner and we loved it! Would go again and the drinks were so worth it!
  12. DamienK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service as always. Staff are very friendly and helpful with cocktail and whiskey menu selections.
  13. EdelK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous bar with gorgeous staff and delicious drinks. Such a beautiful experience, the cocktail menu is a piece of art and a few hours in this place is a real treat experience.
  14. MarthaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Loved this place. The cocktails were incredible. Food menu was limited but what we had was perfect. Would definitely recommend
  15. MLaura

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    We booked for 5.30pm on a Wednesday night so it was not busy. The customer service was excellent. Loved the Golden moment cocktail.
  16. IanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great spot for a unique cocktail. Always a good experience
  17. ClaireR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The staff at Bar 1661 were very helpful in setting up the tables for our big group and also with picking cocktails that suited our tastes. I would definitely recommend 1661.
  18. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great location, bit of a hidden gem Sound staff and great drinks
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone here was so nice, extremely friendly and very helpful. The drinks were incredible. Beautiful and delicious. My son and I loved the non-alcoholic cocktails and my wife and daughter the alcoholic ones. The bar snacks were a perfect pairing for the cocktails. Just a great experience all around.
  20. matinee

    San Francisco

    163 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. Best cocktail bar in Dublin and we tried them all. Bartender just won the competition for best bartender in Ireland and it shows. Make sure you put this place on your list of places to visit in Dublin.
  21. matinee

    San Francisco

    163 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievably great cocktails. They just won top bartender in Ireland and I can see why. Highly recommend.
  22. Trishil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favourite! Love the cocktails, ambiance, food and staff! Highly recommend!
  23. Ricky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our experience at the bar. Cocktails are very delicious !
  24. LauraC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The drink menu was very creative and the staff are very knowledgeable and can help you choose something that aligns with your palate. The service and ambiance was fantastic, we were well taken care of. Absolutely will be going back to try some other of their concoctions.
  25. LAVisitor

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic cocktail menu, and delightful service. Looking forward to returning if given the chance.
  26. EddyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Amazing cocktails, waiters overlapping the orders etc
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cocktails I’ve EVER had, and our server was so knowledgeable and friendly 😁
  28. MarekK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didn't order any food but couldn't move the page forward
  29. KatieH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks are amazing, little works of art. Service is brilliant. Best cocktails and staff in Dublin.
  30. Jennifer

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Delicious cocktails and very cool looking spot - but my group genuinely received some of the worst service I have ever experienced in Dublin. We were a group of 10 there for a birthday celebration (with a reservation made in advance), and as per Bar 1661’s Open Table page, groups of 7+ are allowed to have their table for 2 hours 30 minutes. After an hour and 15 minutes (and only one drink each), a member of staff came up and told us we all had to pay immediately and leave so they could give the table to a walk-in. This was after it took us nearly half a hour to get the attention of any staff to even order drinks. She was incredibly snarky and nearly shouting at us to get out. A couple of us had hoped to stay for another drink, so we paid the tab and went to move to one of the many, smaller open tables available within the bar. The same staff member came up to us and actually shouted at us and told us to get up as we “can’t have any table we’d like.” I understand it was a Friday (though not a very busy one…) and the staff likely have an organization structure they’re working through. However, shouting at a group of adults who are paying customers, not making any fuss or behaving belligerently, and kicking them out of their table to service a walk-in when our reservation was meant to be longer, is incredibly out of line. I had previously been very excited to come to Bar 1661 - but after that performance, my friends and I will definitely not be returning.
  31. RobertKosiba

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place no doubt. Amazing cocktails, quality ingredients and first class staff. A must. Thank you
  32. KellyC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The cocktails were very tasty and well made. The service was impeccable. I’ll be back!
  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the most lovely time here. Amazing drinks and staff who really know their stuff!
  34. PatrickD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Great place, great cocktails, great service, great staff, little noisy. But then maybe I’m just too old
  35. KH1661

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Tables are very poorly laid out. Very crowded sitting I would expect better when you book. If I just came of the street fine.
  36. 711dine

    New England

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great mixology bar with excellent service, snacks and of course drinks. It gets booked quick so make sure to make reservations
  37. Sinead

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous place, delicious cocktails and the service was clsss
  38. CesarR

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cocktails in the area - they promote the poitin and have a great selection of rare whiskies, so no other bar in the surroundings make these types of cocktails nor offer drinks like that - go and visit the place and you’ll (probably like myself ) won’t stop going over and over again.
  39. HimanshiM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Unique cocktails and an amazing experience........
  40. EamonnE

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable presentation, quality and taste in the drinks . The staff are so nice and accommodating . The service was good and selection the best I've ever experienced .That's what keeps me coming back.

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 325 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 50 times today
Google Map for Bar 1661

1-5 Green St, Dublin, Dublin DO7 YT6H

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Green Street & Little Britain Street

  • Area

    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

    Dog Friendly, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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