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About The Blind Pig

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Little Pig is for over 23s only. Please make certain to read your confirmation email carefully as it contains all the information on how to find us.

Secretly tucked away in Dublin city centre, there is an underground cocktail bar known for the quality and artistry of its cocktails that truly evoke the mood of a 1920s speakeasy — The Blind Pig. The Blind Pig will tantalize the taste buds of cocktail lovers. Open daily from 6pm. Experience the forgotten thrill of secret passwords, false storefronts and just a touch of lawlessness. You have to keep it a secret. So shush!

Suffolk Street
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 NP97
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of operation:
Monday - Sunday 6pm - 12am

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
€30 and under

Payment options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 565 4700

Website:
http://theblindpig.ie/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

The Blind Pig Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Romance (8)
Fun (7)
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Special Occasions (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Cosy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (5)
Group Bookings (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Casual (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighbourhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

I must say I did not enjoy my visit to the blind pig and will not be returning or recommending this place to friends or family. Firstly our booking was at 8.30 and we finally got seated at 8.55. Then when we said we were not having food we were asked to leave the table and return to be seated at the bar. We were given a drink on the house for this but we would have rathered stay at the table but felt we didn't have much choice. We both found the waiter extremely rude. He let us order at 22.55 and then said he couldn't serve us as our time was up and he needed the seats. He then walked away without any further explanation. I will not be returning and won't be recommending this place at all

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Fun place (a basement cave "speakeasy") for dinner and drinks. Dinner and drinks were all very good. Food (mostly Italian) comes from the restaurant upstairs. Drinks are created by a mixologist/bartender, really an unusual cocktail menu.

Think the place seats about 40, we made our reservation three weeks in advance and only 630pm was available.

Worth planning a month or so in advance and enjoying a night at the Blind Pig.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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food3
ambience4
service3

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 8 September 2017

Service was slow but when they were with you they were attentive. Host was polite and really made s feel comfortable and welcome along with a few tips so was a great way to kick off the evening.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on 7 September 2017

Ambience is great, good cocktails . Service was very slow - took a long time to order drinks and food . Then after 2 hours the waitress asked us to leave as the table was required for another reservation- this was fine as it's on the reservation notice but she hadn't even brought the bill! At 9pm a blues guitarist started playing but he was extremely loud , we couldn't hear each other at this point. Food was reasonable value for money.

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food5
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

What a fabulous place this is! I would highly recommend to anyone to try this place, I went with my husband and we loved the atmosphere and friendly helpful staff! The cocktails and food was great we will definitely be returning!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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food4
ambience5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 August 2017

Great speakeasy, finding your way there was pretty good. The service was brilliant and the food really good, enjoyed everything about it.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 5 August 2017

Booked at short notice on Open table. No issues.. Waiter and bar men very friendly and knowledgeable. Delicious Lobster spaghetti and Saffron Tagliatelle.. Excellent cocktails and ambiance.

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 30 July 2017

The best bar that I've ever been to!
Went for my 40th birthday and the service was outstanding. Loved every moment.
The cocktails were original and served to perfection.
A must go in Dublin x

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Difficult to find but glad we did. Lovely cocktails, great atmosphere and good food.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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food5
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service4
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 27 June 2017

AMAZING! I love this place - the food is delicious. The menu changes every now and again. But more importantly - the cocktails are the best that I've ever had. And I've had a few cocktails in my day - seriously the best. If I could import Paul to where I live, I would. His drinks are seriously amazing. It's a fun place with great food and superb cocktails. What's not to like?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 19 May 2017

The place was a huge disappointment. The food comes from the Pacino's restaurant upstairs where I'm pretty sure you can get the same food for a better price. The cocktail menu is seriously lacking and the staff give you an attitude for ordering something that's listed ON THE MENU!!! The prices are outrageous for the quality. If the only attraction is how the location is kept secret until you book, save your money. You just go down the stairs at Pacino's and press a little sign hanging on the wall on the left and the door disguised as a cabinet opens. After that, everything else about the place is absolutely disappointing.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on 16 May 2017

Very nice dinner. Loved the unique entry. Food was great and service friendly. Would go again.

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food5
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·Dined on 16 May 2017

Great evening good food but did no do anything special for my birthday even with 2 weeks birthday ??

Tags: Cozy
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food4
ambience5
service4
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on 26 April 2017

What a fun place to go. Have fun finding the door👀😋😜

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot
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food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 16 April 2017

This place was beyond amazing! Ive told all my friends about it!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 12 April 2017

Amazing food great location Awesome cocktas

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 26 March 2017

We booked this as we were visiting Dublin for the weekend and this place has been recommended by friends. We took our Mum's for a Mothers day surprise.
Lovely venue, great service and yummy food! Not forgetting the extra special entrance : )
Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a venue that is a bit different and has a good menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 9 March 2017

Food was absolutely amazing. We spend 2 hours on our meal . We didn't want to leave . Done three course meal . Even treated ourselves to desert. Homemade tiramisu. Out off this world.
One thing to say . We ALMOST didn't get the table because there seems to be synchronizing problems with there system and open table booking. There did find us one after a short wait . Waiter was amazing to accomadate with quick thinking

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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food5
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 (Nashville)·Dined on 8 March 2017

Wonderful and fun evening. Food was superb! So was the service. Very cool entry too. Really enjoyed it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on 14 September 2016

This is a speakeasy that is a secret. The clue comes as to the location when you make a reservation. Unfortunately it does not work for Open Table. We ended up finding the place after a lot of trial and error. Walked in the back door to be informed the kitchen was closed.

Open Table you should take this off the list. Looks fun but needs to be organized.

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 (London)·Dined on 13 April 2016

We visited a while ago. They don't accept credit/debit cards which was very embarrassing. The waiter was rude and dismissive and the food was the most terrible thing I've eaten in my life. The only good thing was the fact that it was hidden away and that the waiter would walk us from grafton street to the venue.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 18 March 2016

Very cool cocktails and very nice atmosphere. We did not go to eat, but menu looked interesting.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 4 December 2015

I'm not sure whether the fault in this situation lies with the Blind Pig or Open Table. We booked a table for 6.45pm that evening midway through a Friday afternoon. Received a reservation confirmation email immediately but then received a telephone message at 6.25pm from the Blind Pig stated that this was not in fact a reservation but rather a request for a reservation and they couldn't accommodate us until much later in the evening (around 11pm). Very little use to two people wanting dinner in the next half hour and now walking restaurant to restaurant looking for somewhere to take us on a busy Dublin Friday evening. Extremely disappointing outcome and 20 minutes notice of the issue simply not good enough. Why bother using this site if you can't rely on the reservation?

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