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The Blind Pig

4.3
53 reviews
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€30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasions
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday 6pm - 12am
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Phone number
(01) 565 4700
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine
What 53 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.1
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MariaH 
5.0  Dined on 18 February 2018

Sssshhh! Best kept secret! A really lovely restaurant with gorgeous food & great waiter service. As for the cocktails....so delicious!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 18 February 2018

Bar men were really nice and recommended drinks based on our likes.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 6 February 2018

Best dinner, ambiance and service! Paul was amazing host!! Will be back!

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OrlaG 
2.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

Having made my booking on January 16th for Saturday February 3rd at 6.30pm. I received a call from the restaurant 5 hours prior to our reservation to state the table wasn't available but they had an one for 5pm. Reluctantly, I agreed to the changed time.
Upon arrival I enjoyed the quirky entrance, a very nice staff member took our order for drinks and main course. Both of which were satisfactory. We ordered desert and as my friend was still finishing when a make staff member asked "were you not told we needed the table back at 6.30pm". My friend asked for extra cream to finish her desert and it was delivered to the table. We now knew we had overstayed our welcome. I was unable to reply as I thought this was a absurd, 1 and a half hours for what had been relaxing and enjoyable became quite the opposite. We finished paid and left. Would not recommend, my impression is the business model is turn over tables quickly for highest return. Very disappointed.

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ChrisH 
5.0  Dined on 2 February 2018

Absolutley amazing suggestion from a family friend to visit this place whilst in Dublin! You experience the quirkiness and uniqueness of this small restaurant from the get go by having to venture into a different Italian restaurant located on one of the inner city streets. Make your way down the stairs under the sign that says ‘shhhhh’ as if your going to the toilets for the Italian restaurant and infront of you is what appears to be just an average bookcase.... HOWEVER... click the picture of Coleman’s Mustard on the left hand side wall and all will be revealed!! The doors slide open to reveal the great atmosphere of the best hideaway in Dublin! We were seated by an extremely polite gentleman who took care of us for the entire night and made our experience at The Blind Pig very personable! He explained the lighthearted and amusing house rules, the current cocktail menu and ‘The Bible’. Should you not like any cocktail on the current menu, ask for The Bible, it’s an extremely thorough cocktail menu of every cocktail they have ever made/ designed, and you could also do a bit of light reading should you wish to (You will see what I mean once you visit). Once we received our 1st cocktails, myself and my partner ordered our food which didn’t take too long to come due to the entire restaurant only being able to hold 7 or 8 tables due to its small size (MAKE SURE TO BOOK IN ADVANCE) and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The food was outstanding!! My partner had Duck Leg Confit and I had a Chicken Sweker. For two starters, two mains and two cocktails each, our bill came to around €90, which I believe to be fantastic as it’s not just the food you pay for, it’s the atmosphere, uniqueness and entire dining experience as a whole! Would 1000% recommend this a a go to spot for tourists visiting Dublin. We visited 02-02-2018.

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Aisling 
5.0  Dined on 18 January 2018

Really lovely atmosphere, great menu and extremely friendly staff! Had a lovely meal and will definitely be returning sooner rather than later!

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vipOpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 6 January 2018

A very cool place that has a lot of appeal through it's unique atmosphere and speakeasy side - so fun to need a password and special instructions to get inside!

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JoaoPauloSilva1984 
5.0  Dined on 4 January 2018

All perfect, we loved the ambience and the food, also the drinks, congratulations

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 3 January 2018

So the service was strange- they were quite attentive to the tables around us but kept passing us by! When they did come to us they were quite nice however. The meat and cheese plate starter was lovely, my friend and I both enjoyed it. Her di

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 30 December 2017

This secret venue is a great find for a casual night out with a loved one or friends. Very authentic menu and ambiance. Great staff, cocktails and food. Highly reccommended.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on 28 December 2017

The atmosphere was good on the nights we were here. Cocktails are very good - especially the Bon Bon and the food very good too. But beware, like a lot of places the servers seem to lose interest once the mains are delivered so if you are leisurely enjoying your drink and contemplating a nightcap cocktail or a sweet treat to round off the night you might not get a chance to have one because you will only be given around 2 - 2.5 hours at your table and no more - seemingly, whether there is another reservation or not. On two occasions we were told fairly unceremoniously that we had to vacate our table with no real notice cutting off the possibility of dessert on both evenings.

I have no problem paying what are fairly high prices for a great meal in a great place - but unfortunately I can't rave about this place because the two evenings ended in a way that left rather a bitter taste in the mouth. Not sure I will be back.

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desmabee 
3.0  Dined on 23 November 2017

Cosy little bar with live music. We found the sound to be so high that we had trouble hearing each other speak, and in an intimate setting that was a bit of a letdown. We had to wait for a bit too long to order, and quite frankly I wasn't too happy with my drink for such a bar. Cool concept lacks a bit of the rest.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 17 November 2017

Thanks for a great evening. Everything from finding the place etc was brilliant. The food was lovely and so were the staff. Would recommend to everyone to visit. The extra wine and cocktails lists were fun to.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 16 November 2017

Food was excellent and drinks delicious. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 9 November 2017

Great place with a great atmosphere. Amazing staff. The bar man even made us our very own cocktails from scratch. We just told him what we fancied and he made me and my friend really tasty drinks all night. Definitely be back again soon!

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Lauraw 
5.0  Dined on 3 November 2017

Best night we had in Dublin!!! Staff were excellent. So helpful and genuinely lovely people. Took great care to assist and advise my husband who has a wheat allergy. They also have great taste in cocktails. The food was delicious. We would definitely recommend and will return next time we are in Dublin. Cocktails this good should be a lot more expensive than they are. Can’t fault it!

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DfeD 
3.0  Dined on 2 November 2017

Just a normal restaurant in a basement...I was expecting some secrecy and challenge to locate the place...nope, none of that. The "secret" door is open more than it is closed. Was hoping for a bit of intrigue and excitement, I thought that was the whole idea?!...was really disappointed, wouldn't return or recommend.

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Maria 
2.0  Dined on 28 October 2017

Very average - basically Pacino's basement. Sharing salt&pepper and 1 bowl of Parmesan between tables.

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Naoise 
4.0  Dined on 25 October 2017

Good cocktails, service kind of slow but was busy.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 17 October 2017

Very intimate setting, perfect for a date - when I went it wasn't too noisy but it's quite a small space so I can imagine things could get loud at times. Drinks were nice and so was the food but nothing that blew my mind.

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Tryit 
5.0  Dined on 17 October 2017

Award winning bar with amazing staff! Just tell them what kind of cocktails you enjoy and they’ll come back with a custom one for you. Love the speakeasy concept and enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. A must see in Dublin!

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vipJaniceW 
5.0  Dined on 15 October 2017

What a fun experience! You don't know the surprise until after you book, so take a chance!!! Spoiler alert! Hidden entrance!!!

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FrancescaK 
4.0  Dined on 12 October 2017

Loved the secrecy of the actual location. Great atmosphere and lovely food. The cocktails are amazing! Definitely going back for a nice drink at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 8 October 2017

Intimate underground setting in a cellar below another Italian restaurant. Very tight space, only about 8-10 tables. Food was very good but there was only one server for the entire restaurant. It took over 30 minutes for us to get our drinks. While the space is unique and romantic, I'm not sure it's worth the exceptionally slow service.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 7 October 2017

LOVELY RELAXED ATMOSPHERE, GREAT ATTENTIVE STAFF, OVERALL REALLY NICE EXPERIENCE AND FEEL TO THE PLACE, WOULD 100% RECOMMEND.
FOOD AND DRINKS WERE TOP NOTCH :)

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sunshineumberone 
4.0  Dined on 1 October 2017

The food was really great, focused on fresh and quality followed by elegant execution. Dishes were truly Italian. The service was young and not overtly friendly but forthcoming nonetheless. They like to stick to their cocktail menue. We had tasty Cocktails and a nice still affordable bottle of wine. The Pumpkin Tortelli and the Dexter Burger were to die for.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 28 September 2017

Although I did enjoy my meal I did feel the service let down the whole experience. The waiter wasn't very attentive and when we ordered 2 drinks mid meal and only one came and they didn't realise until it was time to ask for the bill. They were very under staffed. However I did love the atmosphere and the food was delicious.

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Eatalot 
5.0  Dined on 24 September 2017

Great Experience
Friendly staff
A must do in Dublin
Food was ok nothing special
All about the fun

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ashes 
4.0  Dined on 22 September 2017

Nice spot. I liked the speakeasy vibe. Cocktails were excellent and the waitress was friendly and well informed.

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0  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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