Vintage Cocktail Club

4.6
1375 reviews
€30 and under
Modern European
VCC is a unique, multi award winning, exclusive dining and cocktail experience in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar. Walk through the cobbled stone streets of one of Ireland's most famous multi cultural vintage quarters in search of our secret door, on finding you will be rewarded with being transported back in time, engulfed in crushed velvet and candle light all whilst enjoying some of Ireland's best cocktails & small plates.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1375 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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viprdt88
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cocktails, ideal date-night spot; while the drinks definitely stole the show their food is also phenomenal and reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very neat hidden gem in the city! The cocktails were amazing!

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PipB
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Firstly, 1 Star for dining, we didn't eat here on this visit and you have to make a selection to move on.
I would have usually been giving 5 Stars to VCC, this was our third visit and we have always been very happy with all aspects of the club. This time however we arrived 5 minutes before our booked time, rang the bell and were then told we didn't have a booking for 7pm as there are no bookings for 7pm. Despite being able to show the first person we spoke to our booking confirmation (OpenTable) we were kept standing at the door for a further 10 minutes. Eventually the manager came and informed us that we didn't a 7pm booking as there were no 7pm bookings, again showed my booking confirmation (in fact I had to repeatedly show the booking which I think the manager was expecting to magically disappear). Eventually it transpired that due to the easing of covid restrictions that day, they decided to change all their bookings which resulted in our booking being changed to 7.30. We never received any notification of this until we got back home, the following afternoon. We were eventually allowed into the club for shortly after 7pm but only after the manager 'checking to see if they had space to squeeze us in, this was all after telling the manager that we had our booking confirmed that afternoon by phone from the VCC. When we got to our table the room was two thirds empty and even after 7.30 there were still tables left. Mistakes can happen but it is all in how these are health with and on this occasion they were dealt with very badly. We did get an apology as we were leaving, which was fine but at the very least one of rounds could have been covered by VCC. The cocktails were really tasty but unfortunately I don't think we will be making 4th visit to VCC which is regrettable as we have enjoyed our previous visits. I came away feeling that the manager didn't believe we had a booking, despite seeing the confirmation and having received the call that day to confirm.

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CiaraB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Really nice experience went with a friend and we had a ball, accidentally kept getting the strongest cocktails, we didnt have any food on Saturday but was a lovely atmosphere there. Staff were very friendly and kind, it took a while for us to take order the first time but im presuming this was it was first night all back to normal. Overall a great night.

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RosemaryF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Loved this place, the cocktails were amazing and strong, big selection, and the guy serving us was so nice and very helpful, we will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The place is super cute and intimate. Tricky to find but honestly added to its charm. It’s like going back in time and I loved the atmosphere in there. The cocktails were nice and the food outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The cocktails were fabulous and the setting is perfect to relax and have a few chats

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 17 January 2022

Hi there, Thank you for the 5 stars and the kind words; we look forward to your next visit! Cheers, VCCTeam

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lorrainel
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night service was amazing 🤩 great night had by all x

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 16 January 2022

Hi lorrainel, Thank you for the 5 stars and the kind words; we hope to see you again soon! Cheers, VCCTeam

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ElaineF
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very interesting and delicious cocktails. Wait staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Decor is lovely, and a great place to go for a quiet drink.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 13 January 2022

Hi ElaineF, Thank you for the 5 stars and the kinds words; we hope to see you again soon! Cheers, VCCTeam

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JohnD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Nice cocktails and a lovely atmosphere. Found it quite bizarre however, to be asked to leave after 1 hour 45 minutes, with the place at the time being practically empty. So we went across the road to The Bank and spent another €90 on cocktails there! So a small hint - if a customer is paying money for a service and is quite happy to pay more money for that service, don't ask them to leave!
P.S. There was a small queue of 6 - 8 people outside by the way, but the venue could hold 50 people comfortably at least. So everybody and more could have been accommodated. The owners badly need to reevaluate this crazy policy.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 10 January 2022

Hi John, Thank you for the feed back, i can see you booked into the 3pm quieter sitting, due to having to close at 8pm all our sittings were reduced from 2 hours 15 mins to 1 hour 45 mins. This is to ensure we can honour any bookings we already had previous to the 8pm closure time. I can see you left at 5pm, this is the start of our next sitting hence why the venue looked 'practically empty'. This next sitting was fully booked and your table was required back for the next guest. Cheers, VCC

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

We went for brunch for my birthday but unfortunately when we arrived the brunch menus were taken away and we were told there was no brunch it was just the regular menu.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 11 January 2022

Hi There, Sincere apologies, this is 100% our fault. Unfortunately, due to supply issues, most brunch items were not available on the day. As a result we had to run with our evening small plates menu at the very last minute. All contactable bookings were informed prior to arrival. We really hope this mishap doesn't turn you off returning and giving us another go. Please do let us know if you would like to drop in again. cheers, VCC Team

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful evening and a great date night. Food was delicious and drinks presentation and taste amazing. Bring a coat as it's a little chilly, with that in mind they had blankets and heat lamps (they were very bright which didn't give the best speakeasy vibe) but 100% did NOT affect the overall experience. Definitely a place to go for high end cocktails! And adorable selfie 😋

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AoifeK
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely spot for cocktails. Staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Perfect for date night

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 10 January 2022

Hi Aoife, Thank you for the 5 stars, we will pass on your kind words to our team, cheers, VCC

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EPBK
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Was waiting in the cold despite a reservation. Then a queue of customers up the stairs to be seated. Surely a better process can be implemented. Seated us in the now covered-up rooftop so I was freezing. Wouldn't go back. Drinks were nice but not amazing.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 10 January 2022

Hi EPBK, Thank you for the feedback. Unfortunately there is only one way in and one way out of VCC. Due to COVID and social distancing guidelines, and an awkwardly tight entrance and staircase we have to clear the building before allowing the next sitting in. This is so guests arriving don't have to squeeze past guests leaving and to ensure the safety of our all guests and staff. Unfortunately on the night of your visit this resulted in a short wait. Apologies for that. VCC Team

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DublinSouth
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

The time restrictions given to you as soon as you sit down to drink and eat are very off putting. The entire experience is rushed to get you drunk and fed asap and out the door.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 10 January 2022

Hi DublinSouth, Thank you for the feedback, on seating, our host informs all guests when the table is required back, along with the location of the toilets and the name of the server who will be looking after you for the duration of your stay. It is not our intention to 'get you drunk and fed asap and out the door'. All sitting are 1 hour and 45 mins, reduced from 2 hour 15 mins pre 8pm closing. The reduction in sitting times is to ensure all previously booked guest bookings are honoured. VCC

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Unfortunately not a great experience. The ambience and design of the location are certainly unique. The initial greeting was warm and friendly.
However, the waiters are very pushy. You are constantly asked if you want to order again, even when you still have drink left in your glass or others from your group have already ordered. We had planned on returning again. But after this experience we certainly won’t.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 10 January 2022

HI Anonymous, Thank you for the feed back, Our servers follow a strict order of service, this is to ensure all guests are looked after promptly and to the best of our ability. We apologise if you felt rushed, this is not our intention, cheers, VCC Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server AnneMarie was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasantly surprised by how good this place is. Service is superb, staff were so friendly. Food was gorgeous (pork belly especially) and the cocktails were dangerously tasty

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most wonderful afternoon of tapas and cocktails. The dirty wizard was one of the nicest I’ve ever tried. Natalia couldn’t have been more welcoming. Will definitely be back. Mark

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing tasting cocktails but they use really big ice and it pretty much takes 80% of the glass. Amazing ambiance perfect for a intimate date night.

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rath
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious cocktails. Great intimate atmosphere with comfy seatings & candle lighting added to the experience. Difficult to find place initially as was just a white door. Had to ring a doorbell to get in. And then was like a nice hidden surprise when you're let inside. Almost like bootlegging days from the 1920s 😉

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KatrinaS
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful experience, the interior is amazing and the staff are so attentive and friendly would highly recommend

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RozM
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent choice for a special treat. Would highly recommend

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 3 January 2022

Hi RozM, Thank you for the 5 stars and the very kind words; we hope to see you again soon! Cheers, VCCTeam

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AnthonyB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great hidden gem in Dublin city center. Fantastic environment. Even better cocktails. The only downside was that we had give up the table for another seating. I will definitely pop in the next time I’m in Dublin.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 2 January 2022

Hi Anthony, Thank you for the 5 stars, we will be extending the sitting times as soon as restrictions are lifted, cheers, VCC Team

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Girls night out!

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 31 December 2021

Hi, Thank you for the 5 stars; we hope to see you again in the New Year! Cheers, VCCTeam

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NicolaS
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cocktails and the place is a gorgeous. Staff very friendly. We definitely will return.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 30 December 2021

Hi NicolaS, Thank you for the 5 stars and very kind words; we look forward to seeing you again in the New Year! Cheers, VCCTeam

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Kenz
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious and creative cocktails in such a cozy and cool atmosphere. Definitely will be back.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 2 January 2022

Hi Kenz, Thank you for the 5 stars, see you in VCC again soon, cheers, VCC Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

It’s very nice, and the drinks are lovely, however after ordering a lot of very expensive drinks we were told we had to leave as the booking reservation (1h 45m) had elapsed, and that we could put our cocktails in plastic cups. Considering that this place is so pricey, and we felt it was quite unceremonious and unfair to have to leave while we still had our drinks; we were pressured multiple times. It would be better to allow customers to choose how long they wish to stay and for VCC not to book tables consecutively so previous bookings have to leave before they finish their drinks.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 29 December 2021

Hi Apologies if we didn't meet expectation's. We feel our drinks are priced very reasonably considering that our competitors are approx €1.50 more expensive. VCC operates around sittings, normally 2.5hrs, for now 1hr 45 mins as per guidelines / early closing. Last orders are 30mins before the table is required back, leaving plenty of time for guests to enjoy their last drink & pay the bill without feeling rushed. Tables aren't booked 'consecutively' we leave 15 minutes between to fully sanitize.

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JaniceV
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service ,amazing cocktails , fantastic food ! Overall brilliant experience

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 28 December 2021

Hi JaniceV, Thank you for the 5 stars and the very kind words; we hope to see you again in the New Year! Cheers, VCCTeam

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PhilC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always!

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 28 December 2021

Hi PhilC, Thank you for the 5 stars and the kind words; we look forward to seeing you again in the New Year! Cheers, VCCTeam

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Lovely food cocktails are terrible over priced for the size of half them and the waitress wanted us to calculate our own bill 🤣

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 27 December 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for the positive feedback on our Food. All our Cocktails are priced at €12.95 and all are served in 8oz or 12oz glasses. Every Cocktail has a minimum of 2oz base spirit. VCC Doesn't split bills, this is widely stated across all menus in house and online. We ask that guests simply tell us how much they want to pay off the bill and we process the payment in cash or multiple card payments. VCC Team

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Chris
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place. Lovely service and Christmas atmosphere and even better drinks!! Took some home with me

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 27 December 2021

Hi Chris, Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, see you in VCC again soon, cheers, VCC Team

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Foodie
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Meal and drinks were lovely. We understand that there is now a time limit but last orders at 6.20 was a bit early. Overall I enjoyed the experience but do think the last order should have been 7 as it is in most establishments.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 27 December 2021

Hi Foodie, I can see you were booked into our 17.00 - 19.00 sitting. We do last orders 30 minutes before the table is required back, this is to give guests plenty of time to order and enjoy another drink if required. VCC was fully booked again from 19.00, once a table isn't needed back we allow the table to stay on if they want but on this occasion we we're full. Thank you for the nice comments on Food & Drinks, hope to see you again soon, cheers, VCC Team

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MargaretH
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely ambiance with excellent cocktails & food. Variety of options for all tastes.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 27 December 2021

Hi MargaretH, Thank you for the 5 stars, see you in VCC again soon, cheers, VCC Team

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MaryQ
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had drinks and chips. The cocktails were all amazing - enjoyed every single one! We also had chips as nibbles and they were yummy too.
Service was very attentive too, couldn’t do enough for us. Our server had great recommendations!
Thanks for everything!

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 27 December 2021

Hi Mary, Thank you for the kind words, we will pass them onto our FOH team, cheers, VCC Team

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Eilis
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Staff were very friendly. Cocktails were amazing.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 22 December 2021

Hi Eilis, Thank you for the 5 stars and the very kind words; we hope to see you again in the New Year! Cheers, VCCTeam

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience. Everything high quality and reasonable prices.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 21 December 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars, VCC Team

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JaneO
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved it. It was like being transported back in time. Lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff. So many cocktails to choose from.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 21 December 2021

Hi JaneO, Thank you for the 5 stars, VCC Team

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Geraldine
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is an amazing experience. We chose the date night option. Lovely plush surroundings like stepping back in time. Waitress was so helpful. Food was delicious we had meats and cheeses and pastas bravas with a fab bottle of red wine followed by cocktails.it was like stepping back in time. A dining experience with a difference. I’ll definitely be back.

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 21 December 2021

Hi Geraldine, Thank you for such kind words, see you in VCC again soon, cheers, VCC Team

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JonathanD
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience great ambiance great cocktails the staff were very friendly and helpful like a old time speakeasy a must see

Vintage Cocktail Club
Responded on 21 December 2021

Hi Jonathan, Thank you for the 5 stars, VCC Team

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FAQs

Vintage Cocktail Club does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Vintage Cocktail Club also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 675 3552.

Vintage Cocktail Club is rated 4.6 stars by 1375 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.