Vintage Cocktail Club

4.5
444 reviews
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€30 and under
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern European, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 17:00 - 22:30
Friday: 17:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 12:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:30 - 22:30
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Phone number
(01) 675 3547
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Botond Molnar
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Private Party Facilities
Beautiful prohibition style private room with seating for 25 guests, full cocktail bar complete with your very own multi award winning cocktail bartenders. Available for Birthday parties, Engagements, Weddings, Presentations, Product launches for up to 40 guests with catering for Sit down meals, canape parties, Champagne receptions & Cocktail masterclass's.
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Parking Details
4 minutes walk from Fleet Street car park.
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Public Transit
2 minutes walk from Central Bank bus stop.
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Entertainment
Eclectic mix of up beat vintage Jazz, Swing & Soul back round music.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
What 444 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
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4.1
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CB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

The VCC is a beautiful venue - definitely one that you should try and get to. We had a lovely experience and enjoyed the cocktails and beautiful interiors. However, we were charged 7 euros for 'seasonal roasted veg' which was a few spinach leaves with grated cheese on. Sadly, this brought the whole experience down a bit. Other food portions were also extremely small. I would recommend this place for a drink but definitely not for food.

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RB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed this place and the food / cocktails. Service was excellent.

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K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The service was outstanding, atmosphere & ambiance. The manager Annemarue attention to detail is second to none

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LH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We had a good evening in VCC The whole knock on food and feeling you are in prohibition era Loved that part But the unisex toilets and being put off table and into a smoking area when non of us smoke was not good Not sure how they get away with this area as it's not outdoors Overall the experience was different and therefore good Would go back again and request a table we could stay at downstairs for the night Staff were the best rating of night

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KM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

I was disappointed with the food this time.
Especially the starters, whist was toast with melted goats cheese and loads of onions.
The menu has changed, and so has the chefs!
Drinks were the highlight.
Staff good be a little friendlier .

I remember bar staff and food being much better in the past. Pity.

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CT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Good atmosphere, top notch cocktails, little pricey.

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PD
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent bar and restaurant, service was the best we received in Dublin. Worth a visit.

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TK
29 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place!!!! We went for brunch, the menu was brilliant and the service was lovely. Will definitely be back.

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d
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hugo looked after us on the night. There was 6 of us there. The service was great. Prices seem to be inline with Dublin city prices for cocktails. We all enjoyed the various cocktails. It did take a little time for the cocktails but to be fair they were worth the wait. I would absolutely go back again. Ask for Hugo. Top man.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The VCC was great for a catch up with a friend - the ambiance is fantastic and cocktails are delicious! Our waiter, Hugo recommended all of cocktails and each one was better than the last. My friend is a pescatarian and the menu wasn't great for her dietary requirements, BUT Hugo and the team did everything they could to accommodate and we ended up having such a delicious meal. 100% recommend this restaurant to everyone!!

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TF
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visiting the VCC and was impressed by the decor and my partner was thrilled by the surprise and uncertainty of where we were going on the night. Food was excellent friendly wait staff and the music playing was just loud enough to have private conversation with your partner and low enough to hear each other.

If you want to suprise your partner with a little mystery and excitement this is the place to go as your partner will probably never have been there before and from the outside you'd never know what lies ahead.

I would recommend VCC to anyone without a second thought.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

We attended for our annual Christmas get together to enjoy food and drinks. Food was ok, nothing outstanding! Service was attentive but could have been friendlier. Where we were seated was not ideal, a group of girls next to a couple when there were many other more suitable tables free. Also we felt rushed from the table when the club was not full. Not sure that I would return in a hurry.

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L
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

The staff were extremely rude and rushed. The food and cocktails were nice, but there was a tense atmosphere. The staff were fighting at the bar and not very accommodating. The table we had was made for two, not four, and could barely fit our food on it.. wouldn’t go again.

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RK
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous place, decorated well in a vintage style, dimly.
Had such an amazing experience here. Magnificent cocktails, decent food and super delicious desserts. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Everything was brilliant. Perfect place for special occasions.

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MO
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Unfortunately there was no food available when we arrived. The kitchen was closed due to unforseen circumstances. Itwas disappointing as we planned eating there also.

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E
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were brilliant, very friendly and helpful. The cocktails were great and not too expensive. Would definitely recommend booking ahead. We didn’t eat there but couldn’t submit a review without giving a rating for food.

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NW
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Great service, amazing cocktails, and the hostess to the time to call me to see if I would like a table inside, instead of outside, since they'd had a cancellation in their booking!

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MO
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We decided to start off the Christmas festivities with a trip to VCC, what a treat. We definitely were not disappointed. Definitely one to add to the "to do" list if you haven't experienced it before.

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EO
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Such a gem of a place. Such great atmosphere and ambiance. An incredible cocktail menu. Best cocktails I have ever had in Dublin. Staff were very friendly and very efficient. Will definitely be back again

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T
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

After several times of being rejected without a reservation to the VCC, i was extremely disappointed with my visit to it. The service was appalling, waiting outside the door without it being opened for almost 15 minutes when coming to your booked time reservation. The cocktails took 20 minutes at least, food menu was not served until over 1 hour at the table (and this is after someone called to ensure we will be there for the reservation - food and drinks), i would have expected the menu on the table at that stage...
Food was terrible, and cocktails below average. Would not be coming back and will not recommend to anyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a friend’s birthday, it was relaxed and fun, our waiter was very friendly, organised a dessert candle etc, very chatty.. cocktails were fab.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The cocktails and service were fantastic. Drinks were reasonably priced for the location and caliber of the drinks. Highly recommend making reservations as seats are limited.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Booked lunch but kitchen was closing and we were given less than an hour for our table. Our servers were really nice and tried to help sort this out by keeping us a table in smoking area when our hour was up. Great cocktails but won’t be back for the food.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We love Ann-Marie! She makes us feel so welcome every year on our annual girls Christmas shopping day to Dublin

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JM
15 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

VCC is a pretty unique venue with nothing quite like it in the city. It is a cool place to go to in a group or on a date night. It is beautifully appointed from an interiors point of view - very comfortable and lovely atmosphere. As in indicated in its name, VCC is primarily a cocktail venue… and makes very good cocktails. Somewhat surprisingly, it has a very poor wine list with a choice of four or five French reds and whites. Also, there are very limited in their coffee - just offering either espresso or Americano and nothing in between. The food at brunch time was fine but nothing special. The staff are very pleasant but the staff to customer ratio is a bit out of line and hence service can be slow.

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EF
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Must have Experience, swanky place, so relaxing, We were served by Anne-Marie, she was very friendly, took loads of photos for us & helped us with our choice of cocktails. The food was delicious.

I would definitely recommend Vintage Cocktail Club

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very cool cocktail bar. Hidden from the hustle and bustle of Temple Bar. Creative handcrafted cocktails. We liked it so much, we went twice during our stay.

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FB
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for great cocktails! If you are looking for cokctails from different areas then VCC is your go-to spot

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N
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time visiting VCC, and well.. if you know you know!

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LE
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Vintage Cocktail Club is such a rare find in the centre of Temple Bar. The atmosphere is amazing, the cocktails are absolutely delicious and the staff are incredible. They know the cocktail menu inside out and can also tailor recipes to match your tastes. I loved every minute of it and would totally recommend for anyone in Dublin to swing by and book an appointment - in fact, I told most people about it on my way back to the airport!

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RW
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A "speak easy" club with fabulous drinks, go there if you are in Dublin!

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LR
10 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always love coming to the VCC, the best place to go for a nice cocktail before or after dinner. I always try something new and they are always have the kindest service.

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BD
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good experience for a small group celebrating a birthday. Nice to eat somewhere where the noise level is low and the food is good.

Terrific lighting.

Very strong cocktails - try the purple pearl - you’ll thank me later.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful cocktail list coupled with a fun speakeasy experience.

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our third time at VCC for cocktail hour and appetizers... the cocktail menu is always an adventure to read through, and there’s literally something there to please every palate. I had the the Oban Islay, with 10 year old single malt scotch, lemon and ginger... a unique and pleasing combination for a scotch drinker... my wife tried the “Zombie” this time... several runs, pineapple, passion fruit , and mint sprig... fun and refreshing!!! Wonderful service from wait staff very well versed in all of their drink options...we’ll be back!

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MD
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Love the place and decor. It is a bit pricey but is lovely. Deffo going back. Great for dates...the ambience is brill.

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DG
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful inside! The door to get in is terrible 😂 graffiti wooden door, you would not think this place is behind it.
No prices on the menu, but our steak and home made chips was only 19 euro! Absolute bargain for how tasty it was.
Lovely friendly staff, go above and beyond. My friend asked for a steak dressing, when it came she didn’t like it so the waitress asked the chef to concuct one up! It was so good!!
Meal by candlelight, very cute unusual but brilliant place. Cocktails wasn’t too shabby either! Don’t miss out go there!

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LK
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice place, well decorated and comfortable. Ideal to enjoy amazing cocktails with friends

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MS
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I was not told our seating would be in the smoking area when I made the booking.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely really enjoyed it !!!!! Looking forward to next visit

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