The bar for hotel cocktails was quite literally raised this summer with the opening of the swanky Marker Hotel, complete with a panoramic rooftop lounge where you can pair your cocktail with a view of Dublin Bay. Meanwhile the Gibson recently played host to a cocktail master class from world-renowned Jack McGarry of Dead Rabbit, New York in its tongue-tying Hemi DemiSemiQuaver Bar. Both the Morgan and Dylan hotels offer stylish surroundings to sip in, whether you happen to be staying there or not.
Finally, if you’re part of a gang who are more concerned with a hanging-out atmosphere, set your stall up at the Bernard Shaw and grab some great cocktail deals or head to their sister club the Twisted Pepper where a dedicated cocktail bar complements a varied menu including homages to Ireland’s own moonshine Poitín. Powerscourt Centre watering holes Pygmalion and Lost Society are also top spots to get your drinks on ice.
Recommendations from Emily Carson, festival director of annual fringe festival 10 Days in Dublin.