Bar 1661

4.9
95 reviews
€30 and under
Irish
Bar 1661 is a place dedicated to unique statements of Irish origin. One that serves as the global flagship for Irish Poitín. A place recognised for its independent spirit and respect for tradition, with stories going back to 1661.............................
We apologize that at this time our kitchen is not open and the venue will be solely serving drinks.

Support Bar 1661 during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 95 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.5
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Aoifem
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

I love this place, brilliant service, tasty cocktails and lovely ambience. Wish they did food at weekends! Recommended to all my friends

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CesarR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cocktails in the area..! And great selection of drinks/spirits

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HazelF
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to have such a good place on the North side. Service, cocktails and ambience all great. Cocktails around €12.50, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were gorgeous, all of the staff were so lovely and really looked after us

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GillianK
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great spot- the cocktails are delicious and the service is excellent 👌

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CiCi
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in town for drinks! Amazing cocktails and service. Always a favourite for us

MJ
MJFitz
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great for drinks and cocktails - recommend reserving the snug!

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JohnM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience start to finish. Great service, really knowledgeable waiter and fantastic drinks.

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ThomasN
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice spot to visit, will be back again. Belfast Coffee is something else...

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CharlotteM
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a cool bar, the cocktails were unreal especially ‘green st’ so different 👌🏼 They also gave a welcome drink which was amazing, Iv never been to a bar that does that, such a move touch.
The staff were so attentive and just overall amazing

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FrancesC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good Food so would be nice to see the menu expand further.Nice choice of drinks but please add another lager as Harp is not the greatest in terms of lager.

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RebeccaP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful set up with helpful charming staff to help you choose from an extensive menu including lots of cocktails. Great atmosphere. We had nuts and olives but others had some lovely looking snacking boards. Will go again!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Great atmosphere and superb cocktails. Our server was a wonderful fountain of knowledge and was super cheery and pleasant… would highly recommend anyone to come here for a great time. Didn’t get the food this time but was loving the look of it so it’s another excuse to come back

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MarcellaD
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxing environment with great service. Friendly staff. Good drinks menu.

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BamBam
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The poitin cocktails were interesting and some exceptionally good, the staff were busy but very nice and fast, booked outdoors and they were able to move things around to let us sit inside made us feel welcome and a really nice experience overall.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, fantastic drinks! Would 100% go there again and again

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TanyaC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful bar and staff will defo be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good, quite loud though but it was manageable. However they didn’t have any desserts left.

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BernieF
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We did not have food but I have heard good reports and must try the next time. This was my second visit and again everything was great from the small complimentary glasses of their signature cocktails, the extensive and interesting drinks menu (including a variety of Tequilas /Mescals!).
Lovely room, pleasant staff and nice mix of customers. My new favourite bar in Dublin.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular

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Simmypimmy
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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ColmO
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A step up from regular pub food. The bar snacks are super too

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Every drink was amazing with so much attention to detail

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FionaP
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quick bite pre theatre - lovely ambiance & extremely helpful staff. Looking forward to a return visit

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Vipul
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar 1661 is one of my Fav bars in Dublin. Cocktails are outstanding and service was brilliant. A must go place for cocktail lovers.

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TomaM
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the bars I've been to in a long time. The staff were very attentive and friendly, the cocktails were amazing. Really pleasant atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

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EllyC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! The cocktails are amaaaaazing! I highly recommend Bar 1661 for a great night out or a before dinner cocktail in Dublin ;) Hust have to try the cocktails!!!

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Service is great, quick, and welcoming. Drinks are amazing.

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TonyT
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top class place. If you like cocktails, you’ll love 1661. Great cocktails, staff, ambience etc. Can’t wait to go back.

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Notinterested
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Owner was extremely rude , arrogant and dismissive. Not an enjoyable experience. Awful, awful man

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had never tried poitin before and I really liked it. Customer service was really good too; was great value for money I think

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Conor
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service from friendly staff, great recommendations for drinks if you dont know what you are looking for.

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MattH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant atmosphere, and cocktails! Second to none in my opinion. Belfast coffee, poitín negroni and old fashioneds were outstanding. Would recommend to anyone to seek out this destination bar

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Dublin from the US dropping off my sister at Trinity. I had found Bar 1661 online and marked it as a place to try while we were there and it did not disappoint! The drinks were incredible and staff was kind and knowledgeable. We loved it so much we went back the next day

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vipAlisha
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staffs were very patient and considerate on my friend’s allergies and took their time to take the right order since he is allergic to a lot of the fruits and vegetables. Food and ambience was also very good. We got complimentary pinot which was a cherry on top 😋.

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lanternlighter
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar, loved the vibe and the cocktails are one of a kind, beautifully presented & delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Portions are huge!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great spot!!

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NormaS
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We had booked 2 tables but they weren’t ready to seat us when we arrived and didn’t give us menus until we asked. We had to chase the servers for more drinks / the bill for most rounds. One server was quite snobby when my friend enquired about a more ‘mainstream’ cocktail.
The cocktails and food were delicious and beautifully presented. Great variety of drinks. Excellent location and atmosphere. Off Capel St so less foot traffic to bother you as you sit out. Inside was dark and loud but would definitely be a good spot to spend an evening inside once restrictions lift.
Overall v enjoyable…few teething problems perhaps..?

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OliviaB
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing - some of the best cocktails in Dublin. Super friendly staff too!

FAQs

Bar 1661 is rated 4.9 stars by 95 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.