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Bar 1661, Dublin, Dublin

Bar 1661

4.9
4.9
493 Reviews
€30 and under
Irish
Awarded Ireland's best cocktail bar 2019. Staunchly Irish, at BAR 1661 we pay homage to all of Ireland’s native drinks, especially Poitín. Named for the year the once notorious Irish spirit was banned and driven underground in Ireland, our award-winning cocktail bar celebrates Poitín’s place in the modern canon of Irish drinks.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 14:00–00:30
  • Phone number
    (01) 878 8706
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    North City Centre
  • Cross Street
    Green Street & Little Britain Street
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 493 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

493 Reviews
  1. Lauren

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A massive well done to everyone in this place, had the best evening and Steph was an absolute legend!

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  2. NeilW

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very good and very helpful would defo recommended

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  3. GerardoR

    Dublin

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delivering a great experience as always. We tried new cocktails and they were excellent.

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  4. NiklasB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very kind waiters, unique Cocktails and a lovley atmosphere. Its a place to-go in Dublin for sure

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  5. Ross

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic spot. Great food, drinks are absolute quality. Jess running the show on the floor and the bartenders have the craft down to a fine art. Brilliant place for a date or just a catch up with friends.

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  6. NiamhK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn't have food, but cocktails and service was amazing!

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  7. RebeccaO

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect, perfect date night bar. Cheese board, meat board and hummus dish + cocktails + exceptional service = 10/10. Can’t wait to go back

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  8. MaryM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing bar, the cocktails were all fantastic and the staff were just amazing. Took loads of time to provide recommendations and tell you about what you were having. Would highly recommend coming here.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable! Would visit again on another visit to the city centre

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  10. LisaNicanB

    Dublin

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful cocktails as ever - a treat, great place!

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  11. Heather

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bartenders and waitresses were super friendly and the drinks were great!

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  12. Eireann

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was very stuck up & unhelpful. We booked a table in advance for 9 and the table wasn’t ready when we got there? They also didn’t give us enough seats and just squeezed us into a corner and then told us off when we tried to pull up another chair? Considering this was a visit during a hen do weekend we left very deflated. Be careful going in a group they refuse to let you pay for your own individual bill. Not worth the hype

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  13. DiarmaidM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Cocktails were fantastic, it was clear that high level of expertise went into them. Server was wonderful and very accomodating. Appreciated accomodating 1 extra unplanned person that we didn't realise had joined us. Perhaps too loud (prefer cocktail bars that don't have the volume cranked too high requiring people to speak up and cascading noise). Queuing system while having a reservation was not clear to me and I thought for a moment my reservation didn't actually book anything. Maybe worth communicating that within booking information. Overall excellent, highly recommended.

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  14. AnnaO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service, great cocktails! my favourite thing about it was the way they kept your water bottle and glasses of water topped up all the time.

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  15. ItayC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The kitchen closed too early so we were a bit disappointed and hungry

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were amazing. Explained the cocktail menu to us and we got a complimentary taster. Cocktails were amazing. Highly recommend the Y2K if you have a sweet tooth. Would be lovely place to go for a date night. Will be returning

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  17. Dublin

    Hungary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite place in Dublin to bring friends for drinks. The snug is ideal for a group to sit and chat. Great value cocktails for the quality of the drinks. The Belfast Coffee is my absolute favourite. The welcome drink is a lovely touch too. All round great service and the staff are amazing for giving recommendations depending on what you like to drink. Highly recommend Bar 1661 if you like fancy not-the-typical-cocktails.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasant experience when we return to Bar1661. Cosy spot for a date night, each cocktail feels like a celebration. Staff are informative and on the ball.

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  19. SharonP

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent cocktails , tried 3 and all really good, the complimentary one at the beginning was a lovely touch. Service was super speedy.

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  20. Dani

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it's always a 10/10 at 1661. thanks to Jess and steffie for making it a fabulous night d

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  21. LTT77

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, cocktails and nibbles. Great vibe even on a Tuesday after work. Will definitely be back.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and quality of crowd. Love it every time I visit!

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  23. megan

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I had a fantastic night at 1661. It’s a must visit any time we’re in Dublin. The team is fantastic and made us feel like we were back home at our local.

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  24. DonalMc

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As soon as we walked in, the staff were very attending and always made sure you were happy with what you had ordered

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  25. AndrewN

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are exceptional, the cocktails gorgeous. Easily one of our favorites

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  26. Sarah

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent - friendly and helpful service. Helpful for vegans (re: alcohol options) and those not drinking (re: mocktail options).

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  27. SPower

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar 1661 is always outstanding!! I bring friends who are visiting Dublin or my partner and I go for pre dinner drinks on special occasions. The service is always so friendly and helpful. The drinks are the best in the city by far and comparatively speaking the price is great value.

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  28. CloeP

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good and creative cocktails. Staff lovely and with good advices.

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  29. NiamhS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    one of my favorite cocktail bars in Dublin - never lets me down!
    Bar 1661Responded on 12 January 2024
    Thanks Niamh! Appreciate the kind words, we'll see you again soon 🥂

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  30. AoifeC

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and drinks were absolutely exceptional! From the moment we arrived, we were warmly welcomed. We were given welcome drinks and every cocktail was amazing. The girl who was serving us was so lovely, she was friendly, helpful and funny. All of us who went yesterday had said it is one of the best bars we've ever been to. The drinks are inventive and delicious. Cannot wait to go back.
    Bar 1661Responded on 12 January 2024
    Thanks for the great review Aoife! Look forward to having you in again 🍸

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  31. JackT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply outstanding. You need to get the Guinness. Incredible olives
    Bar 1661Responded on 12 January 2024
    Cheers Jack! We love our Guinness as much as we love our cocktails! Thanks for the feedback :) 🍸

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  32. Olga

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for getting out. Warm lights, delicious cocktails, welcoming staff
    Bar 1661Responded on 12 January 2024
    Great review Olga! Thank for the feedback :)

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent cocktail menu, great service from the waitress especially her knowledge of the menu, and cool setting
    Bar 1661Responded on 12 January 2024
    Thanks for the feedback! Hope to see you again :) 🍸

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  34. EugeneZ

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar 1661 never disappoints. The quality of the cocktails and the knowledge and helpfulness of the staff are fantastic. Always a pleasure.
    Bar 1661Responded on 12 January 2024
    Appreciate the feedback Eugene! Thanks for taking the tie to review. We'll see you again soon :) 🍸🍸

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  35. JessicaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So many options! :) Great service, thanks everyone!
    Bar 1661Responded on 12 January 2024
    Thanks Jessica! Hope to see you again :)

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  36. Wellington

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, with friendly staff and outstanding drinks, I will definitely be back.

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  37. Kiddo

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktail bar! Amazing cocktails and lovely atmosphere

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Such a good vibe about the place - Cocktails were fantastic & loved our welcome drink!
    Bar 1661Responded on 12 January 2024
    Thanks for the feedback! Delighted you had a great time. See you again soon :) 🍸

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  39. KaitSerc

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were amazing as always - staff were outstanding as always. Each time I come here my expectations are exceeded!
    Bar 1661Responded on 13 January 2024
    Great review Kait! Thanks for the kind words. We'll see you again soon :) 🍸🍸

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  40. Chris

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Standout cocktails and service. Just a fun place
    Bar 1661Responded on 12 January 2024
    Thanks for the review Chris! Hope to see you again 🍸🍸

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Bar 1661 is rated 4.9 stars by 493 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Bar 1661

1-5 Green St, Dublin, Dublin DO7 YT6H

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Green Street & Little Britain Street
  • Area
    North City Centre
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 14:00–00:30
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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