Two Irish bars featured in Top 50 cocktail bars in Europe
We don't have far to travel for some of the best cocktails on the continent.
What do chicken wings and cocktails have in common?
Well, aside from both being delicious, they also both have caused a lot of arguments over where does them the best.
Everyone has an opinion on which bar does the best cocktails, but tourism specialists Big 7 Travel have put together a list of the top 50 cocktail bars in all of Europe, and when tourism specialists tell you somewhere is good, then it makes sense to listen to them.
In that top 50, you'll find two entries from cocktail bars here in Ireland, the first being 9 Below, which ranked in 24th. Big 7 Travel described it as follows:
"Situated in the heart of Dublin and in the basement of Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, the beautifully designed space has four spacious rooms to have a merry time with your loved ones and friends. If you’re looking for a place in Dublin to take out your special someone, this might be it! Signature cocktails include the aptly named D.T.F: Absolut Elyx Vodka, Passionfruit Cordial, Lemon, Vanilla and Egg Whites."
The other Irish entry is The Blind Pig, which came in at No.16, and is described as follows:
"The Blind Pig is a beautiful speakeasy and Prohibition bar located in a hidden basement just off Dublin’s Grafton Street. The bar offers an authentic prohibition era experience and the bartenders are well known for being some of the best in the industry. P.S. Stop for a drink and ask to then go to their secret sister bar, The Little Pig – it’s even more of a gem."
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And in case you're interested, here are the top 10 cocktail bars in Europe on that Big 7 list:
10. Dragonfly – Edinburgh, Scotland
9. The Sign – Vienna, Austria
8. HIMKOK – Oslo, Norway
7. Little Red Door – Paris, France
6. Door 74 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
5. Rum Trader – Berlin, Germany
4. Cash Only – Prague, Czech Republic
3. A Bar Called Gemma – Stockholm, Sweden
2. Scout Bar – London, England
1. Dogma – Antwerp, Belgium