The heart of Dublin 7

Find us nestled among the fruit markets, in the heart of Dublin. Our corner bar overlooks St. Michan’s Park in this historic part of the north city centre.


T: +353 1 878 8706


OPENING TIMES (Summer 2021):
  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: 4pm-11:00pm
  • Thursday: 4pm-11:00pm
  • Friday: 4pm-11:00pm
  • Saturday: 2pm-11:00pm
  • Sunday: 2pm-11:00pm

Outdoor seating available for groups up to six people. Walk ins available but please book to avoid disappointment! Book through Open Table or email 


We are available for events and group bookings whether in our private snug, around our centre island, or for private hire. We host regular poitín masterclasses and whiskey tastings (whether in real life or virtually). Get in touch and Dave our owner will talk through all the possibilities available in bringing your event to life.


Our private location off the main drag is also available for exclusive hire up to 80 people, and we have full AV facilities on site. We can offer individually designed, bespoke cocktail menus, and are happy to work with companies, brands, and individuals on unique concepts.


From poitín to whiskey masterclasses and more, get in touch to book your place or group masterclass from our award-winning bar team, passionate about Irish drinks. Let us show the the best of what our island has to offer, and sample some of the most exciting drinks out there.


BAR 1661 opened on Good Friday, April 2019, was awarded Ireland’s Best Cocktail bar that same year. Our popular Craft Cocktails brand followed just a year later, and is now stocked nationwide. We’ve been featured at home and all over the world including New York Magazine, Lonely Planet, Forbes, Thrillist, Imbibe and even the BBC. Our passion for Poitín and our dedication to authentic, modern Irish drinks makes for a good story!

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