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16th Dec 2022

5 cocktails bars around Ireland to try on your next Christmas night out

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

With Christmas just a few short weeks away, we’re officially into the season of Christmas parties, family gatherings and festive nights out with pals.

It’s that time of year when we embrace togetherness, making time to catch up with all our loved ones, from our closest friends and family to those who you don’t get to see as often as you’d like. Whether it’s with colleagues, family, schoolmates or your core group of friends, these get-togethers are going to be a regular fixture in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

And what better way to celebrate the festive season than with some cocktails!?

To help you put some very festive plans together, we’ve rounded up some stellar cocktail spots around Ireland that are perfect for celebrating the festive season. Each of these spots features a tasty food menu paired with an impressive selection of cocktails, making these locations perfect for any Christmas catch-ups you’re planning this December.

And if you’re looking for some cocktail inspo, Aperol Spritz is the perfect drink to toast the season with. Bright orange and packed with flavour, this light, low ABV serve is an aperitif, meaning it pairs perfectly with some tasty light bites or a festive dinner. Ideal for a festive night out!

With that in mind, here are some cocktails spots you need to visit this Christmas…

101, Limerick

This multi-level cocktail bar combines sleek décor and design with a tasty drinks menu to create the ultimate backdrop for your festive celebrations. Based in a brilliant city centre location, there are 10 bar spaces each with a different theme, making it the perfect base for a festive night out in Limerick.

For food, choose between a tasty range of burgers, loaded fries and light bites and for drinks, you’re spoiled for choice with bespoke and classic cocktail options.


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Three Storey, Dublin

Whether it’s a Christmas night out with colleagues or a festive catch-up with pals, Three Storey near St. Stephen’s Green is the perfect city-centre cocktail spot.

Three Storey specialises in crafting modern cocktails with a twist, blending unexpected flavours and ingredients to create the perfect celebratory drink for your next night out. Plus, they’ll also serve some tasty light bites to accompany your drink. What more could you want!?


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Tetto, Belfast

Planning a festive get-together in Belfast? Nestled on the top floor of the Bullitt Hotel, Tetto has everything you need for a stellar Christmas night out.

Tetto’s rooftop bar and restaurant boasts a tasty food menu, packed with fresh local seafood, delicious sourdough pizza and more flavoursome options. To accompany this menu, they’ve crafted several cocktail creations that have been chosen especially for their aperitif qualities.


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Electric, Cork

Situated in Cork’s South Mall, Electric has long been a popular spot for cocktail lovers looking for an enjoyable night out in the city.

If you’re looking for a bite to eat, their menu is packed with tasty Asian dishes as well as burgers and currys. Their cocktail menu features a reliable mix of classic cocktails along with some more unique concoctions, meaning there’s sure to be something here to suit everyone’s tastebuds.


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Hyde Bar, Galway

If you’re looking for stylish décor, a varied menu and an unbeatable city centre location, Hyde Bar ticks all the boxes.

As well as a massive food menu boasting seafood, pasta and pizza dishes, Hyde Bar doesn’t shy away from a unique cocktail creation. Their bespoke menu includes tasty options such as a sweet Rhubarb & Custard mix, a tangy Spiced Apple Sour or the flavoursome Hot Lips.


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