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Dublin’s Bar 1661 named best cocktail bar in Ireland.

Chosen by both public and industry votes!

On Sunday, the 1st of December, the Irish Craft Cocktails Awards took place in order to celebrate the skill, training, uniqueness, and artistry of craft cocktail concoction in Ireland.

One of the awards included the Best Cocktail Bar and the prize winner was Bar 1661 in Dublin. The venue opened last April just off Capel Street in Dublin City centre and was named after the year that poitín was made illegal in Ireland.

On the night, not only did Bar 1661 also won Ireland’s Best New Cocktail Bar, Best Bar Team, and Best Cocktail Bar in Dublin as well as Best Bartender, which went to Bar 1661’s Gillian Boyle.

Bar 1661 founder, Dave Mulligan said of the wins: “So many passionate people have supported us over the last eight months, who believe in Poitín’s potential as Ireland’s native cocktail ingredient and we are so happy that this has been recognised tonight. We owe these accolades to the independent and small producers that work so hard, allowing us to create something different for the Dublin cocktail scene!”


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