"I've lived in Dublin for 15 years and I have never seen or heard of The Blind Pig before! It doesn't exist, I promise!" - said the local taxi driver.
Searching For This Cocktail Bar in Dublin...
On our first short break to Dublin, we were almost swayed to believe the top-rated speakeasy we'd scoured the internet to find was all a facade!
We spent our first-night adamant that we'd walked past the bar at least twenty times. Although every shop, restaurant or bar was very much closed! We scoured Google Maps and asked locals. As well as even stopping by Molly Malone to see if she knew where this mysterious bar was! However, eventually, we had to admit defeat and headed back to our apartment, still clueless!
The next morning we didn't leave the house until we knew how to find this bar! As a result, we eventually found out that it was hidden inside an Italian restaurant. Also, entry was by reservation only. Finally, we had our answer! Following this, all was revealed in a secret email confirming our reservation. Luckily, we managed to get a late table, as they were almost fully booked! The directions were very obscure. The email mentioned asking the waiter about a customer. As well as finding a french mustard sign, knocking on a pigs head and walking through a bookcase!
The Blind Pig was truly living up to its prohibition theme! Subsequently, to our long-awaited anticipation, we found the restaurant. The staff were already clearing tables but we were soon ushered downstairs. Consequently, we then entered a small, quiet space, where we found the rest of the clues. Eventually, the bookcase opened! This revealed a lovely little cove, buzzing with energy and packed with groups and couples alike chatting over cocktails and food.
We were taken to our table and handed two old books holding a whole bunch of delectable cocktails. Inside, we even found a few hidden pages you'd be sure to miss with a quick glance! These awesome speakeasies host a wonder of lovely cocktails, with exotic ingredients and ingenious names and The Blind Pig was no exception. The cocktails we had truly pushed it to our number one spot! Marlie had a cocktail with a slice of chilli but with a candied flavour. In addition, I had one that looked simple but was an unusual mix of sour and salted caramel! Truly the best cocktail bar in Dublin, or perhaps, the whole of Ireland!
To this day, we still pine over these cocktails and our experience here! Without a doubt, anyone visiting Dublin should book a visit ASAP. Additionally, if one cocktail isn't enough, The Vintage Cocktail Club is a five-minute walk away. This lovely bar is hidden behind a blacked-out shop, with just a doorman standing outside!
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