Arrive at BAR 1661... A short tour of our historic cross street nestled amongst Dublin's historic fruit markets while welcome drink is being prepared. Return to the bar for a Belfast Coffee, our house drink, a cold brewed poitín version of a classic Irish Coffee served around our custom centre table made from local Dublin Sycamore. *We will then take you on a guided tasting through the history of poitín and on a journey from the 14th century right through to modern day. There will be four poitíns to try, each tying in with the spirit's notorious history. Guests are welcome to stay at the venue as long as they wish and sample one of the largest selections of Irish spirits in the country. We also have our cocktail list inspired by local history and an Irish led food menu. We are currently the only bar in the country focusing on our often overlooked native spirit, Poitín. You will be meeting with and chatting to some of the most passionate poitín fans you will find anywhere in the world. We look forward to seeing you at BAR 1661 Beir bua...
I am founder of BAR 1661, a Dublin city cocktail bar dedicated to the revival of our native spirit, Irish Poitín and focusing heavily on home grown spirits and Irish ingredients. A bartender by trade and working with Poitín for over seven years I also own Ireland's leading brand, Bán Poitín. Over twenty years experience in cocktail bars from Dublin, London, New York and further afield there is nothing I love more than sharing my journey and the history of Ireland's most notorious spirit, Poitín.
A Belfast Coffee on arrival, a cold brewed poitín version of the classic Irish Coffee and our house cocktail at BAR 1661. A…
The tasting takes place inside BAR 1661, Dublin's only independent cocktail bar. We focus on modern tradition and are a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Temple Bar (a ten minute walk). The bar is in a historic location in Dublin 7 and hosts the worlds largest collection of Irish Poitín. Our walls are adorned with Poitín memorabilia and our tasting tables are all custom made using local Dublin woods.
Discover Poitín, Ireland's native spirit