Vintage Cocktail Club, Dublin 2
Vintage Cocktail Club evokes a glamorous speakeasy like the ones silent movie stars and elegant aviators would have loved to visit during the roaring twenties yet it’s located at the heart of Temple Bar and it is frequented by cocktail lovers that appreciate their chic and comfortable surroundings as much as their fine drinks and eclectic food choices to accompany.
The soft and inviting lighting, the sophisticated and seductive design and the remarkable level of attention to detail of the Vintage Cocktail Club will make you feel like you’ve traveled in time to share a drink with the likes of Ernest Hemingway and the Fitzgeralds.
The Vintage Cocktail Club’s extensive drinks menu offers a walk through the best cocktail making history. The list stars with “The Simple Mixture” which honours the craft from its earliest days until the 1600’s. Expect balanced combinations of sweetness, water and liqueur. Then “Punch Gains Popularity” during the following century which serves as the theme for the next section of the menu.
After that, the “Golden Age of Cocktail” begins and names such as cobblers, wobblers, slips and juleps made it to the selected list that lead the way to the next period of the menu, “The Martini”, inspired in the late XIX century and featuring several exciting renditions of James Bond’s favourite.
“The Manhattan” occurs simultaneously but deserves it’s own section thanks to four remixes of the classic mix and of course, NYC’s cocktail king itself. The early 1900’s are celebrated with “The Cocktail Boom” and in this age, as Cole Porter sang it, anything goes: sweets, sours and bitters reminds us why the prohibition actually brought new life to the scene.
The allure of the exotic is the central theme for “The Roots of the Tikki Craze”, as they call the 30’s, a decade that saw the birth of the Mai-Tai and the Zombie among other tropical creations. “The Bloody Mary and the Red Snapper” have their own space close to this age of colourful variety.
Finally, the menu ends on a experimental note with “VCC Craft Cocktails” and “VCC Signature Serves”, two sections in which the club’s expert mixologists reinterpret history and serve it skilfully on a glass.
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Vintage Cocktail Club’s main feature is indisputably their drinks menu, but the same level of care that surrounds it is shown on their selected dinner options and the tasty canapés, ideal to enjoy along the cocktails.
Visitors can order some of their perfect-for-sharing classics such as their cheese tray, antipasto board or olives, as well as enjoying an assortment of small plates and salads or indulging on delightful mains such as confit duck leg, Irish wild boar or pan fried hake. Yes, there are desserts, and yes, they are fabulous.
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Weekends are the perfect excuse to extend the fun and at the Vintage Cocktail Club the party begins at 12:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays and brunch is served until 4:00pm.
Choices range from the traditional Irish breakfast and the all-American pancakes to continental favourites like eggs Benedict, omelettes and French toast. Coffee, tea and “Brunchie Beverages” complete the inviting list.
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Vintage Cocktail Club opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 5:00pm till Late
Sat – Sun: 12:30pm till Late
*Bookings are for a 2 and a half hour sitting but do not hesitate to mention that you’d like to stay for longer as they’ll be happy to accommodate.
*Strictly Over 23’s, ID may be required.