Virtual happy hour just got a whole lot more interesting...
Numbers have been rising this week, with officials saying a Dublin-wide lockdown could be the order of the day.
In a bid to keep us entertained, safe and supportive of the businesses on their knees right now, please see below the myriad of bars, pubs and restaurants delivering pints in and around Dublin.
Craft Cocktails is a new range of bottled cocktails, hand mixed and bottled in Dublin 7 using premium spirits, 100% natural ingredients and some serious bartender know-how. The award-winning team at BAR 1661 have poured their passion and expertise for crafting exceptional drinks into this colourful collection of premium bottled cocktails. Available in two sizes, a 200ml bottle that serves two (€12.50), and a 700ml bottle that serves seven (€35), the range is available to order from craftcocktails.ie with secure nationwide delivery, or you can collect from BAR 1661, Dublin 7. What's more, there's even add a ‘message on a bottle’ personalisation option where you can add their own messages - a perfect gift for any isolation birthdays coming up. The personalised label is designed, printed and shipped on the cocktail of choice within 48 hours.
Osteria Lucio on Grand Canal Quay have made lots of their menu available for collection and delivery (through Deliveroo), plus there’s a range of cocktails to go with your pizza or pasta. Their cocktail list is one of the more extensive we’ve seen and includes a strawberry French 75, passion fruit mojito, and a limoncello Collins. See their website for info.
The Stoneybatter bar and grocer is doing a range of delivery options at the moment, including beer cans, cocktail kits and cheese boards. They have been experimenting with growlers too, so expect to see draught beer added to the options. Delivery is currently restricted to Dublin 7. More details here.
A fully curated home delivery service of top-quality bottled wines, Bottle Project is designed to complement WineLab’s sustainable wine-on-tap offering by focusing on special, small quantity and minimal intervention wines. Customers select their price point and let WineLab know what wines they usually enjoy drinking. The team will then take care of the rest by handpicking and delivering a selection of six surprise bottles safely to your front door that they know you’ll love. What an excellent isolation birthday present – or an excuse to sample tipples of a Friday night. For more information on WineLab’s offerings visit their website and keep up to date with all their new arrivals via their Instagram here.
the Dublin liberties distillery
With free delivery available to those living in Dublin, the Dublin Liberties Distillery also donate 10% of their online sales to Age Action. They have an impressive selection of Whiskey ranging from €22 for the Dubliner Whiskey and Honeycomb Liqueur to a whopping €2700 for the Liberties Whiskey King of Hell – 27-Year-Old Single Malt. Click here to see their full offerings.
Reuzi grow your own cocktail kit
Now that virtual cocktail hours are the only way we can can 'go' for drinks with our friends, we've become more creative with what we're drinking. We love the creative grow your own cocktail kit that reuzi, a minimal waste store in Foxroxk, Dublin, has recently launched. Featuring seeds to grow garnishes like basil, cucumber and dill, soil and growing tips, the only thing you need to add is alcohol. Click here to order or for more info.
57 The Headline
57 The Headline's delivery service has a huge range of wine, spirits, beers and more available to order for €5 nationwide delivery. The gift hamper is a particularly impressive option, with eight Irish beers, a bottle of Malbec, a mix of snacks and a branded glass available for €60 - perfect for the beer lover whose birthday took place during lockdown. If you're near the D8 location, a takeaway service is also in operation, with staff filling growlers, glasses and more with your favourite drink. Click here for more info.
One of the first Covid cocktail kits to hit the market, Catch Events’ Quarantini Box changes weekly and contains everything you need to make four specially-selected cocktails - even the glasses. Delivering nationwide, they're a great way to enjoy a drink with a friend when you can't be near them. Bonus: you also learn a new skill. There are non-alcoholic kits available too. Orders can be placed through the website.
Wigwam on Middle Abbey Street is doing takeaway food, now with added alcohol thanks to their cocktails to collect. Dark and Stormys and Cuba Libres are available, plus everyone's favourite tipple - the Espresso Martinis. We feel seen. Visit their website for more information.
Renowned in Dublin for its margaritas, 777 has thankfully made them available for collection along with the '777 At Home' food box. The margaritas are pre-batched in 750ml bottles (around five margaritas) and are priced at €40.
You can pre-order to add to your 777 at Home or just on its own by calling 01-425-4052 and you can collect from 777 or Dillingers in Ranelagh (which will need 24 hours notice). Click here for more info.
Celtic Whiskey Shop and Great Irish Beverages
Celtic Whiskey Shop has teamed up with Great Irish Beverages to present a unique at-home cocktail experience called Cocktail Tour. Each week, Celtic Whiskey Shop will send customers a package including mixing equipment, alcohol and ingredients to make two cocktails with Oisín Davis of Great Irish Beverages demonstrating how to make the drinks via Zoom. Packages cost €42.50, click here for more information.
The Harbour Bar in Bray is now delivering its signature toasties alongside a range of wines, fries and local beers including Wicklow Wolf, O'Brother and Larkins. The beer your order will be delivered in a 1litre growler which requires a €3 deposit.
Used growlers can be returned to delivery drivers on your next order when your €3 will be returned. Delivery is available from Wednesday to Sunday from 4 pm-10 pm in Bray, Greystones, Shankhill, Loughlinstown and Ballybrack. Click here for more info.
Anti Social, which opened just weeks before the pandemic, has pivoted to offer cocktail delivery in Dublin. Initially, the team were only delivering their 500ml and 1litre bottles of cocktails to residents in a small section of Dublin city, but now, delivery is available in all areas of County Dublin. Customers within a 2km radius of the bar can order their cocktails for collection.
The range of cocktails currently available includes margaritas, pornstar martinis, sex on the beach, Moscow mules, cosmopolitans and much more, with a promise to add more weekly. Anti Social also recently released a merchandise line with 100 per cent of profits going towards the Dublin Simon Community. For more info, click here.
the virgin mary
Ireland’s first alcohol-free bar, The Virgin Mary has just launched an alcohol-free home delivery box, which features some of the bar’s most popular drinks and is available as part of its online shop.
The box is €49 and includes the likes of Torres Natureo Muscat wine, Heineken 0.0, London Essence Original Indian Tonics, and Ceder’s Crisp Alt-Gin. All online orders over €25 currently include a voucher for two glasses of sparkling wine in the bar when it reopens. Nationwide delivery is available via thevirginmarybar.com.
RASCALS brewing company
Rascals Brewery in Inchicore is open Thursday-Sunday every week and serving up a great no-contact beer collection service. But don't fret if it's not within your 2km radius, you can also order beer for delivery on the Rascals' website - beer will be delivered nationwide within 3-5 working days or you can collect from the Inchicore brewery.
Vouchers for brewery tours are also available to purchase through the online store
Camden Street Wine Bar Frank’s has launched a pick-up and delivery service, with a selection of cases including Frank's favourites (six bottles, €125), a mixed case of six organic or biodynamic including red, white and orange (€140), a seasonal case (€105) containing six spring worthy wines, and the cosy reds selection, yours to enjoy this bank holiday weekend for €130.
Also available is a set of two Frank's branded wine glasses (€25) or a gift hamper containing two wine glasses in a custom box and one bottle of Drac Magic Catalunya (€45), in case you know anyone with a birthday coming up. Order for collection here.
The Blind Pig
This Dublin-based speakeasy is now offering collection and delivery of its fantastic cocktails. The wide range of available cocktails, which includes margaritas, sazerac, negronis and more exotic varieties, are priced from €9.
Bar snacks like smoked almonds are also available as well as a range of delicious pizzas. Click here to order.
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green man wines
Offering click and collect as well as delivery across Dublin, Green Man Wines located in Terenure offers an incredible selection of prosecco and wine straight to your door plus – you’ll be supporting a local business during this difficult time. It's a win, win. For more info, click here.
BAR 1661 Cocktails at Home
Bar1661, which recently celebrated its first birthday, has just launched a range of pre-batched cocktail for collection and delivery. The independent bar was voted Ireland’s best cocktail bar by industry peers just six months after opening so you’re in safe hands.
The menu includes Belfast Coffee, a cold-brewed poitín version of the classic and the 1661 Old Fashioned made with Jameson Black Barrel, Aqua Vitae, Irish aromatic bitters, and Imperial Stout Syrup. You can order via www.bar1661.ie or WhatsApp 0858041991 for delivery in Dublin, or contactless collection Thursday - Saturday from 12-6pm at the bar on Green Street, Dublin 7.
The Globe Bar off-licence
The Globe Bar on South Great George's Street is obviously closed for service, but it has pivoted to become a craft beer off licence. The Globe has a massive range of craft beer available for takeaway, as well as Dingle Gin slushies and pints, in case you're missing a classic glass of the black stuff.
To order, pop into the bar to grab your drink for takeaway or direct message The Globe on Instagram or Facebook to arrange delivery.