5 Best Dublin Whiskey Bars

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Irish whiskey is famous around the world but there’s nothing like enjoying a tipple in the buzzy city of Dublin. After all, whiskey tasting in Dublin is such a popular pastime that there are whiskey bars, whiskey museums and whisky pubs everywhere. 

You don’t need the excuse of visiting on St Patrick’s Day to enjoy a sip. If you’re in Dublin, here are the best Irish whiskey bars to check out on a Dublin whiskey bar crawl. 

Bars in Dublin

Best Dublin Bars To Drink Whiskey

1- Teeling Whiskey Distillery

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Teeling Distillery is a top spot to go whiskey tasting in Dublin

Teeling Whiskey Distillery is a stunning new independent distillery, the first in 125 years, in Dublin’s Newmarket area.

Teeling has award-winning whiskey made onsite.

The whiskey tasting tour in Dublin is a must for whiskey lovers.

Where: 13-17 Newmarket, Dublin 8.

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Teeling has one of the best whiskey tours in Dublin.

2- Irish Whiskey Museum

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Irish Whiskey Museum. Photo: Irish Whiskey Museum

Irish Whiskey Museum is a great place to learn about Irish whiskey while on a whiskey tour.

This museum has knowledgeable guides who are great fun and you get to taste several different Irish whiskeys at the end of the tour.

The museum is located opposite Trinity College, which is a famous landmark of Ireland, at 119 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

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The Irish Whiskey Museum is a classic place to do some whiskey tasting in Dublin. Photo: Brian Morrison

3- Jameson Whiskey

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Jameson is one spot for whiskey tasting in Dublin you won’t want to miss.

One of the best-known Irish whiskeys, the old distillery in Smithfield is now a top tourist attraction.

Jameson Whiskey is actually distilled in Midleton, Co Cork, which can be visited as a day trip from Dublin.

But you can also learn about the fascinating history of the best Irish whiskey at the Old Jameson Distillery without leaving Dublin.

Make sure to book ahead as it has one of the most popular whiskey tasting tours in Dublin. The distillery is not far from Dublin’s famous Guinness Storehouse.

Where: Bow Street, Smithfield Village, Dublin 7.

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Old Jameson Distillery has a charming exterior and even if you’re not keen on whiskey you’ll enjoy exploring the distillery on a whiskey tasting tour while in Dublin. Photo: Tourism Ireland:

4- Dingle Whiskey Bar

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Dingle pub is one of the best whiskey bars in Dublin.

This is one of the coolest whiskey bars in Dublin. 

Named after Dingle Distillery in Co Kerry, this Dublin pub has a beautiful interior of reclaimed whiskey barrels.

There’s a great range of drinks at Dingle Whiskey Bar but don’t leave without knocking back a glass of Dingle Whiskey.

45 Nassau Street, Dublin 2.

5- Celtic Whiskey Shop

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Why just go whiskey tasting in Dublin. Buy a few bottles to take home at Celtic whiskey.

Drool over an amazing selection of whiskeys here at the Celtic Whiskey Shop.

Irish whiskey is undergoing a renaissance and this is a good place to check out the new names.

Overseas shipping is available and you can have the best Irish whiskey turn up at your doorstep.

Where: 27-28 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

Looking for somewhere to stay? Check out this list of where to stay in Dublin

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5 Best Irish Whiskey spots in Dublin


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I travel, I eat, I meet lovely people and I write about my adventures. I’m a freelance journalist based in Melbourne who specialises in travel, food and feature writing. I was on staff at The Age for 14 years and four years ago I opted for the freedom of freelancing. Over the years I have also had work published in Good Food/Epicure and Traveller sections and RoyalAuto magazine.