Time Out says
A sophisticated speakeasy hiding behind a discreet doorway in the boisterous Temple Bar neighbourhood
Reminiscent of members clubs in London, the chic and seductive Vintage Cocktail Club is accessed via doorbell. The only sign you’re in the right spot are tiny “VCC” stickers on the door of the nondescript black building. Inside, floral wallpaper, soft lighting, vintage photos, and plush seating contribute an antique, intimate vibe. The incredibly extensive cocktail menu offers an intoxicating history lesson with simple mixes dating to the early fifteenth century, a martini list inspired by mid-late 1800s tipples, and sours from the early 1900s among others. Luckily, knowledgeable staff are happy to help decipher the descriptions. Come hungry as small plates like cider crispy pork belly and mains like confit duck leg rival any fine dining spot in the city. Don’t miss the elderflower panna cotta if you can stomach dessert.
Time Out tip: Vintage Cocktail Club is a 23-plus institution and reserves the right to ID if you look young (or act) young. Bookings reserve seats for two and a half hours though you can request more time. Be sure to call ahead.
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