Of all the liquid creations to come out of Ireland, the Irish coffee must be one of the most celebrated. Cream, whiskey, sugar, and coffee. Easy peasy. So we might think, but there’s a good bit of skill involved and there’s competitions to see who makes the best one. Your choice of coffee and whiskey, and the consistency of the cream all matter.
We’ve put together a list of bars selling Irish coffees where you can lounge and really savour the taste and the experience.
The golden rule for ordering an Irish coffee in a bar is not to order one when the bar is very busy. They are time consuming to make, and your bartender mightn’t have the luxury of time.
Oscars have an Irish coffee for €5 from 12-6 daily.
A lovely, cosy pub in the heart of the city. It’s a fine place to enjoy an Irish coffee while having a chat with friends or picking the brains of the very friendly bar staff.
The Long Hall
Bad Bobs have a controversial claim to having been the pub where the Irish coffee was invented. Here’s an article that explains the theory. Link.
Irish coffees are only €5 before 6 Mon-Fri.
This original Victorian era pub is the perfect setting for a hot one.
Cafe en Seine
L Mulligan Grocer
We’ve been told countless times to try the Irish coffee in Mulligan’s in Stoneybatter. While we haven’t sipped it just yet, we’d be very confident of getting some quality from a place with standards as high as here.
We’re reliably informed that Tom from Vice Coffee inc in Wigwam won the award for best Irish coffee at the Irish Whiskey Awards, so I think you’ll agree that this place deserves recognition.
Dingle whiskey bar
Where better to try one than in a bar dedicated to Irish whiskey?
One of the best spots for visitors to Dublin to try out the food, drink, and entertainment the city is famous for.
Nearys is the type of pub you imagine when you hear the words ‘Irish coffee’. It’s a real old stalwart and a fitting place to have an old favourite.
Slattery’s Capel Street
As always, if there’s a pub that deserves to be on this list, please email us at email@example.com or message us via social media. There are likely LOADS of pubs in the city that serve Irish coffees, but we only include pubs in lists when we can confirm that they offer an Irish coffee or whatever the topic of the article is.