Late Nights In: Dublin
Many of of Dublin's craft cocktail bars are within walking distance of each other, and easily reached, even in heels. The city gets progressively busier as it gets closer to the weekend, when locals as well as tourists start early and stay out late.
All photos: Ambianceuse.
The Irish Penicillin at Exchequer.
Bacardi Legacy finalist Conor Myers at Exchequer. A truly great bar makes you feel instantly at home, and Exchequer does that with its hip hop soundtrack and great hospitality.
At the start of every shift, the sign at Exchequer changes to something raffish.
Make friends with the bartender. Then ask where he goes out for drinks.
The scene at Chelsea Drug Store, a craft cocktail bar.
A whisky cocktail at Chelsea Drug Store in Dublin.
A thoroughly memorable cherry and Fernet cocktail at hometown darling Vintage Cocktail Club.
Cocktails by candlelight at Vintage Cocktail Club.
The photogenic entrance to Liquor Rooms, which is decorated based on a louche circus theme.
Dublin is a college town, and so there's always deals for students. Recently-opened and aptly-named, The Ramen Bar Dublin holds the cure for those bitterly cold Irish nights.
The stunning bar at Farrier & Draper.
Live electric violinist at Farrier & Draper's second floor bar.
A favorite last-drink-of-the-night spot: Sophie's, the bar above the stylish Dean Dublin Hotel.
Sophie's, the bar at the top of the Dean Dublin Hotel.
Jameson's above the bar at Sophie's.