The most exciting bar openings of 2018

15th January, 2019 by Owen Bellwood

4. 9 Below, Dublin

9 Below is the latest luxury cocktail bar to open its doors in the heart of Dublin, Ireland.

Since taking over the basement of the city’s historical Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, 9 Below has gained a reputation for producing some of the best cocktails in the capital.

The bar changes its menu seasonally and currently serves creations such as Pillow Talk, which mixes Tanqueray Ten with Martini Bianco, strawberry, basil, citrus and rose mist; and Bittersweet, which is made from Ketel One, white Port, grapefruit, lemon and cranberry bitters. Or opt for Peach & Love, made with Don Julio Añejo Tequila, lime, peach, honey Fino Sherry, violet, Prosecco and mezcal mist.

The space is sleek and stylish, retaining its original vaulted ceilings alongside art deco-style lighting that creates the perfect space to enjoy 9 Below’s impressive wine list.

The whisky selection is also worth shouting about, with rare bottlings such as Midleton Pearl 30th Anniversary sitting alongside expressions from Glenfiddich and Woodford Reserve.

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