A Dublin speakeasy's take on the martini

Some of you may be aware that Binge has been on an indefinite hiatus. We're making a small comeback with a series of mini reviews: reviews of dishes and drinks instead of full-blown restaurant or bar reviews. This is the fourth in the series.

Vintage Cocktail Club is hidden behind a nondescript door in Temple Bar. It's an intimate candle-lit speakeasy, with plush sofas and chairs. Their website calls it a "1920s-style clandestine bar".

On the cocktail menu, under the Martini section, is The Martinez, 1862. It's made with Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, house sweet vermouth, Maraschino cherry liqueur, Angostura Orange Bitters and orange oils. The Martinez, 1862 is a fragrant take on the classic martini, with a kick from the gin and evident sweetness from the Maraschino cherry liqueur. It's undoubtedly one of the best cocktails at Vintage Cocktail Club.

Nibbles at the bar include battered beef, chicken wings, pork belly, a cheeseboard, shoestring fries and peanuts. The menu changes seasonally. 

We recommend you visit Vintage Cocktail Club on a Friday or Saturday evening, when it's lively and full of people. Advance booking is neccessary as tables fill up fast. 


Vintage Cocktail Club
Bill for two 
The Martinez, 1862 (two servings)€24
15 Crown Alley
Temple Bar
Dublin 2