For me Thursday night was like Friday night as I had Good Friday off. So we decided to fight the cold and go into town for some cocktails and good food. Our first stop was 37 Dawson Street, which is one of my favourite spots in the city. It was crowded as usual, but we managed to get a seat and some cocktails. There is no cocktail menu as such, but the skilled barmen will create custom-made cocktails according to your wishes. If you ask me, this together with the signature style aesthetics of the place make it without a doubt the best cocktail bar in Dublin.
The Morrison Hotel on Ormond Quay was closed for a few months for renovation and has recently opened again with a new look. On Saturday night we stopped at the downstairs bar Quay 14 for a drink to check it out. The atmosphere was welcoming and relaxed, the music perfectly pitched to have a chat or just to enjoy the ambiance and there was a touch of modern Scandinavian simplicity in the interior decoration that I liked. All and all a really nice place to have a drink, I might even come back for dinner one of these days.