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“Rude Staff and weak drinks” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vintage Cocktail Club

Vintage Cocktail Club
Ranked #127 of 2,527 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
medellin
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Rude Staff and weak drinks”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The staff member with the black fringe, black lipstick, nail polish and ghostly white face was individually rude to everyone in our group. Being forced into a "sitting time" was also awkward, especially as this place was nearly empty at the time.

Visited January 2017
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Glad I went, Don't know weather I would go back”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I had read some reviews and heard some positive reports about this place before I decided to go. Loved the quaintness, loved the decor, loved walking up the creaking steps to be greeted pleasantly by Sine who informed us our table wasn't ready and that we can go up to the bar upstairs. This didn't bother me in the slightest as I think its all part of the laid back vibe of the place, what's the rush?

Unfortunately that's when things went a little downhill. There was no staff to be found in the upstairs bar when we walked in and seating was very limited. After about 15 mins we were given extensive menus to look through and a lovely girl served us and took our drinks order.

By the time this was all done we were seated at our table for food. The waiter who served us just seemed to let the place down a little. He always seemed frazzled. Forgot to give us food menus, when he did forgot to come back and take orders. When our food came down he forgot to give cutlery etc etc . I just felt the whole night was spent trying to get his attention to give us something we needed.

They also kept taking away the drinks menu which was a little frustrating as there was a lot to go through and limited time to look before you wanted to order another.

Overall the food, although limited in choice was very tasty, The cocktails were out of this world and the speed in which they were brought down is commendable,

I'm glad I experienced VCC but don't think I would go back based on the not quite up to scratch service.

  • Visited December 2016
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
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“Fantastic night here with girlfriends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great night here with girlfriends. Food was great and cocktails galore... each better than the last one!! Place is decorated really well. Really cosy. Very different.

Visited December 2016
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Hidden cocktail bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I visited this cocktail bar with my girlfriend on a Monday evening in Dublin. Although I'd seen it marked on google maps, it wasn't until we were recommended it by a person working in a restaurant that we took the plunge. To be honest I doubt I would have found it just using Google Maps.

The initials VCC on the door gave us a clue we had the right place, but nothing about it screamed cocktail bar. We rang the doorbell, twice, and eventually we were allowed in. We were asked if we'd booked (apparently this is advisable) but we hadn't and were told we could go to the "terrace", thankfully it was indoor.

It was really nicely decorated inside, laid out like a speakeasy. Fortunately there was a space left for us to sit down as it was fairly busy. We had a couple of rounds of cocktails and there was lots of choice. Cocktails are no cheaper than €10 but were good.

There was table service, but as with most cocktail places: only one person was making them so it was a little slow.

  • Visited January 2017
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Texas
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18 reviews
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“An experience to try ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

A little hidden cocktail bar off Temple Bar in Dublin. We did it for the experience. Since it's hidden and by reservation only, we had to try it.
The atmosphere is nice and relaxing. Very mid-1900s style setup. The staff was very friendly and very well dressed.
Adults only bar.

Visited January 2017
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Thank Sarah H
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