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Dublin: 17 °C Thursday 21 June, 2018

This new 'apothecary bar' has opened in Dublin and it looks class

We had a gawk around.


UPSTAIRS IN SAMS Bar on Dublin’s Dawson Street hides a little gem of a room.

And from tonight onwards, it’s been transformed into an ‘apothecary cocktail bar’ – serving up unique drinks in a fairly plush setting.

Seriously though, what’s an apothecary bar?


As Eileen Denham of Sams Bar tells, the idea is to channel the spirit of old apothecaries – people around Dublin who prepared and sold old school sold medicines back in the day:

When the cocktail menu launches in two weeks, you’ll be able to order a cocktail as an ailment – based on your a symptom you select from the menu – and we’ll match that with an appropriate cocktail.

So, you just tell the doctor (bartender) what you’re feeling, and he prescribes just the right dose of flavours to get you back on track.

They’ll even be providing magnifying glasses to read certain parts of the menu – just like an old apothecary


The area is upstairs in Sams Bar – and will soon have its own entrance from the back of the pub


Its quirky interiors are supposed to channel the old school apothecary style


And it’s not a bad spot to sip on a drink or two


We’ll have to wait and see what sort of delish cocktails they are going to be serving up


It could be just the medicine you need at the end of a long week


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