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Dublin: 4 °C Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Dublin is getting its first 'bring your own cocktail' bar, and it sounds unreal

Just in time for the Christmas party season.

WE’VE HEARD OF BYOB, but Bring Your Own Cocktail? That’s a new one on us.

On October 13th, a ‘bring your own cocktail’ bar called Drop Dead Twice will open on Dublin’s Francis Street.

So how does it work? The people behind Drop Dead Twice explained to that customers are encouraged to book a two-hour slot on their website for €20.

On the day, you bring your favourite spirit (they recommend a shoulder or 350ml per person) and the bar’s resident mixologists will whip up “a minimum of five bespoke cocktails using their expertise together with a wide range of mixers and liqueurs”.

The people behind the new venture told us that they’re bringing the concept to Dublin from the likes of London and New York. (Here’s an example of a bar doing it in the UK.)

We just loved the fact that our cocktail fate was left completely in the hands of the mixologist. When you go to your average cocktail bar, and the prices can be a little on the steep side, the inclination is always to stick with what you know. With this, you can just say, “I have some gin, I fancy something sweet. I love this, I really don’t like that. Go!”

The pop-up bar is set to open on October 13th and will be around until December 31st. During their limited stay, they will be open Thursday – Sunday, and will host Christmas parties and the like.

As for whether they think Dublin is ready for a bring your own cocktail bar?

We do! Dublin is such a vibrant and exciting place where people are always willing to try something new and experience something different. We think Dubliners will love it.

We’re intrigued anyway. Bring on the cocktails!

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