The Sidecar Bar at The Westbury Hotel

The Sidecar Bar at The Westbury Hotel

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Hours
Sun
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mon
2:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tue
2:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wed
2:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thu
2:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Fri
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Sat
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

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The Sidecar is a stylish, elegant and modern take on a 30’s cocktail bar. Art Deco in style, with Martinis being the signature drink for the space served from a unique table-side martini trolley. Walk in only
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles340 reviews
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323
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12
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1
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0
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4
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Paul Lally
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 friends
Sidecar has a relaxed but up market feel. The cocktails are creative and well made. We were served by Imogen who was attentive, knowledgeable, made good recommendations and very professional. As were any other staff we encountered. A very enjoyable experience.
Written September 18, 2022
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Vincent O Gorman
Dear Plally2012, Thank you very much for your kind words following your most recent visit to the Sidecar. I am delighted to note this was an enjoyable experience for you and that the recommendations made by Imogen ensured a great evening of cocktails best suited to your liking. I will be glad to pass on your kind words to our team and i hope we may look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Oisin Kelly, Sidecar Manager
Written September 19, 2022
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chickengill
Dublin24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
My daughter organised a small intimate afternoon tea for a few family members and her bridesmaids, ahead of her wedding in September. Everything from start to finish was excellent. The staff was extremely professional, especially Marta T. who looked after us so well. Her attentiveness, care, warmth and professionalism made the occasion all the more special. The food was delicious and the table settings pure perfection.
Written August 1, 2022
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Vincent O Gorman
Dear chickengill, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to provide feedback following a special pre-wedding get together for your daughter. It brings me great pride to note yourself and your daughter considered the Westbury for such a special occasion and even more so to note that thanks to Marta and the team this visit was a very memorable of for each of you. I will be delighted to pass on your thanks to the team and each of us will look forward to helping you celebrate more milestones in the future. Kind Regards, Vincent O'Gorman General Manager
Written August 19, 2022
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Max Tosta
Dublin31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 friends
5/5 Had a great a time drinking with my friends at the Sidecar. The staff is warm and lovely and we got a really amazing service from Laura, who brought us lovely cocktails and made sure our we always had enough snacks to nibble. It was my friend birthday and she was extra attentive and kind to us. Would definitely come back to the bar and the hotel. The facilities are incredible and the staff is superb.
Written April 22, 2022
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Mr-Vincent-OGorman
Dear maxrtosta, Thank you very much for your kind words and for choosing the Westbury for this special get together with friends. It brings me great pride to note you enjoyed not only the ambience and the hotel itself but that you loved the cocktails and the attentive service delivered by Laura on this special evening. I will be delighted to pass on your thanks and we will look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards, Vincent O'Gorman General Manager
Written April 25, 2022
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LD
Dublin5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Have been The Sidecar a few times recently, each time I've been lucky enough to be looked after by Imogen. Great service each time, we even received a complimentary dessert when celebrating a special occasion. Cocktails are always fab, can order off the menu too. Will be back soon!
Written December 12, 2022
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Mr-Vincent-OGorman
Dear lauradG2676JN, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback following your recent visit to The Sidecar. I am so pleased to note that you enjoyed the experience and were so well looked after by the team, in particular Imogen. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Oisin Kelly Sidecar Manager
Written December 20, 2022
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izzi_mo
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
My partner and I have been coming here for the last few years on dates and we absolutely love it. The staff are so friendly and the cocktails are amazing. They are more pricey than most bars in town at €15, but you are also paying for the experience. Free prosecco and (unlimited) free nuts as you wait for your drinks. They make your cocktail to how you like and do all the classic cocktails on top of the extensive menu. My partner and I went last weekend for drinks and had another amazing experience. Our waitress Imogen was incredibly friendly and attentive. The staff bring an amazing ambience to the bar and are happy to tell you the history behind the signature cocktails. We will be back again for many more years to come!
Written February 20, 2022
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Mr-Vincent-OGorman
Dear izzi_mo, Thank you very much for your kind words. I am very pleased and indeed proud to know that The Sidecar has become a go to place for a good date for yourself and your partner over the years. It brings me great joy to note you find value in your visits and that each one is a memorable one, attributed to Imogen and the rest of the team and their service delivery. We will look forward to welcoming yourself and your partner back for many more special dates to come. Kid Regards, Vincent O'Gorman General Manager
Written February 21, 2022
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CatherineMc93
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Myself and my husband stayed overnight at the Westbury for my 30th birthday and visited the Sidecar twice during our stay- once in the afternoon for drinks and nibbles, and again after dinner for a drink. We had the most fantastic service from Kate who made such an effort and went the extra mile. She asked the nature of our visit and when she learned it was my birthday she endeavoured to make it special and returned to our table with a beautifully presented dessert with “Happy Birthday” written on a chocolate disc; it tasted beautiful and was so much appreciated. Having been to the Sidecar before I was seeking a specific cocktail but found it was no longer on the menu; after a brief description Kate immediately recognised it as “the Leading Lady” and advised that despite no longer being on the menu, it could still be ordered. It tasted divine! When we returned that night Kate recognised us and recalled our preferred drinks. We had a great time chatting to her and to the other staff members, all of whom were so attentive. We so enjoyed our visit to the Sidecar! The overall experience was enhanced by the complimentary nibbles which were delicious, the complimentary prosecco, the beautiful cocktails (particularly the Leading Lady), elegant setting and most of all the efforts of the wonderful staff (especially Kate). A true 5 star experience which we would highly recommend; we will definitely return!
Written August 20, 2023
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David M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
I came back due to having a brilliant Gallery experience only for my standards to be exceed once again. Staff both behind the bar and on the floor had an in depth knowledge of the menu but what made them stand out was their willingness to take the time to share that knowledge with giving their time and care allowing us to have the best experience possible. A massive thank you to Anja and John for continuing to raise the bar of the Westbury experience.
Written December 1, 2023
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FurySraith
Dublin10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Came here for a pre-dinner drink(s) last Friday, had been planning on going for a long time but finally got the opportunity! We had been told by the reception staff in the foyer that it was fully booked but that we may enquire at the maitre d'hotels desk and sure enough they were able to accommodate us. A lovely table in front of the bar and met with top class service from the get go, it was certainly busy but felt well staffed and they were not under pressure. The order of service was exceptional and there was no delay in getting more drinks, snacks or anything else for that matter, we got a selection of cocktails and some lovely sparkling wine which was a nice touch, price point wise it is reasonable considering the setting, the staffing and the quality of the experience. Tipped well and made sure to get the names of the staff whom were part of out exceptional service! Forgive me if I have misspelt some of them but the cocktails had some impact on my writing skills.... Lee, John, Maroje, Steph, Juan, Mattia and Erik were all amazing on the night, we didn't get the name of the host staff and some of the waitresses but we just must commend all staff working that night a true reflection on good management and passionate staff! Will be back soon, hopefully.
Written January 3, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 friends
Wonderful place for lovely company. You can order everything that you would like to order and this nice guys will make whatever you want do know I mean? The best cocktails in Dublin of course. I'm sure they are professionals! Thanks
Written October 24, 2022
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Mr-Vincent-OGorman
Dear _R9405ZT, Thank you very much for your kind words and your 5-star review. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed The Sidecar and of course the offering prepared by our team. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and I hope we may look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Oisin Kelly Sidecar Manager
Written October 26, 2022
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Selaginella
Bedford87 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Very disappointing experience today at the Westbury Bar. We were asked at the entry to this pub if we were guests of the hotel and when we said we are not, the person pretended they were busy when it clearly was not, and then asked if we are looking for drinks only! I told her that we did not know yet, quite abruptly that she eventually showed us to our table at this “bar”. The service once inside the bar was exceptional as usual but this unwelcome screening was distasteful and I do not think I am likely to return here.
Written April 30, 2023
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Noman R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 friends
Amazing service, drinks and interior. Our bartender Mattia was very skillful, knowledgeable and attentive explaining the different cocktails and their flavor profiles. The cocktails on the menu are were creative and unique. We enjoyed the complimentary Prosecco and mixed nuts. The cocktails are a bit pricey but the quality and service make it worth a try.
Written September 11, 2023
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Alex G
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 couples
I consider myself a cocktail aficionado and when we travel, my wife and I like to find good cocktail joints and sit at the bar so we can interact with the bartender. Boy are we glad we did at The Sidecar. We were staying at the hotel and they hold a few seats for residents so it was no trouble getting in. Our bartender, Johnny, was fantastic and guided us through a flight of cocktails based on what we were in the mood for. This included his own take on the Sidecar cocktail, a Bijou, which I am surprised I had never tried before, a perfectly executed Old Fashioned made with Demerara sugar, and a sour for my wife who asked for something with egg white. Great cocktails take time, so it is a really nice touch that they serve you the cutest little coupe of Prosecco for you to drink while you wait. Will definitely be back at the bar tonight, asking Johnny for a few more of his favourites.
Written June 12, 2022
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Mr-Vincent-OGorman
Dear Alex G, Thank you very much for your wonderful words. I am delighted to note that the Sidecar managed to exceed the expectations of your self and your wife and allowed you to enjoy a favoured tradition of getting the know the team behind the bar whilst enjoying some cocktails. Johnny will be thrilled to know his service, knowledge and indeed skills made for a special evening for your both, and I truly hope you enjoyed last night equally as much. Your feedback is invaluable to us and i hope we may look forward to welcoming you back on any return trips to the Westbury and indeed to Dublin. Kind Regards, Oisin Kelly, Sidecar Manager
Written June 13, 2022
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Ana M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 friends
Beautiful and cozy atmosphere and outstanding service. Patricia and Mattia recommend me cocktails based in my preferences and they were right! Delicious! Patricia also give us a really good conversation, very joyful person! Additionally, Aina was told by my friend that it was my birthday and she told to everyone and I got a delicious dessert. Really good experience.
Written December 6, 2023
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Daniela A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 couples
I went to the Sidecar with my partner yesterday and we had a brilliant happy hour. We ordered a couple of cocktails and beer to drink. For food, a nice cheese board and pintxos. The cosy atmosphere of the place just add on, however the staff are the stars. They offered us a great service, tailoring the cocktails to our taste and being incredibly kind at all moments. The cocktails were really good! I tried: Pretty in Pisco, Once Upon a Paris Bar and Leading Lady. Definitely recommend, definitely will be back.
Written July 30, 2021
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Mr-Vincent-OGorman
Dear J5923JFdanielaa, Thank you for choosing to the Sidecar to enjoy a recent evening in the city. I am delighted to know the team ensured you were well taken care of and that each of their fantastic cocktails was exactly to your liking. We will look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable evenings in the near future. Kind Regards, Vincent O'Gorman General Manager
Written August 5, 2021
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Emma H
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 friends
I attended The Sidecar Bar with my two close friends, who took me there to celebrate my just having got married. From the first moment, we were treated like absolute queens! The staff are attentive and professional, while being unbelievably genuine and warm. One of the amazing waiters spotted I had a gift bag, and discreetly found out from my friends why we were there. When they heard it was a little special occasion, they were over with complimentary prosecco and an AMAZING chocolate mousse cake. It was such a lovely gesture and made something special even more wonderful. The ambience, the drinks and pretty much everything else in this bar is just fabulous. I could have sat there all night! This is an exceptional place with exceptional service. I wish I had caught the names of the waiters who were there with us, because they made the experience what it was! Suffice to say - anyone who was working there on Saturday 15th June 2024 was outstanding. I cannot wait to return, and this bar will certainly be my go-to for any special occasions from this point on.
Written June 17, 2024
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