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  • 4.0 star rating
    9/6/2014
    1 check-in here

    A pretty cool spot and enjoyed the surroundings, even if the only reason we went in was to get out of the rain.

    The cocktails are very well made.
    Probably the best Espresso Martini I've had in Dublin.

    The cocktail list is huge, and you can sample a few of them for 7 Euro between 4:30 and 7pm. They call it 'Social Hours', too classy for Happy Hour I guess.

    I didn't try it, but the Tapas might be worth a go with a few drinks.
    It says Irish Tapas and advertises those well know Irish classics such as
    Sweet Onion Bahjis and Goats Cheese Bruschetta.

  • 2.0 star rating
    30/6/2014

    Went there Saturday night as I book a table for a birthday party.

    They send me a menu....So I choose as they ask me to do so on the confirmation email that came with attach the menu for platters were I could choose what I want on it.
    They  confirm my selection and price via email
    Thought it wouldn't be necessary explain that few of my friend  ,me include, were vegetarian as I don't like make a big fuss on it.

    Pity that nothing I choose was served that evening and the plates were fill up on chicken wings and pork ribs... few on my guest were left with nothing but chips to feed with
    I ordered 4 platters and one portion of chips.
    At the table I got 3 platters and 2 chips
    Normally will not be that bad but it did kind of put me off ...€ 100 for 3 platters fill with everything but not what I order.
    Did try to  complain at the waitress but she did not have a clue about the menu the price agreed the quantity etc.
    I will suggest to not asking people to choose if they will do what they won't anyway.
    One of the reasons I choose the place was for the possibility to have a different nibbling than the rest of the clubs.

    Still the place is very nice and fancy and good for a drink

  • 4.0 star rating
    4/6/2014

    The Morgan Bar has such a great space for groups or even just a couple friends getting together.  It's pretty massive and each space is so inviting.  Better, yet, the Happy Hour is really great!  

    Every nook and cranny is a cool place to sit - especially the somewhat 'secret' backyard setting.  Nice!

    Such a welcome diversion from the pubs in Temple Bar.  This is a cool spot!

    Clink!

  • 1.0 star rating
    20/7/2014

    Since first coming to Dublin in 2007 I have loved this bar, a little on the snobbish/pricey side but well worth it. I love the music is accompanied by the sax and drums, I love the decor and the feel, the smoking area outside is so nice that even as a non smoker I join my friends there. I return every few months because of the amazing cocktails-pricey but amazing. I have recommended this bar as the first place to go to many travelers when I worked in a local restaurant/bar and to friends and family. This will now stop. This bar is always full but we have noticed there seems to be a new crowd of clientele who have a lot of money. I'm not sure if the bar has gotten greedy or lazy but the last time I visited the drinks/cocktail prices have been raised since my visit before that, now fair enough they were pricey to begin with but the cocktails are so good this did not make me walk away. But then to be served the cocktail I always order in a much slimmer glass aka less drink -I'm not being ungrateful it wasn't a little slimmer (it's like those ones they serve u in for you but 1 get 4 free's in Spain or Greece only space for an average sized ice cube to touch each side) was surprising to say the least and then for that drink to be awful-I mean absolutely un drinkable bad. I  tried I really did but I has to give up. Either the quality of the products or the quality of the staff has gone down because it was so bad that I doubt I will ever return nor recommend to anyone ever again.

  • 3.0 star rating
    13/5/2014
    2 check-ins here

    If you've had enough Guiness and need a change of place, a cocktail is always a good idea.  Unless you come to the Morgan.  One of the servers at The Brazen Head recommended it to me and said it was good and where he takes his dates.  Well, from the look of the place, I'm guessing he doesn't get many second dates.  There's definitely a vibe of One Night Stand Hook Up.  
    Anyways, I had an aviation.  It was pretty good, but not wonderful.  My finace ordered a drink that had chili infused vodka.  This is where things went wrong.
    1.  Bell peppers are not chili's.  They are gross and should never be in anything that isn't a cheap side salad.
    2.  The fact that I KNOW they were bell peppers.  Because they were still in the vodka.  Yeah.
    3.  If you've never done any infusions yourself, or don't know how to do them, let me explain, quickly.  You get a high proof spirit (usually vodka, but Absolut isn't high proof enough (1st error)).  You put whatever you want to in.  Let it seep for hours-days, depending on what it is.  And finally, you TAKE THAT SHIT OUT.  Know what happens when you don't?  Mold!  Spoilage!  People getting sick!

    That pretty much did it for me.  No more Morgan.

  • 1.0 star rating
    21/4/2014

    The Morgan bar, went here last night looking forward to a good night with just my self and my partner with the hope of having a good night and a few cocktails we choose to go here as we had heard it's a good spot and central. When we arrived at the door we walked to the hotel part and were asked by a  door man who looked down his nose at us and asked "are you staying in this hotel" (like we weren't good enough to stay there) we said no were just out for a drink and he said other door probably knowing his colleague was going to refuse us entry as well. We walked up and he looked at us and just said "no" we asked is there a reason to which he replied "I don't need to give you one" would not go back here and even try get in again I don't understand what give the door staff the right to refuse without a reason it's very unfair when you have not done anything wrong in the place before and they don't know you. They are clearly refusing you over the way you look don't they no the Phrase never judge a book by its cover.

  • 2.0 star rating
    19/10/2011

    Oh no. It's that time of the night. You've already had too much. Again.

    "Yeah, sure, we'll go to The Morgan for a few cocktails before closing"

    How did your life end up like this? Drinking a cocktail that's little more than a thinly-veiled analogy to the atom bomb.

    At fifteen Euro a pop, it costs an obscene amount of money to produce.  The shape of the glass reminiscent of a mushroom cloud. Even the name strikes terror into the hearts of heavy drinkers and scientists alike. This is without a doubt the most destructive thing you can do to your body at half two in the morning.

    Within seconds of the drink hitting, this place turns into one of the most hostile environments on the planet. The heat is unbearable and the loudness is deafening. The bouncers are eyeing you up, looking for any excuse to kick you out. The lights blink and the population drops.  There's a few survivors hanging on, but that's all. It's over. You crawl home and spend the next day recovering from symptoms suspiciously similar to radiation poisoning.

    Manhattans are a terrible drink.

  • 3.0 star rating
    23/1/2010

    My bag was stolen in here :-( it was my favouritest bag ever and some scum of the earth girl had it under her arm and had walked out the door before you could knock back a shot!

    now while this has tainted the pub for me i dont want it to taint the pub for you. i ahve to give full crrdit to the bar people and the bar manager, they had me up in a room checking cameras with them the minute i told them, they also had the police there lickaty split, they did everything they could to make the situation as good as they could and afterwards they gave me free drinks because they felt sorry for me. they could not have been any better!

    The cocktails are really nice in here and the setting is really classy! cant say a bad thing about it

    other than the horrible meany girl who took my beautiful bag!

  • 3.0 star rating
    4/7/2009

    The Morgan is cool for one major reason...there's beds in their smoking area!! Whoever thought of that is both a genius and a bit of a daredevil...they must absolutely reek by the end of a busy saturday night, yet they look so so cool and I would recommend this place purely on that basis alone!!
    As for the rest, it's really a matter of taste - if you like the slightly more posh clientele, then check it out, because it isn't bad. However, if well-groomed sophistication isn't really your thing, then this place may not be for you. Yes it's known for it's cocktails, but you can definitely get them for cheaper elsewhere.
    Check it out for the courtyard, but only if you have deep pockets!!

  • 4.0 star rating
    27/6/2009

    The Morgan Bar on Fleet Street has just the right amount of sophistication and ease. I often come here late afternoons to meet friends in the courtyard.

    The courtyard is fashioned in a Parisian style: everything outside is painted white from the wood chairs and tables to the large mirrors that hang from the walls. Another interesting element of decor is the metal framed beds. They are definitely a popular feature of the bar and are often occupied.

    The Morgan is mainly famous for its cocktails. I recommend their strawberry mojitos and  their sour apple martini. At one point, the bar offered a scrumptious Spanish meat and cheese platter but sadly, these two options no longer exist. Nonetheless, the Morgan Bar is worth visiting just so you can escape the madness of Temple Bar.

  • 3.0 star rating
    16/1/2010

    I'm not a fan of cocktails, Morgan's pride and joy, but for a very special occasion, I like to go here for wine and tapas. The cheese and serrano ham topped mushrooms face stiff competition from the Spanish meatballs and the calamari as the newest food addiction. And a portion of their Patatas Bravas is a must!

    But as has been mentioned, this is a pricey place but if you and your friends have a little extra to spare and feel like spoiling yourselves, grab a seat in the lively courtyard, order a sample of different dishes, wash them down with nice Spanish wine and let your mind wander to the warmer South

    • Qype User RedDev…
    • Belmullet, Republic of Ireland
    • 37 friends
    • 136 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    9/4/2010

    You looking at me? I'm looking at you but are you looking at me.

    Peacock central here and if you are on the pull you need to dress to impress in this venue, standards for the opposite sex (female) seem to be higher for us guys than for the girls..... This comment could be controversial!

    Does what it says on the tin.

    • Qype User Annie-…
    • Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • 4 friends
    • 13 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    16/3/2010

    The backyard of the Morgan Bar is my private secret hang-out, so I'm reluctant to write about it in case I never get my favourite seat there again.

    My favourite seat is actually a bed: there are two of them in the backyard, with wrought-iron bedheads and lovely comfy cushions. It's the most comfortable, luxurious smoking area in the whole of Dublin, and I don't even smoke.

    Beside the beds, the yard is decorated with little wooden birdhouses. During daylight hours you can hear exotic birds screeching in the bushes of the roof garden above. My friend James says they're not exotic birds, they're crows, and my friend Megan says they're not crows, they're monkeys -- so I don't know who to believe.

    The bar is pretty jammed at night, but we mostly only go here for tea in the afternoon, when we have the place to ourselves.

    • Qype User rosemo…
    • London
    • 31 friends
    • 126 reviews
    2.0 star rating
    26/5/2009

    Not convinced by this hotel, despite others raving about it. Recently refurbished, I thought it was a pretty poor job and my "double" bed was made up of two singles...something you would not expect from spending 150 euros a night. A decent location this hotel serves those wishing to exploit the delights of Temple Bar but it really isn't much more than a place to stay and breakfast isn't included.

    • Qype User MsPrec…
    • London
    • 6 friends
    • 31 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    20/2/2009

    I like the Morgan Hotel it really is the place to be, my fourth time there and the new rooms are a sight to behold. With the best bar in town and staff who bend over backwards to help with anything from recomendations to planning your entire weekend! The whole hotel is amazing and the new parisian style country yard (beds outside amazing)is great for people who like a smoke when they drink. I definetely be going back when i return to dublin again.

    • Qype User love8…
    • Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • 20 friends
    • 39 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    19/6/2008

    I stayed in this hotel during a business trip and it is one of the finest hotel in dublin. It is a modern fresh boutique type hotel offering a wonderful experiance to all guests. I stayed in an apartment room but you could also get rooms and suites in this hotel. Ideally located near the high street, bars and clubs this hotel is ideal for all. With its minimalist interior and chic look this hotel is worth a visit!

  • 3.0 star rating
    12/11/2011
    Listed in Best Happy Hour

    i like this place for its decor. the cocktails are done well but i wouldn't stay here too long. not the type of place you can get messy drunk in :) thats what capital bar's for. haha

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