If you love whiskey, this is the Dublin day out for you

    All photos by Andres Poveda

    Located in the former Guinness Power Station in the heart of Dublin’s buzzing Liberties district, the fabulous Roe & Co whiskey distillery have adapted their experience to ensure they can welcome people back with a range of exciting, uniquely tailored offerings. While the team has taken all necessary precautions to ensure a safe, responsible experience for guests, fun and flavour are at the centre of every aspect of the Roe & Co visitor experience.

    As many tried their hand at bartending at home during lockdown, Roe & Co is now offering guests a chance to learn the ropes and refine their cocktail making skills. The Roe & Co whiskey distillery offers a fun, interactive and engaging Cocktail Workshop Experience, suitable for whiskey buffs and cocktail enthusiasts alike. Sip on the unique blend of Roe & Co and explore the five key pillars of flavour by crafting your own cocktail. Perfect for those looking for unique ways to reunite with friends, the Cocktail Workshop Experience can accommodate up to six people per session and is available to book here.


    If you prefer to leave the cocktail making to the professionals, you can still enjoy one of Roe & Co’s delicious World Class cocktails, either in the showstopping Power House Bar or in the brand-new Cocktail Village, an innovative, immersive cocktail garden pop-up, just in time to catch the tail end of summer. The Roe & Co Cocktail Village will host everything from mini-cocktail masterclasses to whiskey tastings in upcycled shipping container pods, with a variety of Roe & Co summer cocktails to enjoy in the sun.

    Roe & Co have also teamed up with Niall Sabongi, who will bring his food truck experience the Salty Buoy to the Cocktail Village on Thursdays and Fridays from 4.30–9pm. Having gained well-deserved notoriety for his brilliant offering at The Seafood Café by Niall Sabongi, Niall will be serving up delicious bites to accompany flavourful Roe & Co cocktails; think lobster rolls, grilled prawns and hake Kiev! This exciting seafood experience is available at €20 per person.

    Niall Sabongi, The Salty Buoy.

    Alternatively, guests can step inside The Power House Bar and enjoy a cocktail from the carefully curated drinks manual, where each cocktail is named after a former worker of the Old Guinness Power Station, a nostalgic nod to the building’s past.

    Nial Molloy, Experience Operations Manager at the Distillery said: “After closing our doors to the public back in March, we took the time as an opportunity to create something unique that delivered on people’s thirst for amazing experiences, right here in Ireland! By leaning into the areas that the distillery is most famous for – our spirit of reinvention and delicious cocktails – and working with our friends like Niall Sabongi, we’re excited to welcome people to discover the distillery as the home of cocktail exploration!”

    Opening hours

    Power House Bar and Cocktail Village: 4.30–10pm Thursday and Friday, last orders 9pm. All table bookings for the Power House Bar or Cocktail Village can be made on Roe & Co’s website here.

    Cocktail Workshop Experience: 3–8pm Thursday-Saturday. The Cocktail Workshop Experience costs €19.50 per person and can be booked here.

    Roe & Co will not be able to accept walk-ins at this time, so make sure to secure your spot by booking online through the links above.