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“Fab cocktail shame about the atmosphere ”

Dragonfly Cocktail Bar
Ranked #11 of 210 Nightlife in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Fab cocktail shame about the atmosphere ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

We visited the dragonfly cocktail bar following the reviews on Trip advisor . Cocktail was amazing although a little pricey £14 for 2 cocktails . However was disappointed at the lack of seating - upstairs was closed due to a private reservation and the cocktail bar became
Very cramped . Worth a visit but not worthy of an excellent reciew .

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“Bit off the beaten path, but worth it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

Took a minute to find, but once we did it was lovely. Showed up round 10p and the bar was pretty quiet. Had a round of their specialty cocktails, they were delicious.
The bartenders are very obviously not slingers or flare bartenders. It took nearly 12 minutes to make 3 drinks, with no entertainment value. I just stood at the bar awkwardly watching the bartender fastidiously chop, measure, sprinkle or shake every ingrediant with care. The speed of the bar staff and the fact that there aren't waiters to take drink orders from the tables is the reason I gave this otherwise fantastic place a 4/5.
Once we got our drinks, we cosied up to a table and had a really great evening.
Quick tip: The bar really got going around 11p, and it doesn't have a lot of seating so it's worth it to get there early.

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Maynooth, Ireland
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“Great cocktails and great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

We visited this cocktail bar after dinner and it went down a treat. It had a relaxed and cool vibe; great service; excellent cocktails. A wonderful alternative to the loud and packed pubs.

Visited August 2013
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“Cool cocktails.. Don't tell everyone.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

Found this place by chance wandering the Grassmarket. It doesn't look much from the outside but the decor is cool, quirky and eclectic. The Kung foo wallpaper and antique crystal chandeliers says it all!!
The cocktail menu is extent and if you get there before all the menus are stolen you'll find them bound with old viynal.
The passion fruit Patna Martini is divine while the hundreds and thousands dipped glasses of the raspberry ripple is always a talking point!!
The staff are warm and welcoming and happy to advise and help if you can't make your mind up!!
A great diamond of a place... But... Don't tell everyone!!

Visited August 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“great place for a classy drink”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

Such a cool vibe in this place, and delicious cocktails (and i don't usually even drink cocktails!) Somewhere like this in Brighton would make any absolute killing.

Hope to visit again!

Visited May 2013
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