A true honor to Prohibition, a “blind pig” or “blind tiger” was a venue for the lower class to get their hands on moonshine. The Blind Pig in Dublin continues this tradition as a fun basement bar found behind a bookshelf underneath an Italian restaurant. The establishment is narrow and dark creating the feel of secrecy without feeling in any way pretentious.
Dinner is available, and delicious. We saw many couples together for an intimate dinner date in a great space that transports you a little back in time. The drinks were potent and smokey, served with no flair but in a way you’d expect from the lower class blind pig (but with much better cocktails than bathtub gin!). Make sure to book a reservation to find how to get behind the bookshelf.