VCC Interior — Photo courtesy of VCC
It might not be much to look at from the outside - a non-descript black door with 'VCC' adhered in hardware store gold stickers - but once you make your way inside, the Vintage Cocktail Club in Dublin expands over three large floors littered with plush armchairs and iPad-carrying waitresses that are quick to herd and hustle everyone into their designated areas.
The menu itself is fairly expansive with sections ranging from 'Forgotten Cocktails' to varieties of punches and 'Flips' - short and often sour drinks that were once reserved for after-dinner imbibing. There is a lot of literature to get through in this menu, so take your time and have a good read while quaffing on your complimentary prosecco; a nice touch.
The rooftop terrace — Photo courtesy of VCC
The cocktails are beautifully presented and certainly carry a kick. They all come in at around the ten euro mark and, in this case, it's deserved. That said, I would advise visiting on a weekday, as not only is this an all-week-long amenity, it does tend to get very busy at the weekends and these cocktails require an attention to detail and a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy them.
This place is still ironing out some initial opening issues, but is well worth paying a visit to, even if only for one expertly prepared beverage. Make sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment and order a Lucien Gaudin Cocktail and thank me later.