Credit where credit's due – our country has has an array of absolutely cracking clubs, pubs and bars, and our capital city rarely falls short when it comes to top-notch watering holes.

While we all have our favourites dotted around the city, the good folk at the National Hospitality Conference and Awards have the final word when it comes to what constitutes the biggest and brightest in Ireland.

And they have officially spoken.

In an event which took place in Dublin's Intercontinental Hotel last night, a number of Dublin hotspots were given the nod, and we're pumped that more than a few of our top picks made the cut.

So, without further ado….

Best Pub:

The Stag's Head on Dublin's Dame Lane is one of the best known in the city, and ultimately came up trumps in this coveted category.

Best New Establishment:

Farrier & Draper, which replaced The Lost Society on South William Street earlier this year, nabbed the gong last night.

Best Cocktail Bar: 

The Vintage Cocktail Club, which is nestled behind a fairly unremarkable heavy black door on Crown Alley is home to one of the coolest bars in the city, walked away with this coveted prize last night.

Best Traditional Pub:

Toner's of Baggot Street won out over South Anne Street competitor Kehoes this time around.

Best Nightclub:

The Wright Venue beat off competition from the iconic Lillie's Bordello to nab the best nightclub award.