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archive-title Yearly Archives: 2017

Yearly Archives: 2017

Pubs opening for food on Good Friday

You might not be able to get a pint of beer or a glass of wine on Good Friday, but luckily, Dublin pubs have something else to offer these days too. Sure, they’d love to be selling you a pint, but they can serve you up some very nice food. Here’s a list of pubs […]

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One pub group commissioned their own Helles Lager

  The RHK bars group, who own and operate the Kiltipper Cafe Bar in Tallaght, The Paddocks in Clonee, Murphys of Leixlip, and The Monread in Naas, have developed and are now selling their own craft beer. They teamed up with the Rye River brewery in Celbridge to make their own ‘Hellfire Lager’. It’s a […]

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5 beautiful rooms in bars for a stylish party.

    Kennedy’s Station     Kennedy’s Station is the new room and bar downstairs in Kennedy’s on Westland Row. It’s a pub with longstanding historic connections in the area, and they celebrate this through some of the decoration in the new bar. It’s a very elegantly designed space with multiple private booths, snug-like areas, […]

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Getting a haircut in a pub. It’s not a gimmick.

  When we heard about The Barbers pub opening in Grangegorman we were naturally a bit skeptical. A themed pub can go either way. But, our fears were allayed on our first first. That first visit turned to a second, and then to a third, and now we’re real converts. So, we had tried the […]

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‘The President’s Snug’ in The Hole in The Wall

  The Hole in The Wall on Blackhorse Avenue is the longest pub in Ireland. They’ve got a gate right beside the pub giving easy access to the Phoenix Park, and they’re the closest pub to Áras an Uachtaráin, the President’s residence.   They celebrate this fact with ‘The President’s Snug’ to the left as […]

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7 ways to get a drink on Good Friday

So, it finally looks like the government will be lifting the prohibition on selling alcohol on Good Friday! It’ll still be in place this year though. So, if you throw an annual Good Friday party, this might be the last year of it. For now, we’re bringing you our annual list of options, as well […]

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Edible pubs: The baker who makes pub cakes.

  There’s been two big celebrations this year in the pub trade that we’ve attended. Both had a lot in common. They were both celebrating over 200 years in existence, there was plenty of history being remembered, and plenty of drink was flowing. The on other thing they have in common was some very inventive […]

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12 of the best people watching spots in Dublin pubs.

Sometimes you just want to sit inside and watch the world go by. There’s something relaxing about being inside, sipping a pint, while the world goes by in organised chaos. We’ve picked a few spots with the perfect vantage points to people watch. If you have more to suggest, send us a message via social […]

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The Bank was voted best pub in Dublin for food.

  At the recent ‘Hooley in The House’ celebration of 200 years of the Licensed Vintners Association there were two awards given out. One, which was won by Kehoes of South Anne Street, was for best pub in Dublin. The other was for best food in Dublin. That distinction went to The Bank on College […]

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Behold, the deep fried creme egg is here.

  From the pub that brought you the deep fried mars bar. Adelphi on Abbey Street are always good for a headline grabbing concoction, whether that be their aforementioned deep fried mars bars, or their gourmet hot dogs. Now, just in time for Easter, they’ve got another treat in store. Deep fried creme eggs are […]

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Work appears to be underway on the old MacTurcaill’s

(The mosaic is visible once again) MacTurcaill’s on Townsend Street closed in March of 2015, and since that time the building has lain vacant. There has been an ‘Opening Soon’ sign in the window for so long that it lost it’s meaning quite a while ago. We would often get inquiries from the public and […]

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Kehoes has been voted the best pub in Dublin.

  On Friday of last week the Licensed Vintners Association celebrated 200 years in existence. At the end of the ‘Hooley in the House’ there was a presentation for ‘Best pub in Dublin’. The award was presented by Deirdre Devitt and the children of the late Oliver Hughes, who operated the Porterhouse Group and passed […]

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