You might not know it, but RYAN’S on Store Street (formerly called Robert Reade’s, but still under the same ownership) actually have an early license. They’ve chosen to dust it down this June and July to open for the big Lions test matches against New Zealand.
They’re one of the few pubs in the city that are allowed to both open early and to serve alcohol. So, if you’re up for the match, and you feel like your body clock is on New Zealand time, you can have a scoop.
For those that don’t quite have the stomach for a jar that early, they’ll be serving up a full Irish breakfast all morning long. The matches kick off at 8.35am, so you could get up and hold off on eating until you get there.
It’s a really big place, and they’ve loads of seating around some very large TV screens. They’ll also be giving away Lions jerseys on match days.
It’s a good option for those who want to come into town, as it’s conveniently located very close to Connolly station and the red Luas line.