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Dublin pubs open with limited outdoor capacity

A number of Dublin pubs are remaining open in line with the government’s level 3 regulations that no more than 15 people can be served in an outdoor setting. Here’s the current and ever-updating list for you. Some of these pubs may only be open on specific days and mya require booking. Consult their social […]

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Vodka and Stout: Soviet Spies In Dublin Pubs.

Dublin, Ireland may not have ranked high in the cities of the world involved in Cold War intrigue prior to the fall of the Soviet Union. But a curious story involving the expulsion of Soviet embassy staff from Ireland in 1983 shows that Ireland was not exempt from spying and intelligence gathering by the USSR. […]

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Here’s how pubs will look inside when they reopen.

A number of pubs have been hard at work to make their environment as safe and compliant with the government’s new regulations as possible. For some, there’s some extra dividing screens added in, and for some, there’s little to no visible change at all. There are separate regulations for the distancing of either 1 metre […]

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They’re Back! Dublin Pubs Opening on 29th June.

Following a recent government announcement, pubs who serve food will now be able to open from the 29th of June. This means that pubs do not need to have a restaurant license to open and must be compliant with necessary social distancing measures. It does seem that these measures and the guidelines around them are […]

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The 6 Best ‘Hardware’ Shops in Dublin

There’s loads of great hardware shops in Dublin. It just so happens that many of them are newly opened. Doheny and Nesbitt’s Hardware Shop Smashing nails here. Kehoe’s Hardware Shop Not the best at signage but they get the job done. Grogan’s Hardware Shop Specialising in garden furniture but they’ve got a whole range of […]

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May the roast rise up to meet you.

Following on from a very successful launch and implementation of their local and then nationwide craft beer deliveries, 57 The Headline are delving further into something they know very well about. 57 The Headline on Clanbrassil Street will be known to lots of people in better times as a place to go for dozens of […]

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Learn to cook with chef Ciarán.

Forget your Binging with Babish, Bon Appetit, Joshua Weissman, or any of those others internet cooks, there’s a new man in town who will show you to make a dish a day. Chef Ciarán Kavanagh of The Gravediggers pub in Glasnevin is doing live streams and instagram posts every day with a new instructional video […]

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Radiohead’s first gig was played in a Temple Bar Pub in 1993.

Radiohead have been keeping us entertained on Thursday evenings by streaming replays of concerts from the last few decades in Dublin, Berlin, and Buenos Aires. It got us thinking that we remembered hearing a reference to Radiohead having played their first ever gig in a city centre Dublin pub in 1993. After a bit of […]

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Pubs that mimic the iconic Guinness Gates.

We’ve noticed a few pubs around town paying tribute to pints of the black stuff through their own painting and design inside and outside pubs. It’s frequent for pubs to have old Guinness paraphernalia, but a few have gone a little further by creating depicitions of the iconic gates to James’ Gate Brewery, The Bankers […]

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When do pubs open and what do they open to?

The Dublin pub trade yesterday saw cause for alarm when Minister for Health, Simon Harris, stated in an interview with the Sunday Independent that without a vaccine pubs would not be open in the same way in which we’re used to. It’s important to read between the lines of the comment. It reads: “So I […]

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