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'When someone walks through the door, they forget where they are': Inside Galway's most innovative cocktail bar
The America Village Apothecary and Tasting Room aims to change the way we think about cocktails.
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'At the end of the day I just love it': How one man's passion for poitín led to one of Dublin's most talked-about new bars
New bar 1661 aims to bring back an overlooked spirit, according to its founder.
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'Fans started knocking on the door': How the namesake pub of blues legend Rory Gallagher was reborn
Gallagher’s Gastro Pub is now a husband-and-wife operation with an impressive food offering.
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'The annoying pimple on the music establishment': A melting pot of tribes on Dublin's Thomas Street
How the Thomas House keeps the flame burning in an increasingly “sanitised” city.
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'Jesus, we're a brilliant pub, but we're a terrible off-licence': The story of Galway's legendary Blue Note bar
Malachy Duggan explains why it’s the only pub in the city with its own 30-piece choir.
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'When they step into the room, there's magic': The Grand Social's rise from the ashes of a superpub
In a former life this was Pravda, a Celtic Tiger cavern. It’s now something very different.
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'People meet, discuss, hear stories and sing': How one of Ireland's oldest houses became a pub... again
The chequered history of the Hole In The Wall in Kilkenny.
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'We all got very excited': How Drop Dead Twice grew a bar from a chance conversation
A new bar concept came to life at a Bruce Springsteen gig… and here’s what happened next.
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'Only the front face of the building was left': The rebirth of the Oyster Tavern in Cork
How a premises from another century was brought back to life.
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'There's been nothing but support': How 'a bunch of hipsters' in Lucky's regenerated a Liberties shopfront
The Dublin 8 spot has also become a haven for local artists.
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'You never know who you'll bump into': How The Boar's Head cemented its place among Dublin's best sports pubs
Shane Lowry, the late Alex Higgins and Ian Woosnam are among fans of The Boar’s Head.
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'Everyone advised us to be subtle. We ignored them': The unlikely rise of The Barbers Bar
Want a pint and a haircut? That’s fine. Just a pint? That’s fine too.
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'It's all very casual. We don't even have plates': The simple ethos that drives Caribou in Galway
The craft beer bar in Woodquay has built a reputation as a welcoming space.
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'Also we'll need a wrestling ring': How Token became a one-of-a-kind Dublin bar
From after-work staff night to full-blown concept bar – the journey wasn’t easy.
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'Neon lights, smoke and hazy images': How 80s movies inspired a very different bar in Hang Dai
Will Dempsey and Karl Whelan wanted to create a unique atmosphere.
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'I'd have it even darker than this': Dive bar magic and an ex-wife's shoes in Frank Ryan's
From a traditional ‘Guinness and the radio’ bar to something quite different.
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'For the quiet gigs you can hear a pin drop': How The Roundy in Cork makes magic with music
The iconic Cork space has changed a lot in the last decade.
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'It's humbling': How a little-used pool hall become one of Dublin's most exciting music venues
The inside story of Bello Bar.
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'It reminds people of a New York dive bar': From Polish pub to vinyl paradise on Parnell Street
The story of The Big Romance.
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'I saw Ray Davies perform to 160 people here': How the Róisín Dubh became one of Ireland's must-play music venues
Once a folk pub, the Galway venue has hosted Ed Sheeran, The xx and many more.
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'Every weekend we have a brilliant buzz': How Dali rose from the ashes of the legendary Pav
The managers on how they brought a new kind of music venue to Cork city.