Drink

By Charlotte Okonji Last Wednesday, 28th of September, saw Guinness’s Open Gate Brewery throw open its doors to announce a 2-day celebration in honour of Oktoberfest. I was lucky enough to be there to get taste of what’s on offer. Located on Thomas Street, the Open Gate Brewery opened last year to rave reviews,...

Discover that there’s more to the Burren than just rocks and school trips at the 2016 Burren Food Fayre. The October bank holiday weekend will see the 5th annual Burren Food Fayre, set against the stunning backdrop of the County Clare countryside, showcasing the culinary heritage of the region. Long renowned for its...

  Have you been staring in confusion at the hordes of youngsters in Lederhosen who seem to have descended on our fair city in recent days? Before you put it down to the latest incarnation of the hipster, let me remind you that the greatest festival known to humanity, Oktoberfest, the organised worship of beer and...

Do you know your Disco from your Doo-Wop? How about your Rap from your Ragtime? Or do you think that Bluegrass is interchangeable with lemongrass? Either way, if you want to explore the musical peaks and valleys of the good ‘ol US of A, then Leeson Streets East Side Tavern is just the place to do that. Starting...

The Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food In the City Festival is back for another round of food and drink, street performances and great music in the heart of Dublin’s historic foodie district.   The second annual Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food In the City Festival is set to take place on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday...

Irish soccer legends Phil Babb and Jason McAteer cut the ribbon and welcomed guests in to Dublin’s newest interactive sports bar, with General Manager Patrick Kenny. By Charlotte Okonji Temple Bar’s old reliable Buskers is back with a unique new look: sophisticated man cave, taking the Boys Night Out from sloppy to...

Are you a bit of a Culture Vulture? Would your friends describe you as a Boozehound? Are you, to quote Duran Duran, “Hungry like the Wolf”? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you can’t afford to miss Culture Night, which is back again tonight, Friday the 16th. After a succession of phenomenally...

 By Mark Keane Gorse flowers, rowanberries and hawthorn, chances are you wont be familiar with these ingredients unless you really love foraging. However, that is set to change with the official launch of Dingle Distillery’s Four Seasons Gin. Undoubtedly, gin is currently going through a renaissance. More and more...

By Mark Keane With St. Patrick’s Day upon us, we decided to come up with a list of the best Irish craft beer and whiskeys to celebrate the day with. Grab that bottle opener or whiskey dram and enjoy a taste of Ireland this Paddy’s Day!   Galway Bay Brewery’s Of Foam and Fury All rights reserved Galway Bay Brewery made...

By Mark Keane Craft beer is everywhere these days. Walk into any good bar and you will find offerings from Brewdog, 8 Degrees and Founders to go along with Guinness’s HopHouse 13 or West Indies Porter. But how far will craft beer lovers go to drink something tasty? Will they drink a beer that is made from rotten fruit?...