Bars & pubs

October 18, 2007

Vat House bar – Dublin, Ireland

Vat House bar - Dublin, Ireland Vat House bar is on the ground floor of Blooms Hotel in Dublin’s Temple Bar area. The name VAT came from the vat house in the Guinness Brewery, St. James Gate Dublin. During the final stage of the brewing process, they store Guinness in large copper vats and left to mature to develop the flavor.

Inside the VAT house, many woods (oak, mahogany and pine) from the original vat house in Guinness brewery are used to create the atmosphere. (more…)

October 18, 2007

Stag’s Head – Dublin, Ireland

Stagís Head - Dublin, IrelandThe Stag’s Head is one of the well known pubs in Dublin, Ireland. This Victorian pub dates back to 1770, the place has a long, beautiful mahogany bar. Stag’s Head is located in the alley. Just look for this mosaic sign on the side walk of Dame Street (see photo).

The Stags Head was rebuilt in 1895 by the architect, A.J. McLoughlin. He designed the bar with (more…)

October 12, 2007

The Palace Bar – Dublin, Ireland

The Palace Bar - Dublin, IrelandThe Palace Bar is located on Fleet street near the corner of Westmoreland street in Dublin’s Temple Bar area. Built in 1923, the Palace Bar is one of the oldest pubs and bars in Dublin. It hasn’t changed the looks and atmosphere since the time when the writers such as Flann O’Brien and Harry Kernoff enjoyed the pints here.

The Palace Bar is one of my favorite pubs in Dublin. You don’t see those old signs and (more…)

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