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Many of us remember the iconic nightclub Dandelion from back in the day. Located directly beside St Stephen's Green shopping centre, it was at the forefront of Irish nightlife until it closed a few years ago.

Located where the old club used to be is a new, multifunctional space known as The Well, and we can't rave about it enough. The area is massive, and decked out with slick interiors and stunning art pieces on the walls.

Half of the room is decorated as a bar area with numerous seating options and hanging plants, but at night it turns into a chic bar with DJs banging out disco, funk and hip-hop tunes on the decks.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It's essentially a cafe-bar, restaurant, event space, workspace and coffee shop all rolled into one huge venue. The Well's aesthetic is described as a "premium version of an industrial-style bar". Ooh, yes please.

The Well's interior features furniture made from recycled and refurbished materials, which is in line with the venue's pledge to use sustainable materials and ethically produced decor. Snaps for being woke.

The second half of the space has been taken over by Dublin Pizza Company as a restaurant, and their oven-cooked grub is absolutely legendary.

Michael Ryan, founder of Dublin Pizza Company, has created DPC at The Well to serve an extended version of their award-winning menu, featuring wood-fired pizzas along with salads and starters from lunchtime until late.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The café-bar offers al all-day to late-night location for entrepreneurs, innovators and creative thinkers can relax, meet clients or celebrate with your team. Co-working spaces with hot desks and power hubs are available.

It's an ideal space if you're looking to get some work done with high-quality barista coffee to keep you going, with cocktails as a reward for afterwards.

The Fajazzle, the Realness and the Spritz Please are just some of the cocktail options, and have earned them a shedload of fans already.

Beer lovers can rejoice over the choices, with some of the best of Irish and international craft beers available including the Franciscan Well range (Rebel Red, Chieftain IPA, Shandon Stout and Archway.)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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These Hands coffee shop offers top quality takeaway coffee, and a range of healthy options such as Old MacDonnell’s Farm yoghurts, salads and soft cheeses, plus sweet treats for those of us having another cheat day.

The coffee shop is open daily from 7am until 7pm. The café-bar’s carefully curated wine list is also noteworthy, having been selected by James Brookes, formerly of Guilbaud’s and Glovers Alley.

The Well's gorgeous cocktail menu features quirky ingredients from Irish Distillers, Gut Instinct Kombucha, Glitterbugs Edible Glitter and Celtic Whiskey. We're so sold.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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From September when the basement opens, the venue can provide an event environment with a late bar and performance space available for corporate hire.

They've hosted a fast fashion workshop at The Well alongside food blogger Fifi Heather, for example. We can't wait to see some of the great things coming to the eclectic space, they're clearly supportive of Irish brands and businesses.

'Live at The Well' will feature independent events during the week and is set to host upcoming and innovative music promotions at the weekends. See you there? Check out their website here for more info.

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Fan of KitKats?

This should brighten up your day.

Not only are KitKat Senses now available as fab single bars but KitKat made with Ruby chocolate goes on sale nationwide from today.

So sweet treats at lunch are sorted.

Nestlé is expanding the range of KitKat Senses, and that means two never-before-seen bars which are: Salted Caramel and Hazelnut. 

So what's in them?

They are the perfect combination of delicious KitKat chocolate and wafer with a thick layer of indulgent salted caramel filling infused with crunchy caramel flakes (Salted Caramel variant) or a layer of sumptuous praline and crunchy hazelnut pieces (Hazelnut variant).

Our mouths are watering.

And then we come onto the ruby chocolate.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It launched in Tesco in 2018 and it was obvs hugely successful so now is being rolled out in retailers across the country from today.

It gets its rosy colour from ruby cacao beans, which have a gorge fruity flavour. 

And it offers a unique tasting experience – intense berry-fruitiness taste that occurs naturally without the addition of any flavour or colour.

Excuse us while we head to the shops for choccie snacks.

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After some liquid courage, we all get a bit cocky about our gin knowledge.

However, we all know that one gin pr*ck who judges our selection of the divine spirit. 

But what if we told you instead of rolling your eyes, you could hit back with some gin-fo.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Fever-Tree Gin School is giving you that opportunity.

They have arrived in Ireland to educate the masses about our gin palates and how to make the perfect mix. – so you can hair flick the pr*ck into silence.

And believe us, you'll be learning from the best – the Dublin beaut and master mixologist Keith Malone will be hosting the classes.

Keith knows a thing or two about our fave drink as he has a neat 16 years of experience in the industry.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Get ready to be put through your paces with guru Keith.

He has carefully crafted a curriculum with the Fever-Tree flavourists, to immerse you in an interactive tonic pairing wheel masterclass – and we expect you to be a teacher's pet and get top of the class.

However, even if you fail, there will be a complimentary gin and tonic on arrival, as well as four gin pairings based on different flavour notes of Fever-Tree tonic.

Some light nibbles will keep you going as you are brought through the history of Fever-Tree and the gin distilling process.

Gin graduates will leave with a goodie bag of Fever-Tree mixers, armed with the knowledge to mix with the best – and of course, that all important info to take on a night out.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If this gin win-win sounds like its something you'd be interested in, you'd better act fast.

The masterclasses sold out in the UK and we won't be surprised if they disappear rapidly here too.

The School will tour nationwide from September 20 and will available in Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Galway and Louth.

For all the dates and tickets click here

Happy mixing.

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In need of a decent night out?

Well, you're in luck, because the world's best bar is on its way to Dublin. 

Later this month the team from The Dead Rabbit will leave their home in New York City and descend on Dublin's most exciting new cocktail bar, The Sidecar at The Westbury, for an exclusive five-day residency.

From September 28 – October 2, visitors will be transported back in time for a showcase of 1850’s New York merged with the sophisticated glitz and glamour of a 1930’s party.

Customers can indulge in an innovative cocktail list created by Beverage Director Jillian Vose as well as a delicious pub grub food menu at The Sidecar. 

The bar's founders will also be on hand to shake up some of their most popular cocktails including:

  • Spell SpokeSlane Irish Whiskey, Hibiscus, Kaffir Lime Leaf, Ginger, Lime, Chamomile and Citrus Bitters

  • Eye CandyTeeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey, Peach, Fig, Cinnamon, Lemon, Chamomile and Black Cardamon

  • Heretic Bombay Dry Gin, Mezcal, Elderflower, Pine and Muscat.

After setting up business in 2012, Belfast natives and owners of The Dead Rabbit, Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, say they're looking forward to setting up a residency on Irish soil.

 “This is the first time we’ve done an event of this scale in Ireland. It’s great to be coming home and we’re looking forward to bringing The Dead Rabbit to Dublin.”

“The Dead Rabbit is an Irish Pub so having it in Ireland is going to be special. We’re excited to see what The Westbury team have put together”.

We can not wait to drop in. 

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A retro games bar sounds cool, but once you dive into this place you will realise it's a millennial's DREAM.

A legit dream.

Token opened in Smithfield during the week and consists of a bar, a retro arcade, a pinball parlour, a restaurant and and an event space.

 

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That's not it, either. Next month, a specialised craft brew bar will open too.

And if playing Pac Man while drinking sweet craft beer isn't enough to get you excited, then all you need to do is take a look at its menu:

Dying? We are too. The new Smithfield spot recommend you book in advance so you won't be waiting for a table, but walk-ins are still welcome.

It's open from 4-11pm on weekdays and 4pm-midnight on weekends.

We just think we found our new favourite place.

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As a woman who frequents bars and clubs on the regular, you may have encountered a few men who seem to think they are entitled to female attention once they get a few drinks into them.

It's bad enough putting up with it as a customer, so imagine the amount of unwanted sexual attention female bar staff could be getting? 

One bar has seen this issue unfolding in their tavern, and have created some singage to combat the matter. 

The Beer Cellar in Exeter has put together a pretty clever way to demonstrate that the female bar staff are in fact not mad for the customers, despite what they may think after a few too many, and have come up with a handy pie chart to prove this.

 A bartender at the Beer Cellar told Mashable that they put up the sign after a 'very sex-pest heavy' weekend.

'People really laugh, people support it' she said.

'One per cent think it’s a bit offensive, which is funny to me because those are the people it’s aimed at.'

'This is definitely our favourite sign in the bar,' reads the caption on the now viral Twitter post of the sign. 

'Also if dudes could stop trying to kiss our female bartender's hands, that would be great.'

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Jason Derulo recently gave People a tour of his massive Calisfornia home, which includes 9 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and lot of bars.

“So when you walk in the door I wanted to make sure you’re taken care of,” he began with.

 

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“There’s a lot of bars throughout the whole compound. It would suck to come all the way downstairs if I wanted a mojito. So I could have my mojito upstairs if I want, or I could have some wine. It’s just about convenience.”

 

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Jason then headed to his master bathroom: “So this is the bar in my bathroom, you’ll notice the alligator marble.”

“I like to entertain."

We're sure you do, Jason.

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In the market for a new house? How about this one, in Portmarnock Co. Dublin.

Here's the outside, nothing to see here:

And the back garden looks fairly standard too – but is that a shed we spy?

Oh… not a shed, then.

As you can see, the three-bed family house – currently up for sale and advertised on MyHome.ie – comes equipped with a fully-furnished Irish-style pub in the back garden.

Slate floors, polished wooden bar – you'd be hard pressed to find better décor down in your local. It's not specified whether the furniture comes with the house, but as long as we can pull a pint or two we'd be happy.

The only catch? There's an asking price of €535,000… just over half a million euro.

Sounds like we may have to build our own back-garden pub instead.

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Described as "funky, warm, hipster, but also family-orientated," a brand-new bar is about to open its doors in Sydney's Dulwich Hill area. 

So what's the big deal, you ask? Well, this is not any old hipster-friendly establishment, no siree. 

In fact, it's a specialist NUTELLA eatery which will serve up an array of chocolatey, hazelnutty, sugary wonders.

And yes, frankly, we're already seriously considering selling a kidney and using the proceeds to hop on a 17,250km flight Down Under. 

Offering "every Nutella product you can think of," the owners have already said they reckon the quirky likes of Nutella cruffins, Nutella banana bread, Nutella macarons, Nutella brownies, Nutella icecream and Nutella cheesecakes will be among their biggest sellers, although the more standard Nutella crepes, waffles, and pancakes are sure to be a hit too. 

The concept has been kicked off by the same folk who run the city's popular Foodcraft Espresso And Bakery

Recently, the cafe caused an on-line storm when its €6.50-a-pop Tella Ball milkshake – a mouth-watering mix of three scoops of Nutella and vanilla ice cream topped with a Nutella-infused doughnut – went viral. 

Understandably, the Tella Ball will also be available in the new cafe. For those of us not based in Sydney, SHEmazing! has rounded up the following Instagram snaps… now let's all take a sugar-infused moment to dare to dream…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For any Dubliners out there in dire need of a new haunt, you’re fears are needless.

There is soon to be a new bar in the capital for all of your socialising needs. Due to open in the coming weeks apparently, this place isn’t going to be your usual run of the mill affair. In fact, the name of the pub itself is causing more than a few eyebrows to raise.

Have you heard it yet? Well, if you haven’t then you better get used to it:

According to Publin it is described as a “hip new buzz bar” Porndog is supposedly going to be opening their doors on Harcourt Street over the coming weeks.

Not to be confused for a rather unfortunate autocorrect, the name is actually the name. Sure why not?

According to their Facebook page they are due to open their doors at the end of this month. They are also looking for employees.

PORNDOG is looking for chefs with an interested or skill set in classic methods, such as in house sausage making,…

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Do you or someone you know have experience in vegetable pickling or sausage making? If you do, then you know where to bring your CV.

“PORNDOG is looking for chefs with an interested or skill set in classic methods, such as in house sausage making, curing & smoking – creating suitable spice blends. Vegetable pickling, fermenting & preserving (eg. Sauerkraut, kimchi, gherkins).”

We feel certain there is going to be more than a few questions to be raised about how the name for this place came about. We think we’d rather wait and ask at the bar instead of taking the risk of entering that phrase into any search engines….

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Snapchat is not just a way to annoy your friends with absolutely ridiculous images, now it can get you a job.

Sober Lane pub in Cork is looking for staff but don’t bother sending in your CV – you’ve to the send in a Snapchat instead.

Ernest Cantillon, the man behind the obvious PR stunt, says that applying for the job this way is in keeping with the vibe of the pub: “Sober Lane Cork is quirky and different. It’s all about fun, and it’s driven by our staff, who pick the music, and we don’t do uniforms. If someone has a good personality, it will come across on Snapchat and we’ll offer them a job or invite them in for a chat.”

The job ad reads: “Forget Discretion! When making an impression, Sober Lane is our obsession, it’s all about the session, let’s hear your confession, if you want a profession” making the bar seem like a pretty funky place to work for.

However, we’re a little dubious about the whole thing – doesn’t Snapchat delete the photo a couple of seconds after it’s opened?!

Ernest on the other hand isn’t, saying they will be able to follow up applicants using their Snapchat profiles.

Sounds like an awful lot of effort to go to to pick some staff…

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