Virtual happy hour just got a whole lot more interesting...
Week whatever in quarantine but perhaps the biggest challenge is still ahead of us: the weekend.
We’d usually spend those wonderful days off work basking in the sun of our favourite beer garden. Quite clearly, doing that is just not an option this time around (seriously – stay at home).
How else can we spend yet another weekend at home?
In a bid to keep us entertained this weekend while supporting smaller businesses during this confusing time, please see below the myriad of bars, pubs and restaurants delivering pints in and around Dublin.
Renowned in Dublin for its margaritas, 777 has thankfully made them available for collection along with the '777 At Home' food box. The margaritas are pre-batched in 750ml bottles (around five margaritas) and are priced at €40.
You can pre-order to add to your 777 at Home or just on its own by calling 01-425-4052 and you can collect from 777 or Dillingers in Ranelagh (which will need 24 hours notice). Click here for more info.
The Harbour Bar in Bray is now delivering its signature toasties alongside a range of wines, fries and local beers including Wicklow Wolf, O'Brother and Larkins. The beer your order will be delivered in a 1litre growler which requires a €3 deposit.
Used growlers can be returned to delivery drivers on your next order when your €3 will be returned. Delivery is available from Wednesday to Sunday from 4 pm-10 pm in Bray, Greystones, Shankhill, Loughlinstown and Ballybrack. Click here for more info.
Anti Social, which opened just weeks before the pandemic, has pivoted to offer cocktail delivery in Dublin. Initially, the team were only delivering their 500ml and 1litre bottles of cocktails to residents in a small section of Dublin city, but now, delivery is available in all areas of County Dublin. Customers within a 2km radius of the bar can order their cocktails for collection.
The range of cocktails currently available includes margaritas, pornstar martinis, sex on the beach, Moscow mules, cosmopolitans and much more, with a promise to add more weekly. Anti Social also recently released a merchandise line with 100 per cent of profits going towards the Dublin Simon Community. For more info, click here.
the virgin mary
Ireland’s first alcohol-free bar, The Virgin Mary has just launched an alcohol-free home delivery box, which features some of the bar’s most popular drinks and is available as part of its online shop.
The box is €49 and includes the likes of Torres Natureo Muscat wine, Heineken 0.0, London Essence Original Indian Tonics, and Ceder’s Crisp Alt-Gin. All online orders over €25 currently include a voucher for two glasses of sparkling wine in the bar when it reopens. Nationwide delivery is available via thevirginmarybar.com.
RASCALS brewing company
Rascals Brewery in Inchicore is open Thursday-Sunday every week and serving up a great no-contact beer collection service. But don't fret if it's not within your 2km radius, you can also order beer for delivery on the Rascals' website - beer will be delivered nationwide within 3-5 working days or you can collect from the Inchicore brewery.
Vouchers for brewery tours are also available to purchase through the online store
Camden Street Wine Bar Frank’s has launched a pick-up and delivery service, with a selection of cases including Frank's favourites (six bottles, €125), a mixed case of six organic or biodynamic including red, white and orange (€140), a seasonal case (€105) containing six spring worthy wines, and the cosy reds selection, yours to enjoy this bank holiday weekend for €130.
Also available is a set of two Frank's branded wine glasses (€25) or a gift hamper containing two wine glasses in a custom box and one bottle of Drac Magic Catalunya (€45), in case you know anyone with a birthday coming up. Order for collection here.
The Blind Pig
This Dublin-based speakeasy is now offering collection and delivery of its fantastic cocktails. The wide range of available cocktails, which includes margaritas, sazerac, negronis and more exotic varieties, are priced from €9.
Bar snacks like smoked almonds are also available as well as a range of delicious pizzas. Click here to order.
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green man wines
Offering click and collect as well as delivery across Dublin, Green Man Wines located in Terenure offers an incredible selection of prosecco and wine straight to your door plus – you’ll be supporting a local business during this difficult time. It's a win, win. For more info, click here.
BAR 1661 Cocktails at Home
Bar1661, which recently celebrated its first birthday, has just launched a range of pre-batched cocktail for collection and delivery. The independent bar was voted Ireland’s best cocktail bar by industry peers just six months after opening so you’re in safe hands.
The menu includes Belfast Coffee, a cold-brewed poitín version of the classic and the 1661 Old Fashioned made with Jameson Black Barrel, Aqua Vitae, Irish aromatic bitters, and Imperial Stout Syrup. You can order via www.bar1661.ie or WhatsApp 0858041991 for delivery in Dublin, or contactless collection Thursday - Saturday from 12-6pm at the bar on Green Street, Dublin 7.
The Globe Bar off-licence
The Globe Bar on South Great George's Street is obviously closed for service, but it has pivoted to become a craft beer off licence. The Globe has a massive range of craft beer available for takeaway, as well as Dingle Gin slushies and pints, in case you're missing a classic glass of the black stuff.
To order, pop into the bar to grab your drink for takeaway or direct message The Globe on Instagram or Facebook to arrange delivery.