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Hospitality boom: What’s happening with Dublin’s bars and restaurants?
Good article with an insider look at what's going on with venues, bars and restaurants in Dublin:
They call it “meanwhile use” in property developer shorthand. It’s the market or cafe that slots itself temporarily into a building earmarked for redevelopment. Rent is low and terms are flexible. Cheap space is hewn out of a lull. Cool creative things happen. You don’t need the backing of a private equity fund or a multinational developer to set up a cafe or restaurant. No one is asking for a six-figure sum just to hand you the keys. [...]

That era has gone. Landlords are back in the driving seat. Between the canals the key money, a once-off upfront payment just to get the keys, is mind-boggling. The pace of new openings seems relentless and “not particularly sustainable”, as one industry insider puts it: how many burritos do you have to sell when you’ve paid €500,000 upfront, before the costs of fitting it out, staffing it and paying the rent?
dublin  hospitality  bars  restaurants  pubs  nightlife  landlords  property  boom  key-money 
july 2018 by jm
Large breweries ‘pay publicans not to stock smaller companies’ beer, cider’
Good on Alan Kelly TD for raising the issue -- it is clearly happening and is clearly anti-competitive market manipulation by the big brewers.
He said a pub in Cork he was in recently had 21 taps of which 19 were from one brewing company and that smaller breweries tried to get some of that business. Mr Kelly claimed similar practices were occurring in pubs across all counties and that the statutory body that deals with anti-competitive practices, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), had received a number of complaints but did not have the resources to deal with the issue.

However, Minister of State Pat Breen said “after a robust examination” the CCPC found it did not have grounds to suspect a breach of the law.

Mr Kelly said that “the dogs in the street know what is happening here” and that the Minister’s response was insulting to the industry. He said the CCPC would need large resources to investigate the issue and “large amounts of cash and resources are being used, and these practices are happening in large pubs in all cities and towns in Ireland”.
ireland  brewing  beer  pubs  ccpc  anti-competitive  business  alan-kelly  dail 
july 2018 by jm
Pubs reveal drinks firms' exclusive deals
'You could be offered €100,000 - it's big money': Pubs reveal drinks firms' exclusive deals; Heineken has already been accused of using its clout to squeeze out rivals.
heineken  beer  ireland  craft-beer  payola  scams  pubs 
february 2018 by jm
Could crafty beer giants crush small breweries before they take off? - Independent.ie
Grainne says:
“We’re getting feedback from publicans that says: ‘Look, I’m gonna take out your tap, I’d love to leave it in but I’m getting a cheque for €50,000’.
metalman  brewing  craft-beer  ireland  beer-wars  pubs  publicans  competition 
june 2017 by jm
Pubs With A Fire
'Pubs & Bars With Raging Fires in Dublin'. This is important!
pubs  dublin  fires  fireplaces  beer  christmas 
december 2014 by jm
Pub Standards to close
The next Pub Standards, on Thursday 13th November, will be the last one. When I started Pub Standards in August 2010, there wasn't very many meetups for people who build apps, interfaces and businesses. These days, there are loads! I don't feel that Pub Standards is needed anymore. It served it's purpose -- other meetups were formed, startups were founded, projects were created and people got hired. We had a good run :)
dublin  meetups  events  pub-standards  pubs  social  the-end 
october 2014 by jm
34 Irish pubs listed in Michelin good food guide
if Linnane's and Cronin's are anything to go by, these will be worth a visit
pubs  ireland  tourism  food  holidays  michelin 
november 2013 by jm
Yelp.ie now open
hooray, a decent review site for Dublin at last
yelp  ireland  i18n  dublin  reviews  restaurants  food  pubs 
july 2009 by jm

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