The pubs represent the Dublin region in various categories and compete with six other regions at the National Awards Finals taking place at a gala event in the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin 4 on 20th November.
The Dublin winners are:
- Best Food Pub Wright’s AnglersRest Chapelizod
- Best Tourist Pub Johnny Fox’s Glencullen
- Innovative Pub of the Year The Belfry Stoneybatter
- Best Local Harry Byrne’s Clontarf
- Outstanding Customer Service The Bull and Castle Lord Edward St
- Best Music Pub The Temple Bar Temple Bar
- Best Outdoor Space The Goat Grill Goatstown
- Best Newcomer Davitt’s Camden Street
- Best Late Night Bar Café en Seine Dawson Street
All 63 regional winners representing 20 counties will be showcased as ‘Best in Class’ in their region and will receive a prize package of management training to help them progress their business further. All regional winners will also avail of comprehensive media coverage including a profile piece in a special Awards Supplement in the Irish Independent on the day of the Awards Presentation on 20th November next.
The Irish Pub Awards have enjoyed substantial growth each year and according to VFI President Padraic McGann, “have helped raise the profile of the Irish Pubs as a place to visit, enjoy good food and ‘craic’ with music and as a gathering place for locals and tourists alike”.
LVA Chair Ronan Lynch added, “The collaboration between the LVA and VFI means that the Irish Pubs Awards are the pre-eminent pub awards in the country. They celebrate the very best pubs from all over Ireland and highlight the role these outstanding pubs play in the business and social lives of the communities they serve.”
Now in its third year, the Irish Pub Awards, jointly presented by the LVA and VFI, are acknowledged as the definitive industry standard and have gained recognition throughout the trade as a credible and comprehensive assessment of the best in Irish Pubs.