They’ll now go forward to the National Finals on 8th November.
“The pub is a central part of our hospitality and tourism sectors as well as being a meeting place for locals,” said LVA Chairman John Gleeson who, together with the category sponsors, presented the regional awards, “As it’s a major contributor to growth in our regional economies, these awards will be an important vehicle to showcase the diversity that’s available in the modern Irish pub. They’ll also reward and recognise the creativity and innovation that’s already there.”
The 56 regional winners will be showcased as best in class in their area and will win a prize package of management training to help them progress their business further.
Dublin Regional winners:
Innovative Pub of the Year (sponsored by Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance): Jobstown House, Blessington Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Best Music Pub (sponsored by IMRO): Darkey Kelly’s, Fishamble Street, Christchurch, Dublin 2
Best Tourist Pub (sponsored by Molson Coors): The Stag’s Head, Dame Court, Dublin 2
Best Outdoor Space (sponsored by Bulmers): The Old Orchard Inn, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Outstanding Customer Service (sponsored by Heineken): Lemon & Duke, Royal Hibernian Way, Dublin 2
Best Local Pub (sponsored by Diageo): The Two Sisters, Terenure, Dublin 6W
Best Food Pub (sponsored by Musgrave MarketPlace): Blue Bar, Harbour Road, Skerries, Co Dublin
Pub Personality of the Year (sponsored by Irish Distillers, Pernod Ricard): Jonny Quilty, Goat Bar Grill, Goatstown, Dublin 14.
Jointly presented by the LVA and the VFI, the Irish Pub Awards comprise a series of seven regional events taking place around the country between 18th September and 4th October to announce the 56 finalists through all categories.
Entries closed on 30th June; judging took place during July and August.
The overall category winners will also avail of comprehensive media coverage including a profile in the Awards’ trade media partner Drinks Industry Ireland and a special awards supplement which will be published in the Irish Independent on the day of the Gala Awards Ceremony to take place in the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin 4, on Wednesday 8th November.