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Bars & Pubs - Sat 28 Feb

  As if we needed further proof that those crafty beer makers are on the rise, the second annual Craft Beer Rising day is infiltrating more pubs in one day than a first-year on a drinking crawl....

Bars & Pubs - Sat 28 Feb

This is a Riesling revival, set to leave you nothing short of an expert on the drop. With over 30 varieties from around the world available for you to taste free of charge, the Renaissance of Riesling will...

Bars & Pubs - 25 Feb-03 Mar

Round about this time last year, Black Pearl bartender (and now  Time Out contributor) Fred Siggins took out the Bacardi Legacy national prize for his very own cocktail creation: a triumphant mix of...

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Romeo Lane

Romeo Lane

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