Happening in our Network

C20 - Smithwicks Soundtrack Series

C20 - Jameson Caskmates

C20 - Desperados

Happy Friday! Desperados is on I-SITE in some of Dublin's great pubs. 

POINT OF SALE ON TRADE INNOVATIONS

We have recently added 2 Innovations. 

 I-SITE Smart where we connect these poster sites with consumers mobile phones - to provide consumers with a location specific digital mobile experience which some believe is the holy grail of marketing currently!! 

Watch the short video of how this works.

As an extension of this we hope to trial our New Digital Happy Hour product within 6 weeks. 

I-SITE HD which gives brands extremely high quality production for brands that want the highest production values for their campaigns. 

Smart I-SITE : connecting posters to mobile phones

This is an IOT project connecting our I-SITE posters to pub go-ers mobile phones using the physical web. We wished to provide pub go-ers with a location based digital experience based around events of Easter 1916. In each location the pub go-er would be directed to events on their mobile phones as to what events had unfolded in the neighbouring streets 100 years previously. 

To compare the hear and now vis a vis to 100 years previous,  we used the technologies of the physical web and there was no need to use a specialised app. 

The Irish Pub Documentary

No matter where you are in the world one thing you are sure to find in every city is an Irish Pub. They are known for having great beer, lively music and wonderful company.  

But where did this reputation originate? Director Alex Fegan, a talented documentary-maker, gives the world an inside look inside the authentic Irish Pubs here in Ireland. His documentary The Irish Pub lets the publicans and their customers tell the story of what the Irish Pub means to small communities, social life in Ireland and the role they play in everyone's life.

You can purchase or rent the documentary on iTunes or purchase it on DVD here.

Watch the trailer below;

Our i-site network is in the centre of this incredible pub ambience that communities and tourists flock to. Get in touch with us if you'd like to showcase your brand or service in our i-site network. 

Mulligan's: Grand Old Pub of Poolbeg Street

Will you be running out to purchase this new book on one of the most famous venues in our i-Site network? 

Declan Dunnes, a regular at Mulligan's, captured the history of Mulligan's from the 1780s when it opened its doors to the present. Pick up the book to learn about how it began, to read stories about ordinary regular drinkers that frequent the venue and learn more about the famous faces that have walked through their doors (JFK, Judy Garland and Julia Roberts just to name a few!). 

To read the Irish Times article about the book launch, click here

To purchase the book yourself, click here.

We have 5 i-site places around the venue. A number of them strategically places behind and near the bar to enable brands to influence that first drink or be seen immediately when customers walk in. Get in contact with us if you'd like more information. 

4 Dame Lane Groupon Deal!

One of the pubs in our network, 4 Dame Lane, has just released a great Groupon deal: 3 cocktails for €10!

The beverages can be redeemed anytime during visits between 5pm and 11.30pm on Tuesday or Wednesday, or 5pm to 9pm on a Friday or Saturday. The cocktails can have a value of up to €8.50 each.

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 Click here to get the groupon. You can thank us later!

A Rave Before Work? Why not!

Morning Gloryville Dublin is an event hosted every few weeks that has attracted over 2,400 people since it's began. Episode 6 is happening in our I-Site network in one of our newest venues, The Hangar!

Join other early risers for an early morning dance experience. Nothing will prepare you for a productive day like some double-espressos and some up beat dance tunes! 

On arrival you will be greeted by 'Wake-up Angels' that will offer you hugs, coffee and smoothies. Feeling a little tense? Why not get a massage from one of the angels. This unique event has everything you need to jump start your morning! 

Tickets are available for Wed 7th of January event which happens from 6:30 am to 10:30 am at the Hangar Venue on St Andrews Lane in Dublin 2.

Before you say this isn't for you or that you aren't a morning person, check out this quick video to see what it's all about:

What's included in the €10 ticket price?

- DJ sets from big name festival DJs.

- Funktion One Sound System

- MCs to keep you jumping 

- Massage Exchange

- Free wake-up massage station

- Free yoga classes

- Superfood smoothie bar (extra €)

- Coffee Kiosk (extra €)

- A motivational dance team

- A bumping dance floor!!

For another point of view, the Irish Times put together a clip of what to expect from one of the past events hosted at The Yoga Hub. Click here to check it out.

Don't miss out! Purchase your ticket here or check out the latest Facebook event.

See you there!

Jobs, Pints and Jazz.

DUBSTARTS is back this year with 30 of Ireland's fastest growing technology companies looking to hire bright young minds.

Call into Hangar on Tuesday November 25th from 6pm-9pm to chat with a wide range of companies about what they do and the types of positions they are looking to fill. 

Click here to see the list of companies that will be hiring at the event. 

See a company that interests you? Register for the event here.

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What's Happening This Weekend in our Network

Friday

The UEFA Europeans Championship Scotland vs Ireland match is on tonight at 7:45pm. Many sports venues in our network including Dakota, 4 Dame Lane, The Living Room and D Two just to name a few will be showing the match on big screens. Make sure to get there early to get a seat!

Pygmalion will be hosting a great night afterwards with Baba Robijn and DJ Bubbles Ceasar. Music from 6pm on, don't miss out!

Saturday

Hangar is launching their second big night with members of The Building Society, Not Saying Boo, Radiomade, Flush & The Up Street Club. 

In the Warehouse you'll find: Frankie Grimes [Not Saying Boo], Dave Kennedy [The Building Society], Ciaran Fitz [Mondo Bizarro] and Eoin Monaghan [Radiomade].

The Loft Area will host: The Up Street Club Launch Party: Flavo Farrell [The Asylum], Martin McCann [The Globe] + Special Guests. They will be playing soul, old skool, hip hop and anything else that will get people dancing!

Bar will be open from 9pm on with hip hop, disco and house music all night long.

Pygmalion is hosting a night of their own with Bella Sarris, Will Kinsella and Gavin Francis & Ru. If you're interested in hearing what Bella Sarris has to offer, check out her SoundCloud here!

 

Sunday

Hangar has set up a weekly 'Trade Off Sunday' for those of you that don't need to head into work on Mondays. Drinks are 50% off and they are giving away complimentary SkinFlint pizza from 8pm on.

Spinning this week: Donal Mc Carthy (LRB), Willo Healy and Sarah Mooney.

Every Sunday, 4 Dame Lane hosts a 'Sunday Social'. This is an LGBT event open to all who love to dance and mingle. DJ Rocky T Delgado will be mixing from 11pm till late. Doors open at 8pm and it's €5 in. 

Have a great weekend!!

Welcoming the #WebSummit to our Network!

The Night Summit is in full swing this week as a part of the Web Summit presently happening here in Dublin. 

About 20 of our venues are hosting international and local guests from around the globe. Some of these venues include; Flannerys, Hairy Lemon, Hangar, Lost Society, The Globe/RiRa, Dakota and 4 Dame Lane.

Here's a few pictures from the Night Summit happening in our network the last few nights:

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Seems like the 20,000+ people that attended the Web Summit here in Dublin are having an amazing time! 

Interested in targeting this market next year using our media? Contact us today.

Not Going to Electric Picnic This Weekend? Don't Panic!

Croke Park Classic

The Croke Park Classic will see the University of Central Florida host Penn State in their 2014 season opener in Croke Park on the 30th August 2014. This big season opener for UCF and Penn State  will be the first time that UCF and Penn State have played outside the United States.

The American Football match is expecting to bring over 20,000 fans from overseas to Dublin this weekend. 

For those looking for some fun, there will be a Pep Rally at Dublin Castle on Friday August 29th, and a Tailgate in Temple Bar on Saturday August 30th before the match. Both are ingrained in American pre-game rituals. Not to be missed!

Our i-site network will be buzzing with tourists and locals this weekend out to socialise and celebrate!

The International Bar

Watch Patrick Murray (RTE Love/Hate), Ding Dong Danny O'Reilly & Aidan Bishop on the International Comedy Club stage. 

Show Times; 

Fridays: Doors 8.30; Show 9.15

Saturdays: Early Show: 7.45 for 8.15, Late Show: 10.15 for 10.45

Sundays: Doors 8.15; Show 8.45

 
 

Tickets are only available for Saturday's late show. Come early to the others not to be disappointed! Click here for more information.

A New DJ Every Night @ Pygmalion

Pygmalion has you covered to heal your Electric Picnic envy. They have lined up new and exciting DJs every night to keep you happy and dancing. Keep Schtum & Guest will be staring tonight, followed by DJ Bubbles and Sex Shop & Thiago Black on Friday and Saturday. If you still haven't had enough the Melodic DJs will keep you entertained on Sunday. 

 
 

See their facebook page for details. Tickets for the shows that require them can be purchased at the door.

GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Semi-Final

Watch Dublin vs Donegal in the Championship Semi-Finals on Sunday August 31st at Croke Park.

Turnstiles open at 12.30 and matches start at:

Minors play at 13.30.

Seniors play at 15.30. 

Click here for match-day information.

If you don't have tickets to the match pubs around the city will be showing it. Put you're teams colors on and head out to support them!

 

 

A Selection of Amazing Gastropubs in Our Network

Many of the bars in our network serve a lot more than drinks and pub food, they double as gastronomic experiences sure to suit the pickiest of palates. Below is a selection of gastropubs situated in our i-site network for you to try! Keep in mind this is only a selection, there are plenty more in our network! 

These pubs are a great way to start an evening off with great food before heading out, celebrating an important event, or just catching up with old friends! Instead of the traditional 'pub food', a wide range of delicious dishes are presented sure to suit any mood. 

1. Market Bar

Market Bar is situated at the heart of Dublin City Centre. Enter through their open-air heated courtyard with tables and chairs, and find a vast luminous warehouse that is Market Bar.

Open for brunch, lunch and dinner this place has a wide range of dishes sure to suit all budgets and tastes. Dinner is served tapas style, offering various smaller portions of items on their menu for groups to share and pass around ( Check out their tapas menu here and their brunch menu here ). You can also follow their Facebook to find out about their forever updated lunch specials. They switch up their menus quite often so you're sure to have plenty of variety every time you go. 

Be sure to try their smoked applewood cheese & potato croquettes!  

2. Dakota

Situated on South William street this gastropub has great lunch specials and a wide variety of tapas, salads, pastas and exquisite desserts. Lunch special includes 2 courses for €9.95. You can view their lunch menu here. Dinner includes more extravegant twists on Irish favourites such as 'Mild Chicken Curry Served with Basmati Rice and Pickled Mango' and 'Char grilled pork Chop served withh cheddar mash, cider soaked golden raisins, savoy cabbage & apple sauce'. Yes, our mouths are watering too!!

 Call in and try them for yourself!

3. Baileys

You can find the Bailey just off of Grafton street with a heated outdoor area regularly packed with people having drinks after work and enjoying their large wine selection. They have a long list of tapas for pub goers to share and another menu with main dishes, salads and desserts. Check their menu out here.

Doesn't their smoke salmon on Guinness bread look delicious?

4. Pygmalion

Pygmalion is known for their great gigs, wide variety of DJs and great outdoor space. Not long ago they introduced a tapas menu filled with delicious options. They recently took it a step up and created Pyg Cafe which has a wide range of options that come in bigger portions. It's open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and cake. If you call in on the weekends, make sure you're ready to wait for a table. They assure you it's worth the wait!

Check out their menu here.

5. Toast Rathmines

Toast is a warm, cosy and deceptively large cafe bar in Rathmines. They are open seven days a week, serving great food and a wide selection of wine & beer. Stop by for Lunch or Dinner and Brunch on the weekends. 

We heard their Baileys Toblerone Cheesecake is to die for! Anyone tried it?

Click here to see their menus.

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6. Bull & Castle

Bull & Castle is made up of The Butchers bar and The F.X Buckley Steakhouse. Choose from over 200 types of beers, ciders and whiskeys. What goes best with a vast variety of beverages? Amazing food! Whether you're at the bar or in the restaurant, you have an enormous range of delicious items to choose from. The steakhouse is very well known for their meat and you can choose between several cuts and sizes. Not a fan of meat? They have plenty of seafood to choose from!

Take a look at their menu here.

7. Harry's Bar

Famous for their gorgeous cocktails, this bar also serves incredible food! Their menus are developed to suit a wide array of palates, dietary needs and lifestyle choices. 

So call into the bar and choose from their extensive menu of appetizers, salads, pasta, steaks, or maybe drop by for simply a delicious desert. They also have other vegetarian options to choose.

Their menu can be found here

Looking for a fun group activity? They give Cocktail Master Classes for groups which include a large food platter to share before or after the course. 

If you'd like to have a presence in any of these venues, or see a full selection of gastropubs in our network, get in touch with us today.

Salsa Classes and Club at 4 Dame Lane

Latin Ireland puts on 'Latin Wednesdays' every week at 4 Dame Lane. Drop in and take a class with great dance instructors ready to show you a few moves. Click here to see the team of instructors.

The upstairs area of 4 Dame Lane gets turned into a private Latin dance club. From 7pm to 10pm classes are given and then from 10pm till late the bar is opened and the space is turned into a dance club. 

Available Classes:

7.00pm Salsa Improvers (Drop In)

8.00pm Kizomba Improvers/Intermediate (Drop In)

9.00pm Salsa Leading & Following Technique   (Drop In)

10.00pm Salsa & Kizomba club till late

** Check website for dates. There are some classes Sundays also! **

Prices:

€10 DropIn Dance Class

€15 Any 2 DropIn Classes

€50 Course (6 Weeks)

€75 Any 2 Dance Courses

Just one more way out network is buzzing with excitement and entertainment! If you'd like to see your brand featured at 4 Dame Lane or any other venues in our network, please get in touch!

Non-Stop Comedy at The International Bar

Did you know one of our venues, The International Bar, also doubles as a comedy venue all week long? It's hosted some very well known comedians and helped launch many of their careers. Famous acts such as John Bishop, Kevin Bridges, Ardal O'Hanlon, and even Zack Galifianakis started their careers here. 

Every Monday, Comedy Improv invites the audience to guide the show with their suggestions (Think, 'Whose Line is it Anyways?') and includes some names you might recognise from the telly. The show has traveled around the world and has had 2 seasons as a radio show on RTE. 

The Comedy Cellar has some top class comedians that have been practicing and testing their material at this venue since the 80s. Great place to catch some big names and grab a pint with friends during the week.

From Thursday to Sunday, The International Comedy Club offers one or two shows per evening. Call in to see new up and coming comedians or a seasoned professionals from the International comedy stage. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online here for the late show on Saturdays. 

 
 

Be it your first time going to a comedy show, or your preferred weekend entertainment, this venue has it all! Make sure to get there early to get a good seat... maybe one not too close to the stage!

Click here to see their hours and who is playing this week.

We have 4 i-sites in this venue for brands that would like to be at the heart of Dublin's Comedy scene. The venue serves food, has a live jazz and improvised music night on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and a Songwriter and Poetry showcase on Monday evenings.