Monthly Archives: August 2012

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24 08, 2012

Stroudsburg’s Siamsa Irish Pub adds martini bar

A new martini bar opening today on Main Street in Stroudsburg will take it back to the Roaring ’20s. Behind the red curtain, in the newly renovated upstairs of Siamsa Irish Pub, bar goers will find the “Speakeasy.” […]

24 08, 2012

Stroudsburg's Siamsa Irish Pub adds martini bar

A new martini bar opening today on Main Street in Stroudsburg will take it back to the Roaring ’20s. Behind the red curtain, in the newly renovated upstairs of Siamsa Irish Pub, bar goers will find the “Speakeasy.” […]

23 08, 2012

Derry Hegarty's to become Burke's Irish Castle

When the iconic Derry Hegarty’s Irish Pub, 5328 W. Blue Mound Rd., went up for sale, Sean Burke knew it was a good fit for him. “I’m a proud Milwaukee Irishman and I’m honored to carry on the great Irish tradition here,” says Burke, who acquired the large bar and banquet hall in April. […]

23 08, 2012

Derry Hegarty’s to become Burke’s Irish Castle

When the iconic Derry Hegarty’s Irish Pub, 5328 W. Blue Mound Rd., went up for sale, Sean Burke knew it was a good fit for him. “I’m a proud Milwaukee Irishman and I’m honored to carry on the great Irish tradition here,” says Burke, who acquired the large bar and banquet hall in April. […]

23 08, 2012

Longtime Midtown Irish Pub Plans Rooftop Expansion

It’s time for even more of that good old-fashioned Irish hospitality. The Blarney Rock — the staple Midtown Irish pub known for its cheap drinks and blue-collar clientele — is planning an expansion. […]

22 08, 2012

Kildares demonstrates how to attract receptions and corporate clients to your Irish pub

Kildares Irish Pub knows how to market themselves to publicans, as well as corporate clients. At every one of their Irish pub locations, there is an in store marketing person. This allows them to do research and create calendars of all of the events coming up in the area.Kildares make a point of going out and meeting local businesses, and creating connections with them.One of their strongest relationships is with the chamber of commerce and business bureau. By offering to host some of their corporate events for free, giving them a gift card or a free lunch, they put themselves in a position where they are the first to be recommended as a venue for a local business event. By building ongoing relationships with small and local business groups, business will come to you, through them.One great example of this [...]

22 08, 2012

New Irish pub pops up in Clifton Park

The grand opening of Dorothy O’Day’s Irish Pub at Clifton Park Center Mall will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new pub, which occupies 3,625 square feet and is located in the former Pasta Factory space, is owned by Chris DiFiore, who also owns Voorheesville Wine & Liquor. The restaurant will feature  both Irish and American fare. […]

21 08, 2012

Irish pub could be coming to Miami Marlins stadium garages

Before the first pitch was ever thrown at the new Marlins ballpark, Miami City Commissioner Frank Carollo made a pitch of his own: creating an entertainment district in the city-owned parking garages that flank the stadium. […]

20 08, 2012

Irish Pub Tour de Shore

Sunday, 29th July, marked a very special occasion in Philadelphia, which saw over 1,650 bicyclists gear up for the 25th Annual Irish Pub Tour de Shore. The event begins every year at The Irish Pub on 20th and Walnut and finishes at The Irish Pub in Atlantic City, with the proceeds benefiting children's charities. Irish Pubs Global spoke to co-owner of The Irish Pub and President of the Irish Pub Children’s Foundation, Mark O’Connor, about this annual event and how an Irish Pub can stand out as a pillar of the community. “The original Irish Pub is based in Atlantic City and is over forty years old and we have two units in Philadelphia, one 31 years old and the other 28 years old. This was the 25th Annual Tour de Shore;” says Mark. According to Mark, the idea originated [...]

20 08, 2012

“Passport, Please” at Hugh O’Neill’s

The Whisk(e)y World Tour begins on Monday, July 23 at 7 p.m. in America with a tasting of 6 Bourbon whiskeys. On August 20 we’re off on a virtual trip to Scotland with a half-dozen Scotch whiskys in the lineup. And on Sept. 17 (halfway to St. Paddy’s Day), we honor the ould sod with a sampling of six Irish whiskeys. […]