Monthly Archives: February 2014

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20 02, 2014

QR Codes For Your Irish Pub

Quick Response Code, or a QR Code, is the cutting edge tool your Irish Pub can use to differentiate itself and to connect to its customers to its message more effectively The code can lead you anywhere, to a video of the dish of the month being prepared, or a tour of the vineyard your wine menus comes with a responsive recommendation between what food items your customer chooses and the drink they order. We have fifteen specific tips for your Irish Pub Restaurant to use QR codes to market effectively, and do something a bit different than the norm. 1. Take Out Have a QR code that links to a downloadable take out menu by your door. Customers can take it with them and always have it on their phone—and it will cut down on the cost of extra [...]

14 02, 2014

New Malone’s Irish Bar in Glasgow

Hidden away down a side street in the heart of the city, a small venue reverberates with the sound of traditional Irish music and dancing. Fiddles blaze, dancers stomp their feet in time to an Irish jig and sports fans roar as the giants of two nations battle it out on Dublin soil. While Scotland may have fallen to Ireland in their Six Nations clash, there was still plenty to celebrate last weekend at the grand opening of Malones, the latest Irish bar to make Glasgow its home. Filling the space once occupied by Universal on Sauchiehall Lane, the family run business is bringing some real Irish charm, live music and good craic to the city centre. Having already established popular venues in Aberdeen and Edinburgh, owner Simon Keane was eager to expand Malones to Glasgow. All he needed was the [...]

14 02, 2014

New Malone's Irish Bar in Glasgow

Hidden away down a side street in the heart of the city, a small venue reverberates with the sound of traditional Irish music and dancing. Fiddles blaze, dancers stomp their feet in time to an Irish jig and sports fans roar as the giants of two nations battle it out on Dublin soil. While Scotland may have fallen to Ireland in their Six Nations clash, there was still plenty to celebrate last weekend at the grand opening of Malones, the latest Irish bar to make Glasgow its home. Filling the space once occupied by Universal on Sauchiehall Lane, the family run business is bringing some real Irish charm, live music and good craic to the city centre. Having already established popular venues in Aberdeen and Edinburgh, owner Simon Keane was eager to expand Malones to Glasgow. All he needed was the [...]

11 02, 2014

Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair

The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair was a huge success with 350+ pub owners from across Ireland and across the world coming to attend the event that featured 45 breweries and 17 artisan food companies and a full programme of speakers to get the best out of your pub. The event featured three emcee's, notably Pat Nolan, Editor of Drinks Industry Ireland; Oliver Hughes, The Porterhouse and Dave Magrogan of Kildare's Irish Pub Group in USA. Highlights included a speaker from Johnnie Fox's on 'Creating a Destination Pub' from a brand that is bucking the trend of many rural pubs, and, has seen increased profits by 9.7% last year, despite its isolated location. Reuben Gray, chair of Beoir delivered a fascinating speech on the rise of Craft Beer, from their records pubs selling craft beer in Irleand has risen from [...]

11 02, 2014

Valentines Day at your Irish pub

Valentine's Day is no longer advantageous to just chocolate stores and florists, your Irish Pub can celebrate the festivities by emulating the success of other bar-restaurants; introducing a novelty room, including families and friends in the event and ditching the coupons for something more memorable. To get your Irish Pub noticed as a Valentines Day destination, consider a ‘Novelty Room’ likeThe Local Irish Pub in downtown Minneapolis. The interior features a hand-carved wooden bar, a whiskey lounge, but what is notable is the former broom closet that has been transformed and playfully nicknamed “The Kissing Room.” Their website boasts: ‘This multifunction oasis was a broom closet until ideas were exchanged to the contrary. Great for birthdays, anniversaries, or getting down on the royal knee… Book this room to contemplate any of the above.’ It’s significant to note that Valentines Day isn’t only for couples. Aurelio’s [...]