Support the Arts | With Annie Fletcher – IMMA

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The Dean loves art. Being an art hotel is at the forefront of everything they do. Ever since The Dean opened their doors in 2014, they have strived to create and maintain an inspiring environment for all guests to enjoy. Being based so close to Dublin’s Creative Quarter constantly inspires creativity for their guests and… Read more »

Dublin can be Heaven

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The Dean Hotel We love our city. Its vibe, its friendliness, its art and its culture, there is just nowhere else like it. And it is time to explore it with a hotel staycation package and spending money... on us!   Now, whilst trips to far flung destinations might be off the cards, it’s time to rediscover this... Read more »

Lockdown Living

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The Dean Hotel

  The lack of guests has made us appreciate just how vital they are to a hotel. “You become very aware of the fact that it’s just a building when there are no guests. It’s great to get the work done and give everything a refresh, but the life and soul of the hotel, is… Read more »

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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VCC

From the ultimate at home meal kits to pints and cocktails, browse our top last minute Dad Friendly Gift Ideas to surprise him with this Father’s Day.     Tomahawk BBQ Kit   Make it a Father’s Day to remember with the Tomahawk BBQ Kit. A meaty box full to the brim for Dad to… Read more »

Welcome Back

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WE’VE MISSED YOU! We couldn’t be more excited to start welcoming guests and staff back into our venues! Press Up will reopen venues in accordance with updated regulations and, of course, with the safety of our customers and staff as our number one priority. Please read below for our full Covid-19 Safeguarding Program. NOW OPEN… Read more »

VCC’s guide to home drinks

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Liquid Lockdown Your Guide to Making Cocktails at Home Hidden behind a nondescript black door in the heart of Temple Bar, Vintage Cocktail Club is something of an open secret among the city’s mixologists. Opened in 2012, and spread over three, rather opulent floors, the venue is a discrete hideaway for those who like their... Read more »

See you soon ♡ The Dean

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We believe that creating memories will hold an even greater value as we gradually emerge from lockdown. We at The Dean commit to doing so with the utmost safety in mind.   In the coming weeks and months as we look towards re-opening our hospitality experiences, we want to provide guests with an increased level… Read more »

Signed, Sealed, Delivered…to your door

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Dublin Delivery

With staying in fast becoming the new going out, we all deserve a night off from the cooking. We have rounded up a selection of your favourite Dublin Restaurants that you can now enjoy delivered straight to your door, all with the help of Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Now, what to order… _______________________________________________________________________… Read more »

Tomahawk BBQ Kits

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A TASTE OF TOMAHAWK AT HOME.   Introducing the Tomahawk BBQ Pack, a box full to the brim with all you need to create a show stopping BBQ in the safety of your own home.   At Tomahawk, we know our meat, and have spent months and months researching where to source the best steaks,… Read more »

Seachtain Na Gaeilge 2020

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Seachtain Na Gaeilge is back again after theWe're celebrating all things Irish culture at Mary's Bar & Hardware this Thursday as we go all out for Seachtain Na Gaeilge 2020. Mary's will play host to Live Ceili performances alongside an Irish drum circle. Trad sessions all night and a chance to claim a gorgeous creamy... Read more »

Happy Holi ♡ Doolally

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This Holi, Doolally are spreading happiness all across Dublin and we want you to join in. “Let the colours of Holi spread happiness, peace and love all around. Happy Holi!”   Head over to Doolally’s Instagram here to be part of the action.   What is Holi? Holi is celebrated on Tuesday 10th March and is considered… Read more »

International Women’s Day

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We’re coming together with Roe & Co Irish Whiskey to mark all of the wonderful women in Irish history and raise a toast to celebrate International Women’s Day which is globally celebrated on Sunday 8th March. In participating Press Up venues (Restaurants & Selected Bars) you can raise a glass to these wonderful women and… Read more »

We’re flipping out over Pancake Tuesday

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Pancakes aren’t just for Tuesdays, but this one is special – so we’re going all out! We have rounded up some of the best Dublin locations where you can get your Pancake Tuesday Fix.   STELLA DINER Last year, the good folk at Stella Diner spread Pancake cheer by dishing out hundred of free pancakes… Read more »

The revival of a cocktail heritage.

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A brief history lesson While we were in the process of opening The Mayson, the East Wall historical society got in touch with us and shared a wealth of information regarding the the heritage of the docklands area. With their help we began a deep dive into the history of No.81 North Wall Quay. In... Read more »

Thirty years of Elephant & Castle

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Dublin’s original purveyor of wings celebrates 30 years in business! How it all began.. George Schwartz, a German boy who escaped Nazi Germany, was studying medicine in London when he came across a tube station with a fairytale name - Elephant & Castle. Little did he know how important this name would become in his... Read more »

Stella: The reinvention of a cinema

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Few places are as ingrained on the psyche of Dubliners as the Stella Cinema. Since it first opened in 1923, it has provided the backdrop to thousands of first dates; it’s kept generations of students warm when they nipped in to catch the late showing, and provided many of us with our first experience of... Read more »

Doolally, a love letter from India to you.

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The origin of the word Doolally comes from the town of Deolali, in Nasik District, situated about 150 kilometres from Mumbai. The hill station was established in 1869 and was used as a transit camp for nearly all troops proceeding to and from Bombay and Britain. It was here that troops, from all over the... Read more »

Love is in the air ♡ Valentine’s in Dublin.

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Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your loved one, Galentine’s or Palentine’s with your besties or you just fancy a treat this February – then we at Press Up have you covered! Share the love this Valentine’s Day with a special stay-cation in Dublin or enjoy a romantic delicious meal right in the City. We... Read more »

Licence to grill 🔥 Cooking with fire.

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On the 6th floor of The Mayson, above Dublin's bustling docklands, sits Ryleigh's rooftop grill. It's just past lunchtime and the last few stragglers from the lunch rush are lounging around enjoying the sunshine beaming through the floor to ceiling windows. We've come here to talk steaks with Felipe Pancas, head chef of Ryleigh's rooftop... Read more »

Meet the artist. Domino Whisker.

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An Irish artist by way of Los Angeles, Domino spent her childhood in the Golden State watching sunsets & reading books in the back of her father’s ‘67 Chevy Impala. A home girl at heart she returned from whence she came and has settled back in Dublin. With her Mum Mariad a fashion designer and... Read more »

2020 cocktail trends from our bartenders.

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Every year sees new trends born, some will stick while others are destined for the dust bin. Last year, low and no alcohol continued its incessant spread. Meanwhile, clarified cocktails and a more simplistic style of drinking shows no sign of slowing.  Here, we’ve polled a number of drinks professionals on the movements that have... Read more »

The Pastry Team 🍰

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A day in the life of Press Up's pastry team. Our content team joined head chef Ivan Lyubchev at 5am to document the process behind the pastries. Dublin's demand for pastries and sweet treats has soared and the cities appetite for good times and great food shows no sign of slowing down. The Pastry team based... Read more »

The Grillmaster 🥩 Kamil Pekar

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To find Tomahawk Steakhouse, step off the  bustling cobblestone streets of Temple Bar and follow the stairs down to this intimate and unique dining setting where the steaks are the star of the show... The ethos is for people to enjoy their beef like they would wines, whiskeys or cheeses, experiencing the different flavour notes... Read more »