Top Dublin pubs get nod for national awards
Pubs at the home of the black stuff have been singled out for their uniqueness in national awards.
The Lost Society venue in Dublin's Powerscourt Centre has come out on top with the number of nominations - in five separate categories at the Bar of the Year Awards 2014.
Opium on Wexford Street follows a close second with four nominations for the finals, which will be announced at a gala on October 28.
Four other Dublin pubs have been nominated for three categories each - Findlaters in Howth, Cassidys, P Macs and the Old Schoolhouse Bar and Restaurant.
More than 98 premises across the country make the shortlist for this year's event, which is open to all licensed premises in Ireland.
Event director Tracey Carney said: "The industry has been hit hard over the years but it's great to see it's fighting back."
Findlaters has been nominated in the categories of Irish cooking in a bar, tourist bar and outside space while P Macs gets the nod for city bar, craft beer bar and Dublin Bar of the Year.
The Old Schoolhouse has been recognised for its outside space and its service.
Opium's categories are also in best use of social media, city bar, nightclub and style bar of the year.
Cassidys, in Westmoreland Street, has been nominated for craft beer bar and city bar of the year.