Wednesday 20 November 2019

Four new spots that prove Baggot Street has got its groove back

Freya Drohan

Innovative restaurants and nightclubs with queues snaking around the corner, Baggot Street is once again becoming a favourite destination of city slickers.

Hartcourt street is known for its raucous nightlife while South William Street is home to trendy watering-holes and chic salons.

However, Baggot Street is fast becoming the destination for the city's go-to destination

Ideally located for a large majority of the city's office workers, the street is thronged during lunch hour with young professionals, and similarly bustling with energy when the evening rolls around.

Here are four places to keep on your radar.

1. Brookwood

Take your Sunday roast to the next level by visiting this eaterie. All beef is Black Angus from Co Kildare, dry aged for a minimum of 35 days - ensuring that flat iron, rib eye and striploin cuts are second to none. Alternatively, box off your Wednesday for their Seafood special, and opt for their delicious lobster and chorizo salad, or monkfish scampi.


2. Xico

Enter this Mexican-styled tavern and join the underground fiesta. Open daily from 5pm, booking ahead on weekends is wise as this hotspot has become one of the city's most in demand locations for party people. If your co-workers are looking suspiciously fuzzy eyed midweek, chances are they could have been up all night at Margarita Monday or Taquito Tuesday.


3. Bronze

Newly minted cocktail lounge Bronze is open Tuesday through Saturday from 4pm 'til late. With an extensive menu of craft beers, fine wines, mules and liquors, this sophisticated venue is going down a treat.


4. Eathos

Pioneering cafe and patisserie Eathos should be the first port of call for those serious about wholesome, gourmet produce. Pronounced 'ethos', it has gone down a treat with Dublin's health enthusiasts. The innovative and creative menu, with many dishes inspired by Eastern Mediterranean cuisine, offers delights such as chickpea burgers, koftas and shakshuka, with plenty of gluten, dairy and sugar free dishes available too. Stop in for Saturday brunch, available from 8.30am to 4.30pm, which boasts exotic options such as breakfast galette, sweet potato rosti and Acai bowls.


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