I love this pub, it has so many good memories for me!
Situated on the corner of Georges Street & Fade Street, its huge windows look out at the hustle & bustle of Dublin’s streets. I love this part of Dublin, Georges Street Arcade (Dublin’s oldest shopping centre) & the surrounding streets, beautiful red brick Victorian buildings cobbled streets, atmospheric & alive.Hogan’s bar is a great place to relax during the day, I love sitting in its large window watching the world go by & the activity of the flower stalls outside.This bar is Café style or Irish Café Style, very simple in design with high panelled ceilings, redbrick walls, tongued & grooved high level wall panelling & a decorative central back bar.Seating is kept to a minimum in the main bar area, bench seating to the large corner window areas & simple bentwood chairs & high bar stools, around the corner from the main bar is a more comfortable seating spot.I just love the atmosphere of this pub, the simplicity, the honesty, letting the building shine through, the gorgeous windows, high ceilings, red brick walls, making the most of what you've got!!At night it comes alive with funky music & atmospheric lighting which really transform the bar from day to night use & shows the importance of good lighting design to create ambience.Uncomplicated & stylish...sometimes less is more!!!
Love Irish Pubs!!!Love your Pubs!!!♥
Injecting character into a pub is important when you are designing an Irish Pub giving it a bit of soul...or as the sign on the door of Dick Mack’s states:"A nice plaice- with a bit of sole".
Dick Mack’s is nothing if not quirky, full of originality & charm. This unique pub is easily recognisable by its distinctive exterior colours of blue, red & yellow; I love the colour combination, really stands out!!The pubs motto" as you like it" painted on the side wall; around the corner the pubs 'walk of fame' leads up to the bright red doors, Hollywood brought to Dingle...love it!!Opened in 1899 by Tom MacDonnell as a grocery shop, storage bins from this era still remain as does the high shop shelving with its two facing counters.Ownership then passed to Dick Mack who established himself as a boot merchant the tradition of which is still to be seen on the shelves in the front bar, stacked shoe boxes, boots, wellies, shoes, buckles & shoe making tools. The tongued & grooved sheeted walled are stacked high with shelves displaying shoe making paraphernalia & a fine collection of beers, wines spirits & liqueurs including some unique limited edition brands.The back bar stretches up to the ceiling & is a mixture of shelving & glass cabinets housing top shelf whiskies, two small cosy snugs are either side of the bar counter metal wrought iron archway crown the doorways into the snugs.Cosy, atmospheric, simple yet complex, quirky..."as you like it"!!!
Love Irish Pubs!!!Love your Pub!!!
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