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Month: March 2016

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Why Watching a Sports Game in a Bar is Better

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There’s seems to be a never ending debate when it comes to watching a live game in person, going to a sports bar, and watching live matches at homes. While some may say that watching a game in person is the best experience ever, others prefer the peripheral benefits available at sports bars in Ireland. Then there are also some who enjoy the convenience of binge watching football, rugby, and other sports on the couch.

While nothing compares to the view from the stadium, the atmosphere and experience you get in the best sports bars can really make great memories. So before you think about calling your entourage to your place for the Champions League match day, consider these three reasons to watch the matches in a sports bar in Dublin.

Some of the best sports bars in Ireland provide a dynamic live sports experience to its patrons and regulars. If your favorite team is not on the biggest screen, you will still be able to watch them live on HD TVs around different areas in most bars.

Friendly bartenders, waitresses, and other staff with good banter will definitely make your experience sublime. As the crowd cheers and jeers with every passing minute, you’ll feel the intensity of the game. Don’t be surprised with live music during halftime or the DJ dropping beats each time a team scores. The atmosphere is electric to say the least!
Booze & Food

The beauty of sports bars in Dublin is that you get to enjoy the finest alcohol, beer, stout, and ale with irresistibly good food. While stadiums are drastically improving in providing an engaging experience to the attendance, they still can’t compete with the top sports bars in Ireland.
Some sports bars are open during the day and provide great lunch meals from your favorite fish and chips to lamb shanks. Order some fine Guinness to wash the meal down, or binge watch the late night games with light snacks.

Whether you are a reserved or a social person, a sports bar will always meet your expectations. If you love sports, you will definitely find someone who shares your interests and before you know it, you will be talking about formations and the style of play of different teams and players.
Going to a sports bar is a lot like going to a party in the stadium. While the games are the center of attention, you will likely strike all kinds of conversations with fellow patrons. Be it some friendly hackling of the opponent team’s supporter after your team scores a goal, discussing the sport in detail, or some friendly talk with the bartender, the conversations are what makes a sports bar happening.
Come Join Us on Match Day

If you’re looking for a sports bar in Dublin that is upbeat, has the best food and drinks, and offers a totally immersive experience, then visit Trinity Bar & Venue at Temple Bar on match day. Enjoy the best burgers and drinks with the hippest sports crowd while watching your favorite sport on an ultra HD 150-inch screen plus 20 dedicated TVs for other live games!

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Rugby 101 for a Newbie

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The 2015 Rugby World Cup may be over, but it will be remembered as one of the biggest sporting events in recent history, on par with the 2014 FIFA World Cup. We’re now in the 6 Nations Rugby Union season, and if you have an interest in the sport but are not really familiar with the rules, now’s a good time to get into it!
Rugby is possibly the simplest complex game that you will watch. A rugby game lasts 80 minutes and is divided into equal halves. It’s a team sport with one team running with the ball while the other team defending its ground until the offense loses the ball or scores. While we’re not going to dive deep into the rules and regulations of rugby, we will give you a brief overview of the basic rules to help you enjoy watching rugby without asking a lot of questions.
Basic Rules

Forward Pass – The ball cannot be passed forward or dribbled. The only two ways to make the ball move forward is by carrying it forward or by kicking it. Hence, passes are either backwards or lateral. If not, then the opposite team gets scrum.
Scrum – Scrum is basically that thing you see where players of one team mush together in a blob. This is when eight forward players bind together of which three are in the front, four in the middle, and one at the back. Once the formation is made, they push forward, hoping the ball comes out from the back of the scrum.
Tackling – There are three rules in tackling:
-No tackling around the neck

-No pile driving the opponent’s head to the ground

-Tacking should be done with both hands and shoulders
Ruck – When a player is tackled with the ball, the player is supposed to release it. After that, a ruck is formed and the two teams will fight for the ball’s possession. Some basic rules of ruck include staying on your feet, entering the ruck from the side of field, and not touching the ball unless it is outside the ruck or secured by one team.
Scoring – The goal in rugby is to score a ‘try’, and there are limitless ways of doing so. However, most of them involve the ball crossing the goal line and touching the ground. So one try equals to 5 points, and the scoring team gets a chance to kick the ball off the ground for additional two points.

Where to Watch?

Now that you are familiar with the basic rules of rugby, why not enjoy some of the sport at a premier sports bar in Ireland. If you are looking for the best bars in Dublin to catch live rugby games, enjoy some drinks and tasty food, and strike conversations with likeminded individuals, then head down to the Trinity Bar & Venue today!
Trinity Bar & Venue is the premier sports bar in Dublin where you get to watch all the live action in the world of sports in the coolest setting in town.

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Things to do in Dublin’s Nightlife

Trinity sports bar is in the heart of Dublin city centre

Dublin has one of the most vibrant nightlife in Europe and is widely regarded as one of the youthful and upbeat cities with nearly 50% of the population under the age of 25. Dublin is famous for its live music scene in popular venues and streets and also has a budding population of late night moviegoers.

In simple words, Dublin has a lot to offer when you’re strolling on the streets at night, especially during the holiday season. Whether you are an avid foodie, a party freak, a sports fan, or a social bee, you will definitely have a great time when exploring the nightlife of Dublin. Here is a brief overview of the things you can do in Dublin when the sun goes down and we enter the wee hours of the night.
North of the River

Not everyone is looking for a wild and loud night out here in Dublin. If you are looking for a quieter place and want to experience live entertainment in Dublin, then Northside is the ideal place. Just cross the Millennium Bridge on foot and you will enter one of the most beautiful parts of town. Here you can enjoy wine tasting and Italian bars and indulge in the most authentic and traditional Irish food in Dublin. It is also home to GUBU, the funky bar that caters to the gay community and the Blue Note where you can relive blues, jazz, and soul music.
Stephen’s Green and Baggot Street

Looking for a true local pub experience? Then head down to the Baggot Street area and you will find some to get a taste of what the local Dublin nightlife is like. The Doheny and Nesbitts are quite popular among the locals and quite busy during the weekends. O’Donoghue’s is a great place for live music that is served as the stomping ground for The Dubliners and other musicians to make it big out of Ireland. If you are looking for an outdoor drinking venue, the Larry Murphys is a good place along Baggot Street for tourists.

Temple Bar

Last but definitely the most happening of all the nightlife destinations in Dublin is the Temple Bar. The Temple Bar is a designated area for clubs, bars, pubs, and lounges where the cream of the crop of Dublin arrive and get the party started. Temple bar is home to some of the biggest venues for live entertainment and live music in Dublin, and also has one of the best sports bar in Ireland, the Trinity Bar & Venue.

Trinity Bar & Venue is an immersive sports bar where you get to watch live football, rugby, tennis, and other major sports in the best way possible – on an ultra HD 150-inch screen! Not just that but you get to enjoy some of the finest Guinness Ireland has to offer and the best burger in the country, according to Ireland Journal. If you’re looking for a complete nightlife experience, then book a date with Trinity Bar & Venue this weekend!

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Craving a Burger?

We’re very proud of our burgers here at Trinity Bar Venue, with our customers giving them glowing reviews and returning to enjoy them time after time! One customer called our burgers “perfection”, and they featured on The Daily Edge’s list of Burgers to Try in Ireland Before You Die!


Trinity Beef or Chicken Burger – €12.50

Served with chips, and topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato,

aged Dubliner cheddar, and drizzled with pink peppercorn dressing

Sweet Chilli Beef or Chicken Burger – €13.00

Served with chips, and topped with lettuce,

tomato, mozzarella, chilli sauce and mayonnaise

BBQ Beef or Chicken Burger – €13.00

Served with chips, and topped with lettuce,

tomato, smoked cheese, barbecue sauce and mayonnaise

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Top Live Sports Fixtures March 28th-April 3rd

Trinity Bar Venue, Dublin’s top Sports Bar, shows all of the best upcoming live fixtures, every week. Coming with a crowd for a big match? Click here to let us know and book a spot with a great view!

Monday, March 28th

Millwall v Burton Albion (Kick-off 7.45pm). Coverage of the League One encounter at the Den, featuring two clubs looking to increase their chances of promotion to the Championship.

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Tuesday, March 29th

Scotland v Denmark (Kick-off 8.00pm). Coverage of the friendly encounter at Hampden Park, as two teams who failed to qualify for Euro 2016 lock horns.


Wednesday, March 30th

Southend United v Sheffield United (Kick-off 7.45pm). Coverage of the League One encounter, which takes place at Roots Hall.

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Thursday, March 31st

The Miami Open showing from 8pm. Coverage of the ninth day at the Tennis Centre at Crandon Park, featuring the quarter-finals.

Watch Tennis as Trinity Sports bar

Friday, April 1st

Live Championship soccer: QPR v Middlesbrough this evening at 7.45pm.

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Saturday, April 2nd

Premier League football with Trinity Bar Venue favourites Liverpool going up against Tottenham Hotspur at 5.30pm.

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Sunday, April 3rd

More Premier League action this afternoon at 1.30pm with Leicester City v Southampton followed by Manchester United v Everton at 4pm.


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Great Live Music March 28th – April 3rd

Trinity Bar Venue hosts some of Dublin’s finest live musicians every night of the week! Located in the heart of Dublin in popular Temple Bar, and a stone’s throw from the city’s top attractions, you can’t go wrong with a night out at Trinity Bar Venue!

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Monday, March 28th


Tuesday, March 29th

Irish Show

Wednesday, March 30th

Irish Show

Thursday, March 31st

Lee Tomkins

Friday, April 1st


Saturday, April 2nd


Sunday, April 3rd

Hot Whiskey

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The Best Live Sports Fixtures March 21st-27th

Trinity Bar Venue, Dublin’s top Sports Bar, shows all of the best upcoming live fixtures, every week. Coming with a crowd for a big match? Click here to let us know and book a spot with a great view!

Monday, March 21st

Live ICC World T20 Cricket: Australia v Bangladesh, at 1.30pm. All the action from the Group 2 fixture, which comes from the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

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Tuesday, March 22nd

Live ICC World T20 Cricket: New Zealand v Pakistan. All the action from the Group 2 fixture, which comes from the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.

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Wednesday, March 23rd

Live ATP Masters Tennis: The Miami Open. Coverage of the opening day at the Tennis Centre at Crandon Park, where the first round is scheduled to begin.

Watch Tennis as Trinity Sports bar

Thursday, March 24th

Tonight at 8pm, Colombia and Bolivia go head to head in the World Cup soccer qualifier.

Colombia v Korea Republic: Round of 16 - FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013

Friday, March 25th

The home team takes on Switzerland in tonight’s friendly at Aviva Stadium.

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Saturday, March 26th

League One football this afternoon at 12.30pm: Burton Albion v Oldham.

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Sunday, March 27th

Rugby Championship games this afternoon: Doncaster Knights v Bristol at 1.45pm, followed by Yorkshire Carnegie v Bedford at 4pm.

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Myths about Wine Busted


An advocate against wine? Sorry for the information explained below. An avid drinker? Welcome to the club which marks success at finding the myths about wine that should be busted in order to gulp down few more glasses of that refreshing chardonnay.

There have been myths about wine from its temperature to its consumption and what not, which turns out to be untrue in some of the cases, which would most probably leave the wine lovers in a state of awe. Here are few of the wine myths busted:

Myth #1: It should be Served Ice Cold

It is a common misconception ingrained in the minds of almost every drinker that the wine should be served ice cold. The truth is, it is a wrong way to consummate the relationship with the wine without the grandeur of its flavor and aroma. The packed molecules of ice cold wine do not let the drinker devour the originality of taste, which is what they seek for. Serving it at a room temperature and slightly cool (refrigerated) to make it tasteful is a perfect option.

Myth #2: It Would Give You Headaches

Red wine is not the monster that would appear fancy and tease your nerves later. It is an alcoholic beverage and should be treated like one, which is consumed in moderation. The alcohol actually causes dehydration which causes headaches if it is drunk in large quantities and that too without the help of water gushing down your throat to hydrate yourself.

Myth #3: The Screw caps Mean Inferior Quality of Wine

The only thing that means inferior quality of wine is the wine itself. You get to know it when you taste it. But simple judging one by the cap does not make sense except for sounding like a mere stereotype. The truth is that screw caps are used instead of corks by some brands to seal the bottle and not let the wine be exposed to oxygen present in the air seeping in it. However this may not be the case with every wine type, it is also not a fact that screw caps mean cheaper wine.

Myth #4: The Older The Better

You know it before you’re legal to drink; the older a wine is the better it would be in taste and quality. Little is it known, that it is a myth after all. It actually depends on the wine but factually speaking the recently found 150 year old wine tasted horrible. Wines do have a certain period of time when could act at their best, know it and cease it!

And when you know that sparkling wine isn’t necessarily champagne and there is no point avoiding boxed wine thinking it’s cheap, its time you must have started to crave for some yourself. And if by luck you’re searching for an amazing bar to serve you the choicest quality of wine and other drinks, Trinity Bar is one of the finest options around. Situated in the heart of Temple Bar, Trinity Bar never fails its 
customer whether in terms of food, wine, music or entertainment.

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23 Fun Facts About Beer


One of the most consumed drinks (after water and coffee, of course) is the favorite of many people worldwide (and why wouldn’t it be, for it is the life of any party) is Beer. And just the mention of the drink brings a sunny bubbly image in the mind of an avid drinker of beer. What is more than the taste of the drink itself are the cool facts that many people miss out (who would remember any facts while gulping down glass after glass of beer on a stag night?).

However, it is always great to know the interesting information and facts about the beer which is consumed 23 gallons per year by an average American.

1. Light is what makes the beer go bad; so beware.

2. Beer contains proteins and carbohydrates (Do I need kidney beans for the dinner?)

3. Beer brewing is said to be dating to the times as old as those of nomadic tribes cultivating grains and farming.

4. In Amsterdam, the alcoholics are paid for cleaning the streets of the city and the wages are in the form of beer (who else is looking for a job?)

5. Beer is one of the world’s oldest prepared beverages (dates back to about 9500 BC).

6. Brewmeister’s ‘Snake Venom’ is the strongest beer with 67.5% alcohol by volume.

7. The consumption of beer reduces the risk of developing kidney stones.

8. ‘Zythology’ is the term officially scientific for the study of beer and making of. It has Greek origin, with ‘Zythos’ meaning Beer and ‘Logy’ means study.

9. The world’s costliest beer is Belgian’s “Vielle Bon Secours’. The price is around $1000.

10. There are approximately 400 types of beers in the world and Belgium offers the maximum variety.

11. The ancient Babylonians would drown a person as a punishment for making bad beer.

12. Censollicaphobia is the phobia (fear) of an empty beer glass (the beer lovers can perhaps relate to this completely).

13. The first ever professional brewers of beer were known as ‘brewesters’ and were all women. Added to that, they had to be very beautiful to qualify for the task.

14. Egyptian pyramid workers received beer (1 gallon per day) as their wages.

15. Marijuana is the cousin of beer. The beer hops and marijuana plant share the same family.

16. Beer helps prevent decline cognitive decline.

17. Beer also helps preventing cardiac arrests and other diseases.

18. Until 2013, beer wasn’t considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia.

19. Finland conducts wife carrying championships and the first prize is beer that too in wife’s weight. The more the merrier.

20. Africa has a beer brand which is brewed from bananas.

21. Argentina has various brands of beer according to the political parties (each having its own brand).

22. The beer’s foamy head tells about the quality of the drink. The absence of the foamy head of the beer tells that the beer is bland and flat.

23. Beer contains silicon which increases calcium deposits in the bones; hence, it strengthens the bones.

So, if by now you’re drooling already and are in the mood to search for one of the best bars in Dublin/Ireland, Trinity Bar Venue could be the answer to satiate the desire for the most amazing collection of wines and beer.

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Popular Dishes at Trinity Bar Venue

Trinity Bar Venue is a dynamic GastroPub in Dublin, located in the heart of Temple Bar, serving up a diverse gastropub menu with everything from our famous 28 Day Matured Steak-on-the-Stone, to locally-sourced Dublin Bay Prawns, and Irish classics like Steak and Guinness Pie. Our Guinness Bread is freshly made in-house every day, and our Daily Roasts keep our menu exciting.

Check out some of our most popular dishes:

Traditional Irish Beef Stew – €11

Tender beef stewed with onions, carrots, celery and potato, and served with homemade bread

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Dublin’s Best Bangers & Mash – €11.50

Served with onion gravy

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Slow-Cooked Roast Lamb Shank – €14.95

Served with mashed potato, roasted vegetables, and a red wine and rosemary jus

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