# story of my bar

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'When someone walks through the door, they forget where they are': Inside Galway's most innovative cocktail bar
'At the end of the day I just love it': How one man's passion for poitín led to one of Dublin's most talked-about new bars
'Fans started knocking on the door': How the namesake pub of blues legend Rory Gallagher was reborn
'The annoying pimple on the music establishment': A melting pot of tribes on Dublin's Thomas Street
'Jesus, we're a brilliant pub, but we're a terrible off-licence': The story of Galway's legendary Blue Note bar
'When they step into the room, there's magic': The Grand Social's rise from the ashes of a superpub
'People meet, discuss, hear stories and sing': How one of Ireland's oldest houses became a pub... again
'We all got very excited': How Drop Dead Twice grew a bar from a chance conversation
'Only the front face of the building was left': The rebirth of the Oyster Tavern in Cork
'There's been nothing but support': How 'a bunch of hipsters' in Lucky's regenerated a Liberties shopfront
'You never know who you'll bump into': How The Boar's Head cemented its place among Dublin's best sports pubs
'Everyone advised us to be subtle. We ignored them': The unlikely rise of The Barbers Bar
'It's all very casual. We don't even have plates': The simple ethos that drives Caribou in Galway
'Also we'll need a wrestling ring': How Token became a one-of-a-kind Dublin bar
'Neon lights, smoke and hazy images': How 80s movies inspired a very different bar in Hang Dai
'I'd have it even darker than this': Dive bar magic and an ex-wife's shoes in Frank Ryan's
'For the quiet gigs you can hear a pin drop': How The Roundy in Cork makes magic with music
'It's humbling': How a little-used pool hall become one of Dublin's most exciting music venues
'It reminds people of a New York dive bar': From Polish pub to vinyl paradise on Parnell Street
'I saw Ray Davies perform to 160 people here': How the Róisín Dubh became one of Ireland's must-play music venues
'Every weekend we have a brilliant buzz': How Dali rose from the ashes of the legendary Pav