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Located in the heart of Dublin’s buzzing Liberties district, the Roe & Co Distillery have offered up their home to local Dublin restaurants, no longer in a position to welcome customers through their restaurant doors, under current restrictions.

Roe & Co, a brand that lives and breathes creative reinvention, have transformed the outside of their Irish whiskey distillery space into a Cocktail Village using upcycled shipping container pods.

On specified days over the next two weeks, the Cocktail Garden will welcome two independent businesses, who are paving the way in Ireland’s food scene.

Variety Jones, a Dublin 8 restaurant dedicated to cooking seasonal ingredients over open flame, will be bringing their Michelin star experience outdoors, serving up a mouth-watering tasting menu this Saturday and Sunday (3rd and 4th October). Check out the menu here.

Dublin chef Niall Sabongi, who has gained well-deserved notoriety for his offering at Klaw and The Seafood Café, will also continue onsite on Thursday and Friday evenings until the end of October with his latest venture, the Salty Buoy Food Truck.

Niall Sabongi at Roe & Co Distillery

Niall Sabongi of the Salty Buoy

Niall Sabongi commented; 

It’s incredible and so heartening to see the outpouring of support across Ireland for small businesses and food suppliers over the last few weeks, as everyone knows we are facing a huge challenge. We have loved hosting Salty Buoy at Roe & Co Distillery, as it’s not only supporting my business, it’s also helping to keep fishermen working while many restaurants are closed.”



Keelan Higgs, Founder of Variety Jones

Keelan Higgs, Founder of Variety Jones said;

“In this industry it’s vital to keep cooking, to keep moving and the team at Roe & Co have made this possible for us. Marrying what we do with what they do is progressive for the city of Dublin. We’re extremely happy to be involved with Roe & Co and to be able to make the most out of their creative outdoor space which means we can keep doing what we love to do. In these uncertain times, it’s so important to keep food culture and art culture alive in this city and to do our best to ensure people feel some level of normality.”

Roe & Co Distillery’s Dublin 8 neighbour, the Guinness Open Gate Brewery, have also adapted their offering to continue to operate within the current restrictions.

The home of experimentation and innovation at Guinness have recently opened a canning station, allowing guests to pick up freshly filled draught cans during their visit to Guinness Open Gate Brewery. Bring home one of the experimental brews on tap such as their new release; Sea Salt & Lime Lager.

Book a table in the Guinness Open Gate Brewery’s newly revamped, outdoor beer garden, where you can sit down and enjoy some delicious food and brews in their cosy new snugs. Keep an eye on their Instagram for the latest news on all things beer and food!

Opening Hours:

Roe & Co Cocktail Village

Niall Sabongi’s Salty Buoy: 5pm – 10pm Thurs & Fri, last orders 9pm.

Limited seating is available, booking can be made on the Roe & Co website here.

*The Salty Buoy Truck will be on site each week until 30th October.


Variety Jones: Sittings at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm, Sat & Sun.

Limited seating is available, booking essential. Keep an eye on the Variety Jones social channels for booking details:

Twitter here.

Instagram here.

 *Variety Jones will be on site this weekend – 3rd and 4th October.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery

Thurs & Fri: 5pm – 10.30pm, last orders 9pm.

Sat: 1pm-10.30pm, last orders 9pm.

Sun: 1pm-6.30pm, last orders 5pm

Limited seating is available, booking can be made on the GOGB website here.

Unfortunately, they will not be able to accept walk-ups at this time, so please make sure to secure your spot by booking online with the above link.


Location Details:

Roe & Co Distillery – 92 James’s Street, The Liberties, Dublin 8

Guinness Open Gate Brewery – 53 James’s Street St James’s Gate, Dublin 8


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