Event: Re-launch at O’Neill’s, Broad Street

O’Neill’s has always been a favourite with party-ers on Broad Street, loved for its down-to-earth welcome and reasonably priced food and drinks. A couple of weeks ago O’Neill’s revealed its recent renovation and brand new look, and I was invited down to the re-launch party. The evening was full of good food, good drink, and plenty of ‘craic’ – a perfect example of what the Irish pub is all about.

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The new decor of the pub looked great, creating a more modern feel than before, that might attract a different crowd. There were plenty of seating arrangements to suit any kind of outing, from a cosy lunch to a hen party, giving it that flexibility between day-time pub and night-time bar. There was also some fantastic live music on the night, which helped show off the pub at its best – bustling, loud and full of fun.

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Guests on the evening were treated to plenty of booze to get the party started, and, though admittedly I didn’t expect much from this chain pub, I was pleasantly surprised by the cocktails. As O’Neill’s specialises in whiskey, it was no surprised that the whiskey based signature cocktails stole the show. The Tennessee Honey Punch was a particular winner, as the honey, apple and ginger flavours made for a really warming drink that suited the easy-going feel of the pub.

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The food on the evening was not particularly veggie friendly, but it certainly went down very well with those that had it on the night. The regular menu does have a few options however, and is a mix of American and Irish style food and your obvious pub classics.

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The re-launch night was a perfect reminder that if you fancy something a bit more down-to-earth and laid back, O’Neill’s won’t let you down. There’s a bit of something for everyone at the Irish pub, with very friendly staff and a buzzing atmosphere. If you’re yet to visit since the re-opening – go see for yourselves!

*The food and drink at this event were complimentary. This does not affect my honest opinion.

 

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