16a Fade Street
2 Dublin, Ireland (Eire)
Grafton Street and environs
tel: +353 1 613 9094
M-Th noon-11:30p, F-Sa noon-12:30a, Su 4p-11p
This really is a splendid place! You enter through an open-air heated courtyard, packed with tables and chairs, and happy chatting customers, and continue into a large airy orangy red brick Gothic-style Victorian warehouse that used to be a sausage factory and is now the Market Bar. Inside the sky-lit interior the exposed brick walls are complemented by tall plants and rustic wooden benches creating a very cosy atmosphere. The Market Bar was Dublin's original gastro bar and tapas restaurant and still serves from an extensive Mediterranean tapas menu. Graze on anchovies, olives and dips and chicken chorizo skewers.