Ireland's First Alcohol-Free Bar Opens It's Doors
Itâ€™s Friday thank God!! And a lot of you will be planning a night out hitting the bars and a club or a few scoops in the proposed sunshine.
What if you donâ€™t fancy an alcoholic drink or just don't fancy getting pinned in by crowds on the sauce? You still want to have the craic and atmosphere of a pub but without the booze.
Whatever it is â€“ you have very little alternativeâ€¦until now.
It's called 'The Virgin Mary' and opens this weekend. Muireann spoke to co-owner Oisin Davis about why Ireland needs this now.
Oisin is opening it because thereâ€™s very little alternative for non-drinkers or people who just donâ€™t fancy an alcoholic pint just cafĂ©s lacking atmosphere.
"I spoke to friends who don't drink but wanted somewhere with the atmosphere of a pub but without the booze. People have been really encouraging. You can't get the same pub typeÂ atmosphere in a multi-national cafe."
He himself drinks but he spoke to friends who donâ€™t and they inspired him and this stat: according to the World Health Organization (WHO) alcohol consumption in Ireland has fallen by 25% since 2005.
You'll find it on Capel Street in Dublin 1.
It even has it's own signature cocktail...
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Behold The Virgin Mary - our house version is created using freshly pressed tomato juice, a Dublin made hot sauce, lime, celery pickle and a secret spice mix! Ă°Ĺ¸â€śÂ·: @whitecloudphotographic #thevirginmarybar #tvm #drinkdifferent
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