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BAR 1661 To Take The Reins At Killarney’s Newest Underground Bar Pig’s Lane For One-Night-Only

The award-winning Dublin bar is teaming up with Killarney’s hotspot for a night of cocktail mastery 

BAR 1661, the winners of Ireland’s Bar of the Year 2022 are taking up temporary residency in Killarney’s first underground hotspot, Pig’s Lane for one night only on May 21st. 

The dynamic team at BAR 1661, who have recently taken their talents to venues in Sweden, London, and the famous Dead Rabbit Bar in New York, are now hitting the road to Killarney for an epic takeover event. Staunchly Irish and fiercely independent, BAR 1661 have two goals in mind; to introduce the world to Poitín and lift Irish cocktail culture to fresh heights. 

Headed up by their founder Dave Mulligan, the Dublin team will transform Pig’s Lane on College Street for one night only. Since opening just a few months ago, Pig’s Lane has been raising the bar in Kerry with its cocktails, whiskey and wine offering. Kicking off at 6pm, experience a curated selection of Poitín-infused cocktails, featuring a bespoke rendition of BAR 1661’s drinks menu. The crew will also serve up their unique take on the classic Irish Coffee with their Belfast Coffee, steeped with cold brew coffee, top-quality Irish Poitín, and rich demerara syrup. Guests will be able to chat with the team, get some insider knowledge on how to elevate their own cocktail-making skills, as well as learn insider tips on how to blend flavours to satisfy their own palette. 

Two-time World Championship Mixologist and Drinks Development Manager for the O’Donoghue Ring Collection and Pig’s Lane, Ariel Sanecki said of the upcoming takeover;

“We are very excited to welcome one of Ireland’s leading bars, BAR 1661, for an exclusive collaboration with us here at Pig’s Lane. This takeover is a great opportunity for people to meet with innovative mixologists who will be crafting bespoke creations right in front of them! We look forward to welcoming guests on the night, to what promises to be an epic event, featuring premium drink producers and unforgettable flavours”

Before the takeover starts, drinks aficionados can join Dave for an intimate Poitín Masterclass. Attendees are invited to explore the diverse landscape of Poitín, accompanied by fascinating insights into its vibrant history and contemporary revival. 

Tickets are free but limited – book your spot below; 

Pig’s Lane X BAR 1661 Takeover;

Pig’s Lane X BAR 1661 Poitín Masterclass

For more follow @pigslane on Instagram. 

About Pig’s Lane 

Pig’s Lane, Killarney’s first underground venue brings together a passion for sustainability, quality and style in an authentic venue that you won’t find anywhere else – from curated cocktails with innovative local ingredients, to their bespoke organic wine list, a hidden Whiskey Parlour with over 230 whiskeys, a provenance menu and eclectic live music, all set in a meticulously crafted subterranean bar. It has been developed by the innovative and sustainably-minded family-run team behind the award-winning Café du Parc, The Tan Yard and O’Donoghue Public House – the O’Donoghue Ring Collection. The name of Pig’s Lane is a nod to the former name of the original site on which the new bar now stands. In the early 1800’s, Pig’s Lane ran from College Street towards East Avenue Road. 

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