To celebrate the opening of the Little Pyg Terrace, between 4-6pm today, September 29th, 1 free dish and 1 free drink per person are up for grabs, and 50% off all food and drink for the rest of this weekend!
Dublin’s culinary and nightlife scene is about to witness an exciting new addition with the opening of new venue ‘Little Pyg Terrace’. With a prime location taking over the corner of the Powerscourt Townhouse, opposite the Westbury Mall, passers-by will have noticed the space has been a building site for over 8 months. Now finally set to open, the new music focused sister bar of the much-loved ‘Little Pyg’ will see the best of mainland Europe brought to Dublin like we haven’t seen before.
The European-style Italian tapas and cocktail bar will bring a unique indoor and outdoor dining experience to Dublin, allowing customers to seamlessly transition from a cosy and stylish indoor bar to European-style al fresco dining. Authentic tiles imported from Spain, playful furniture patterns and the purposefully exposed 300-year-old walls of the Powerscourt Townhouse makeup the cosy yet avant-garde ambiance of the indoor space. But the biggest wow moment (and a first for Dublin) sees the venue’s huge side windows become completely retractable, allowing waiters to serve guests through them onto one of Dublin’s best new terraces. The fully covered, heated and highly stylised new terrace runs along Coppinger Row up to South William Street.
Design has been paramount in creating the authentic European atmosphere that defines Little Pyg Terrace. Even all of the delph and cocktail glasses have been picked up over years, throughout owner Paul McGlade Jnr’s travels across Italy, Portugal and Spain.
The 300-year-old original walls have been meticulously preserved, adding a touch of Irish history to the venue’s charm. Additionally, one wall of the venue will serve as a rotating photo gallery, with each month featuring the work of a different renowned artist. The inaugural month will showcase the artistry of renowned Italian artist Alex Sapienza, adding an extra layer of cultural richness to the experience.
Paul McGlade Jnr, the visionary owner of the Pygmalion Group, already commands a strong presence on Coppinger Row Street with his renowned establishments Pygmalion and Little Pyg. The new Little Pyg Terrace serves as another testament to Paul’s profound love for Italy.
Speaking about his vision, Paul McGlade Jnr said: “What makes Little Pyg Terrace exceptional is our dedication to capturing the essence of mainland Europe and bringing it here to Dublin. Having spent much time travelling the world, we have been inspired by the vibrant culture, rich flavours, and warm hospitality of Mainland-European cities, and in particular Italy and Italian food. Our new terrace here gets Dublin’s best sunset. It will be covered and heated, and so can be enjoyed the whole year round. Our team will serve the best Italian street food, cocktails and more out through the sliding windows to terrace-diners. I’m thrilled to share this experience with our guests and create Irelands best terrace.”
Renowned mixologist Andrea Grechi is responsible for the exciting new ‘Pygtail’ menu at Little Pyg Terrace which includes his signature cocktails alongside expertly made classics. Sister restaurant Little Pyg won ‘Best Pizzas in Ireland’ at the prestigious Pizza Europa Awards in Barcelona earlier this year and can confidently boast being Ireland’s only Michelin Guide pizzas, so expectations are already very high for what owner Paul McGlade Jnr and his team will unveil as the new venue’s food and drinks offering.
Paul’s passion for top quality European cuisine will see Little Pyg Terrace source the finest ingredients, flown in fresh from Italy every week. The venue’s Head Chef Frederico Rapali has also been directly poached from Italy himself.
Speaking of the NEW venue’s food offering, owner Paul McGlade Jnr said:
“The food will be primarily ‘Italian small plates to share’ as well as our award winning pizzas and in a first for Ireland, will be served out of the window as seen in cities such as Barcelona and Madrid. Italian tapas will include The Selection Board, which is the chef’s selection of meats and cheese from Italy, Montanarine Fritte, which is traditional Neapolitan small fried pizzas with authentic toppings and the burrata plate, all made to share. Guests can enjoy signature ‘pygtails’ served in glassware that has been sourced from all over the world. Little Pyg Terrace will also offer an extensive wine list, primarily focusing on some of the finest imports from Italy, ensuring a perfect pairing for every plate”.
He continued: ‘We are looking to create a vibrant atmosphere where people can enjoy a drink and share some top-quality Italian food. We are proud to have secured a custom-built Void sound system which will make Little Pyg Terrace the perfect environment for listening to and playing vinyl. No doubt everyone will be up dancing late into the night!”
One thing that has noticeably been missing from the Powerscourt Townhouse centre for many years are ground floor bathrooms. Owner Paul McGlade has decided to rent an entire additional ground floor unit In order to fix the well-known issue. The new stylish toilets, immediately noticeable as part of the ‘Little Pyg’ group due to the signature purple and foliage design, will now be open for use for all townhouse guests.
In addition Paul and his team have been granted permission by Powerscourt Townhouse management to erect a new ‘glass corridor’ every evening from 6pm. The new glass corridor will be lit up by The Pygmalion Group’s signature purple hue and will run as an easy-access pathway between the now three venues and new ground-floor toilets. The new purple glass corridor will make moving between the three venues seamless and is set to help make this Dublin’s best night-out experience, alongside the new venue opening.
Little Pyg Terrace is set to open its doors to the public today
September 29th, from 4pm – 1am. Opening times will be 1pm – 1am Monday – Sunday.
Bookings can be made via littlepyg.com. Starters start from €11.90 Sharing plates from €13.90. Pygtails start from €10.00.