FIVE local pubs have made the shortlist for the Bar of the Year Awards.
In Carlow The Foundry is up for Best Late Bar or Nightclub while The Terrace at Dinn Rí is in the running for Best Outside Space.
In Kilkenny the Left Bank has nominations in three categories – City Bar, Gastro Bar and Best Designed or Best Inside Space.
Neighbouring Rive Gauche is in the running for Best Restaurant Bar while John’s Street’s Brogan’s Bar is up for Best Newcomer.
Now, in its 15th year, a spokesperson for the annual event said: “The Bar of the Year Awards are dedicated to raising the profile of the licensed trade and remain committed to racing the profile of the licensed trade and to reminding consumers of the service and quality that hat exists today within the bars and pubs business.”
The finals are August 19th in Dublin’s Clayton Hotel.