Dining in the hotel
The hotel has only one dining venue and a bar, but these are among the most popular in the neighborhood.
The Schoolhouse Bar & Restaurant is typically frequented by theatre-goers, locals, and romantics.
As the hotel maintains a flexible policy, guests can be seated for lunch until 2:30 pm every day. The restaurant and bar stay open until 10 pm.
Special events, such as Christmas parties, are arranged by the Bar and Restaurant, and both can be booked for private parties.
The Schoolhouse Restaurant
The restaurant offers a highly popular low-priced theater menu between 5 pm and 5:30 pm every day, except during peak season or festivals.
Lunch times run from noon to 2:30 pm from Monday to Friday. Dinner is served between 5 pm and 10 pm daily.
The restaurant is also available for private bookings, on request.
The decor is warm and charming, with prominent use of wood and an old fireplace adding to the ambiance.
Here, on Sidewalk Safari, one can find photos of some of the dishes served in the hotel's restaurant.
The Schoolhouse Bar opens its doors at 9 am to serve breakfast of freshly ground coffee and fresh-baked scones. This extends into the popular all-day brunch on weekends, served with Bloody Marys on the side.
It is a very popular venue for casual lunches, attracting an eclectic crowd of sports lovers (due to the nearby Aviva stadium) and vacationers.
It also offers a beautiful beer garden that is always buzzing with activity in the evenings.
The Bar has an extensive menu to suit all tastes, including a summer BBQ option, canapés, casual bites, and finger food in addition to menus for regular meals.
In 2008, O'Hara's Irish Stout beer, served from a barrel at the Schoolhouse Bar, was voted No. 1 at the Milan Beer Festival. Later that year, it also won the bronze medal at the Stockholm Beer Festival. In January 2009, the same stout won the silver medal at the BTI World Beer Championships, which were held in Chicago. The beer brewery Carlow Brewing Company has received many good reviews from international and local critics, including famous beer critics such as Michael Jackson and Ireland's John McKenna (from the Bridgestone Guide).
The pub closes at 10 pm every day.