Belfast bar a winner at annual Sky Bar of the Year Awards
A Belfast bar was a winner at the annual Sky Bar of the Year Awards in Dublin.
The annual ceremony celebrates bars and restaurants throughout the country in more than 30 award categories.
And among those taking home an award was Belfast's Filthy McNastys on the Dublin Road which was the only winner from Northern Ireland.
It took home the gong for "best outside space".
The bar has an outside area called The Secret Garden along with a roof terrace.
Best Overall Bar was picked up by Left Bank in Kilkenny which was once a Bank of Ireland branch before it was renovated and reopened in 2008.
The Southern Comfort People's Choice Award was picked up by Galway pub An Púcán while the Highline at Sophie's on Dublin's Harcourt Street picked up the award for Best Late Bar/Nightclub.
Managing Director of Sky Business David Rey, said: "We’re delighted to be once again sponsoring the Sky Bar of the Year Awards and rewarding the people that are making the Irish bar industry such a success. Great venues are supported by hard-working and innovative individuals and it’s important to take the time to recognise their efforts in helping the on-trade to flourish. A big congratulations to all the finalists."
Full list of winners:
Bar Food: Weavers Bar & Venue, Drogheda, Co Louth
Best Bar to Watch the Match: Wookshed Bar & Grill, Cork
Best Designed / Inside Space: Left Bank, Kilkenny
City Bar: P.Mac’s, Dublin
Cocktail Bar: Cask. Cork
Contemporary Bar: Blackbird, Dublin
Craft Beer Bar: P. Macs, Dublin
Gastro Bar Food: The ChopHouse, Dublin
Gin Bar: Tribeton, Galway
Hotel Bar: Panorama Bistro & Terrace @ The Montenotte Hotel, Cork
5* Hotel Bar: The Sidecar @ The Westbury Hotel, Dublin
Judges' Choice: Caribou, Galway
Late Bar/ Nightclub: Highline @ Sophie’s, Dublin
Live Entertainment Venue: The Quays, Galway
Local Bar: The Penny Hill, Dublin
Newcomer: Warehouse Bar & Kitchen, Letterkenny, Donegal
Outside Space: Filthy McNastys, Belfast, Antrim
Outstanding Customer Service: The Oarsman, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim
Restaurant Bar: Candlelight Bar @ Siam Thai Restaurant, Dublin
Tourist Bar: Fitzpatrick’s Bar and Restaurant, Dundalk, Co Louth
Traditional Bar: Kehoe’s, Dublin
Whiskey Bar: Revolution Craft Bar, Waterford
Bar Manager: Tony Newell – Clayton Hotel Galway
Staff Personality: Elizabeth Brown, The Draft House Pub, Strandhill, Sligo
Bushmills Cocktail Bartender: Luke O’Meara – The Liquor Rooms, Dublin
Overall Sky Bar of the Year: Left Bank, Kilkenny
Southern Comfort People’s Choice – Dublin: Molloy’s Bar & Grill, Dublin
Southern Comfort People’s Choice – Leinster: Langtons House Hotel,Kilkenny
Southern Comfort People’s Choice – Munster: JJ Coppingers, Midleton, Co Cork
Southern Comfort People’s Choice - Connacht / Ulster: An Púcán, Galway
Overall Southern Comfort People’s Choice: An Púcán, Galway
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