Going Out Tonight?


South William Street, Dublin 2

Before you leave…

Pre-booking is required where a distance of two metres between tables cannot be maintained.

A maximum limit of six people will be able to sit at each table and they can all be from different households.

Their time there will be limited to one hour and 45 minutes though, unless the tables are spaced two metres or more apart.

Multiple table bookings for the same group will not be allowed, ruling out the holding of Christmas parties or events.

One member of each party will still have to give their name and contact details for potential contact tracing if required.

No live music or loud music will also be permitted, nor will live performances.

Venues that are serving food and beverages will have to be cleared of all customers by 11.30pm and nightclubs and discos will remain shut.

Late Late Show and Deliveroo so.

Restaurants, cafes and some pubs reopening (RTÉ)


12 thoughts on “Going Out Tonight?

  1. wearnicehats

    The new guidelines state Pubs, Cafés & Restaurants are allowed to be open for indoor and outdoor dining

    “when operating as restaurants (serving a substantial meal) with additional restrictions, including a requirement for meals to be prepared on site, inside the premises”

    Does that mean that your local cafe shouldn’t be letting you sit and just have a coffee? To me the wording says that only places serving this nonsensical €9 meal are actually allowed to be open as of today and smaller cafes and coffee shops should still be takeaway only??

  2. GiggidyGoo

    “Multiple table bookings for the same group will not be allowed, ruling out the holding of Christmas parties or events.”
    Easily getting around that. Group of 30 just makes 5 separate bookings (Nod nod, wink wink). Tables 2M apart no problem in a hotel ‘party’ setting so the 1 hr 45 mins wouldn’t apply.
    The downer’s are the lack of live music and the 11:30 time limit. (But what’s the definition of ‘load’ in terms of music? Me as a half-deaf auld wan might want it turned up)

  3. E'Matty

    Have my reservations made all the way up to Christmas Eve. Looking forward to a proper session with the gang tomorrow! I pity the fools who will still stay cooped up at home and avoid the pubs. A miserable boring Christmas ahead for them.

    1. millie bobby brownie

      Not everyone likes, or can afford, to be out every night in December. And of course some of us have kids, so we have little choice either way.

      This December looks pretty similar to the last one, but then, I like mine quiet.

  4. Dr.Fart

    Great compromise. We’ll keep wet pubs closed. but we’ll make food seeing ones LESS safe. Good. Smart. Clever Governance.

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