It’s one of our favourite spots for a quiet pint in town.
Now, as well as their legendary selection of craft beers and wine, there’s another reason to pop in for a pint this weekend; the Impala beer garden just had a makeover and it’s looking cooler than ever.
Irish artist Finbar McHugh, also known as Finbar247, has been busy transforming the walls of the covered outdoor yard into a spectacular piece of art.
Based in Galway, where his murals adorn many a city wall, Finbar’s vibrant abstract paintings hang in some of the coolest collections in the country, with a selection on display in Dublin’s trendy Iconic Offices.
Speaking to Yay Cork about how the collaboration came about, Finbar said: “The owner of Impala has a sister pub in Galway called Caribou, which is right beside my studio in Woodquay and they asked would I come to Cork to paint because they love my work and they thought that it would fit really well with the vibe of the place.”
“I was only delighted because I love Cork. I learned how to paint like I do through graffiti and I used to come to Cork to paint the White Street Car Park all the time years ago when I was younger. It was lovely to be back in my home from home, catching up with friends, painting and checking out the city streets again.”
Impala, on Paradise Place, took home ‘Craft Bar of the Year’ at the Bar of the Year Awards this summer. If there was an award for coolest beer garden they’d have made off with that as well.