Paddy’s Day might be cancelled, but St Francis Day has come to take its place.
If you’ve dusted off your Paddy’s Day paraphernalia only to be hit with the news that St Patrick’s Day celebrations have been squashed by Covid-19, fear not.
The award-winning Franciscan Well Brewery are no strangers to an impromptu party, and their St Francis Day celebration on March 17th is just that.
Tag teaming with the mixology crew from Monk (a cosy cocktail bar upstairs) the North Mall brewpub will be opening up its vast beer garden to revellers and providing a number of distractions from the world outside, all in the name of St Francis – who they informed us ‘has our back’. Sound.
On the drinks menu for the day? We’re glad you asked, €6 will get you one of three gloriously tasty cocktails at the pop-up bar – a Whiskey Sour, an Apple Martini, or an Irish Daiquiri will surely soothe your soul if you’re missing the parade.
For the beer inclined, the bar inside has an array of award-winning craft beverages, both on draught and bottled, as well as the usual favourites.
There will be live music playing all day long, no charge at the door, and if all of that wasn’t enough to convince you, the gang behind some of Cork’s freshest, most mouth-watering pizza (oh hey Pompeii!) will be bringing back their famous Bacon & Cabbage pizza.
Put it in your calendars lads, the craic is back… with a few new rules in light of the coronavirus pandemic:
“We’re getting enquiries about our opening hours.” said the pub management on social media.
“Here are some measures we’ve in place for your safety and the safety of our staff:
- We have been keeping our numbers at a reduced capacity to ensure safe distancing
- We have removed furniture, again to ensuring safe distancing
- Pompeii Pizza have installed a new public hand wash sink in the beer-garden
- Our outdoor space is well ventilated and is equipped to hold groups at safe distances
- All staff on the premises have been briefed to wipe all onsite equipment with antibacterial wipes including tills, countertops, buzzers at regular intervals.
- Staff have been advised to wash hands after every transaction of money handling and where possible get customers to use contactless payment.