The new riverside seating area opened last month.
Now three Union Quay businesses, Charlie’s Bar, El Phoenix and Union Grind Cafe plan to rely on the small collection of alfresco tables and chairs to stay afloat during Level 3 restrictions.
“Union Quay Village will be staying open for business under Level 3 guidelines.” Majella Bradley from Charlie’s told Yay Cork.
“Charlies Bar, 2 Union Quay will remain open with their new riverside seating area and great food if required, supplied by either Union Grind Cafe or delivery from The Gourmet Chinese.
“It’s crazy times but we have all decided to keep going where possible.”
Union Grind will be serving coffee with a view over the Lee from 8am to 5pm daily. Charlie’s will open from Wednesday to Sunday from 3pm to 11pm.
Level 3 restrictions dictate that no customers can be served indoors and no more than 15 can be served outdoors at any one time.
In compliance with the rules, there will be no inside seating and a maximum of 15 seats outside under the riverside Guinness Gazebos. Extra windbreakers have been set up to keep out the October chill and you can drop in or reserve a seat by calling 021 4318 342.
“Due to Covid we cannot supply blankets but if you want to be extra cosy bring one with you,” added Majella.