Whiskey, Food, Music
These four words pretty much sum up what we are about. We are whiskey and craft beer house that prides itself on our quality offerings .Quality is our priority and this transfers through into our food, service and live entertainment.
Only the best for our customers!
We have recently undergone a bit of a change! We took a step back into our history and changed the bar name back to The Norseman.
For those who are not in the know we were called Farringtons after a character in James Joyce’s Dubliners who was partial to an auld tipple or 2.
We are the oldest pub in Temple Bar and wanted to move into the future with a strong sense of our historic standing as a real local pub in Temple Bar even before it was Temple Bar as you know it!
Mon - Thurs 10:30 - 23:30
Fri & Sat 10:30 - 2:30
Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Serving Breakfast, Lunch and dinner daily. Pub grub at its finest. Click here to see our menus
Here at The Norseman we can throw one hell of a party and will gladly cater for your special occasion be it a corporate event or private party.
We have a host of food and drink options to suit your needs , with whiskey and beer tasting events , party food and set menu options along with Live Music nightly we have all your needs covered .
Located in the heart of Temple Bar, at The Norseman we offer luxury accommodation in five beautifully appointed luxury ensuite bedrooms. All rooms include tea and coffee making facilities, large wall-mounted flat screen TVs with DVD and Broadband access and provide the perfect base from which to explore Dublin. A stay at The Norseman is ideal for the independent traveller.
For rates and availability, please email email@example.com (Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00).
For enquiries outside office hours, call The Norseman directly at +353 1 6715135.
A little bit of did you know about The Norseman through the years?
Our lunch menu is available to take away.
STEP 1 ENJOY
Pour yourself a small measure of whisky. A glass that is narrower at the top than the bottom is best. Hold it by the stem so as not to warm the glafss. Have a bottle of un-chilled water to hand.
STEP 2 CHECK THE COLOUR
Hold the glass up to the light. Colour doesn't necessarily reveal age; rather it indicates how the whiskey was matured. Depending on the particular whisky, the maturation could have been in casks that once held anything from Bordeaux to Bourbon. A golden-hued single malt was likely matured in sherry oak; a very pale whisky may indicate bourbon casks have been used. But wait a wee while before pronouncing judgement.
STEP 3 LOOK AT THE LEGS
Hold the glass at an angle and rotate it briskly, washing the inside walls of the glass with whisky. Now hold it upright and watch the liquid forming the 'legs' as it runs down the sides of the glass. Over time, single malts give up their lightest spirits to the 'angel's share' (evaporation, in other words). So the slower the legs, the more viscous the liquid - and the older the whisky. If you can get hold of two or three bottles of varying ages, you'll see what we mean
STEP 4 SMELL THE NOSE
Hold your glass at arm's length then pass it smoothly under your nose, breathing in deeply through the nose as you do. Think. Imagine. What do those smells remind you of? Try to remember that 'signature'. Now pass the glass back under your nose and repeat the process.
STEP 5 TASTE THE SPIRIT
Form your tongue into a small spoon shape in your mouth. Sip from the glass, letting the whiskey nestle on your tongue. Try and articulate aromas and flavours you experience - remembering that they're complex and constantly changing.
STEP 6 ADD A LITTLE FRESH WATER
Don't drown it. Just a few drops should be enough. Swirl the glass - you'll find the resulting mixture surprisingly mellow and drinkable. But rather than gulp, take a small mouthful along with some air. Note all the different aromatics and subtleties, the universe distilled into a drop of whiskey.
STEP 7 ENJOY
Remember, there are no 'right' or 'wrong' articulations of the aromas and tastes you experience. So sit back and enjoy the sensations. And then maybe pour yourself a wee drop more.
28E Essex Street
Tel: +353 1 671 5135
Fax: +353 1 679 8372