Central Dublin has itself another wine bar, with the opening of Bar Giuseppe above Jo'Burger on Castle Market. The latest opening from Joe Macken (who's also behind Jo'Burger, Skinflint, Crackbird and Hey Donna) is being touted as "a space to sit, sip and snack away from the crowd", and if you ask us, it's a very welcome addition to the Creative Quarter.
The wine list is full of interesting bottles with a slant towards the natural, and the list will change every few weeks. They also have a selection of amaro and fortified wines, both on their own or mixed in short drinks. As much as we want to move into natural wine bar and shop Loose Canon around the corner (how spoilt are we getting for excellent wine bars?), their limited serving hours (5-10pm) can be a bit of a buzzkill. This is your antidote, with Bar Giuseppe open from 12pm until 11pm Sunday - Thursday, and until 1am Friday and Saturday. And it has seats. Hallelujah.
The food offering consists of sandwiches at lunch, and small plates, toasties, cheese and cold cuts in the evening. They're also doing fondue on Monday and Tuesday nights, so if ever there was a cure for the Monday blues this is it.
Bar Giuseppe is open daily from noon, with food starting this week. Tell them we sent you, and don't ask for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
2-3 Castle Market, Dublin 2
Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00, Fri - Sat 12:00 - 13:00