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The Bernard Shaw

11-12 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.




Bookings : 019060218

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Minimum 4 people

by Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bodytonic Present: Shaw is 10

10 years, 10 days, 10 events at The...

    10 days, 10 events at The Bernard Shaw to celebrate 10 years    14th - 29th Oct 2016...

by Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Want some free pizza?

You can if your name is..

The Big Blue Bus pizza awaits you this week if your name is Brendan or Bebhinn (just bring some ID)  ...

by Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Shirani Bolle Repeals the 8th

At the Evolve Paint Jam #5

"Stop letting old men decide what women should do with their bodies."  Couldnt have said it better...

by Thursday, September 1, 2016

Conor L and the Chamber of Horse Meat

Live at Horse Meat Disco at The Eagle

Our resident disco-don, hater of tops and lover of Horse Meat, Conor L, has reclothed himself after rocking our...

by Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Fourth Dimension

Dimensions Festival 2016

  Dimensions Festival returns to Pula, Croatia from Thursday 25th August...

by Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bodytonic Label comes HMEFLGHT to...

Adultrock and HMEFLGHT live at The...

This Friday in The Bernard Shaw, Betty host a very special live showcase of two of...

by Monday, August 15, 2016

The Evolve Paint Jam #5

Back for the annual bash


by Friday, May 20, 2016

Euro 2016

At The Bernard Shaw

  We'll be showing every match from the Euro 2016 from 2pm to 8pm. Book a table in our beer garden or...

by Friday, April 29, 2016

Rocstrong live this Bank Holiday Monday


Fresh off the plane from LA and up to Portobello, Rocstrong and his band give us their first live irish show of...

by Thursday, April 14, 2016

At This Weeks Bernard Shaw Flea...

What have we got for you?

  This weekends flea market has a tonne of cool shiz lined up for you along with DJ's, brunch, pizzas,...

by Friday, April 8, 2016

This Weeks Bernard Shaw Flea Market

Look at what we've got in store for...

This weekends flea market has a tonne of cool shiz lined up for you along with DJ's, brunch, pizzas, cocktails...

by Friday, April 8, 2016

Stomptown Brass are back!

Taking over our beer garden once again

We're delighted to bring Stomptown Brass back with the Manma Saor crew this Saturday 9th April from 6pm. ...

by Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Win a dinner for 4 on us

To celebrate new Big Blue Bus Menu

  To celebrate the launch of our new Big Blue Bus menu, we're giving you the chance to win a night out with...

by Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Exhibition Time!

A multidisciplinary exhibition of...

    Celebrating Offset and one of our all time favourite cartoons, OFFSET & Robert Ickis Mirolo are...

by Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Want a stall at The Bernard Shaw Flea?

Sign up here


by Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The B Shaw Flea Goes Weekly

Every Saturday, Every week

We've had such a blast running our monthly flea markets and we've had such a great response from you all that...

by Wednesday, February 17, 2016

On the Election Trail with Shrug Life

Playing the Shaw this Thurs

    Shrug Life today stream the follow up to their acclaimed EP ‘The Grand...

by Thursday, February 4, 2016

We found love in a double decker bus

Dinner for two in the Blue Bus

That ever-so-romantic weekend of love lies ahead of us. This Sunday 14th Feb, The Big Blue Bus is doing a 3...

by Thursday, February 4, 2016

Love Me Tinder this Valentines

Get in the shiftin' corner

  This years Love Me Tinder is almost upon us with the city's central hub for Tinder users on...

by Thursday, January 28, 2016

It's a Big Blue Calzone

Special of the Week

Big blue's spesh this week is a whopper calzone. Made with Glenealy goats cheese, red onion, organic baby...

by Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The applications are open!

Get your name down for the Flea

Our mothly vintage flea is back in Feb and now's your chance to sign up.    Loading...

by Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Love Me Tinder

Gettin' hooked up in the Shaw

A night of hookups, slow jams and lots of Keith Sweat. Get your un-Valentines, Valentines fix with us. ...

by Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hipdrop drop into us

Hip drop crew take over the Shaw 22nd...

As the Hipdrop Records crew will be joining us on 22nd January in the Shaw, we thought we would introduce you a bit...

by Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Feeling The Bowie Love

Starman's Send Off

Jess Tobin AKA Novice and Sign of Power collaborated on our walls for a fitting send off to the most famous Starman...

by Monday, January 11, 2016

Have you got an old console?

We might want it

We're on the hunt for a SNES, NES and a Sega Mega Drive. If you've lost hours of your life to these machines...

by Monday, January 4, 2016

Brewtonic's 13 Seconds Porter

It's a knockout

We're now pouring the new Brewtonic & Rascals Brewing 13 Seconds Porter. How long does it take to become...

by Thursday, December 31, 2015

NYE with a Space Disco

Blast off into 2016

We've got our space boots on and it's time to go into our favourite intergalactic disco. Join us while we...

by Friday, December 11, 2015

The Christmas Food Drive

Can you help?

Kathi Burke will be holding a food drive in The Bernard Shaw at the Xmas Flea Market on December 19th & 20th...

by Thursday, December 10, 2015

Our First Sneaker Fair

Sole Food for your, eh, soul

The Bernard Shaw plays host to Dublin’s very own Sneaker fair, Sole Food (formerly Dub City Sneakz) just...

by Monday, November 30, 2015

Our New Hot Bar Menu

We've got the goods to make you feel...


by Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Get your spot for Xmas The Bernard...

Want a stall? Get in now


by Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Bernard Shaw Menu

Drinks Menu


by Thursday, October 15, 2015

Vice Coffee at the Flea

And they're bringing their doughnuts...

This Sunday The Vice Coffee Inc crew will be serving up coffee and delicious doughnuts from the Dublin Doughnut...

by Monday, October 12, 2015

Nialler 9 Comes to Scribble

Music blogger playing the tunes this...

The main man of Irish music is here this Friday to play some of his favourite party tunes of the moment. It all...

by Sunday, October 4, 2015

Andras Fox is coming to the Shaw

For one evening only

The Melbourne based producer and DJ is stopping by The Bernard Shaw for an unannounced set before he's whisked...

by Friday, September 4, 2015

Club Mate in Dublin

We know you want it

We've found our new vice in the form of Club Mate carbonated mate tea drink. The German staple has now hit Irish...

by Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fine Swine on the Radio

This Greedy Pig on RTE 2XM

Our neighbours and favourite piglets, Russell and Greg AKA This Greedy Pig, are picking up their records...

by Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Misha Freshin' #5 with MynameisjOhn

Bringin' tha Rusangano ruckus

MynameisjOhn grew up on the cold hard streets of Ennis, headphones on and hood up. He collected tapes, played...

by Wednesday, August 19, 2015

It's that time again...

The Bernard Shaw Flea is back and...

More stalls, more clothes both vintage and new, jewellery, art, records and tonnes more... plus tasty drinks...

by Monday, August 10, 2015

Don't be left standing...

Book yo'self a table

Don't be a mug, get yourself and your friends a table in the Shaw for pizza, drinks and good times. 

by Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Rascal's Yankee White IPA now on tap

Their best yet

We're serving up Rascal's latest draught offering in the form of Yankee White IPA. Come have a...

by Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Gangs takeover the Shaw

Not like that!

GANGS, the four-piece Rock n Roll band have gone on to sell out many of Dublin’s music venues and truly...

by Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Amica bringing the reggae vibes

This Saturday

Amica come to The Bernard Shaw this Saturday for some reggae beats and sweet female vocals. Amica combines...

by Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Behold! The Irish National Coffee...

All up in here with 3fe

Come join us at The Bernard Shaw Flea on Jul 19th where we'll not only have tonnes of bargains, but we'll...

by Friday, June 26, 2015

When the Rubberbandits call round...

Stick the kettle on

Sure 'tis only himself from the Rubberbandits who stopped by for a cup of tea on the way back to...

by Friday, June 26, 2015

Beer, Glorious Beer

The only thing for a sunny day

Large or small, we got it. We cant keep up with the selection of lovely beers we've got so be sure to ask...

by Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Blind Elephant Collective

5 Years in the Trunk

Exhibition by the Blind Elephant Illustration Collective, celebrating their 5 years together in the...

by Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Come for the company...

Stay for the pizza

Look at their faces... So happy! Them Big Blue Bus pizza making masters have been at it again. This particular...

by Thursday, May 14, 2015

Vote Yes & Party

Do you're bit and have fun

On the 22nd of May, we're opening our party arms to all of you who vote yes for marriage equality across...

by Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wanna be a part of The Bernard Shaw...

We're taking stall submissions

The brand new Bernard Shaw Flea will be making it's maiden voyage on Sunday May 24th. Lots of bargains waiting...

by Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tomorrows Music, today

Dublin's newest supergroup

This week, Good Name is beyond proud to host a debut gig of new Dublin (super)group Tomorrows. Comprising...

by Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Misha Freshin' swingin' into action

Sunken Foal and Jimmy Penguin on the...

Misha Freshin'... is a brand new monthly DJ/Beats/Hiphop night in The Bernard Shaw.Taking place on the last...

by Wednesday, February 25, 2015

La Fonda

Good Name, great indie

Good Name is getting the Fonda treatment tomorrow night with indie music that consists of more substance...

by Friday, February 20, 2015

The best thing we've seen all week

She's never looked better

Never underestimate the power of googly eyes. Never!

by Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Summer? Is that you?

Red sky at night

That change in the evening. It's like we can feel it! Have a goo at the evening sky out the Shaw office this...

by Monday, February 16, 2015

New year, new table

Pool table of champions

Last week things got REAL exciting when our new table arrived. Well, it excited us and our pool enthusiasts....

by Monday, February 9, 2015

Painting in Progress

We've got some new art

American mural and street artist Mike Shine has touched down in Ireland and is currently painting us a special piece...

by Friday, February 6, 2015

'Twas a cold one this week

Even the swans felt it...

It was so cold up here in Portobello this week that not only were our toes frozen on the walk into work, but the...

by Friday, February 6, 2015

6 Nations Rivalries Commence

Tensions are high

The fork and spoon are out! Italy v Ireland (or Sara v Miceál as we think of it) is on our screens this...

by Thursday, February 5, 2015

Coffee To Get Brunch

The Italians are moving to weekends

Gli italiani di Richmond Street aren't satisfied with serving you the finest Italian food from Mon-Fri in Coffee...

by Friday, January 30, 2015

Meet Miceál

Our Shaw Fashionista

Last week barman (and Louthman) extraordinaire, Mic, was sporting some interesting waders as part of his bar delivery...

by Thursday, January 29, 2015

We're up to something...

But what are we up to?

Changes are a-foot in the Shaw. What are we up to? You'll just have to keep an eye out won't ya?

by Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jean & Joey

Your time for free pizza has come

Your name is up this week for free pizza on The Big Blue Bus. Just remember to bring photo ID with you.  The...

by Friday, January 23, 2015

Well Kn#wn Locals

Friday is the new Saturday

We've got some familiar faced special gueats coming by to spin some records with the Well Kn#wn crew...

by Thursday, January 22, 2015

Changes are a-foot chez Shaw

Wreckin' tha joint

Some interesting things are happening up here on Richmond Street at the moment, but what in the works? Keep you eyes...

by Saturday, December 20, 2014

Manma Saor's Automatic(ally) Tasty NYE

Countdown with the Wicklow crew

Last February, Manma Saor began collecting mixes from some of their fave DJs and releasing them under...

by Friday, December 12, 2014

If You Smell What the Shaw is Cookin'

(Mulled Wine in the Hot Bar)

Its an aroma frenzy in the Shaw at the moment with our Hot Bar in full swing. Try the wine!

by Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Meet Johnny

Shenanigans on The Big Blue Bus

Johnny is still trying to figure out how to chop onions. You can take the boy out of Wicklow...

by Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Our bar menu

The new Bernard Shaw bar menu


by Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Halloween Loudmouth

a little of what went down Halloween...

The lads from Loudmouth Collective took over the venue.  State of the place after, will be cleaning bottled...

by Thursday, October 30, 2014

Whats this now?

A new Bernard Shaw thing to tell you...

More next weeek......

by Tuesday, October 21, 2014

James Make Art at The Bernard Shaw

Jame Made Art, at, er, The Bernard Shaw

We had great craic on the screen at The Bernard Shaw last Friday with James Make Art doing live digital makeovers of...

by Monday, October 13, 2014

Gentlemen of Letters

A doc about sign painting past and...

Produced by Colin Brady from Taller Stories and John Mahon of this here boozer and Toejam, Gentlemen of Letters was...

by Monday, October 13, 2014

The Beatyard 10 at The Bernard Shaw

The dancers and chancers taking part...

  The Beatyard No. 10 begins this week and here's whats happening in The Bernard Shaw.  Top...

by Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Coffee ToGetHer Menu

The Bernard Shaw's day time Italian Cafe


by Monday, September 22, 2014

The Big Blue Bus Menu

Eating on The Big Blue Bus


by Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Big Blue Bus - Little Blue Bosca

The bus had a baby, who knew

Anybody catch the the off spring of The Big Blue Bus at The Big Grill Festival over the weekend.  Unbeknownst to...

by Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lorcan Finnegan

Get thee to Instagram now

If you havcnt chekced out Dublin film maker Lorcan Finnegan's Instagram you really should.  Amazing pictures...

by Friday, August 15, 2014

Big Grill afters...

the after partaay...


by Friday, August 15, 2014

Taps off ? Taps on.

Tappity, tap, tap, tap ...

Have a goo at our new bar taps. Made by Barry from This Is What We Do (he's good with his hands), they're old...

by Monday, August 11, 2014

Work Hard, Play Harder

Down time with our bar crew from The...

7 days a week these guys toil in the boiler room of The Bernard Shaw, pouring thousands of pints, lugging kegs,...

by Monday, August 11, 2014

New Exhibition: The Funeral by Andrea...

Photo exhibition covering the death...

The Funeral of Venezuela's former president Hugo Chavez.  Hugo Chavez was a venezuelan politician and...

by Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Animators Boom Bap BBQ at The...

A rrrrreally big day out

Dublin outfit The Animators hosted their first Boom Bap BBQ for The Beatyard and created an awesome all dayer in The...

by Friday, May 16, 2014

Beatyard & The Bernard Shaw

What went down in BS Towers for...

As one of The Beatyard festival hubs, The Bernard Shaw had its part to play and didnt shy away from its duty....



We have spaces of different shapes and sizes that you can book for your event. We take bookings for up to 70 people in the different areas and can do food for groups too (see below).
Any questions at all, feel free to drop us a line.
Table Bookings : 015598124
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You can reserve tables in the ever popular BS beer garden and smoking area for groups, large and small. 


Click here to see The Big Blue Bus food Menu.  Click here to see our drinks menu.





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Reserve tables inside the bar any night of the week. 


Click here to see The Big Blue Bus food Menu. Click here to see our drinks menu.





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A 1974 double decker bus retired from the streets of London and transformed into a gourmet pizza restaurant.  
You can book into the top deck* or we can also bring pizza to any of the other reserved areas.
(*Bookings for min 4 people, min 50% of group must order food)

Click here to see The Big Blue Bus food Menu.  Click here to see our drinks menu.


GROUP DEAL (available for groups of 10 people or more) 

10% discount available upon request




The Bernard Shaw

11 - 12 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2
You can reserve tables and area in The Bernard Shaw 7 days a week, between 4 - 8pm, at no cost.



We have compiled a short list of 10 of the most asked questions from past bookings which will answer 95% of your queries.  

Do you guys take bookings?
Yes indeed we do.  7 days a week, in the bar, beer garden or bus.  The latest we take bookings is 8pm as it is too hard to guarantee spaces after that if its busy. 

Do I have to pay to book a table/space?
Nope, all areas are free to book however with The Big Blue Bus we ask that minimum 50% of any group orders food as the bus is essentially a restaurant.

Do you do food / platters
We do and you can see menus and group special costs for The Big Blue Bus here.  The Big Blue Bus kitchen is open 7 days a week from 5pm to midnight/1am. 

What is the minimum/maximum amount of people I can book for?
Minimum 4, Max 50 (Big Blue Bus capacity is 35 seated)

What time do you close at?
Midnight from Sunday to Thursday, 1am on Friday and Saturday

What’s on tonight?
Lots, probably.  Check out our listings here

Do you have a private room?
No, we dont have a private function room.  We can reserve you an area within one of our spaces.  

Can we run a tab?
Absolutely.  Just ask at the bar when you arrive.





The Bernard Shaw is Bodytonic’s first bar.  In existence since 1895, Bodytonic started a new chapter in 2006 and have tried to expand on what it means to be an Irish bar in the building ever since.  

Incorporating a Top 100 Italian cafe, a pizza kitchen on a double decker bus, a huge beer garden, an exhibition space aswell as the multitude of music and creative shows, this deceptively small venue from the outside packs alot in.
The venue is open from 8am Monday to Friday for breakfast and lunch with the bar open from 4pm for drinks and pizza.  Music is their first love with the venue hostings weekly nights covering all stops between reggae, dub, jazz, disco, house and general electronic noodlings.  Some of the guests that have played free shows in The BS include: Dam Funk, Dixon, DJ Yoda, Diplo, Theo Parrish, Optimo, DJ Spinna, James Pants, Taylor McFerrin, Motor City Drum Ensemble and lots more.


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