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Started in the year 2000, here’s a little bit about what we do now… Find out our story throughout the years here.

Bodytonic Music

Bodytonic Music is where we started and what we use to promote events, ideas & music.

Community

We partner and run various initiatives in our local community with each of our bars. If you are running a charity event in our area, and would like us to donate tickets, or food/drinks vouchers, or use our venue to hold a meeting or a fundraising event please get in touch. We might not be able to honour every request, and its important that it be local to us , but other than that, thats it . Please email us at [email protected] for all requests.

Greentonic

What’s Greentonic you ask? It’s an extension of Bodytonic which focuses on all aspects of being green/reducing waste/energy efficient/environmentally friendly. We want to reduce our waste, remove single use plastic, be environmentally friendly and overall try to make the world (or our gaff for now) a better place. We got rid of plastic straws and single use plastic cups. We’ve got reusable plastic cups and metal straws for our events, which not only look the business but reduce our plastic waste. We’ve also banned takeaway coffee cups in the office – Keep Cups all round’ baby. We’re also learning day by day, getting things wrong, making mistakes, and trying to make things right. If you have any ideas or see us doing silly things we can easily improve on, please let us know, we’re open to learning and doing as much as we can – [email protected]

Brewtonic

Our home for getting creative with food & drinks…

Festivals

In recent years we’ve expanded even more so into the world of festivals, and we now work on a number of them, from The Big Grill & Beatyard , to TippletownRumbullion, Ginfusion, Crisp Fest and Wine &
Cheese. Over 50,000 people have attended our festivals in 2018.

The Big Grill

Europe’s largest fire & smoke food festival, every year we get 20,000 BBQ, beer and bushcraft fans to Dublin’s idyllic Herbert Park, Ballsbridge for 4 days & nights every August. Pitmasters from around the world drop in to share their favourite dishes, techniques and flavours from their fire pits. Learn the difference between Asado (South American), Mediterranean, German, Asian, Irish and Southern USA style low ‘n’ slow BBQ methods. whole hogs, lamb on spits, flying chickens, goat, wild Irish game, Southern Style ribs, Asian skewered meats, Brazilian steaks and many more tantalising dishes and displays. Chocablock with alks, demos, music, talks and a great big kiddies area. Awarded Best Food Festival in 2017 by the McKenna Guide.

Beatyard

The Beatyard festival takes place across a summers weekend, nearly 20,000 people over 3 days in the seaside town of Dùn Laoghaire with the main stage right on the harbour. Previous line ups have included Orbital, the Jacksons, Kamasi Washington, Four Tet, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, MrScruff, Parliament, Snarky Puppy, Roy Ayers, Tensnake, John Talabot, Neneh Cherry, Theo Parrish, Daphni, Little Dragon, Django Django, Kiasmos, Andrew Weatherall and loads more. And that’s not all, you’ll also find an array of games & sports, quizzes, art & design workshops, a flea market and international craft brewers in our Carnivale tent. There’s also talks, chats and sing-alongs in the Banteryard, experiments, explosions and screenings at the Techyard, classic gaming in our Gamesyard, a place to dock the kids in our Studioyard and the tastiest of treats in the Eatyard with Just-Eat.

Eatyard

The Eatyard is our food market space on 9-10 South Richmond St right next door to The Bernard Shaw. It’s been 2-4 years in the talking and making, and has grown out of our annual Beatyard & Big Grill festivals, the various flea and car boot sales we’ve hosted as well as numerous trips to destinations like Austin, London, South Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. A mish-mash of all of the above has gotten us to this point. Our aim at Eatyard is to elevate Irish Street Food to a new level and bring a unique casual dining experience to Dublin. We are looking for innovative & creative food producers, chefs, cooks or vendors who follow the ethos of doing something simple really well.

Flea Market

The flea features rotating vendors on once a month on a Sunday. Showcasing Irish design collectives, local artists, house clearances, nail artists, vinyl vendors, vintage clothing, crafts, furniture, jewelery, books, bakers, makers, growers and doers. We also have lunch available from the Shaw Cafe crew, full bar from 1pm and the Big Blue Pizza pizza lads serving all manner of toasties from 12pm to keep you goin’.

We have a brand new market opening up in Jam Park soon Market Park it’s on every Sunday with a mix of farmers market vendors, flea vendors, crafts, artisan products, entertainment. Find out more here.

Jam Park

3000 capacity venue in Swords, rooftop restaurant, massive rooftop terrace, mini golf course, arcade, board games bar, karaoke, ping pong, massive room for sports, movies, gigs.

Book in now: jam-park.com

The Bernard Shaw

The Bernard Shaw was/is our first bar. In existence since 1895, Bodytonic started a new chapter in 2006 and have tried to keep her lit since. The reason its called the Bernard Shaw is that when we took over the bar, it was called the George Bernard Shaw [ he was born nearby on Synge Street], and when we took it over, we had no money, so we kept the sign as was, and shortend the name to ‘The Bernard Shaw’. Why? Why not…

Book in now: The Bernard Shaw

MVP

A pub, no fuss. Located on Clanbrassil Street. MVP make amazing cocktails, is dog & chess friendly.

Book in now: MVP

The Back Page

The Back Page is a pub in Phibsborough that covers an eclectic mish-mash of ideas from music, comedy, games of all shapes and sizes, salads & pizza, craft beers, a simple cocktail menu, sports events of all descriptions, and quality teas & coffees.

Book in now: The Back Page

The Square Ball

The Square Ball is located at 45 Hogan Pl, Dublin 2. Just around the corner from Holles Street. Games, sports, Fowl Play BBQ, Bingo, weekly quiz.

Book in now: The Square Ball

Wigwam

Wigwam is located on Middle Abbey Street. Open 7 days a week from 11am with a full bar, food, Vice Coffee, 100 Rums, Wig Your Wam and weekend events.
Book in now: Wigwam

Fowl Play

A live fire eatery in The Square Ball  servin’ up Free Range Birds cooked on our wood-fired rotisserie & smokers, complimented by top-notch sides and snacks.

Pot Duggans 

Pot Duggans is a contemporary Irish pub serving quality Irish drinks & food produce. Nestled away in Enistymon Co. Clare be sure to call in if you’re passing by. Winner of the McKenna Guide ‘ Pub of the Year’ award.

The Lighthouse

Our venture in Dun Laoghaire, think games, food, art, nautical boogie…

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Other stuff we help/work with…

Nowadays NYC, 3fe, Botequin, Jam Park, The Yacht Tavern, world peace…