The Sweetman



This is the perfect venue for all your events and occasions. J.W. Sweetman is happy to host Birthdays, Retirements, Engagements, Weddings, Leaving parties, Christmas Parties, Table Quizzes, Family Gatherings, Hen and Stag Parties.

Groups of 10-200 people will be comfortably be hosted for social and work gatherings. There are smaller areas across the 4 floors that are designated for smaller groups like hen parties.


The rich history of Sweetman’s goes back to 1756 and is full of great histories and stories of people and happenings of this great bar over these many years. Stepping into Sweetman’s, you will be aware that you are stepping into a place imbued with greatness. The famous brewing house of Sweetman that has been a highly respected and successful name in brewing established on of Ireland’s most successful brewing ventures in the   18th century.

By 1756 the Sweetman brewing empire consisted of a network of breweries across Ireland. One of the more notable Sweetman names was John William Sweetman Esq. (1752- 1862).  This leading Irishman was a notable voice of the Irish nationalist agenda. He was very much involved in the development of Dublin with his work still visible in the design of the Catholic Pro Cathedral. He was eulogized by among others the great revolutionary Wolfe Tone who wrote… “A better and a braver heart, blood never warmed; if he be gone my loss is unspeakable, but his country will have a much severer one.”

The current position of Sweetman’s goes back to the building of The Corn Exchange 1&2 Burgh Quay in 1808.  It started off as a refuge for thirsty sailors looking to quench their thirst as their ships unloaded the corn. It was later hosted the Dublin Library Society.

The Conversation room which was a place for lovers of Irish literature was later put up in the same building. This room still stands on the second floor parading with its original ceiling roses. The building was later leased by Messrs Maguire who was in the business of manufacturing rope from flax and hemp.

Finally, the Independent Craft Beer Brewery, J.W. Sweetman’s set up shop has been standing to date as a symbol of Dublin’s rich brewing history.


The Blu Room:


Hen parties will be held in your own private bar called the Blu Room. This room can hold up to 150 guests. It is licensed to open until 2.30am every Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Sunday.


Late Every Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Sunday



Live Music Seven Nights A Week

Sunday Session 6pm – 8pm

Tel. +353.872561171  - Email: [email protected]