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Dublin's Soft Opening Set for This Week

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Monday, August 23, 2010, at 11:59AM
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“We are Black Irish,” quickly quipped Mark Moss, one of the two African-American brothers who have spent some time in the Irish bar business and undoubtedly have used the punchline countless times.

Mark and his brother Ernest once ran Dublin’s in West Hollywood before moving the concept to Downtown Los Angeles’ Fine Arts Building, in the space that was formerly Ciao Trattoria.

An exact opening date had not been set by press time, but a soft-opening should as early as Thursday. Last-minute construction delayed earlier plans to have the space open earlier this week.

Whenever it does open, Dublin’s will become Downtown’s second Irish-themed bar, only a few blocks away from Casey’s Irish Pub on Grand, north of Wilshire.

65 beers are on tap, including both microbrews and national brands. Highlights of the full food menu include lobster sliders, shrimp with foie gras grits, a salmon BLT, a surf-and-turf lobster burger and a Guinness napoleon on the dessert menu. Traditional Irish fare will also be offered.

Dublin’s will be open from 11am to 2am, transitioning to a modified late-night menu after 10pm. The interior space highlights the architectural details of the historic building and the bar is equipped with HD monitors for watching sports.

Update (Wednesday, 8/25): Updated story to reflect later opening date. Original story had said Dublin's would open Monday or Tuesday.


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