We are super delighted to announce that we are working with our pals in the Guinness once again this time in the form of the mouth-watering collaboration with Meatopia, the legendary London food festival. For those who do not know Meatopia or, never made one of their events, Meatopia is the meat-lovers meet up, the world’s best BBQers all in one place.
Saturday, July 1st & Sunday, July 2nd 2017 The Open Gate Brewery, Dublin 8
In the shadow of the Guinness Storehouse sits the wonderful Open Gate Brewery, where Guinness test their latest creations. There will be beer and food pairing for every bite, and not just from Guinness, they’re opening their doors to many craft brewers including our pals at 40Ft Brewery.
Meatopia pairs the best BBQ in the world with conversations, music and craft beer. Yup, all the good stuff that we love. And to make it even better The Gentlemen’s Academy are there to DJ and keep the party going. So what’s in store…
The Chefs: Richard H Turner of Hawksmoor, London. Angie Mar of The Beatrice Inn, New York. Selin Kiazim of Oklava, London. Jowett Yu of Ho Lee Fook, Hong Kong. London based Irish grill chef Niall Davidson. Liam Kirwan from Tipperary’s Mike Ryans
The Breweries 40FT Brewery, The Porterhouse Brewing Company, Dot Brew, The 5 Lamps Brewery.
The Music: Aisling Ennis, Booka Brass Band, Ukulele Tuesday, Sing Along Social and of course us!
Tickets are selling fast but you can still nab some for either day here, from €65.
We are delighted to announce we are back in the magical wilderness of Body & Soul, this time with our pals at Veuve Clicquot.
Nothing can beat a Sunday afternoon at Body & Soul with some sparklers in hand and Disco Brunch DJs Chewy & Gianni on hand to set you up for another day of fun and frolics.
See you there, 12-2pm Sunday 25th June - Body & Soul - Veuve Clicquot Garden Looking for tickets? Check our Facebook for a sweet give away...
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Here ye, here ye. We’re back with once again with the eggs and disco. The start of summer signals a good enough reason to get up and get down so we are hosting our next BIG brunch party back in the friendly confines of the Drury Buildings. Oh, and it is not even a school night!
Never been before?
Brunch served 2pm - 4pm (Kitchen closes 4pm sharp)
Dancing/Romancing 4pm - LATE
Disco Brunch DJs:
Ghostboy, Rocky, Chewy & Gianni
Tickets: €25+booking fee. On Sale Monday 27th March at noon. Tickets include; Brunch, a welcome cocktail and a day of unforgettable vibes. (Ghostboy may even take his top off but no promises)
We are very excited. See you all there, The Gentlemen’s Academy
Tuesday February 28th 2016 18:30 The Guinness Storehouse, St James’s Gate, Dublin 8 The Connoisseur Experience at The Guinness Storehouse is literally one of Dublin’s best kept secrets. When we went to preview the location we were blown away by this little hidden gem in the Storehouse. The bar sits just 16 people and pours Guinness’ full portfolio of beers led by a Beer Specialist who will bring us on a journey of food, history and beer…
We will meet at 18:30 sharp at Guinness Storehouse, where we will be rocketed up to the Gravity Bar to enjoy a welcome pint of the black stuff with 360° views of our fair city.
Following this we will be sneaked into the the amazing Connoisseur hidden bar where we will enjoy a specially curated evening of food and beer pairings hosted by a Storehouse Beer Specialist. We will learn why these combinations work together and how each of the beers came about. The delicious menu includes…
° Tempura Battered Cod Cheeks, Red Chilli Aioli Paired with Hop House 13 ° ° Spicy Beef Empanadas, Sour Cream Potato & Caper Salad Paired with Guinness Foreign Extra Stout ° ° Butcher’s Block- BBQ Beef Rib, Guinness Chilli sausage, Pulled Cajun Chicken Slider, Beans & Pickles Paired with Guinness Nitro IPA° ° Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cookies, Guinness Ice-Cream Paired with Guinness Draught °
Is your mouth watering? It should be. We will follow all this up with learning how to pour the perfect pint of the black stuff in the home of the black stuff.
Wednesday May 4 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM IST
We are delighted to be teaming up with the Dublin Bar Academy in a partnership that will hopefully brings in numerous events in the future.
First off the mark is;
Around the World in Aged Spirits. An evening of experiencing some of the finest Irish Whiskey, Scotch and Bourbons from around the globe. As well as a selection of Cognac, Armagnac, Rum, Tequila and fine Italian Grappa.
On the night we will: The event will take place in the brand new beautiful Dublin Bar Academy on North King Street in Dublin.
We’re back for 2016 with an almighty SNAKE FREE BANG. We are returning to the place we called home in 2015; The Drury Buildings. For a Disco Brunch on a Thursday? Hells yeah, it’s Paddy’s Day.
We will be celebrating being Irish and we’ll have some snakey surprises in store.
Tickets are on sale Wednesday Feb 24th at 1pm – as usual, we give you the warning: All past events have sold out in advance so don’t be left disappointed sitting at home alone with your pet turtle watching the parade!
Expect the normal standard of amazing cocktails and food and of course Disco Brunch DJs. Tickets priced at €25 (plus a teeny-tiny Picatic fee, soz) which include a cocktail on arrival, brunch with yummy sides and sexy entertainment all night long.
NOTE: Green Clothing is a must. All guest must be in green!
The delectable daytime disco dancing fun will take place in the Red Bull Music Academy area, in the woods, and will feature disco dancing, fine dining and delicious cocktails.
The first 100 people who make it to the Red Bull Disco Brunch will receive their food and a delicious Red Bull Tropical sorbet on the house!
More information: win.gs/RedBullDiscoBrunch
It’s back! The infamous Disco Brunch returns to London this August Bank Holiday. This time hitting up East London’s most exciting strip, Paradise Row and the aptly named Paradise Garage for an all-day brunchtacular disco fest on Sunday the 31st.
Our last event in Hook, Camden was a sell-out and managed to pack incredible food and cocktails in with the usual hi-jinx we are known for. We expect no less this time around in our new venue – Paradise Garage.
Paradise Garage is the latest venture from the lovely people at The Manor and The Dairy in Clapham – two of London’s most exciting new openings. These guys take food and service to another level.
We’ll reveal the menu for Paradise Garage’s Disco Bruch closer to the time but for now here is little review to whet the appetite: http://t.co/gfPo50sNV6
What is a Disco Brunch?
Probably the most fun you can have on a Sunday.
One amazing venue.
Top notch food from the most exciting chefs in London
Killer cocktails and booze specials
Disco tunes from the Disco Brunch DJs
Tickets are £30 including, cocktail on arrival, fantastic brunch and disco DJs all day long. Available now!
Yep, that’s right – we’re back! Did you miss us? We missed you. All of you.
So after a short hiatus we are returning to Drury Buildings on August 16th for our final party of the summer (don’t get too sad though we have plans for the Autumn too).
Tickets on sale THIS FRIDAY at 1pm – as usual, we give you the warning: All past events have sold out in advance so don’t be left disappointed!
Expect the normal standard of amazing cocktails and food and of course Disco Brunch anthems from Rocky T Delgado, Ghostboy, Gianni and Chewy.
Tickets priced at €25 include cocktail on arrival, brunch with sides and entertainment all night long.
If you go down to the woods tomorrow you’re sure to get a BIG surprise. We are hosting a FREE Disco Brunch with Mother at Body&Soul on the Reckless In Love stage from 12-4pm and there is FREE SAUSAGE SAMBOS for the first 100 hip shakers, what more could you want? Our Disco Brunch DJs, of course, they will be on hand to help those toes get tapping and those fists get pumping!
We believe in Love! We believe that people should be free to marry whoever they want. We believe that 21st century Ireland should stand up and make this a reality by voting Yes in the upcoming Marriage Referendum. That’s why our next Disco Brunch will be a fundraiser and reminder for all to get out there and say #YesForLove.
For our May bank holiday Disco Brunch we’ll be donating €5 from every brunch ticket to MarriagEquality.ie. Learn all about them here:www.marriagequality.ie
Expect even more of the absolute craic that was had at the last brunch – up there with the best we reckon. Check out our video below if you missed it too.
Brunch tickets are SOLD OUT. Join us from 5pm for some dancing for just €5.
******************** **AFTER PARTY** We are joining with Hidden Agenda crew again to throw another after-party in Copper Alley (Just off Dame Street) - see the event here The Disco Agenda Part.II and join the movie/music bants to win free passes
DJs: Disco Brunch VS Hidden Agenda
Entrance: €5 (with a Disco Brunch stamp before 12pm) - €10 without or after 12pm
BIG LOVE, The Gentlemen’s Academy
Our first London outing sees us hit up Hook Camden Town (Trip Advisor’s #16 restaurant in London!) on March 15th.
Some of you may know us, for those that don’t we look forward to showing you what the Disco Brunch is all about.
Disco dancing, fine dining and delicious cocktails are the key ingredients. All served with a healthy side of D.I.S.C.O. The key ingredient is YOU though so join us for some delectable daytime disco dancing fun.
Tickets are £20 including a choice of Bloody Marys / Fizz, incredible brunch and Disco Brunch DJs all day.
Book yours by calling the restaurant on +4420 7482 0475. or calling in in person.
We’re super excited to launch the Disco Brunch in London and can’t wait for you to try it.
Join us for the first Disco Brunch of the year this February 22nd. We’re taking over the beautiful Drury Buildings for the day with our tried and tested menu of delicious food, quality beats and good vibes.
+Tickets will be on sale this Thursday at 2pm from The Drury Buildings+
Disco Brunch does Drury Buildings comes with thanks to the Dine in Dublin crew who kick off the week long festival of eating the very next day. Check them out here: http://www.dineindublin.ie/
Steak (man’s other best friend) was the original inspiration for the Gentlemen’s Academy so it holds a special place in our hearts (figuratively and literally most likely). It was over regular steak nights that the Academy was dreamed up, on what was known then as Man Friday.
Our previous meat related classes, a butchery and steak evening also proved some of our most popular ever undertaken so we are going back for our third helping with A Cut Above - Steak Exploration.
At a glance: Date: Sunday 30th November. Location: The Drury Buildings, Dublin 2 Time: 4pm Details: Cocktail on arrival, starter, steak course, dessert and wine as well as talks from both breeder/ butchers and chef. Cost and tickets: €65 from https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/a-cut-above-tickets-14548451811
Further info: This Sunday, Gilligan’s Meats will take us on a journey into the beef process from farm to fork. As both breeders and butchers there are few in the country better placed for such a class. They also supply some of the best restaurants in Dublin so chances are you have already sampled their delicious wares. The feast will be cooked up by head chef at The Drury Buildings who will also give us a few words on cooking technique.
Proceeds from the evening will go to Movember - changing the face of men’s health.
This event is open to all, members, non members, ladies, parents, anyone! It could be the perfect early Christmas present to yourself or a carnivorous loved one.
Hope to see you there!
Catch us at EP this year serving up a tasty Sunday starter.
We’ll be at the Electric Ireland Power House from 12.30 until they tell us to stop (no danger of the power going here).
The nice folk at Electric Ireland will be supplying brunch from Flaming Cactus and Sprout Juice for some of the lucky ones - keep an eye on their Twitter page from Wednesday for that one: @electricireland #tweettoeat.
Expect the usual Disco Brunch messing plus a few power ballads of course!
We have heaps of surprises in store start your EP Sunday the #DiscoBrunch way!
It’s only one more sleep till everybody’s favorite weekend of the year. Body & Soul. The weather looks good, the line up looks great and the festival is nearly sold out.
What more would you want…
Yup, that is right, a Disco Picnic!
We have teamed up with our pals in Mother and we are going to be suppling a perfect early afternoon picnic of Disco and FREE grub. Yup, free grub. We will have delicious sambo’s from Cork boys Rebel Burger, even some for the veggies options too. (come early to avoid disappointment)
The tunes will be dished up by Disco Brunch DJ’s Chewy, Ghostboy, Rocky & Gianni.
Come with dancing shoes & empty bellies and expect double claps and to fly ‘Like An Eagle’. It is Disco Brunch on tour.
Tickets for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo edition of Disco Brunch are on sale now from Damson Diner. Mexican Brunch and a cocktail for €25 or join the after-party from 6pm till the early hours for €5 on the door. Mexican menu, complimentary Beefeater Gin cocktails and dancing all day and night with Rocky T Delgado, El Chewpito and Niño Fantasma. Get em’ while they are hot!
Hand Crafted Woodwork with James Carroll, March 6th, Dublin 8.
James Carroll has been making furniture of different types in Co Wicklow for a while now. At some point he stumbled across the ‘pre industrial’ method of woodworking. Somehow this has largely been sidelined for the last century as a result of increased time saving machinery. James finds using hand tools and unprocessed wood not only aids the design process but also means there is a more direct relationship with the tree and the material.
On the night, James will demonstrate some of these techniques and tools and go through the basics of using a knife, an axe, a shaving horse and more. You will be able to try your hand at working green wood in this age old way that has much relevance in a modern context. Working in this way it is apparent how efficient it is to split and shape wood using edge tools.
While the evening is just a brief introduction it will hopefully provide enough of a taste to encourage further investigation. Regardless of this there is just something deeply satisfying about making shavings.
If the thought of going back to your pre-industrial roots sounds good or you just want to lose yourself in some wood shavings, let us know asap.
Price is €15, venue is South Studios (D8), kick off is 7.30pm. Date is 6th March
Class size is 15 people with potential for a second round if demand demands
This Christmas we’re hosting a gig in the Button Factory for Pieta House. Music from Sleep Thieves and Benny Smiles as well as your favourite Disco Brunch DJs and Colin Perkins. Expect LCD vibes, dancing, singing, drinking, mistletoe and probably tears. Join us on the 22nd for our last party of the year and celebrate friends past and present.
Big event this Wednesday, mail has gone out but in case it ended up in your spam - details are below:
Your Health at Steak - The Butcher Grill, Wednesday from 8pm.
We will greeted by mixologist Michael Ryan who will be creating twists on classic cocktails, followed by a talk from Rocky of Redmond’s Fine Foods on beef selection, covering quality, dry ageing, corn feeding, the difference between Irish and foreign beef and plenty of other beefy topics.
There will then follow a selection of steaks served family style (read lots of beef on boards), a selection of sides and a bit of ice-cream for those still hungry.
The cost is €42 including a donation to Movember.
This is our second year working with Movember, a great cause and one that obviously sits well in the Gentlemen’s Academy with its focus on men’s issues.
If you haven’t registered for Movemeber or are not sure what Movember is, visit www.movember.com.
NB: Places are very limited so will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with members who have been to five or more events taking preference.
This Wednesday, 27th.
The Butcher Grill, Ranelagh
€42 payable on the night
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a place.
Now we don’t want to give to much away about this as it’s quite a nice surprise but we do need to give you a few details about what to expect:
Hidden beneath a Dublin shop front lies a secret whiskey bar. above it sits a seemingly quiet reading room. Many of you pass them everyday but have never noticed, this is intentional. For in this space, far from the maddening crowds, we will learn about, sample and admire some of the best whiskies in the land.
Our night will be spit into two parts:
1: Liam Donegan, one of Jameson’s distillers will host an Irish whiskey mentoring session, ranging from reserves to single pot still Irish whiskies.
2: Liam Sparks, the Jameson mixoligist, will conduct a crash course on the history and making of Classic Irish cocktails.
After this we retire to the bar to sample some more of the above and be fed the manliest of meals.
This is a free event with thanks to Jameson. Places are very limited though and will be offered on a first come, first served basis for members.
The Gentlemen’s Academy is pleased to have secured the skills of the very talented photographer Philip White. Philip will give us a basic rundown of photography in general, with a focus on portraits, talking on the equipment used and different techniques. Members will be paired up and shoot a portrait of each other in a style of our choosing under Philip’s direction. (Attendees are asked to bring a portrait of their liking for inspiration).
Once set up, each attendee will shoot on Medium Format Polaroid and then real film (each attendee will have their 3 MFP’s and the film negatives posted to them after the event). Each attendee’s best shot, as chosen by Philip will then be scanned in digital hi-res and sent out post event too. The evening should last about 2.5 hours, and as well as including the wisdom of Philip and the finished product, will also include a couple of complimentary beers.
For more info contact us at email@example.com
Come celebrate summer with the June Disco Brunch with The Gentlemen’s Academy . Socialise, unwind and flex those disco muscles as we return to Coppinger Row, the place we may as well call home. Tickets go on sale Saturday 8th June from Coppinger Row (limited to 4 per person).
We welcome back Disco Brunch DJ favorites Ghostboy, Rocky T Delgado, Chewy Chewerson plus special guest.
Come join us this Sunday 5th May as The Gentlemen’s Academy Disco Brunch returns to Coppinger Row to celebrate its 1st Birthday.
Our Birthday Brunch will be dished out by the talented Billy Scurry and the disco served by regulars Chewy Chewerson, Rocky T Delgado and Ghostboy as well as a birthday special guest. We will also be teaming up with Last Dance at Bar Tengu for the after party until late: http://on.fb.me/ZkeN9N. The Gentlemen’s Academy Disco Brunch has traditionally sold out in just a couple of days, so pick up your tickets early to avoid disco disappointment.
Tickets will go on sale from Coppinger Row at lunchtime on Saturday 27th April.
The recent rise in popularity of craft beers has contributed heavily to our fascination in homebrewing. As we experience new flavours and new combinations, we’re drawn to how we can recreate them at home. Because brewing is a complicated alchemy, it’s only natural for beer drinkers to become curious about the process.
The Gentlemen’s Academy are excited to join forces with The Bernard Shaw and homebrew aficionado Alex Lawes for our first Homebrew Day, Sunday April 14th from 2pm-6pm. Tickets are €25 and will include a beer on arrival and pizza lunch courtesy of The Big Blue Bus. Alex will demonstrate everything from the process of preparing the yeast to the fermenting process and you will have the chance to try yourself.
To book your place on our Homebrew Day email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lighthouse Cinema has invited us in to check out its Screwball Comedy season and for a poke around its projection room.
If you fancy a behind the scenes look at the magic of the movies and having your ribs tickled please read on.
The movie in question is ‘His Girl Friday’ starring Cary Grant. It takes place on Wednesday March 13th in The Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield at 7.30pm. The evening will consist of a tour of the projection booth, showing the 35mm projector, the actual reels of film we’ll be watching, how it’s all put together and discussing the comparison of film and digital. In keeping with the spirit of the evening a whiskey and soda will also be included. Total cost is €15 euro payable on the night. Please confirm your place at email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE! After a rip-roaring February Disco Brunch we are very happy to announce our next disco date will be Easter Sunday. Our biggest party yet! We’ll have news of location and tickets very soon - there may be changes afoot!
To get you in the mood here is a mix from Disco Brunch resident DJ Rocky T Delgado.
The Gentlemen’s Academy will be hosting an Oyster Masterclass with the current World Oyster Shucking Champion Michael Moran. Michael has grown up with Irish Oysters at his family’s restaurant “Morans Oyster Cottage” in Kilcolgan, Co. Galway. He is both the European and World Oyster Shucking champion and brings with him a depth of knowledge that is world-renowned and unsurpassed in this country. The event will include oysters of both the native and gigas variety as well as some interesting cooked and dressed options. Michael will be at hand to explain what you should look for when buying oysters as well as explaining the difference between the various types. As part of the evenings presentation and tasting there will also be a chance to learn how to open and present oysters, and oysters will be introduced individually for tasting. Wines have also been selected to compliment the evening and Gentlemen’s Academy favourite 3FE have selected some small-lot coffees to be served on the night by Irish Barista Champion and World Finalist Colin Harmon.
The evening will be held on Tuesday 26th March in the familiar surroundings of 3FE on Lower Grand Canal Street, Dublin 2.
Tickets available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This February 17th sees the return of the infamous Gentlemen’s Academy Disco Brunch. Started nearly a year ago as a way for Academy founders to combine their passion for brunching and daytime dancing needs. The Disco Brunch has struck a chord with many like minded folks each one selling out in advance. Nearly a year later and with four brunches behind it, it’s loyal following of hedonists continue to appreciate its mix of food and disco dancing. The upcoming Disco Brunch returns to Coppinger Row, its original location which with its fantastic food and charming staff is the perfect setting. The menu is devised by Coppinger Row Chef Billy Scurry (himself no stranger to a bit of disco), and the ticket includes a cocktail on arrival, brunch, nibbles later on and entertainment from some of the finest disco DJs in Dublin. Tickets €25 from Coppinger Row, Dublin 2.
Sample some of the audio delights on offer here;
As we bid fairwell to the festive season, begin your New Year afresh with The Gentlemen’s Academy Detox Day with The Yoga Hub, Ranelagh. The perfect way to unwind, relax, detox or try something new. On a daily basis we ingest toxins through the air we breathe and the food we eat. We also create toxins through stress and tension we carry in our bodies. This 2 hour workshop we give the body an assist in helping its natural detoxing function. The benefits of your yoga practice will enhance your mental and emothional well-being, another aspect of the detox process.
The Gentlemen’s Academy January Detox day will be on Saturday 16th January. To book your place email us at email@example.com.
The Gentlemen’s Academy is proud to be working with Movember this moustache season and has cooked up a suitably tasty educational evening for the occasion. All are invited to join us for a night of steak talk in one of the city’s finest meat establishments; The Butcher Grill. Your Health is at Steak is an informative evening designed to educate gentlemen about beef in the relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere of this Ranelagh eatery. The evening will focus on the finer points of steak selection, preparation and cooking as well as clarifying a few facts surrounding one of our favourite foods. All profits from the evening will be donated to Movember Ireland.
Sheridan’s Cheese was founded when brothers Seamus and Kevin started selling Irish farmhouse cheeses at the Galway market. Shortly after they opened a shop in Galway with Irish farmhouse cheeses piled from floor to ceiling. Fiona joined in 1997 and Dublin markets and a shop on South Anne Street in the city centre were established that year. The Irish cheeses were quickly joined by their European cousins as well as a huge range of other artisan foods including olive oils, cured meats, condiments and pasta sourced during travels in Europe.The aim of our Sheridan Cheese courses is to give participants a good grounding on:
These will be accompanied by wine and a brief talk on Irish Literature by Comedian Cian Hallinan.
The Gentlemen’s Academy are pleased to announce their first Whiskey Tasting hosted by The Whiskey Bar at 37 Dawson Street. The evening will be an introduction to whiskey tasting with notes on whiskeys from Ireland, Scotland, Japan and America. The tasting will be presented by 37 Dawson Street’s Alan Glynn. www.37dawsonstreet.ie.
For more information or tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org
Award winning mixologist and cocktail guru Paul Lambert of Dublin’s infamous and secret 1920’s style speakeasy The Blind Pig will host a special Mixology Masterclass for The Gentlemen’s Academy. Specialising in old school manly cocktails, Paul Lambert will talk members through the history of cocktails and prohibition before giving members a step by step guide to creating some classic masculine cocktails such as The Old Fashioned, Sazerac, Ward 8 and El Presidente to name just a few. Tickets are limited and are available from email@example.com.
Irish Barista Champion and World Barista Championship Finalist Colin Harmon will present An Introduction to Speciality Coffee. The evening will be an overview of speciality coffee and will take place at 3FE, Lower Grand Canal Street, Dublin 2. The course will include tasting notes and a preparation lesson from barista Colin Harmon, coffee tasting, a bag of speciality beans and kantans to take home.
A real treat for all you meat lovers, The Gentlemen’s Academy is excited to present “The Butcher”. A butchery masterclass hosted by Fallon and Byrne.
The evening will be based around multiple cuts of meat that will be used to replicate the animal on the table. Fallon and Byrne’s Master Butcher will then talk through the various parts top to tail. Do you know the difference between 1st, 2nd and 3rd cuts? You will by the end of the special demonstration by Fallon and Byrne Head Chef Tom Meenaghan . This will be followed by cooking techniques in a demonstration of how good the “cheaper cuts” can be, as well as a chance to enjoy the selected meat with a few glasses of red wine thrown in to boot. Tickets are available from firstname.lastname@example.org.