Welcome to Empire

Sip, Savour, Socialise

Our Story

EMPIRE BARS GRILL VENUE is a multi award winning premier destination for dining, distinctive cocktails and entertainment in Swords. 7 nights a carousel of live music and DJs bring eclectic beats to Swords.

Monday to Friday from 10am -12noon enjoy a tea or coffee served with a selection of pastries,every day from 12 noon a dedicated lunch menu featuring soups, sandwiches and light bites. The Grill at Empire Swords serves a superb menu daily from 4pm with signature dishes such as prime fillet, fresh scallops and salmon. Every Sunday a traditional Sunday Roast is served with all the trimmings.

Empire is the place for glamorous, sophisticated dining and cocktailing in North County Dublin catering for hen parties, corporate nights out, birthdays, anniversaries and everything in between.

Open 7 days a week with a late bar every night. Nightlife with custom mixed music and brilliant live bands. Select a wine from an extensive wine list or sip on one of Empires most distinctive cocktails.
Reserve your area today!

Pub of the Year 2015 – Fingal Business Excellence Awards

Leinster Bar of the Year 2015 – Bar of the Year Awards

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.

Audrey Hepburn
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Our Food



Served from
12 Noon Daily


Served Daily
4pm to 9.15pm

Sunday Lunch

Served from
12 Noon Weekly

Sunday Brunch

Served from
11.30AM - 2PM

Christenings, Communion & Confirmation

Now Taking Bookings

Steak & Wine Night

Every Tuesday Night

Drinks Menu

Wines, Cocktails, Beers, Spirits, Bubbles & more

Here at Empire, we use quality products sourced locally

Kepak Meats Clonee | O'Mahony Meats - Chicken & Pork | Country Crest - Beef | Keelings - Fruit & Veg | Kish Fish - Fish | Avonmore - Cream, Butters & Cheeses | Caterway - Exotic Herbs, Flowers & Leaves | Musgraves Food Services

Upcoming Events & Offers

Live at Empire Bar Swords

Weekly Line Up


Industry Night at EMPIRE

Late bar until 2.30am

Industry Night at EMPIRE 

Enjoy a night of fun in EMPIRE with late bar and DJ afterwards 

Lots of great drinks deals 

2 cocktails for 10 euro (available all night)

Shots €4

Pints €4.50

2 Vodka and Red Bull €10 

Bucket of Corona (6) €20 

To reserve a table call 01 813 8328

Best Tuesday in Swords

Late Bar and DJ

Steak and Wine Night 

You can see our special menu here 

Followed by late bar until 2.30am

Selected cocktails are 2 for 10 euro until 10pm

Best Tuesday night out in Swords!

To book a table call 01 8138328

Late bar and DJ

Late bar and DJ until 2.30am

Enjoy dinner beforehand, we serve food until 9.15pm.

Selected cocktails are 2 for 10 euro until 10pm 

Thursday Night LIVE

Live music with Hot Topic

Thursday Night LIVE at EMPIRE 

LIVE music with Hot Topic

Late bar and DJ afterwards in EMPIRE and Babylon

Selected cocktails are 2 for 10 euro all night! 

To reserve a table call us on 01 8138328 or mail info@empirebars.ie

LIVE music with Kiera Dignam in EMPIRE

Live music with Kiera Dignam in EMPIRE followed by late bar and DJ.

Food served until 9.15pm

Luxury finger food platters available for parties

To reserve a table call us on 01 8138328


Live Music with Shaken Edge

    Live music from 10pm with Shaken Edge followed by late bar and DJ in EMPIRE and Babylon. 

    Food served until 9.15pm

    Luxury finger food platters available for parties

    To reserve a table call us on 01 8138328

Love Sundays at EMPIRE

Live Music with Santoria

Love Sunday at EMPIRE 

Join us this Sunday night in EMPIRE Swords with live music from Santoria


To reserve a table call 01 8138328 

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Parties & Private Events


Empire Swords has facilities to cater for a wide variety of parties and events. We have areas available for private and semiprivate events, including birthdays, hen parties, engagements, corporate functions and other celebrations.

Bar bites, bigger bites, desserts and full drinks menu are available for your party. Our Head Chef would be happy to customise menus for your groups needs.

Our experienced events team can assist you in arranging your event from start to finish. We will help to ensure its an event to remember. We have live entertainment weekly and a late bar and DJ 7 nights.  

For more details and prices please contact us on info@empirebars.ie or call us on 01 8138328 .

Hen Parties at EMPIRE

Empire Swords is the perfect place to celebrate your special hen party with friends and family. We can cater for groups large and small.

  • Premium cocktail on arrival
  • Choice of 3 main courses
  • Glass of bubbly
  • Reserved area
  • Live bands
  • Late bar and DJ
  • €25 per person
    Luxury Finger Food platters available €35 per platter

    Call us today 01 8138328

    Talk to us about accommodation recommendations and local activities

    Forty Four Hotel located on Swords Main Street just steps from EMPIRE www.fortyfourmainstreet.com

    Fingal Sailing School on the Malahide Estuary for kayaking, sailing and lots more www.fingalsailingschool.ie

    Robyns Nest Cookery School for a fun afternoon cookery class with the girls: www.cookerycourses.ie

    Corporate Events

    Empire Swords is a multi award winning bar and restaurant located on Swords Main Street. It is the ideal venue for your next corporate event. Whether it’s a product launch, staff party, a meeting space, wine tasting afternoon or a summer BBQ we have it covered. We guarantee exquisite food and excellent wines with a warm welcome and impeccably good service.


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    Swords Restaurant

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