Weekend Brunch at Empire

17 January, 2017

We have recently launched our new brunch menu here at Empire Swords. We are now serving brunch on Saturday from 10am - 2pm and Sunday from 11am to 2pm. (nice to have a little sleep on a Sunday morning lol). You can feast your eyes on our menu here .

For the month of January everyone that comes in to enjoy our brunch menu with receive a complimentary mimosa cocktail! We are also offering a super new kids brunch menu, and on Sunday's kids under 8 eat free!

Here is our kids brunch menu:

Mini Pancakes with Berries €4
Fluffy homemade pancakes with blueberries & maple

Poached Egg Muffin €4
English muffin with poached egg & hollandaise sauce
Sausage Bap €4

Fresh floury bap with two sausages & tomato sauce
French Toast €4

Delicious eggy bread drizzled with maple syrup
Eggs and Soldiers €4

Eggs of your choice (scrambled, poached, fried) with toasted fingers
& creamy butter €4

To reserve a table for the best brunch in Swords just call us on 01 8138328 or e mail info@empirebars.ie, or of course just pop in!


Christmas Entertainment at EMPIRE

08 November, 2016

We have LIVE music throughout December at EMPIRE.

It doesn't matter what night of the week you want to celebrate the festive season, you can party at EMPIRE. We also have a late bar nightly!

To make an enquiry or reserve an area please call us on 01 8138328 or e mail info@empirebars.ie


Thursday, 01 Dec Project 37

Friday, 02 Dec Shaken Edge

Saturday, 03 Dec TOW THE LINE

Sunday, 04 Dec Kiera Dignam Band


Monday, 05 Dec Quantum

Tuesday, 06 Dec TOW THE LINE

Wednesday, 07 Dec Mambo Rock n Roll Show

Thursday, 08 Dec Project 37

Friday, 09 Dec  TOW THE LINE

Saturday, 10 Dec B Sharps

Sunday, 11 Dec WHITE DIAMOND


Monday, 12 Dec Mambo Rock n Roll Show

Tuesday, 13 Dec TOW THE LINE

Wednesday, 14 Dec Loose Change

Thursday, 15 Dec Kiera Dignam Band

Friday, 16 Dec The B Sharps

Saturday, 17 Dec TOW THE LINE

Sunday, 18 Dec Kiera Dignam Band


Monday, 19 Dec SANTORIA

Tuesday, 20 Dec TOW THE LINE

Wednesday, 21 Dec Mambo Rock n Roll Show

Thursday, 22 Dec Project 37

Friday, 23 Dec TOW THE LINE

Saturday, 24 Dec - Christmas Eve

Sunday, 25 Dec - CLOSED


Monday, 26 Dec TBC

Tuesday, 27 Dec TOW THE LINE

Wednesday, 28 Dec TBC

Thursday, 29 Dec Shaken Edge

Friday, 30 Dec - Mambo Rock n Roll Show

NYE - Saturday, 31 Dec Project 37


Swords Summer Festival 2016

25 July, 2016

We had a fantastic weekend at the Swords Summer Festival. We hope you did too and thanks to everyone who came down to have a drink with us. It was great to see so many of our fantastic customers out enjoying the festivities.

We have lots and lots of pictures over on our FB page so be sure to tag yourself and your friends.




Corporate Summer BBQ's Dublin

27 April, 2016

Hello Summer at EMPIRE! Book your corporate Summer BBQ today! 

Babylon Bars and Garden is a beautiful space to host a fun after work summer BBQ. To relax and unwind when the work day is done. Perfect event for staff nights out or corporate entertaining.

To set the summer atmosphere the BBQ menu will be available for your party offering dishes such as Irish beef brisket, Jane Russell handmade sausages, BBQ'd corn on the cob and more.

Doing with Babylon does best, there are some specially created punch bowl and signature cocktails from one of Ireland's top mixologists to give you that summer feeling. We have the perfect combination of fun al fresco food, the best cocktails in town and d stylist setting to make your BBQ event one to remember. 



Book your corporate Summer BBQ Party at EMPIRE and Babylon today. Convince your boss to have your summer BBQ here at EMPIRE Swords and achieve hero status with your work mates. Speak to our experienced events team today.

Book now 01 8138328 or mail info@empirebars.ie

Some New Whiskey Additions!

22 March, 2016

We are constantly adding to our extensive list of whiskeys here in EMPIRE. You can read all about our new additions below. 

If there is a whiskey that you love that we don't have on our list please let us know by mailing info@empirebars.ie 



Pure Malt - Product of Nikka

 A blend of the two Nikka single malts, Taketsuru combines the strong character of Yoichi with the elegance and precision of Miyagikyo. Both masculine and feminine, traditional and innovative, this outstanding pure malt whisky is a worthy tribute to Masataka Taketsuru, the father of Japanese whisky and founder of Nikka.

Suntory Hibiki

A stunning 12 year-old blend from Hibiki, some of the whisky has been part-matured in plum liqueur casks. Lovely malt from Hakushu and Yamazaki, plus some aged grain from Chita, this terrific Japanese blend picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.


Jameson Irish Whiskey - Caskmates

Two heads are said to be better than one, and this whiskey adds serious weight to that argument. Emerging from a conversation between our head distiller and the head brewer of Cork’s Franciscan Well Brewery, Jameson Caskmates has been finished in stout-seasoned whiskey casks. While our triple-distilled smoothness is very much intact, notes of cocoa, coffee and butterscotch confirm the stout influence. Caskmates is a head-turning, modern Irish whiskey.

Nose: crisp orchard fruits like green apples and pears, mild pot still spices

Taste: Subtle touch of hops and cocoa beans, Marzipan and charred oak

Finish: Long and sweet with Milk Chocolate and Butterscotch



The Singleton 

Our signature single malt, smooth rich and perfectly balanced with notes of brown sugar, toasted nuts and baked autumn fruits. Crafted from the perfect balace of sherry and bourbon oak casks. You can see more info here on their site http://www.thesingleton.com/en-us/

40% abv
Burnished copper in sunlight.
Mild and fresh at first, with baked apples and woody fragrance broadening to marzipan and ripe red berries.
Softly coating, with stewed apples and hints of spice.
Gentle finish with marzipan & baked fruits.


Scapa - The Orcadian 

This beguiling whiskey evokes the beauty of Orkney, the unique intersection of the Atlantic and the North Sea, a history dating back to 8000BC and endless summer evenings  when the sun barely dips below the horizon.

Colour - rich Autumn gold 

Nose - sweet and velvety on the nose with flavours of sweet Clementine and heather honey 

Taste - Perfectly balanced and rich with a tang of ginger and sweet baked apples

Finish - Rich long very slightly dry with the merest hint of the sea 



Crown Royal - Canadian Whiskey 

Exceptional smoothness.
Crown Royal Deluxe is the standard of excellence for Canadian whisky. It is an extraordinary blend of 50 full-bodied Canadian whiskies, matured to perfection. You can read more about this whiskey here https://www.crownroyal.com/canadian-whisky/crown-royal-deluxe/


We hope that you enjoyed this post. See you in EMPIRE to try out these whiskeys soon. 



Valentines Menu

10 February, 2016

Set menu available from 11th - 14th Feb. We have some limited availability so please call us on 01 8138328 


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