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!


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 


EMPIRE Turns 1 !!!

04 December, 2015

Last night we celebrated our 1st Birthday in Swords with a massive party for all our customers. Guests were treated to canapes and complimentary cocktails. The Harleys played on the night and people partied until the early hours. 

Thank you for all your custom and support in 2015, our 1st year has been a wonderful success and we couldn’t have done it without you,
Have a wonderful Christmas season, and hopefully you will spend many nights with us here in EMPIRE and have a great new year.

To book a party over the Christmas period please call 01 8138328 or mail info@empirebars.ie 








New: Sunday Brunch at EMPIRE

26 November, 2015

This Sunday 29th of Nov we are launching our brand new Sunday Brunch menu. Sunday brunch will be available from 11.30am - 2.30pm, perfect Sunday morning treat in cosy surroundings. Great selection of brunch cocktails also available. 

Feast your eyes on our delicious menu below. To reserve a table call 01 8138328 or mail info@empirebars.ie 





EMPIRE - Bar of the Year 2015

16 November, 2015

We are delighted to share with you that we were awarded the 'Bar of the Year' title at the Fingal Business Excellence Awards last Friday night in the Crown Plaza in Santry. We won the award over some seriously excellent competitors. .

This award was open to all licensed premises including bars, pubs and hotels. Mystery guests assessed each premises looking at the service, the interaction with the customer and the environment provided in terms of the target market.

The mystery shopper commented “There is a great atmosphere in this stylish bar, the staff were friendly and there was a great range to choose from. I really enjoyed this visit and will make a point of going back”

The night was very enjoyable and attended by over 400 guests. Congratulations to all the winners on the night and well done to Fingal Chamber of Commerce for a successful event. Looking forward to next year already!




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