Here’s a sneak peek at Cork city’s newest bar

And just in time for the festive season!

Located on South Mall, the Imperial Hotel’s former restaurant ‘Thyme’ has just undergone a complete makeover and rebrand; Introducing: No. 76.

The elegant space has a new look and feel with a fresh navy and blue colour palette and specially commissioned wallpaper, based on the hotel’s dinnerware from 1890 and Cork landmarks behind each place on the pattern, which hold significant meaning for Cork’s oldest hotel. Two plates from the dinner set were gifted to an employee named Annie Perrie for her wedding and were passed down to her eldest granddaughter who gifted them back to the hotel in 2018.  

No. 76 will open from Thursday to Sunday and will have live music every night in December, with an eclectic mix of lounge, soul and jazz. They have a fully stocked bar featuring the hotel’s signature cocktails which use 99% local ingredients signature, along with their own Imperial Pale Ale (IPA), which has an ‘8 miles to the tap’ ethos, locally brewed Cotton Ball craft beers, Guinness and Diageo products, spirits, and their popular European organic and vegan wines and Taittinger champagne flights. 

Cocktails and light bites at No. 76

A range of light bites will be on offer at No. 76, which will also change depending on local supply. These include the hotels signature birdcage sharing platters and small plates like Macroom Burrata, Chickpea Flatbread with spicy carrot hummus, Crispy Goats Cheese, Ham Hock Rillettes, Crispy Cod, Crispy Brioche Beef Ragu, Smoked Mackerel along with snacks such as olives, mixed nuts and seeds or handmade crisps.

Commenting on the announcement, General Manager Bastien Peyraud said:

We are proud to be a multi-award-winning hotel guided by a sustainable mindset. Our ethos is to constantly evolve, and we’re very excited to lift the lid on dinner at Sketch and launch our swanky new bar at No. 76, which will hopefully become a top spot to socialise in.

Both venues will feature an invisible cocktail for €5 with 0 calories and 100% of proceeds going to the Rebel Wheelers, who empower children and adults with a physical disability by introducing them to sports in a fun and safe environment.

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