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One year on.

It’s been some hell of a year.  This week I’ve been thinking back to the very start of this, when it was a far off thing, then suddenly very close to home. Remember when people travelled to Cheltnham and it was considered ‘probably not a great idea’, but no one really had a sense of […]

Fuller House – Family Game Night

If you follow our stories on Instagram (@tabletopcork_westcafewinebar) you will have seen we are enjoying more Family Games Nights recently. It has been a lot of fun! In the first Lock-in, Emer and I played a lot of mid-afternoon. Thom was still taking regular daily naps, which he is less inclined to do now, and […]

Positively 2021.

2021- everything is supposed to be sorted now, right? Maybe not quite yet. Our health care systems are under intense pressure as Covid cases sore. In Bantry, we have gone from hearing of no one close by with the virus, to it feeling like every second person either has it or is awaiting a test. […]

Locked Down 3.0

Well, we saw that coming. Before Christmas, when NPHET advised that a move to Level 5 would be necessary to curb the upward trend in infection, we decided that we would not reopen at West Cafe Wine Bar until January when things were more clear. The governments dithering forced us to make the call before […]

Fill your Stockings

It’s getting close to the big day. The main thing I am missing about physical shopping this year is the mindless wandering in and out of odd little shops. Aside from the basic fact that I am now much more conscious about where I am spending time and for how long I am in a […]

What’s in the Fridge – with Shane (25.11.20)

Wednesday evening, time to start planning what you’ll be drinking this weekend 🙂 Shane has been busy tasting and sampling again this week. A nice mix, with a pale ale, a lager, and a gluten free session IPA hitting his glass. Gamma Ray, American Pale Ale, 5.4%Here’s a nice little titbit for you: Beavertown is […]

What’s in the Fridge – with Shane (09.11.23)

Shane has been hard at it again this week working his way through the Take Away Fridge. Have a look at his selection, and if you see anything you fancy but live further than an essential trip away, we will happily ship them to you anywhere on this lovely island of ours! Phantom, Hazy IPA, […]

Winter Games Wishlist

One of the best things about running a board game cafe was without a doubt filling up the Game Library. Opening new games is a joy, doing it as part of your job is even more so! We haven’t been opening many games recently. Having closed Tabletop on Castle Street and sold off the entire […]

Christmas Sell-outs

Every year it’s the same question – what games do we stockpile in anticipation of Christmas? As people get excited for the festive season, games sell out, and many are not then available to restock until after the holidays. As we are now in lockdown(ish), there is the potential for it to be an even […]

What’s in the Fridge – with Shane (23.10.20)

Shane’s been back in the off-licence fridge this week, sampling weird beers so you don’t have to (but you still totally can!). This week he’s been focused on seasonal and higher percentage fare, which may explain why he’s been extra gravelly voiced early in the day… All of the beers are available to order online, […]

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