Ireland’s oldest wine venue, in the heart of Dublin (Docklands). A stunning destination for lovers of food, wine & craft beer.
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Two award-winning venues in the heart of Dublin city centre. Which ely will you chose?
ely bar & brasserie
ely wine bar
16 years ago, ely wine bar at 22 Ely Place, is where it all began. Erik and Michelle Robson opened ely wine bar and in the process changed the way in which wine was sold in Ireland. Passionate about wine, always respectful of its traditions and culture but always with an eye on what's great now. Today ely lists over 500 wines by bottle and 80 wines by the glass.
ely has always focused on the importance of provenance and the community of our artisan producers and suppliers, who enhance the quality of our food experience. There's never been a better time to experience ely.
ely now has 2 outstanding venues in Dublin city: ely bar & brasserie, in Dublin’s Docklands, Ireland’s oldest wine venue located within beautifully restored 1821 wine vaults and ely wine bar, the iconic and original Dublin wine bar with an intimate, elegant setting in the heart of Georgian Dublin.
We want our people to make you feel special and that's what they enjoy most. There's not a lot that feels better than a job well done, from the initial greeting to recommending a food and wine pairing, whether it's an all out meal and 'that' bottle of wine or some bar bites and a glass or two. A smile, great food and wines, a proper coffee all brought together and rounded off with a good company of friends.
An ely manager has a wise head. They're knowledgeable about food, wine and the art of restaurants. They're constantly learning, tinkering, tasting and listening. They, in turn, impart that experience, know-how and knowledge onto their teams.
Team training is a constant. Visiting vineyards, breweries, distilleries and of course farms. Doing courses, attending tastings, opening bottles and having fun along the way.
ely continues to offer the very best in Irish food provenance since 1999, from "Pasture to Plate" rearing our own beef and pork on our own organic family farm in national Irish landmark, The Burren, Co Clare.
ely’s “Craggy Island” Burren lamb comes from a good friend and neighbouring farmer, the Mc Cormacks, who live in the infamous Father Ted’s house.
Erik’s dad farms roughly 450 acres of typical Burren land – plenty of rock, with wild flowers found nowhere else in the world. The farm is home to 120 animals that are organically sourced and farmed according to a system that’s 6,000 years old and unique to the area.
From pasture to plate.
ely is a wine lover's paradise.
Since 1999, ely has been at the forefront - being the first to truly deliver great wines by the glass and by the bottle. ely has revolutionized the wine and wine bar scene in Dublin and continues to pioneer wine through its knowledge and research, repeatedly being awarded best wine bar and best wine experience in Ireland. We love nothing more than to connect our customers with the wine makers we know and respect through a great glass of wine. Be it a 'cool climate' Shiraz from the Yarra Valley, an intriguing Grechetto from Umbria, a eye opening pinot from Costers del Segre or an aged Chenin Blanc from the Loire we've tasted it and decided to share it.
We don't seek out the cheapest or most expensive wines but rather those that are true to their origin, their terroir and their creators. Wines that reward.