Food – Drink – Banter

‘Fadó’ is a Gaelic word that means ‘long ago’ and it was often used at the beginning of a story.  We chose it as the name for our pubs because we’re telling the story of Ireland’s pub culture. A culture that has changed more in the past 5 years than it had in the past 50.

In the best pubs in Dublin today, you’ll see from-scratch cooking, seasonal food menus that rival the best restaurants, craft beers from local breweries and quality, housemade cocktails. The Irish Pub in Ireland have evolved and we’ve evolved with them.  At Fadó, you’ll get world class fun, food, drink and banter.

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    Be The Office Party Hero this Holiday Season

    Let me start this off by saying, I am not normal. I actually love office gatherings. I honestly like to see people out of their typical ho-hum daily routine, snazzied up and letting loose a little bit.  It’s when you learn your co-workers are actually pretty interesting people. Not to say that I don’t think […]

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    Beating the Hobgoblins – with Beer

    It’s Fall and anytime is the right time for beer. So, let’s break out of our comfort zone and do something different with beer, like drink it at an unexpected time of the day or pair it with something other than a slice of pizza or a bag of chips.  It was Ralph Waldo Emerson […]

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    Fadó Guide to Beer Season

    This time of year makes me giddy. The weather is fantastic, sports are in full swing and the beer is seasonal, fabulous and plentiful.  If you appreciate good beer-or even if you don’t-you can’t miss the plethora of options when you walk into a good beer bar or, Irish Pub- if you will (and you will). […]

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    Day Drinking Strategy for Beer Festival Season

    Fall is almost here and so is beer festival season! With it usually brings the kind of glorious weather that day-drinking sessions are made of! As a beer lover there is nothing more inspiring than a crisp Autumn day and no responsibilities except to “have a good time”. The brewers are hip to it too, […]

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    Brunch is the New Black

    Brunch is a very special social occasion in America and there isn’t a restaurant owner out there who isn’t putting their chef to the task of creating a menu just for it.  But, if you think about it, brunch really is a little weird.  Even a Publican can admit that a cocktail for breakfast is […]

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    Premiership is back. Who are ya?

    Yippee! Premiership starts August 16! Our Saturday and Sunday mornings are about to fill up with the best excuse to drink Guinness before noon, ever  …English Premier League soccer. Yep, we’ll proudly open our doors early each weekend for the next 9 months to show live EPL matches.  We also offer prizes with weekly predictor […]

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    Seasonal Drinks Testing: It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.

    I love my job. Not many people can say that and actually mean it. But, a couple of times a year, I REALLY love my job ….it’s about the time that seasonal drinks menu development chatter starts. And, then it happens. I get an email invite with a subject line that reads something to the […]

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    My World Cup Hangover

    After any good binge, there’s always that dreaded feeling of regret. You know it, right? It’s an irrational, melancholy take-over that (for me) so often happens after a great night out with friends and one too many.  Could be my age (yes, it’s because of my age) but I always wake up entirely too early […]

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    World Cup – Always have a Plan B

    Fadó is an Irish Pub and we show soccer, football, footy, futebol ….whatever you want to call it, over 9 months out of the year. It’s been like that since we opened our doors over 18 years ago. It’s like The Law -only more serious.  Our fans from the beginning were largely expats and international […]

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    How to Navigate Game Day like a Pro – World Cup Version

    Back in May, we wrote an entry ahead of the Champions League Final on this very important topic.  But, since the turn out for the World Cup has been tremendous (this never gets old and neither does this), an updated version ahead of the USA v Germany game tomorrow seemed prudent. So, if you are new to the […]

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    Sharing The Miracle Moment

    “When USA scored against Ghana, the pub shook. Literally shook”.   That’s all I heard over and over on Monday. That statement & those pub videos were broadcast over the interwebs and text messages en masse because those USMNT soccer fans wanted to mark the fact that they were there and shared, with so many […]

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    It’s Finally Here. We’re Ready. Are You?

    June 12 is the Big Day. We’ve been counting down for so long, I can’t believe it’s actually here! Because, for a soccer bar like Fadó, the preparation has been underway for months. You’re going to love what we’ve done to the place. Put it this way: We’re WAY more ready than Rio. Check this […]

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    USMNT Fires Up Whole New Generation of Local Fans

    Is it just me, or is the weight that American soccer fans are placing on each of the first 2 “USMNT Send Off Series” games pretty damn heavy? The social media channels are infused with so much chatter you’d think the boys were already playing IN the World Cup.  And, if you listen on those […]

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    Why I’m Done With “The Sads” Over Landon Donovan

    Landon Donovan is NOT going to the World Cup this summer. Yep …quite the shocker. So unless you’ve been stuck under a rock or watching the hockey play-offs like every other red-blooded American, there’s no way you’ve missed this controversial drama play out over the past couple of weeks. It’s been quite a bombshell for US […]

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    Champions League Final: Navigate Game Day Like a Pro

    The UEFA Champions League Final is this Saturday, and we’re all going bonkers ‘cause it’s like that.  Real soccer fans understand that this game signifies the official end of the 2013 season.   Here’s why it matters so much to us: The 8(ish)-month long tournament is host to the best of the best of Europe’s […]

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    Soccer Genius to Win a Million Bucks at Fadó – Is it You?

    World Cup fandom in the US keeps getting bigger and bigger. And, this year, with Brazil as the host nation, it’s certain to be EPIC (an epic party if nothing else, eh?) So, with Fadó being the best place to watch soccer and all,  we have decided to raise the stakes and go big too. Like, […]

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    Mother’s Day Brunch at Fadó: What Mom Really Wants

    Mother’s Day is this Sunday and I propose we change things up.  Not talking a revolution here- but I think it’s time for new ideas of how to celebrate Mom.  Of course Mom’s deserve their own day.  If you don’t get THAT …just stop reading now and go punch yourself in the face. It’s time […]

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    Graduation season is here: A Lesson in Big Boy Bar Etiquette

    Each spring, our pub is filled with families and friends celebrating their young college grads. And, it’s always a festive time with a lot of small and large private parties booked out in the pub. Dads and Moms, grand-folks, aunts and uncles — all happy and proud to spend an afternoon or evening at the pub […]

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    Soccer Scores Big (Finally) In The South

    In America, talk of soccer historically has evoked images of mini-vans and juice boxes.  Well, times are changing.  There is a new face of soccer in America and soccer moms have nothing to do with it. The subculture of soccer in American cities has been emerging for some time now. Fans have long been gathering […]

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    An Enlightened approach to Beer: “Conscious Coupling”

    This entire “conscious uncoupling” malarkey has got me thinking. First of all, “conscious uncoupling” is probably the most pretentious term one could spout out of one’s mouth.  But, if I were to be honest (as a self-confessed beer snob) I get the same sort of backlash to my ‘approach’ to beer drinking. For example, I […]

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    The Party is Officially Over. Time to Celebrate!

    I’ll be honest. I had a bit of  a St Patrick’s Day hangover …well, metaphorically speaking anyway.  It’s been a full month of nothing but Guinness and whiskey and I need a break! As I started to record some event notes as a debrief (like party shot pouches were a HIT – do that again!), […]

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    The REAL FAQs we all have on St. Patrick’s Day

    So every year we put together a series of FAQ (frequently asked questions) that will help party goers on St. Patrick’s Day navigate cover charge, parking, the menu, the band schedule and the dog question (which is a no – sorry.) We’ll do that again of course, but this go around I got to thinking […]

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    St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts

      Hibernophile, noun, (plural; Hibernophiles) defined as someone who has a love of Ireland and/or Irish culture.  In all actuality an Hibernophile probably hasn’t even heard of this word, but it doesnt matter. What DOES matter is that this love runs deep and the enthusiasm never wanes! Hibernophiles help to make the St Patrick’s Day […]

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    The 5 Types of People You See on St. Patrick’s Day

    Ever heard the saying, “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day”? Well it’s true. Every March, people (re)connect with their Irish roots …no matter how far of an ancestral stretch it actually may be. Despite where your mama made ya,  St. Patrick’s Day at Fado is so big it’s an actual season- and not just […]

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    If Vodka is King, Whiskey is Queen

    I wouldn’t be too sure that Carrie Bradshaw and the Sex and City girls would still order that classic “Cosmo” if they were around to hit the town this Friday night. That Cosmo and Manolo shite is SO 1999. Industry big wigs with their fancy charts and graphs are telling everyone right now that brown […]

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    5 New Reasons to Love Irish Pubs

    If you’re reading you probably already know a bit about who we are so I will spare you some big intro. Let me start with this: working for our pub is good fun. I know this because I’ve been doing it for awhile now. Before that, it was my local, which means you can trust […]

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    Why American Sports Fans Love English Premier League Soccer

    We are a few months into the Premiership season and, in my humble opinion, NBC has done alright by soccer fans with their coverage. They’ve got the right games on, the commentators are alright (ok, so who doesn’t think they could do a better job on the mic themselves) and they have done a pretty […]

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