Pubs and Bars

33 South Main reveals £450,000 renovation

Pub and eatery 33 South Main in Naas Co. Kildare has unveiled a new £500,000 renovation and extension project which has created a new event space.

Hospitality artisan Andy Hogan acquired the property in June 2017 and completely gutted, renovated and rebranded the establishment as ‘33 South Main’.

Under Hogan’s tenure the original pub was “completely reimagined” and is now a sports bar and eatery with an open kitchen serving an all-day causal food menu, craft beers, cocktails and gourmet burgers and spicy Louisiana style chicken wings

The business has been closed due to the current Coronavirus restrictions but has recently reopened for takeaway food and drinks.

Hogan has now added a 2,500 sq ft event and live music space to the rear of the existing establishment with works almost at completion stage. The new offering, which will be known as ‘The Stores Bar and Venue’ will hold 200 people and will be multifunctional.

The Stores Bar and Venue has been designed so that it can be used to accommodate additional diners and patrons, or it can be used as a standalone private function space.

It has its own separate bathrooms and bar and can be accessed via a dedicated entrance off the ample private car park to the rear. Hogan said this allows private functions to take place without guests having to traverse the public bar and dining areas to the front.

The new event space also has its own permanent stage which can host larger bands for live music sessions and on big sporting occasions televised sport will be shown on several large screens and projectors.

Hogan said: “The idea for an extension at 33 South Main was first discussed with my team in early 2019 as we needed additional space for the growing number of party bookings we received in the lead up to Christmas 2019”.

“Naas is well known as a great place to eat, there are lots of restaurants and pubs offering quality food and drink but after some more research we identified a major gap in the market to create a flexible event space.”

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