Predicting trends is an often enjoyable and occasional futile exercise. And, of course, they rarely conveniently tumble into easily packageable 12 month cycles. We’ve certainly seen a growing sophistication around wine and cocktails in the city at one level and the rise of low and no-alcohol preferences also.
We’re also witnessing new masters of the bar game extending their footprint in the city with Kodiak in Rathmines being the Southside barfellow of the brilliant Bonobo and Fidelity set to put the needle on a new record for the Big Romance. Of course, the inevitable rise of TikTok is also liked to shape drinking habits, for good and bad. Expect hacks and rising Drinkfluencers to emerge.