Cocktail competition at Generator Hostel Dublin

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Written by Skye:

Just the same as Copenhagen Generator, Dublin Generator was incredible! On arrival the staff were ultra friendly and helpful, and keen to tell us about all Dublin had to offer. Situated in Smithfield Square, which is very central and next to an old distillery Generator Dublin has an awesome ‘ raw feel’ with the decor and fixtures giving it a homely atmosphere. I was extra excited that we were going to be working here behind the bar, as it was such a cool environment!

On the first day we met Allen, the bar manager of Generator. He was super cool, and gave us a very detailed tour of the bar and an insight into how it worked, what type of customers they get and most importantly little tips on how to successfully pour all of the different types of Irish beer- an obvious favourite amongst travellers!

Hanging out with Allen and the video crew

The plan was to work two days of our stay behind Generators bar as well as get some time to create our beer cocktails! This is where it gets interesting… we were having a beer cocktail competition! Jesper and I had to create a cocktail that was based on 8 degree’s beer.


As far as working behind the bar of Generator Dublin – it was awesome! The bar staff were particularly friendly and if Jesper and I needed help with anything they were always there to answer our questions. It is super cool working behind a Generator bar as customers are all so friendly and open to anything. It has such a positive and happy vibe making work, dare I say…FUN?

After working in Generator Copenhagen and Dublin it’s safe to say Generators create the best work atmosphere ever! Each bar definitely embraces the chosen country’s culture and has the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary beverages. The cocktail menus are always pleasantly simple, although always has that one surprise cocktail that is perfect to recommend to the daring customer.

Focus! Always Focus…

In conclusion after working at Generator Dublin, I can confidently say I can pour a pretty mean Irish beer, identify a tonne of different accents and am walking away with another group of new friends from yet another amazing Generator Hostel. Boom!

Cannot wait for Generator Barcelona and what awesomeness they will serve up!

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