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Can Red Tea Detox Cure Hangover?

Summer is here, also sun is here to stay! That entails weekends of barbecues, pool parties and picnics that can make Monday even less appealing than usual. Plus, overdoing the alcohol and food wreaks havoc with your body in some potentially serious ways.

Did you know a total of 84% of Irish adults drink alcohol, with Ireland having one of the highest per capita consumption rates in Europe !?. This was shown in a new study, and it also revealed that the percentage of Irish people who drink alcohol is projected to increase by 2030.

Withdrawal from alcohol is different for everyone, and can last anywhere from a few days to an entire week. However, the detoxification stage (when your body is ridding itself entirely of alcohol) can last well after the end of the withdrawals, continuing for a few weeks.

We all know we need to drink a lot of water to cure our hangover as fast as possible. But what about drinking tea? Have you heard of a Tea Detox? Yes, these exist! Our experience with Detox comes from Red Tea Detox, a comprehensive program resulting from over a decade of extensive research by Liz Swann.

She had also tested the product over two years. The five herbs in the Red Tea integrate to detoxify your body and eradicate body fat, in addition to making you feel full and satisfied.

It begins with an optional three-day tea cleanse period. After that you start on Phase 1, which lasts five days. The focus of Phase 1 is detoxifying and cleansing your gut(which you would want after loads of alcohol consumption!).

Liz claims that this five day period will cause rapid weight loss (she says 5-10 pounds is normal), which most of us night outers wouldn’t mind at all 😉

Phase 2 is essentially a fast and is the most restrictive phase. But it is also the shortest phase.

Finally you end with Phase 3 which focuses on healing your poor liver that is working overtime when you down that liquor, and which takes the brunt of the damage when we ingest toxins. Some of what Liz says about this phase seems counterintuitive but she does cite research to back her up.

For each phase Liz tells you which foods you can eat and what you can drink. She also tells you when you should eat, so you can achieve the extra burn from intermittent fasting.

Low carbs is the name of the game for Red Tea Detox. You’ll be getting them down to around 30 grams a day.

On the other hand, high-fat foods are okay for one phase of the diet. In fact, she encourages them.

Saturated fats have been shown to be especially good for women’s health. And eating foods with a high fat content – as long as they’re the right foods – will not cause weight gain.

You also drink the red tea. A lot of it. Six glasses a day.After you get through the 14 days, you can just repeat the cycle if there’s still more weight you want to lose.

Bonus:

  • Bonus 1: 100 Green Smoothie Recipes
  • Bonus 2: The Ultimate Super Food Guide
  • Bonus 3: The 5 Detox Methods of Fabulous Celebrities
  • Bonus 4: Effortless Weight Loss Hypnosis (Audio)

When you buy the Red Tea Detox program, you get the main guide, the 3 booklets, and qualify for all of the bonuses if you click through here.


Benefits :
We have also gathered a list of the great benefits of taking that program aside healing the damage alcohol causes: :

  • Due to the presence of phytochemicals, Red Tea helps you fight stress
    It gives you a feeling of fullness so that you do not have to consume a lot of food.
  • It offers you an ideal weight loss guarantee
  • It is free of caffeine
  • Vegans can also use Red Tea
  • It contains no Oxalic acid and is sugar-free
  • Preserves your muscles while cutting down fat
  • It is free of side effects
  • It puts your body back under your control
  • It comes packed with special antioxidants
  • You get easy recipes that can easily be made by yourself
  • You also get a money back guarantee after 60 days

So as you can see, taking this program might be a great experience for you and for your result.

Here is a list of pros and cons :

Pros :

  1. The Red Tea Detox program is multifaceted
  2. The program is very straightforward
  3. Each facet of the program is detailed
  4. The program is easy to keep up with
  5. Clear explanations on how to use Red Tea are provided
  6. It comes with a money back guarantee of 60 days


Cons :

  1. A lot of details will have to be digested
  2. No result will be achieved without dedication and effort, so it might get hard to get used to

Does The Red Tea Detox Program Really Pay Off ?
Remember that well-being cannot be achieved through miracles. It is a proven fact that Tea has a lot of health benefits and has been positively reviewed by health practitioners.
The belief in the effectiveness of Red Tea Detox is so high that you will be refunded if you don’t drop up to 5 pounds within two weeks.

Conclusion:
We’re giving Red Tea Detox an overall thumbs up in this review. But I need to warn you that it’s going to be a challenge. I know Liz emphasizes how simple it is – and it is simple – but simple doesn’t mean easy.
Overhauling your diet is always difficult. Sure, it may be necessary for many of us, but it’s hard to do. You might get headaches or feel cranky while your body re-calibrates. And it will be tempting to give up.

You should only get Red Tea Detox if you’re willing to stick with it. I believe it will work if done the way Liz recommends, but it takes commitment.

Also, if you have prior medical issues, make sure to consult your doctor before trying it. Some people might be better off with a more conventional diet.

It also has a 60 day refund policy. Find the program here >>www.redteadetox.com<<

 

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Wine Hangover, and How to Deal with it?

Unlike Taio Cruz, most of us don’t wake up from a hangover eager to jump into a song, but rather have an unpleasant feeling of dizziness, with just a pinch of self-loathing. While the exact physiological reasons for a hangover are hard to understand even for experienced medical scholars, the causal reasons are very well known to almost every adult. The wine was too tasty, the company too interesting, and the night too long.

While it should be important to know the processes that are happening in our body as to understand why we feel as we do, most people are more interested in how to solve the problem at hand. And for this reason, there are hangover cures that are as old as wine itself, and the earliest written remedies are as old as writing.

The first written record for a hangover cure was found in the remains of the library of Ashurbanipal, the king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire who lived in the 6th century BC, where an unknown physician recommends to mix ground bird beaks and myrrh and to chew on that. Knowing what we know now, this is a bad idea, but it shows that the ancients shared the same troubles as modern people when it comes to overindulgence in wine.

What is a Hangover?

While the variations can depend on the type of drink you are using, and can even be different between different wines, a hangover is a result of alcohol poisoning, ethanol poisoning to be specific. This is why different people have different experiences with hangovers, as the severity of the poisoning can vary depending on the person’s metabolism, their size, and their prior drinking experience.

For one, ethanol, which is the primary alcohol in wine, is a mild diuretic, meaning that it will make you ‘’excrete” more fluids than you normally would. Frequent bathroom breaks are typical for a night out, and this will lead you to become dehydrated, with all the effects dehydration has on the body. The secondary effect is also the reason why ethanol is a diuretic, and that is because it enlarges the blood vessels in our body. This widening is what makes us feel tipsy or drunk, and on the rebound, when the vessels start shrinking, we start feeling the pain that comes from an increase in blood pressure.

This increase in pressure, combined with the lack of fluids, makes for the main effect of a hangover. Additionally, depending on the acidity, sweetness, and the sulfuric content of the wine, we can feel these effects as well.

Toxicity and Detox

There are many official rules, actual good advice, and significant misconceptions when it comes to alcohol toxicity, but as always it is much easier to prevent a hangover than to cure it. Once your liver feels the punch, there is little you can do to deal with it immediately, and the best thing you can hope for is to stay functional during a hangover.

As there are people who will have a hangover even if they have had only two glasses of wine, prevention advice of ‘’not drinking too much” is not really applicable. The best way to ameliorate the effects is to consume food alongside your favorite wine. It is important to know that while in most cases the best choice of wine and food pairing is also the one that will prevent a hangover; this is not universally the case. One of the most prominent examples that don’t follow this are dessert wines that might taste best with a side of something sweet, but this added sugar will only increase the impact of the alcohol and make the hangover worse. Because of this, sweet wines should be drunk with additional care, and maybe a savory snack in advance.

Myths and Misconceptions

Albeit that Taio Cruz, ancient Romans, and Ernest Hemingway concur that the best cure for alcohol is just to keep drinking, this might be the worst advice ever given. While additional drinking will slow down the shrinking of your blood vessels and alleviate some of the pain, it will just be an extra punch to your dehydration, and make the end result much, much worse.

The second great misconception is that you can cure a hangover with any big breakfast, as this evolved from the time when people woke up early and had bacon and vegetables, and not pancakes and syrup. Any sugar will be detrimental for your recovery, as you will place even more strain on your liver to filter out all of the toxins. A light breakfast is much better, with chicken soup being probably the best option.

There are other traditional remedies, some of which have more effect than others, and some being a step in the wrong direction. Whichever you choose, stay away from carbon-hydrates in any form, be that sugar, pastry, or alcohol.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Your best friend during a hangover is water. In more forms than one.

Once you wake up, drag yourself to the nearest drinking water source and start injecting. For an average person, you should drink about a hundred ounces of water to combat dehydration. When you have enough water on the inside, put some on you from the outside. If you can have a cold shower that would be perfect, and if not, try not to make the water too hot. This will lower your blood pressure and get rid of the headache. Probably you will not feel exactly fresh as a daisy, but you will feel much better than before.

  1. Exercise

It doesn’t really matter which kind, but any physical activity that will increase your endorphin will be very beneficial. If you are into running, take a quick lap, yoga is also acceptable. If you don’t really have an exercise routine, just do a dozen push-ups, and that will be enough.

  1. Take your caffeine

Your coffee should resemble a Kardashian ex-boyfriend: tall, black, and bitter. No sugar, no cream, nothing that can worsen your affliction, just pure caffeine. After having your coffee it would be best to take a small nap while it works its magic and you will wake up replenished, but if this is not an option, you will still feel much better after a nice cup of black gold.

Conclusion

Finally, the best advice you can get about hangovers is the one you have told yourself after each one, and that is to stop drinking that much. To paraphrase the Buddha himself, the path of enlightenment comes with moderation, and this is true for enlightenment through wine drinking as well.  If you are having a long and fun night, break the wine with a cup of sparkling water every now and then. Make sure that you are eating something while you drink, and more than everything else, make sure that you are drinking good quality wine. A truly good wine will make you fulfilled with just a couple of sips, which is something that you will never be able to get from boxed wine.

A hangover should steer you off drinking, as that is also an extreme, but should inform you that there is such a thing as too much of a good time and that you should be more careful in the future.

This article was originally published at ilovewine.com.

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10 Best Dublin Sports Bars to Watch World Cup 2018

Sports fans don’t need to complain when it comes to watching sports events in Dublin. There are so many sports bars, meaning there is always enough room for you to join the atmosphere. Now that the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off (without Ireland and the Netherlands unfortunately), many more venues made sure you won’t be missing any matches while enjoying their establishment. Yes, the 2018 World Cup virus is spreading and you better embrace it! After all, isn’t it an amazing experience cheering with the crowd in Dublin? Even if you hate football, just enjoy the unique vibe full of celebrations, drinking and emotions. So now that you know you should watch at least a couple of matches in a bar, let’s see in which 10 sports bars in Dublin city centre you can have an amazing 2018 World Cup experience:

River Bar

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River Bar is easy to spot. Even if you have been to Dublin for 1 day, you probably saw that huge Heineken building close to O’Connell Street. When you look below instead of up to that attractive Heineken logo, you automatically see River Bar. It is a popular sports bar in Dublin that is known for organizing Latin parties in the weekend. The look and feel is more modern than a traditional Irish bar, but the atmosphere is awesome nonetheless. In the weekend you can enjoy the nightclub underneath River bar where they play mainly hip hop and Latin beats.

Murrays Bar

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You can’t’ miss Murray’s bar when walking on O’Connell Street.  It is almost at the end where the logo only entices you to get in. The vibe feels cozy even when considering Murray’s doesn’t consist of only one floor. You can sit outside and they even opened a New York style bar recently in the basement, do check it out. This venue will for sure be packed during World Cup 2018, so for a great atmosphere, food and live music, Murray’s bar will be an excellent choice. (soon on nightoutexpert.com!)

Dicey’s Garden

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No introduction needed. Doesn’t matter where tourists come from, they will have heard of Dicey’s Garden. Sometimes it seems that Dicey’s Garden is the reason why tourists are flocking this way! No marketing needed for this popular spot, the world knows where to find it, and how to enjoy that famous beer garden. When Brazil is playing, embrace yourself for some proper madness!

Harry’s on the Green

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Imagine yourself mixing a classy venue with a sports bar. The result is Harry’s on the Green. At a first glance it project a typical sports bar vibe, but when you continue walking in the venue, you will notice a separate cocktail bar and a classy feel and look! Fancy a cocktail while watching World Cup 2018 matches? Then Harry’s is definitely the sports bar for you! You can find the venue while passing Sinnotts bar (see below), a few minutes from St. Stephen’s Green Luas station.

Trinity Bar

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Trinity bar is a prominent venue on Dame Street. It draws immediate attention with those huge flags which makes it hard to pass by without paying a visit. Trinity is known for several nightlife aspects including food, live music and a traditional Irish atmosphere. It’s central location in the city makes the venue even more attractive to be enjoyed. It’s reported that Trinity has the biggest ultra HD screen in the city aside many other smaller screens.

Sinnotts Bar

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Sinnotts is the closest sports bar you encounter when you get out of the Luas at St Stephen’s Green station.  You will already see screens outside the pub which makes it possible for people passing by to check the score of many 2018 World Cup matches to come. When you make the wise choice of entering the establishment and you go down, a huge bar will welcome you together with a massive projector screen. The atmosphere is great, and you will understand why they call themselves “probably the best World Cup 2018 venue”.

The Living Room

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The cousin of Murray’s Bar is the Living Room. Unlike its cousin, Living Room is very spacious with a more of a modern look. There is enough room for cheering and dancing, no wonder the place turns into a nightclub in the weekend. The amount of screens is uncountable but what it makes it even more attractive is the outside terrace. Living Room has their own outside area where you can play games, drink, smoke and watch matches. It’s that beer garden though that connects Living Room with Murray’s bar, that will appeal many football fans. There is a huge screen where the 2018 World Cup matches can be enjoyed in full glory.

Bleeding Horse

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The Bleeding horse on Camden street is always packed it seems. Is it not inside the bar, then it’s in their cozy beer garden. This respectable Dublin sports bar exists since the 50s and is one of the oldest sports bars in this list. Bleeding horse’s reputation and history makes this a proper traditional Irish pub where all the World Cup 2018 matches can be watched in a proper Irish environment and culture.

Woolshed Baa

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This huge sports bar with an Australian look will definitely attract the more southern people from Europe and the world. Woolshed Baa is known for its Latin parties which makes it famous amongst Latin fans. This venue has it all, cheap drinks, pitches of beers, food deals and of course many screens to assist the 2018 World Cup matches. The Woolshed Baa is on Parnell street, not far away from the other sports bars at O’Connell street. The sports bar is known for other type of events like karaoke and  pub quizzes.

Dtwo

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One of the best venues to watch World Cup 2018 matches at Harcourt street must be Dtwo. It is next to venue Black Door and on the opposite site of the venues Dicey’s, Everleigh Garden and Copper Face Jacks. Dtwo is a big place with a separate dance floor and all. But what really makes this venue remarkable for watching matches is that lovely beer garden! They have one of the best beer gardens in Dublin together with Living Room and Murray’s bar. It’s the perfect spot to get together and have a craic with all the other football fans, some pints and food.

In which favourite venue in Dublin city centre will you enjoy the 2018 World Cup?

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6 Reasons Why Alcohol Is Good For You

Alcohol is poison and is not good for you! At least that’s what we thought. It appears that alcohol has some positive effects as well like it provides anyone with a fresh breath. (we knew that already didn’t we?) Find out 6 reasons why there is nothing wrong with drinking a beer anytime, anyday, anywhere!

1. Alcohol Results in a Fresh Breath

A nice sip of vodka solves the infamous bad breath issue; the high percentage of alcohol in vodka (and other spirits) kills the bacteria which causes bad breath. If you want a fresh breath before going to work or a meeting, you better not forget to spit out the Vodka after a good rinse! For the night outers who are paranoid about their teeth, be careful with strong liquor containing a high sugar content (there are many of them!). A high sugar content damages the teeth enamel.

2. Alcohol Keeps the Brain Sharp

Alcohol does not transform us in the new Einstein and does not help us passing a difficult exam. Alcohol does, however, keep our brains sharp and alcohol prevents wear and tear of the brain which can lead to dementia.

3. Alcohol Enhances Creativity

A small dose of alcohol enhances the creative spirit that is present in each and one of us. Emptying an entire vodka bottle is counter-productive however; alcohol will then show adverse effects on your brain functions such as confusion (as if you didn’t know that already!).

4. Alcohol Softens the Sore Throat

Is there little left of your voice after your sing-alongs in the pub and clubs? Rinsing with whiskey in combination with a spoon of warm water is the solution! Like point 1, remember not to swallow and spit it out. In case your night out is only starting, then it doesn’t matter  😉

5. Alcohol Reduces Stress

Alcohol makes exciting situations less scary. Drinking alcohol makes us feel at ease. Communication flows better. Do not drink too much prior to a presentation, otherwise you will mix your words like a drunk, which in this case you are :D.

6. Alcohol Prevents a Cold

Studies show that drinking alcohol reduces the risk of a catching a cold. Drinking alcohol during a cold does not have any effect though (relating to your cold).

There you go, 6 reasons how alcohol can improve your life! 😀

How do you use alcohol in your life for the better?

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14 Reasons Why Certain Night Outers Get Drunk Faster Than Others

Somehow people get less drunk than you (at certain days). He or she is an “avid”drinker we then say. There are many reasons why people get drunk faster than others. So if you’re wondering why the hell you are buzzing so fast while it’s not even 2 AM, keep on reading!

Here are 14 reasons why people get drunk faster:

  1. Shots of alcohol, although they contain smaller amounts, are faster absorbed in the blood than a beer or a glass of wine.
  2. Drinking on an empty stomach has a greater influence on your reflexes than drinking alcohol with a meal.
  3. Women and older people get drunk faster than men and younger people.
  4. Carbonated drinks make you drunk faster since the gas irritates the stomach wall, which causes the alcohol to reach the bloodstream faster.
  5. The sweet stuff doesn’t make you drunk faster even though this often appears to be case… This is mainly because people often drink more of those sweet drinks than they think they are drinking…
  6. Asians have genetic characteristics that make them get drunk quickly when they take in very small amounts of alcohol, and their hearts will beat faster.
  7. Fatigue, stress, illness and depression can greatly increase the impact of alcohol.
  8. The liver can’t break down more than one alcoholic consumption per hour. So, whoever takes one hour to finish a glass of wine will hardly get drunk. When more than one alcoholic drink per hour is consumed or when one starts to drinks quickly, the liver is getting overwhelmed. The alcohol excess that the liver can’t process quickly reaches the blood stream and all  other organs in the body, including the brain. Once that has happened, well, then only time can reverse that state. Drinking coffee and water or taking a shower will make you more alert, but the alcohol content in your body will not decrease!
  9. Eating when you drink alcohol is always good as your body has more time to process the alcohol. A valve in your stomach ensures that when you eat, your stomach (before it sends the food) is shut down for a short period of time to stimulate digestion. Without this pause, alcohol would reach your small intestine and your liver much faster.
  10. What you eat is of great importance. Fat slows down the passage to the intestines, but not much. Even the people who drink milk before consuming alcohol will hardly notice any effect.
  11. Heavy people get drunk less quickly than skinny people, for the simple reason that their bodies contain more water thus the alcohol has less effect.
  12. The liver of older people needs more time to break down the alcohol than livers of young people, however, alcohol consumption damages the brain of young people easier than brains of older people. The reason is simple, the brains of young people are still developing.
  13. Women who are menstruating need 10% less time to break down alcohol in the body.
  14. Regular and heavy drinkers are less likely to be intoxicated than irregular drinkers since their liver produces more Cytochrome CYP2E1, an enzyme that breaks down alcohol.

So there you have it! There are many reasons why on a regular Saturday night you can’t remember 30% of what happened, but on another night 70% is completely erased! Entering the feeling of buzzing remains a challenge that we don’t mind taking on every week.. 😉

 

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Hangover? It May Not Be Your Fault

Do you suffer from a hangover by default after a good night out? Then your father, mother, brother or sister probably do too in case they go out. Why? A hangover depends on your genetic makeup American researchers claim.

Not Entirely Your Fault

According to the research, you no longer need to blame yourself only for your painful headache on a typical Saturday morning. The researchers found a strong correlation between susceptibility to hangovers in identical twins, showing that your genes are decisive for how strong (painful) your hangover will be.

During the research, 2000 Australian twins were examined who all had to drink the same amount of alcohol. Genetic material were collected from the twins, they had to write how often they drank alcohol for a year, and how often they felt sick after drinking.

The results show that the genes of women can predict for 45 percent how sick she would feel the next day. For men this is 40 percent. The type of hangover is further determined by the speed at which a person drinks, and whether they eat while they drink.

So genetics accounts for nearly half of the reason why someone experiences a hangover and another person doesn’t, after drinking the same amount of alcohol, the study said. The other half probably comes from factors unrelated to DNA, such as how fast someone drinks, whether they eat while they drink and their tolerance for alcohol.

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Drinking a Lot Means More Hangovers

The researchers also found that the people who had the gene variants involved in an increased risk of having hangovers also drank to the point of being intoxicated more frequently than people who didn’t have the hangover genes.

The study shows that people who drink a lot are often hungover. This looks like pretty straightforward, but according to the researchers it is definitely a discovery. The results show that your genes partly determine how often you grab the bottle, and therefore how often you feel that annoying headache.

“We have demonstrated that susceptibility to hangovers has a genetic underpinning. This may be another clue to the genetics of alcoholism,” study leader Wendy Slutske, a psychology professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, told Live Science in an email.

The new findings suggest that people who frequently consume alcohol should observe the way their bodies react to it, she said. “It is not a good idea to try to pace your drinking to the people around you, because you might be more susceptible to hangover than the other people that you are drinking with,” Slutske said.

“With drinking alcohol, it is not ‘one size fits all,” Slutske said. “People are different in their ability to consume alcohol without experiencing adverse consequences, such as having a hangover.”

One of the next steps will be to identify the specific genes that contribute to hangover susceptibility, Slutske said. If the genes associated with alcoholism also underlie hangovers, identifying these genetic risk factors could help prevent addiction in the future.

Tell us night outers, are you suffering from a hangover? Do you have similar hangovers like the ones of your brother, sister or parents? Do they share their hangover experiences with you in the first place? 😀

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Alcohol VS Cannabis: Which One is Worse

Alcohol or soft drugs: which one is worse? There are many differences between the two, but the general belief is that alcohol is rightfully a legit drink adults should be able to enjoy. But , many believe the same consideration should be applied to soft drugs as well.

The truth is that alcohol is heavily in the spotlights. There are many people who have at least some experience with drinking alcohol, so there are many stories and experiences to share! Of course many of them are not that innocent! So there is a disadvantage right there, alcohol is in the spotlights whereas soft drugs is not. What if soft drugs was legal and regularly used as alcohol? Will it become more notorious because of the many more experiences that will surface? Who knows! But let’s compare cannabis with alcohol:

Physical damage

Alcohol

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In case of moderate use, alcohol is hardly harmful. For middle-aged people, alcohol even functions as protection against cardiovascular diseases. Alcohol only becomes very harmful in cases of excessive consumption, ; For the stomach, liver and brain. The more people drink, the greater the chance for all kinds of serious physical conditions to appear. Alcohol also increases the risk of certain types of cancer, this starts with one glass and increases with the next. In case of excessive consumption in one go, alcohol becomes harmful. Aggression in nightlife, traffic accidents, alcohol poisoning and physical damage are the results.

Cannabis

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Cannabis is harmful to the lungs when it’s smoked. When smoking marijuana or hash, tar and carbon monoxide are getting released. Marijuana cigarettes contain 70% more carcinogens than normal cigarettes. The way you smoke contributes to the harmfulness: you inhale deeply and hold the smoke for a longer time. Therefore, 1 blow corresponds to 4 normal cigarettes. In case of excessive smoking of cannabis, the damage to the lungs increases. Heavy blowers have more frequent symptoms of chronic bronchitis and other respiratory diseases. The damage to the lungs can be prevented however, when cannabis is used in a different way. It can also be eaten with cake or drunk with tea.

Addiction problems

Alcohol

Alcohol is addictive, both mental and physical. You can feel a strong powerful desire for it and the need for more. It’s possible to experience strong withdrawal symptoms after quitting your excessive drinking habit.

Cannabis

Blowing is especially mentally addictive. When blowing intensely, cannabis can also become physically addictive. In case of quitting, there are mild withdrawal symptoms. Treatment of cannabis addiction is less severe than treating an alcohol addiction. People with cannabis addictions practically don’t end up in hospitals. In this regard, cannabis scores better than alcohol.

Problems in society

Alcohol

In case of moderate use, alcohol has no negative effects. Actually, the consequences can be quite positive as alcohol does make you more social. When the drinking process continues, negative consequences can occur such as fights and passing out. Long-term excessive drinking can lead to major problems regarding your ​​health, work, friends and family. At one point, alcohol addicts can totally derail socially.

Cannabis

Moderate blowing has no negative consequences for your social skills unless you blow at a very young age (under 16). Blowing at a young age can have negative consequences for school performances. You can also lose friends who do not blow. Blowing a lot in one go has, unlike alcohol, hardly any consequences regarding social functioning. Unless you cause an accident in traffic. Excessive blowing has adverse effects. According to experts, teachers and youth workers, social problems caused by blowing are underestimated. Young people are lagging behind in their personal development or at school.

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Conclusions

Moderate use of alcohol and cannabis

In case of moderate use, hash or weed are more harmful than alcohol when smoked. Smoking cannabis is harmful to the lungs. When cannabis is consumed in a different way (e.g. eaten or via a vaporizer), alcohol becomes more harmful as alcohol also increases the likelihood of certain forms of cancer.

Too much use of alcohol and cannabis in one go

Continuous drinking a lot of alcohol in one night is more harmful than cannabis. Alcohol leads to aggression, accidents and alcohol poisoning. In addition, alcohol is toxic to certain organs, cannabis is not.

Excessive use of alcohol and cannabis

In case of overuse, alcohol and cannabis are both harmful, but alcohol is significantly more harmful than cannabis. Alcohol leads to numerous diseases. Every year more than 1000000 people die because of alcohol. None die because of cannabis. Social deregulation is greater when there is excessive alcohol consumption rather than excessive cannabis combination. Excessive cannabis use can cause many problems though, but it is often less disruptive than alcohol.

Addiction

As far as addiction is concerned, alcohol and cannabis do not differ much. A cannabis addiction is less serious than an alcohol addiction. However, relatively many cannabis users get addicted.  A cannabis addiction can disturb your life pretty radically. But so does an alcohol addiction.

 

What is your opinion about this night outer?

 

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Where Does the Name Cocktail Come From?

A cocktail is a mixture of two or more (alcoholic) drinks. Different flavors are brought together in a special way, for example by shaking them in a shaker or mixing them in a blender. A cocktail is a drink that both looks and tastes spectacular. Somebody once thought for the very first time, of mixing two different drinks, which one  being at least an alcoholic drink. Unfortunately, nobody exactly knows who was the very first or when this exactly occurred. There are lots of speculations though!

The first cocktails were probably invented by liqueurs and distillers in the second half of the 19th century. These complicated drinks were a welcoming development appreciated by the wealthy bourgeoisie. the economy was booming and people liked to play the “dress to impress” game in the classy and posh establishments. In the 1920s, when America had the endure the Prohibition (alcohol ban), cocktail became very popular, even among the middle and lower classes.

Theories How the Word “Cocktail Got Invented

How the mixed drinks got the name cocktail is not easy to find out. It is said that in the 18th century, the word cock-tailed was named after the non-pure mixed race horses, since the drink could be perceived as a non-pure mixed drink. There exist other theories though. One theory states that the name cocktail is derived from the French Coquetel. This was a drink that French officers enjoyed drinking during the American War of Independence from 1775 to 1783.

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Here is another theory:

The word cocktail comes from the French “coq’s tail”. This refers to the colorful feathers of the cock (coq). The story goes that during the American Civil War (around 1779) the bar of the Irish Betsy Flanagan was full of American and French soldiers who fought together against the English. One day Betsy made an alcoholic drink and decorated it with rooster feathers. A French officer was so impressed, that he lifted the glass and screamed: Vive le coq tail! However another version of this story exists! This theory goes that the Irish pub owner Betsy Flanagan liked to wear dresses made from the colored feathers of fighting cocks. One day when she poured a delicious drink for a French customer, he was so impressed by the drink (or the pub owner), that he lifted the glass and shouted: “Vive le cocktail!”.

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More Theories to Consider

The word cocktail could also be derived from “coctel”, a Maya word which means fermented fruit juices. This was discovered in Yucatan by 16th-century Spaniards. They brought and introduced the concept in Europe and the name was turned into “cocktail” as a result. They used this name to indicate a mix of fermented fruit juices and distillates. The word Coctel is still used today in Latin-Spanish countries.

Another theory says that the word cocktail is derived from the French word Coquetier. A coquetier is a French egg cup that was used to serve liquor at the beginning of the 19th century in New Orleans.

Which theory is true? No one can really confirm. What matters is that it was actually invented! 😉

 

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Alcohol Dublin

20 Epic St. Patrick’s Events Dublin 2017 For You

St Partick’s Day falls on a Friday this year which can only mean the following: it will be one of the biggest St Patrick’s weekends in a long time. Since we know you’re a night outer who probably loves madness with capital M, then St Patrick’s Day is one of the best day/night out you can experience! The Irish are known for being full of craic and humour. So whether you’re a full blooded Irish or anything but Irish who wants to experience a night out the Irish way, make sure you find the best indoor spots to celebrate St Patrick’s day/night/weekend 2017 in Dublin. If you’re done celebrating outside, then definitely check out these venues:

Morgan Bar

morgan bar dublin patricks day

  • When: March 17
  • In Temple Bar area: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: House/Mainstream
  • Time: 1 PM

Find out more about Morgan Bar and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 event.

Black Door

black door dublin patricks day

  • When: March 16/18
  • In Temple Bar area: No
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 5 PM

Find out more about Black Door and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 event.

Dtwo

dtwo nightclub dublin patricks day

  • When: March 16/18
  • In Temple Bar area: No
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 3 PM

Find out more about Dtwo and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 events.

4 Dame Lane

4 dame lane dublin patricks day

  • When: March 16/18
  • In Temple Bar area: Very Close
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 6 PM

Find out more about 4 Dame Lane and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 event.

Capitol

capitol lounge dublin patricks day

  • When: March 16
  • In Temple Bar area: No
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 6 PM

Find out more about Capitol and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 event.

Howl At The Moon

howl at the moon dublin patricks day

  • When: March 15/16
  • In Temple Bar area: No
  • Admission: Free in from 7PM – 9PM! €5 after
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 7 PM

Find out more about Howl At The Moon and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 events.

Sin Nightclub

sin nightclub dublin patricks day

  • When: March 16/17
  • In Temple Bar area: Yes
  • Admission: €15
  • Music: House
  • Time: 7 PM

Find out more about Sin Nightclub and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 event.

Street 66

street 66 dublin patricks day

  • When: March 16-19
  • In Temple Bar area: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 8 PM

Find out more about Street 66 and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 event.

Dicey’s Garden

dicey's garden dublin patricks day

  • When: March 16-18
  • In Temple Bar area: No
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 7 PM

Find out more about Dicey’s Garden and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 event.

Pygmalion

pygmalion dublin patricks day

  • When: March 16-19
  • In Temple Bar area: No
  • Admission: €10
  • Music: Electronic/House
  • Time: 1 PM

Find out more about Pygmalion and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 events.

Opium Rooms

opium rooms dublin patricks day

  • When: March 16/17
  • In Temple Bar area: No
  • Admission: €15
  • Music: Electronic
  • Time: 10 PM

Find out more about Opium Rooms and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 events.

Liquor Rooms

liquor rooms dublin patricks day

  • When: March 16
  • In Temple Bar area: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: Modern alt-folk
  • Time: 8:30 PM

Find out more about Liquor Rooms and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 event.

The Czech Inn

czech inn dublin patricks day

  • When: March 16
  • In Temple Bar area: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: Mainstream/Irish music
  • Time: 9 PM

Find out more about the Czech Inn and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 event.

O’ Reilly’s Bar

o'reilly's bar dublin patricks day

  • When: March 16
  • In Temple Bar area: No
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 9 PM

Find out more about O’Reilly’s Bar and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 event.

McGowans of Phibsboro

mcgowans of phibsboro dublin patricks day

  • When: March 16/17
  • In Temple Bar area: No
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 6 PM

Find out more about McGowans of Phibsboro and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 events.

The Wright Venue

wright venue dublin patricks day

  • When: March 17
  • In Temple Bar area: No
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 10 PM

Find out more about the Wright Venue and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 events.

Bow Lane

bow lane dublin patricks day

  • When: March 17-19
  • In Temple Bar area: No
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: Old and Nu Skool Grooves
  • Time: 10:30 PM

Find out more about Bow Lane and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 events.

The Odeon

odeon dublin patricks day

  • When: March 16-18
  • In Temple Bar area: No
  • Admission: €Free
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 2 PM

Find out more about the Odeon and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 events.

The George Bar

the george bar dublin patricks day

  • When: March 17
  • In Temple Bar area: Very close
  • Admission: Free in until 6PM and €10 afterwards
  • Music: 80’s/Mainstream
  • Time: 2 PM

Find out more about the George Bar and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 event.

Palace Nightclub

palace nightclub dublin patricks day

  • When: March 17/18
  • In Temple Bar area: No
  • Admission: €Free
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 10 PM

Find out more about Palace Nightclub and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 event.

Bonus Event:

Grand Social

grand social dublin patricks day

  • When: March 17
  • In Temple Bar area: Very close
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: Irish
  • Time: 11:30 AM

Find out more about Grand Social and their Saint Patrick’s 2017 event.

For more events check out our st Patrick’s day page showing the best events.

So tell us, where will you go crazy this week?

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Alcohol Lifestyle

Why Alcohol Fools You Every Weekend

You might wonder if it’s a blessing or a curse: forgetting what kind of mischief you have been up to yesterday night during a night out in Dublin! It’s a weird phenomenon when you think about it. The more you drink, the more crazy and impulsive you act and the less you will probably remember the next day. This whole process can be explained scientifically, but you got to admit: alcohol does an amazing job in fooling us all.

How bad the hangover may seem, how extreme we might complain about the goofiness we showed and caused during a night out in Dublin: we always end up returning next time to our buddy alcohol with an enormous joy and thirst. The alcohol is just there waiting for us innocently, convincing us that one drink will make us satisfied enough. One drink? Of course says the alcohol, “I’m your friend and I know what’s best for you”. Do you see the brilliance behind it? Alcohol convinces us that “this time” it will look out for us, and we o so want to believe it. But no. The more the night progresses, the more the contrary is proven: alcohol only cares about itself.

This is not necessarily a bad thing! Alcohol understands that life is short, and wants you to be aware of this. Not fully, only for that night. If you feel you want  to let everything go, unleash your naughty self, then alcohol will be your friend! Just don’t underestimate it! It will take control, there is no escaping it the more you drink! Alcohol has a clever way of making sure you obey its wishes, it puts a certain entity in you.

The more you drink, the more this certain entity takes you over. This entity doesn’t care about your money, about your job the next day, your diet, or anyone around you. It doesn’t want to know about any responsibilities, and sure as hell doesn’t want to be stopped. If the entity does want something, it makes sure it gets it without tactic and shame! Fear? ?! No, the entity does not know it, it feels way to superior to fear. Pretty good you would think, but considering the fact that the whole concept of fear is flushed down the toilet, that’s pretty scary. There are practically no limits!

Yes night outers, the entity is one that we embrace at that moment, but hate the next day. And the alcohol that creates this entity is smart! It makes you forget the next day that it had its own will so you will repeat the process next time! Can you imagine if your consciousness would be fully aware of your behavior when you’re all bananas? You will “never” repeat that “mistake” again! No, alcohol has organized everything in depth. Alcohol makes sure you forget so you embrace it with both arms the weekend after!

Alcohol ‘s scheme does have 1 flaw: the hangover. You might forget what happened, but that annoying feeling is proof that “maybe” you exaggerated a bit last night? But do we really care about this negative consequence ? No we do not. Alcohol is probably laughing its ass off every single time.

To be frank night outers, all this knowledge may be nice and all, but we do say that we admire alcohol for its perseverance! It has one mission and one mission only: it wants you to unleash. It wants you to let it all loose. You  just have to make sure that it’s your positive emotions that will be magnified and not the negative ones!

So yes, we gladly say: alcohol, see you next weekend!  We know your game but we love you nonetheless old friend 😉

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Alcohol Lifestyle

Learn to Say Cheers in 50 Languages

So many different people go out in Dublin from all over the world. Doesn’t that make the nightclub scene more unique and exciting!? After being in Dublin for a few years, we learned how to say cheers in many languages. How to write them…well…that we don’t remember! But here is a list that tells you how to say cheers in 50 languages. If you remember them all, your friends will be impressed! So be more creative next time when you find yourself in a bar and say Proost instead of Cheers! 😉

  1. Afrikaans Gesondheid
  2. Albanian Gëzuar
  3. Arabic (Egypt) فى صحتك (Fe sahetek)
  4. Armenian Կէնաձդ (Genatzt)
  5. Azerbaijani Nuş olsun
  6. Bosnian Živjeli
  7. Bulgarian Наздраве (Naz-dra-vey)
  8. Burmese Aung myin par say
  9. Catalan Salut
  10. Chamorro Biba
  11. Mandarin 干杯 (gān bēi)
  12. Croatian Živjeli /Nazdravlje
  13. Czech Na zdravi
  14. Danish Skål
  15. Dutch Proost
  16. Estonian Terviseks
  17. Filipino Mabuhay
  18. Finnish Kippis
  19. French Santé
  20. Galician Salud
  21. German Prost
  22. Greek ΥΓΕΙΑ (Yamas)
  23. Hawaiian Å’kålè ma’luna
  24. Hebrew לחיים (L’chaim)
  25. Hungarian Egészségedre
  26. Icelandic Skál
  27. Irish Gaelic Sláinte  (Slawn-cha)
  28. Italian Salute
  29. Japanese 乾杯 (Kanpai Kan-pie)
  30. Korean 건배 (Gun bae)
  31. Latvian Priekā
  32. Lithuanian į sveikatą
  33. Macedonian На здравје (Na zdravye)
  34. Mongolian Эрүүл мэндийн төлөө  (Eruhl mehdiin toloo)
  35. Norwegian Skål
  36. Polish Na zdrowie
  37. Portuguese Saúde
  38. Romanian Noroc
  39. Russian Будем здоровы/На здоровье (Budem zdorovi/Na zdorovie)
  40. Serbian živeli
  41. Slovak Na zdravie
  42. Slovenian Na zdravje
  43. Spanish Salud
  44. Swedish Skål
  45. Thai Chok dee
  46. Turkish Şerefe
  47. Ukrainian будьмо (Boodmo)
  48. Vietnamese Dô /Vô (Jou/Dzo)
  49. Welsh Iechyd da
  50. Yiddish Sei gesund

 

Which replacement for Cheers do you like to use often?

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Alcohol Dublin Lifestyle Music

20 Epic NYE 2016 Dublin Events For You

The biggest event the whole world celebrates regardless of religion, beliefs, traditions and culture is upon us: New Years Eve! The year 2016 is over and there are 2 ways to look at it. One way is from the nostalgic sad perspective. You think yet another year has passed while personal life changing goals have not been achieved yet. Or, the other way which is from a positive perspective! You think whatever happened in 2016, 2017 will be the year where dreams will be truly pursued. 2017 will be the year where you progress towards getting what you want and being that person who you want to be.

We strongly advise you to choose the last option and celebrate the beginning of 2017 beautifully. The amount of events and venues that celebrate this huge event is endless. For all the night outers who stay in Dublin or travel to Dublin, here are 20 epic parties that will not disappoint:

Lillie’s Bordello

Lillies Bordello Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Carnival
  • Admission: €20
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 10 PM

Find out more about Lillie’s Bordello and their NYE 2016 event.

Krystle

Krystle Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Carnival
  • Admission: €15
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 10 PM

Find out more about Krystle and their NYE 2016 event.

The Morgan Bar

Morgan Bar Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Silver & Black
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: House
  • Time: 8 PM

Find out more about the Morgan Bar and their NYE 2016 event.

The Black Door

Black Door Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Glitz and Glam
  • Admission: €30
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 8 PM

Find out more about the Black Door and their NYE 2016 event.

Pygmalion

Pygmalion Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Space Ibiza
  • Admission: €20
  • Music: Electronic
  • Time: 8 PM

Find out more about Pygmalion and their NYE 2016 event.

Xico

Xico Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Mexican Masquerade
  • Admission: €20
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 8 PM

Find out more about Xico and their NYE 2016 event.

Everleigh Garden

Everleigh Garden Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Sounds of the 90s
  • Admission: €15/20
  • Music: 90s/Mainstream
  • Time: 8 PM

Find out more about Everleigh Garden and their NYE 2016 event.

Dicey’s Garden

Diceys Garden Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Food, drinks and DJ
  • Admission: €15
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 4 PM

Find out more about Dicey’s Garden and their NYE 2016 event.

Church Bar and Nightclub

church nightclub dublin NYE

  • Theme: Chic
  • Admission: €10
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 6 PM

Find out more about the Church Bar and their NYE 2016 event.

Hangar

Hangar Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Masquerave
  • Admission: €10/12/15/18
  • Music: House/techno
  • Time: 9 PM

Find out more about Hangar and their NYE 2016 event.

River Bar/Passion

River Bar Passion Dublin NYE

  • Theme: R&B
  • Admission: €10
  • Music: R&B/hip hop
  • Time: 10 PM

Find out more about River Bar/Passion and their NYE 2016 event.

Bad Bobs

bad bobs Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Eclectic mix from old to new
  • Admission: Free
  • Music: R&B/hip hop/dance/house
  • Time: 6 PM

Find out more about Bad Bobs and their NYE 2016 event.

Amber Rooms Club

Amber Rooms Club Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Late bar, drink specials and DJ
  • Admission: €10
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 11 PM

Find out more about the Amber Rooms Club and their NYE 2016 event.

Liquor Rooms

Liquor Rooms Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Studio 54
  • Admission: €12/15
  • Music: Disco/House
  • Time: 7 PM

Find out more about Liquor Rooms and their NYE 2016 event.

Buskers Bar/Buskers on the Ball

Buskers on the Ball Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Midnight madness
  • Admission: €15
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 7 PM

Find out more about Buskers Bar, Buskers on the Ball and their NYE 2016 event.

Cafe en Seine

Cafe en Seine Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Chic
  • Admission: €10
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 8 PM

Find out more about Cafe en Seine and their NYE 2016 event.

House Nightclub

House nightclub Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Glamorous and fabulous
  • Admission: €25
  • Music: Disco/House
  • Time: 8 PM

Find out more about House Nightclub and their NYE 2016 event.

The Odeon

Odeon Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Masquerade ball
  • Admission: €Free
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 7 PM

Find out more about the Odeon and their NYE 2016 event.

Zozimus Bar

Zozimus Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Chic
  • Admission: €Free
  • Music: Mainstream
  • Time: 7 PM

Find out more about Zozimus Bar and their NYE 2016 event.

Harry’s On the Green

Harrys on the Green Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Great Gatsby Party
  • Admission: €Free
  • Music: 80s & 90s
  • Time: 8 PM

Find out more about Harry’s On the Green and their NYE 2016 event.

 

Bonus Event:

O’ Reilly’s Bar

O Reillys Bar Dublin NYE

  • Theme: Club Hell
  • Admission: €6
  • Music: Rock/Metal/Alternative
  • Time: 9 PM

Find out more about O’Reilly’s Bar and their NYE 2016 event.

 

So tell us, how will you party on December 31st? Will it be more of a farewell 2016? Or a huge welcome to 2017?

Bye bye 2016 and thank you for all the lessons learned!! Weeeeeeeeeelcome 2017!!!!

 

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Krystle Nightclub is Back to Conquer Dublin Nightlife

In August 2016, Dublin’s famous classy nightclub Krystle announced a major investment of €1.1 million for refurbishing purposes. The venue closed up for 3 months and finally announced their launch weekend early November. A launch of a new Krystle nightclub in the weekend of November 25 already got us super excited, but knowing they invested more than 1 million euro, increased our expectation levels drastically!

krystle-dublin-opening

Of course when a launch consists of a full weekend, you can count us in for a full weekend! Friday was announced to have an open bar till 12:30 AM for invites only. Guests were welcome from 9 PM so we arrived at 9:30 PM. We soon met Wayne Lawlor and Ciamhie McCrory who immediately made us feel welcome. Both PR masters were brilliant in organising this spectacular relaunch. The nice people of Krystle set the right tone of excellence by offering us prosecco at the door while we made our way to the penthouse.

We felt like home! We missed Krystle’s penthouse since their closure in August and it was good to be back. In Krystle Dublin you always enjoy the beautiful people and the amazing view the penthouse and balcony are famous for. In the central revolving the DJ booth where Dj Ergen played some quality beats, there were tables and sofas which we haven’t seen before. We always wondered why this space wasn’t utilized more often to provide spectacular nightlife experiences, as the area is open with great views towards Dicey’s Garden, the balcony and of course the penthouse.

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Krystle’s Suite has been totally renovated, and anyone looking to stay in a more intimate environment can enjoy this beautiful private room in the Penthouse. The elegant room fits groups of up to 12. The luxury colors pink and purple enhance the unique vibe that really makes you feel you are in one hell of an exclusive spot. The famous bed is replaced by a much better looking model which is now named “Playtime”…

People had the time of their lives like Krystle never left. As you expect from Krystle nightclub, there were many celebrities, models, socialites and other great people who enjoyed their buzz with prosecco, Champaign, and whiskey in the VIP Area. Everyone socialised, took photos, drank and danced. The cohesive atmosphere was simply magnetic. After 4 AM the party was still rocking and night outers showed no intention to leave anytime soon!

krystle-nightclub-in-dublin

As many Dublin night outers already know, Krystle consists of more areas aside the penthouse and suite. There is the balcony and the classy underground nightclub. Basically the whole entire club got renovated! On Saturday there was no free bar, but if you think for one second that the party vibe was lacking, you are mistaken! Our man Dj Wax spinned the decks, so the nightclub was bouncing nonstop. Krystle was packed the entire weekend. We expect the nightclub to remain packed on weekends where serious mula will be spent, especially with the festive spirit of December.

Krystle’s new look shows a mix of vivid colours on the walls. The elegant look appears to be a jungle/nature theme with images of exotic flowers and plants. The VIP venue really delivers and we immensely enjoyed feeling and seeing the potential again this Dublin nightclub projects.

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Krystle Co-Owner Rangan Arulchelva, who received lots of compliments about his Dublin nightclub, commented: “This €1.1 million investment marks our continued commitment to providing a unique and superior quality entertainment product in Dublin.

“Krystle has set the standard for premier nightclubs in the city centre for the last ten years and, by investing in both our people and our premises, we will continue to set the standard for the next ten.”

We can say with absolute certainty that he is spot on. We missed Krystle Dublin and can’t wait already to go back. You as a respectable Dublin night outer should definitely check this place out, but I think that is pretty much a no brainer.

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Alcohol

Why Alcohol Makes Our Bladder Love Toilets

There are a few behavioral aspects that accompany the consumption of alcohol. Talking louder, acting more emotional and diminishing fear levels. Another night out habit that likes to pop up more frequently as the night goes on, is visiting the toilet (not because you feel sick).

Somehow that toilet loves to see you the more you drink (again we are not talking about the mouth being alcohol’s exit!). Okay, you allow loads of liquid to enter your system, but doesn’t alcohol dehydrate?? Why o why do we have to go to the toilet so much? And why can’t the toilet stop calling you after that first visit??

Alcohol Why So Many Toilet Visits?

Well, here is why:

Of course when we drink, we don’t drink little amounts. We drink lots of glasses containing a drink. But volume is not the only reason why we go to the toilet more often.

There are 2 vital factors responsible for this phenomenon: our kidneys and a hormone the brain produces called anti- hormone (ADH). There is nothing wrong with the ADH hormone, in fact it prevents you from going to the toilet every single minute. ADH ensures that less water is mixed with your urine so you don’t have to go to the toilet so fast after having a normal drink.

The ADH’s job is basically to regulate your toilet visits, but there is just one thing that makes it all confused: alcohol.  Alcohol consumption reduces production of this hormone, meaning regulation gets interrupted and water enters your overactive bladder with enormous speed. This results in the rising urge to go to the toilet.

So when you start drinking, your body is fine for half hour to an hour till that urge worms in your system. A lot of times this happens after your 3rd drink. That’s the moment your kidneys start to absorb less water and the liquid volume in your urinary bladder increases. This is the reason you go to the toilet more often, while the urine volume that you release is higher than any other non-alcohol toilet visit. This creates dehydration of the body and the all famous hangover.

It’s weird that although your body is dehydrated, it produces more fluid when consuming alcohol than if you were drinking water.  But since you voluntarily taking a powerful drug called alcohol, your protective systems gets drunk as well.

How to Stop Night Out Toilet Visits

“Okay we get it, but is there nothing we can do to slow down our toilet visits?”

You can start by drinking less alcohol….although that doesn’t sound reasonable nor realistic does it? Well, drink slower then. This sounds more reasonable right, realistic maybe not. At least try to drink a glass of water between your cocktails, spirits and beers to keep you hydration levels in tact as much as possible. If you fail in that as well, it actually may be okay. There are studies saying drinking lots of water in combination with alcohol won’t help you be less dehydrated since the body will only absorb about 30/50% of the excess water. It might help to reduce your hangover the next morning though!

So you know, there is no personal vendetta between ADH and alcohol. The production of ADH is reducing while drinking coffee, tea and cola as well!

So we all just got to embrace those toilet moments because avoiding them just means too many sacrifices 😉

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Alcohol Dublin Lifestyle NightOutExpert

Lillie’s Bordello Cocktail Master Class: An Amazing Experience

If you want to know which venue is Dublin’s most prestigious VIP and nightclub, then here is your answer: Lillie’s Bordello. Many celebrities have witnessed the wonders of this magical nightclub in Dublin. There are a few aspects that make this Dublin venue unique, like the sophisticated and comfortable atmosphere, their divine cocktails and friendly staff. Nevertheless, the main aspect that makes this nightclub really stand out, is their own cocktail laboratory.

lillies-bordello-cocktails-dublin

Lillie’s Bordello is the only nightclub in Ireland that has its own micro-distillery where Lillie’s professional bartenders can make any cocktail you want. Wouldn’t you love to create your own unique and delicious cocktails? Of course you do, at least we do! To share this experience with cocktail lovers, Lillie’s Bordello offers cocktail master classes to make you a pro in no time. We were invited for a master class on the 30th of September!

We were joined by representatives from the famous stag and hen specialists Last Night of Freedom. There were many of them and we all had a great craic. They took loads of quality photos and allowed us to use them for this blog. Thank you Last Night of Freedom, it was great meeting you all!

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Lillie’s Bordello’s cocktail master Simba first gave us a tour including all VIP areas, then explained the history of cocktails, and finally made us craft our own cocktail of choice!

Lillie’s Bordello has 3 lavish decorated rooms and 4 bars. You find the most beautiful bar in the VIP area. There is a secret area for private parties upstairs that we finally got to know as well.

After the tour we sat comfortably in one of the venue’s intimate spaces where the laboratory is located. Here is where Simba explained the history of cocktails while we quenched our thirst with one of his favourite masterpieces.

lillies-bordello-dublin

After the interesting lesson, each one of us chose an appealing cocktail that we made ourselves from start till finish. We learned how to mix, stir and shake like a pro. We all shared our drinks to determine which one was the most delicious one. My (Johan’s) cocktail was the best (in my opinion) which was sweet mixed with whiskey, egg and other unique ingredients. I call it now the Johan’s flavourful mystery.

Coincidentally, there was a 90s party at Lillie’s after the master class so that was the perfect excuse to drink more cocktails we never tasted before!

lillies-bordello-in-dublin

If you consider yourself a serious cocktail lover, do attend Lillie’s Bordello’s master class. It’s not only those delectable drinks that make the experience unique, but also the intimate setting walled by distinctive art déco and luxurious furniture. Thank you Lillie’s Bordello for the memorable experience!

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Buskers On The Ball: Unique New Dublin Venue

Buskers On The Ball is the latest venue in Temple Bar that officially opened their doors. As you have probably guessed, Buskers On The Ball (BOTB) is the neighbor of venue Buskers. Nevertheless, there is a clear difference between both venues. While Buskers is a bar (that recently got renovated), Buskers On The Ball is a one of a kind Social Interactive Sports Bar & Entertainment Venue.  It’s a big title, but BOTB proved themselves worthy of it.

Buskers On The Ball organized a big launch party on September 15th where none other than Irish football legends Jason McAteer and Phil Babb welcomed the guests. We were invited as well and it was funny seeing them play ping pong, they are actually pretty good at it!

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Yes night outers,  there are 5 Ping Pong Tables in Buskers On The Ball and not only that, there are also 4 Pool Tables, 1 American Pool Table, 2 Shuffle Board Tables & 2 Foo’s Ball Tables, plus Dublin’s largest indoor video wall showing all major live sports! It’s safe to say that Buskers On The Ball already turned themselves into the number one sports venue in Dublin!

Normally you associate beer with a sports bar, but here is where BOTB managed to distinguish themselves again from other sports bars: the venue contains the fundamentals of a classy cocktail bar. So besides all the sports activities night outers can occupy themselves with, there is always the option to drink a cocktail sophisticatedly with your friends. BOTB even organizes cocktail classes like their neighbor Buskers do.

We’ve been in Buskers On The Ball before, but the launch party really shows the venue’s potential. The vibe is amazing that caters to all types of night outers, from beer drinking sports lovers to night outers who love to enjoy their spirits and cocktails elegantly.

Check out more details about Buskers On The Ball.

Buskers On The Ball is definitely a game changer in social entertainment in Dublin and of course we will be back soon!

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10 Dublin Venues To Drink 2 For 1 Cocktails on Thursdays

With an endless list of places to drink in Dublin, it is unquestionable that after a long day at work in front of a computer or in meeting, a drink is definitely needed (or shall we say a delicious cocktail!). We’ve gone around Dublin to provide you 10 enticing venues offering 2 for 1 cocktails for your and your colleague’s pleasure on Thursday. Don’t just stick to one venue, try all of them! Here we go:

Capitol at Lower Stephen’s Street

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Don’t be fooled by the cheap prices, Capitol is a classy place with a vibe that normally relates to expensive cocktails. Its look and interior design will leave you in shock when finding out about those cheap prices! The classy atmosphere plus the super affordable drinks make this venue one of Dublin’s favourite after work bars. An important note: the cocktail prices are cheap every single day, so there is no excuse for not visiting this great Dublin venue anytime soon!

Lillie’s Bordello at Grafton Street

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The phrase 1 for 2 cocktails motivates many of us to go out and try as many cocktails as possible. Lillie’s Bordello goes one step further. They have their own cocktail laboratory where they can make any type of cocktail for you! The art Lillie’s Bordello bartenders include in their cocktail creation process, makes you almost feel dissapointed when the show is over! But that first taste is of another world and so unique! Go to Lillie’s and treat yourself, you deserve it.

The Church Cafe Bar, Restaurant and Club at Jervis Street

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There are so many elegant nightclubs and bars in Dublin, the amount is really impressive! The Church for example, another venue that will blow your mind away when entering. The place was previously a Church (duh), and this is clearly visible. You can have some romantic get togethers in this venue with a unique interior design. The cellar bar/nightclub might be closed on Thursdays, but in December it will be open from Thursday till Saturday.

Sinnotts at South King Street

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Sinnotts is a famous sports bar in Dublin city centre, one of the best Dublin venues to watch the 2018 World Cup  matches as a matter of fact! The bar is only 5 minutes walk from St Stephen’s Green Luas so when it’s pouring rain, get out, run, and be embraced by the homey vibe of Sinnotts and their cheap cocktails! The bar is huge, which makes it easy to have a flirt with the people sitting accross from you 😉

Odeon at Harcourt Street

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Odeon is considered as one of the most interesting Dublin venues when it comes to location and architecture. It was an old train station long time ago before it transformed into a spacious and elegant bar. There is a bit of a movie theme in the Odeon with one bar all the way to the left, one in the centre and one all the way to the right. Dubliners love to go to Odeon for drinks, dancing and food. Another advantage: it’s across from Harcourt Luas station!

Harry’s On The Green at Kings Street South

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Just walk a few meters more when passing Sinnotts and you see Harry’s On The Green. A combo of a sports bar and a classy elegant bar is Harry’s on the Green in its entirety. Besides a sports bar look, Harry’s has its own cocktail bar where delicious cocktails are served. The venue is intimate and definitely recommendable to watch games and to go out with class with your friends, family or boy/girlfriend.

Copan at Lower Rathmines Road

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Copan might not be in the city centre, but please don’t let this stop you from visiting. The venue took its name from the ancient Mayan city ruins of Copán (1000BC) in western Honduras. This is visible when checking out the theme of the place. If you go to Copan, you don’t need to change venue that night. There is a DJ and a huge dance floor that has enough space to show off your dancing skills.

Pygmalion at South William Street

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The music in Pygmalion is one of a kind. If you’re in Pyg and you don’t feel like dancing yet, then the two for one cocktails will certainly do the job for you. Pygmalion is a mysterious Dublin venue where no one judges you. Dance anyway you want, nobody cares. If you want to drink cheap and dance all night long to non stop sensational tunes, Pygmalion will be an excellent choice, especially with those cheap pygtails!

4 Dame Lane at Dame Street

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Once you enter 4 Dame Lane, there is not a chance you won’t be impressed.  The venue is  a trendy music bar with 2 floors.  When you think the main floor is big, go upstairs and see for yourself where the chill area is and occasionally a dance floor in the back! There is enough room for both chilling and for dancing. 4 Dame Lane is close to Temple Bar and should not be missed when you find yourself in that area.

Trinity Bar & Venue at Dame Street

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Trinity Bar has a classic look and feel that makes the venue very attractive for both tourists and the Irish folks. There are 3 separate levels which is the reason for the name Trinity. The place has great food, delicious drinks of course, and the live music cannot be missed! When you walk on Dame street you will spot the venue pretty easily, its exterior look will make you feel welcome straight away.

 

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8 Best Dublin Sports Bars to Watch Euro 2016

Sports fans don’t need to complain when it comes to watching sports events in Dublin. There are so many sports bars, meaning there is always enough room for you to join the atmosphere. Now that the EURO 2016 kicked off, many more venues made sure you won’t be missing any matches while enjoying their establishment. Yes the EURO 2016 virus is spreading and you better embrace it! After all, isn’t it an amazing experience cheering with the crowd? Even if you hate football, just enjoy the unique vibe full of celebrations, drinking and emotions. So now that you know you should watch at least 1 match in a bar, let’s see which 8 sports bars in Dublin are the best to have an amazing experience:

River Bar

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River Bar is easy to spot. Even if you have been to Dublin for 1 day, you probably saw that huge Heineken building close to O’Connell Street. When you look below instead of up to that attractive Heineken logo, you automatically see River Bar. It is a popular sports bar in Dublin that is known for teaching Latin dances in the weekend. The look and feel is more modern than a traditional Irish bar, but the atmosphere is awesome nonetheless. In the weekend you can enjoy the nightclub underneath River bar called Passion, where they play mainly hip hop and Latin beats.

Murrays Bar

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You can’t’ miss Murray’s bar when walking on O’ Connell Street.  It is almost at the end where the logo only entices you to get in. The vibe feels cozy even when considering Murray’s doesn’t consist of only one floor. You can sit outside and they even opened a New York style bar recently in the basement, do check it out. This venue will for sure be packed during the Euro 2016, so for a great atmosphere, food and live music, Murray’s bar will be an excellent choice.

Harry’s on the Green

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Imagine yourself mixing a classy venue with a sports bar. The result is Harry’s on the Green. At a first glance it project a typical sports bar vibe, but when you continue walking in the venue, you will notice a separate cocktail bar and a classy feel and look! Fancy a cocktail while watching the Euro 2016 matches? Then Harry’s is definitely the sports bar for you! You can find the venue while passing Sinnotts bar (see below), a few minutes from St. Stephen’s Green Luas station.

Trinity Bar

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Trinity bar is a prominent venue on Dame Street. It draws immediate attention with those huge flags which makes it hard to pass by without paying a visit. Trinity is known for several nightlife aspects including food, live music and a traditional Irish atmosphere. It’s central location in the city makes the venue even more attractive to be enjoyed. It’s reported that Trinity has the biggest ultra HD screen in the city aside many other smaller screens.

Sinnotts Bar

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Sinnotts is the closest sports bar you encounter when you get out of the Luas at St Stephen’s Green station.  You will already see screens outside the pub which makes it possible for people passing by to check the score. When you make the wise choice of entering the establishment and you go down, a huge bar will welcome you together with a massive projector screen. The atmosphere is great, and there is a reason they call themselves “probably the best UEFA Euro 2016 venue”.

The Living Room

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The cousin of Murray’s Bar is the Living Room. Unlike its cousin, Living Room is very spacious with a more of a modern look. There is enough room for cheering and dancing, no wonder the place turns into a nightclub in the weekend. The amount of screens is uncountable but what it makes it even more attractive is the outside terrace. Living Room has their own outside area where you can play games, drink, smoke and watch matches. It’s that beer garden though that connects Living Room with Murray’s bar, that will appeal many football fans. There is a huge screen where the Euro 2016 matches can be enjoyed in full glory.

Bleeding Horse

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The Bleeding horse on Camden street is always packed it seems. Is it not inside the bar, then it’s in their cozy beer garden. This respectable Dublin sports bar exists since the 50s and is one of the oldest sports bars in this list. Bleeding horse’s reputation and history makes this a proper traditional Irish pub where all the Euro 2016 matches can be watched in a proper Irish environment and culture. Watching Ireland play in the Euro will definitely be a pleasure in the Bleeding horse.

Woolshed Baa

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This huge sports bar with an Australian look will definitely attract the more southern people from Europe and the world. Woolshed Baa is known for its Latin parties which makes it famous amongst Latin fans. This venue has it all, cheap drinks, pitches of beers, food deals and of course many screens to assist the Euro 2016 matches. The Woolshed Baa is on Parnell street, not far away from the other sports bars at O’Connell street. The sports bar is known for other type of events like karaoke and  pub quizzes.

BONUS:

Dtwo

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The best venue to watch Euro 2016 matches at Harcourt street must be Dtwo. It is next to venue Black Door and on the opposite site of the venues Dicey’s, Everleigh Garden and Copper Face Jacks. Dtwo is a big place with a separate dance floor and all. But what really makes this venue remarkable for watching matches is that lovely beer garden! They have one of the best beer gardens in Dublin together with Living Room and Murray’s bar. It’s the perfect spot to get together and have a craic with all the other football fans, some pints and food.