Gay spar isn’t just a quick stop after a night out where you grab a much-needed chicken fillet roll, it is an important part of the night out itself, and the epicentre of queer life in Dublin. Here is why Gay Spar is probably the most important and iconic landmark in the big shmoke.
If you don’t go to gay spar after a night out, did you even go on a night out?
“Gay spar and a taxi home”
— linkedin park (@clouterparts) August 9, 2018
It is just the epitome of Dublin culture.
I want a Culture Night talk about the cultural significance of Gay Spar.
— Sam Pearson 🎄 (@greeneggs_) September 21, 2018
Maybe it’s more than just a convenient little shop/deli…
Did you know that SPAR is a Dutch company and is actually short for De Spar, which is an initialism for
Door Eendrachtig Samenwerken Profiteren Allen Regelmatig
Which means “Through united co-operation everyone profits”
So Gay Spar is basically a Liberal Socialist Utopia.
— Ho Ho Ho but make it Gay (@yascaoimhin) August 17, 2018
Gay Spar doesn’t try too hard to be Gay Spar, it just is Gay Spar.
i wonder if gay spar knows that it's gay spar
— danny devito🌻 (@lusxt) March 28, 2018
And it is honestly just the epicentre for romance and everything that is good in this world.
Gay spar https://t.co/yTDzRJ3juA
— Hannah⚡️ (@hannahwxir) July 4, 2018
And it would be UNREAL if we could just have the whole night out there.
concept: gay spar with a smoking area
— Hanorah (@hanorah_w) July 28, 2017
Even Gaga gets it.
she looks like she's snappin cause she's not getting served at the deli in gay spar and ppl are trying to skip her pic.twitter.com/9BMWIIl86t
— Chris (@crsoneill) May 22, 2017
And did you know…
the G in LGBT stands for Gay Spar
— christmas turkey (ad)ham (@RummHammm) December 15, 2016
But sometimes we have got to call them out on their awful carry-on.
No tonic water in Gay Spar they are literally committing a hate crime. Again.
— Aifric (@aifreckle) September 5, 2014
WE NEED THIS RENDITION.
I wanna take you to a gay spar,
I wanna take you to a gay spar,
I wanna take you to a gay spar, gay spar, gay spar.#SparGate
— Róisín Smyth (@IttyBittySmythy) January 29, 2013
And honestly, did you even visit Dublin at all if you didn’t visit this iconic landmark? Franny missed out there.
I hope the Pope blesses Gay Spar when he’s in Dublin
— kez 🌙 (@no1seshgoth) August 18, 2018
And they know what’s up when it comes to the music they play.
Gay Spar is playing Macy Gray. Gay Spar knows what's up.
— Aaron S (@arneldo) April 14, 2014
But again, sometimes we come across awful carry on in Gay Spar.
Went into gay spar n saw pringles is 4 beans I’m straight now
— F Í A (@punchedmonet_) September 21, 2018
This pretty much sums up our feelings about the place…
gay spar is my petrol station and chicken fillet rolls at 4am is my diesel
— R-LA (@oraligh) August 9, 2018
The gaybours know that’s where the party is at.
— The George Dublin (@TheGeorgeBar) May 30, 2017
I think the gays of Dublin are on a mission to take over every convenience store in the city centre, and I am totally here for it.
Reddit has discovered the joys of Gay Spar, and labeled it one of Dublin’s portals to another universe. And I’ve discovered “Gentra”, which is the Centra across Dame Street from Gay Spar. #GaySpar
— Cian Mac Mahon (@Cianmm) October 22, 2018
But sometimes they try to sneak in some of that straight culture…
Gay spar are playing Ed Sheeran and honestly I'm shaking this should not be allowed
— Brian 🌈 (@being__brian) September 28, 2018
And we’re not saying this behaviour is right, but we understand.
This marks the end of my run of performances in Spar on Dame Street pic.twitter.com/0wzhXD0aDN
— Colin Chadwick (@colinchadwick) April 21, 2013
Honestly, we need someone to go around and give them all queer-themed nicknames. Let’s make this a movement.
If Spar Dame Street is Gay Spar the Spar Capel Street is PantiSpar
— Ho Ho Ho but make it Gay (@yascaoimhin) October 5, 2018
Ok, I think they might know what they are doing.
They just played the Sex and the City theme song in Gay Spar on Dame Street. Really embracing their target audience.
— Lehane-MrGay Ireland (@LeHandyman) May 22, 2013
Doireann knows what’s up.
"They play better music here than any other club in Dublin" – Doireann in Spar, Dame Street.
— Jade Hayden (@JadeHayden) August 12, 2015
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