Our Readers Tell Us Their Favourite Memories Of Pantibar

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iconic Dublin LGBT bar we asked our readers to share their favourite memories of our local haunt.

Pantibar iconic logo

Although you’d never guess from its flawless exterior, Pantibar turned 10 yesterday.

To celebrate the important milestone, we put together our 10 favourite things about one of Dublin’s LGBT hotspots. Since we know it’s such an iconic landmark of Dublin’s gay scene, we also asked our readers to share with us their favourite memories in Pantibar.

Here are their stories:

1. Welcome To Dublin

My favourite memory is my first night there. I’d just moved to Dublin to start a new life with my partner in Ireland and we were living just a short walk away. So few hours after stepping off the plane I was sipping a pint in Pantibar. The start of a great new adventure for me.
–  Jon Weir via Facebook


2. Graham Norton Party Crashing

That time that Graham Norton crashed my hen party, which was on downstairs the night he popped in for a drink after his Late Late show appearance 🙂
– Serena Bryans via Facebook


3. First Date

Panti’s half price sales lol OMG the craic! Lol, and I had my first date with my wife Elaine in 2011! Love Pantibar.
–  wildroro87 via Instagram


4. Marriage Equality

The day of the referendum result, I brought my daughter, age 8, to witness history being made, a time where love is love, where people really made a difference, and I said to her: I hope you never forget this day when the people voted for love.
– Lollie Mancey O’Brien via Facebook


5. So Many Fun Times

So many!
Veda doing the Panti show in a dirty blond wig.
1/2 Price Sunday.
The rawest Panti show, the Saturday after Pantigate.
– daithigorman via Twitter


6. Eurovision

Mine must be the Eurovision night in 2010 with the fake jury 🙂
– Kamille Kafarz via Facebook


7. Pride Joy

I remember the first time I went to Dublin Pride with my boyfriend, about 5 years ago, we went to Pantibar after the parade. He had never been a fan of Pride and never been to one before so it was a big deal for him. It was such a great day, we had so much fun and spent the night there with friends. Amazing time.
– Stephen O’Connor via Facebook


8. Oh My

I have many very nice memories of the barmen taking their tops off.
– please don’t quote my name lol


9. Heather Mills Skit

When Panti & Bunny did the Heather Mills skit… I just kept thinking OMG I’m going straight to hell but I can’t stop laughing!!!!
– ktdonohoe via Instagram


10. Awww

The GCN relaunch party was great. I’ve been reading the magazine for years and it was great to meet the team and celebrate in Pantibar!!!!!
– jessybrady via Instagram


Pantibar will celebrate its 10th birthday this Sunday, December 3, pop by and raise a glass with us.

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