Disco Brunch, brought to Dublin by the Gentlemen’s Academy, is one of the most anticipated events in town.
The Gentlemen’s Academy started disco at brunch hours just over a year ago and it’s achieved pretty legendary status (and has sparked a slew of boozy-brunch copies around the city). You could call it a brunch-revolution. And isn’t there a sense of achievement in being up, out, dressed and social at a pseudo-breakfast event?
So no sloppy attire. Guests are asked to dress for brunch – boys wear blazers and dicky bows, for once. Facial hair is optional but probably preferred. Ladies get to leave their heels at home, all the easier for dancing on tables. This must be the only place not actively discouraging eggs and table-top dancing?
It’s always an immediate sell out, whether it falls on a bank holiday or if the lucky attendees have to pick themselves up for work come Monday. It happens less than monthly, maybe more than bi-monthly – you’ve got to keep an eye and an ear out. Tickets are €25 for brunch, a cocktail, DJs and all day dancing.
Formerly of Coppinger Row, the brunch is moving just around the corner to Damson Diner for this week’s disco shenanigans. This bank holiday special ‘El Bruncho’ has a Mexican flava’ in honour of the Cinco de Mayo celebration and is being held in association with The Beatyard festival. If you missed out on a ticket for this weekend’s event you can still join the well-oiled brunchers from 6pm for the late session.
52, South William Street
Tel: 01 677 7007
All images courtesy the Disco Brunch Facebook page