Welcome to Empire

Sip, Savour, Socialise

Our Story

EMPIRE BARS GRILL VENUE is a multi award winning premier destination for dining, distinctive cocktails and entertainment in Swords. 7 nights a carousel of live music and DJs bring eclectic beats to Swords.

Monday to Friday from 10am -12noon enjoy a tea or coffee served with a selection of pastries,every day from 12 noon a dedicated lunch menu featuring soups, sandwiches and light bites. The Grill at Empire Swords serves a superb menu daily from 4pm with signature dishes such as prime fillet, fresh scallops and salmon. Every Sunday a traditional Sunday Roast is served with all the trimmings.

Empire is the place for glamorous, sophisticated dining and cocktailing in North County Dublin catering for hen parties, corporate nights out, birthdays, anniversaries and everything in between.

Open 7 days a week with a late bar every night. Nightlife with custom mixed music and brilliant live bands. Select a wine from an extensive wine list or sip on one of Empires most distinctive cocktails.
Reserve your area today!

Pub of the Year 2015 – Fingal Business Excellence Awards

Leinster Bar of the Year 2015 – Bar of the Year Awards

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.

Audrey Hepburn
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Our Food



Served from
12 Noon Daily


Served Daily
4pm to 9.15pm

Sunday Lunch

Served from
12 Noon Weekly

Early at Empire

Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm
All Night Wednesday and Thursday until 9.15pm

Brunch Menu

Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday 11am-2pm

Drinks Menu

Wines, Cocktails, Beers, Spirits, Bubbles & more

Here at Empire, we use quality products sourced locally

Gahan - Meats| Keelings - Fruit & Veg | Kish Fish - Fish | Avonmore - Cream, Butters & Cheeses
Caterway - Exotic Herbs, Flowers & Leaves | Musgraves Food Services

Upcoming Events & Offers

Live at Empire Bar Swords

Weekly Line Up


Industry Night - Live music with The Harleys

Late bar until 2.30am

Monday Night at EMPIRE 

Live Music - The Harleys

Late bar until 2.30am

Great drinks deals. Enjoy a night of fun in EMPIRE with late bar and great music

To reserve a table call 01 813 8328

Live music with Buck Taylor

Late bar and DJ

Enjoy dinner and a show at EMPIRE .

Live music with Buck Taylor

Late bar until 2.30am

Selected cocktails are 2 for 10 euro until 10pm

                              Best Tuesday night out in Swords!

                              To book a table call 01 8138328

Late bar with 2 for €10 cocktails till 10pm

Late bar until 2.30am 

Enjoy a midweek meal dinner and drinks, food is served until 9.15pm.

Selected cocktails are 2 for 10 euro until 10pm 

Thursday LIVE with Niall McCarthy

2 for 10 euro Cocktails - All night

Cocktail Thursday at EMPIRE 

Live music with Niall McCarthy

Late bar and DJ afterwards in EMPIRE 

Selected cocktails are 2 for 10 euro all night! 

To reserve a table call us on 01 8138328 or mail info@empirebars.ie

LIVE music with CSI Band

Live music with CSI Band in EMPIRE followed by late bar and DJ.

Food served until 9.15pm

Luxury finger food platters available for parties

Late bar and DJ in Babylon 

To reserve a table call us on 01 8138328


Live music with Rock of Ages

    Live music in Empire with Rock of Ages

    Late bar and DJ in EMPIRE and Babylon

    To reserve a table call us on 01 8138328

Love Sundays

Liv music with Reflex 80

Food served all day until 9.15pm

Live Music with Reflex 80

Late bar and Dj afterwards

To book call 01 8138328

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Parties & Private Events


Empire Swords has facilities to cater for a wide variety of parties and events. We have areas available for private and semiprivate events, including birthdays, hen parties, engagements, corporate functions and other celebrations.

Bar bites, bigger bites, desserts and full drinks menu are available for your party. Our Head Chef would be happy to customise menus for your groups needs.

Our experienced events team can assist you in arranging your event from start to finish. We will help to ensure its an event to remember. We have live entertainment weekly and a late bar and DJ 7 nights.  

For more details and prices please contact us on info@empirebars.ie or call us on 01 8138328 .

Hen Parties at EMPIRE

Empire Swords is the perfect place to celebrate your special hen party with friends and family. We can cater for groups large and small.

  • Premium cocktail on arrival
  • Choice of 3 main courses
  • Glass of bubbly
  • Reserved area
  • Live bands
  • Late bar and DJ
  • €25 per person
    Luxury Finger Food platters available €35 per platter

    Call us today 01 8138328

    Talk to us about accommodation recommendations and local activities

    Forty Four Hotel located on Swords Main Street just steps from EMPIRE www.fortyfourmainstreet.com

    Fingal Sailing School on the Malahide Estuary for kayaking, sailing and lots more www.fingalsailingschool.ie

    Robyns Nest Cookery School for a fun afternoon cookery class with the girls: www.cookerycourses.ie

    After Christmas Parties

    Corporate Events

    Empire Swords is a multi award winning bar and restaurant located on Swords Main Street. It is the ideal venue for your next corporate event. Whether it’s a product launch, staff party, a meeting space, wine tasting afternoon or a summer BBQ we have it covered. We guarantee exquisite food and excellent wines with a warm welcome and impeccably good service.


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    Swords Restaurant

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