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.

We are located on 25 minutes from Dublin city centre and minutes from the M1 motorway and Dublin Airport, Empire Bar Swords is the perfect place for dining or for your party or event.

Monday to Friday we open from 10am and start serving lunch from 12 noon with a delicious mix of light bites & sandwiches. Our evening menu is served daily from 4pm - 9.15pm. We also serve weekend brunch every Saturday & Sunday from 12pm - 4pm. 

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

Open 7 days a week from 10am with a late bar Thursday - Sunday. Nightlife with custom mixed music and brilliant live bands. 

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

NYC-inspired comfort food and cocktails in a venue you just can't ignore. Old school hiphop, funk & soul. Good times".....


Monday - Friday


Sunday - Wednesday 4pm-9.15pm
Thursday - Saturday 4pm-10pm

Brunch Menu

Saturday 12pm-4pm
Sunday 12pm-4pm

Christmas Menu

Now taking Bookings
Call +353 1 813 8328

Pre-teeen Menu

4 Course Menu

Drinks Menu

Wines, Cocktails, Beers, Spirits,
Bubbles & more

Here at Empire, we use quality products sourced locally

Keelings - Fruit & Veg | Wrights of Marino - Fish | Avonmore - Cream, Butters & Cheeses
Caterway - Exotic Herbs, Flowers & Leaves | Musgraves Food Services
Please note that menus are likely to have minor daily changes

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Weekly Line Up


Monday at EMPIRE

Lots of great drinks deals

Great drinks deals. Enjoy a night of fun in EMPIRE with great atmosphere.

Food served until 915pm

To reserve a table call 01 813 8328

Tuesday at EMPIRE

Selected House Cocktails 2 for €10 until 10pm

                              Best Tuesday night out in Swords!

                              To book a table call 01 8138328

Wednesdays at EMPIRE

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

Selected cocktails are 2 for 10 euro until 10pm 

Thursday at EMPIRE with DJ till late

Rock N Roll Bingo

Live Entertainment with Kiera Dignam & Band

Late bar and DJ afterwards 

No late bar, closing at 12 midnight 

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 Evolution, DJ till late

Late bar

Join us Friday after work for cocktails

Selected cocktails are 2 for €10 until 10pm

Late bar and DJ until 2.30am in Empire and Babylon 

To book a table call 01 8138328 or mail info@empirebars.ie 


Live music with The VIP's

    Brunch 12-4pm

    Dinner from 4pm - 10pm

    Saturday Night is party night! in Empire and Babylon Swords 

    Live music in Empire with The VIP's

    Late bar and DJ in EMPIRE and Babylon

    To reserve a table call us on 01 8138328

Sunday at Empire Swords

late bar & dj

Love Sundays at Empire Swords

Brunch served from 12pm - 4pm

Dinner served from 4pm - 915pm

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Parties & Private Events


Empire Bar 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 Thursday - Sunday.  

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

Hen Parties at EMPIRE

Empire Bar 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 (Thurs - Sunday)
  • €25 per person
    Luxury Finger Food platters available €50 per platter

    Call us today 01 8138328

    Talk to us about accommodation recommendations and local activities

    Carnegie Court Hotel located on North Street Swords and just minutes walk from EMPIRE www.carnegiecourthotel.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

    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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