The Dublin House is adding a second-story room to its Monmouth Street location. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
The Dublin House on Monmouth Street is making a little more elbow room for its customers.
Red Bank’s authentically Irish pub grub spot won approval earlier this week to knock down a wall next to the upstairs bar and extend the area with additional seating and a stairway to the northeast end of the Victorian structure, Dub co-owner Euegne Devlin said.
“It’s just going to be like a little lounge room,” he said. “It’s basically only for the convenience of my customers.”
The addition of 20 to 25 seats in a 400-square-foot room to be done in the same style and colors of the public house’s update four years ago plus a staircase leading directly to it, will eliminate the slightly awkward walk through the upstairs dining area to get to the second-floor bar, Devlin said.
“People were complaining about going through the dining room,” he said. “When you come upstairs, (now you can) walk right into the bar.”
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