82 Irishtown Road, Dublin 4
Sober Lane opened up its Dublin branch last summer and it’s become a firm favourite for Irishtown and Beggars Bush. Their food menu is hearty burgers, pizzas and delicious chicken wings but the main draw is the craic and quirky aesthetic the place has. Every Sunday, they have a Coin Toss championship. To put it simply, you go into a major game of heads or tails and if you win, you get a free round of drinks.
What has it got?
Seating: The stools and tables come in sizes small and tall but they also have booths and long benches that you can sit at. I didn’t notice any arms on the chairs but the low tables and booths fit a wheelchair.
Doors: The front doors are easy to open and are wide enough to fit a chair.
Ground: There’s a mixture of ceramic tiles and wooden floorboards here. It could be a bit slippy when a pint spills.
Stairs: Everything you need is on the ground floor and it’s all lovely and flat!
Bathrooms: They have a wheelchair bathroom. It’s a teeny tiny bit tight but if you wheel in at an angle, you’ll fit your chair in. Also, the lock is a bit confusing but it does lock. Just push the handle down and you can pee in peace.
Spaciousness: There’s loads of space here. It might get a bit packed over the weekends but the tables are spaced out nicely.
Helpfulness of Staff: The staff are quite sound here anyway. I didn’t need much help with the chair as the place is very easy to navigate but if you need help, the staff are very approachable.
Parking: There’s parking right out the front but there is no specific wheelchair spot.
Why? The flat surfaces and spaciousness of Sober Lane are a great asset. Although there’s no specific wheelchair parking, there’s plenty of parking in the area. It’s a lively spot at the weekend so add it to your list of new places to visit.