When travelling, I’m often struck by the adaptability of venues in other cities- steak houses that double up as tango studios in Buenos Aires stand out in particular, as well as twenty-four hour cafés in Moscow. In Dublin, coffee shops and sandwich bars that are hives of activity by day usually lie dormant behind heavy shutters come nightfall, when a new breed of venues come to life.
The Twisted Pepper is one space that bucks this trend, however. By day, the space serves host to some of the best coffee in town, served up by the folks at 3fe, whose encyclopedic knowledge of all things bean-y won’t disappoint. Happen to be in the mood for new head of hair or some fresh music? There’s a barbers and record store here too. By night, the coffee counter becomes a bar and the space at the back sees some of Dublin’s best music nights, courtesy of the Bodytonic crew.
Dublin tends to be a very different place by night than by day, but a stop off at the Twisted Pepper at any time will throw up something interesting.