A new bar concept, called jojoʼs shake, has opened in Cork and it is set to be a hit with locals.
The concept is inspired by the Irish style, which has a rich and complex history in Cork, and it aims to bring people together.
Its aim is to offer a “unique experience for locals” and is expected to attract over 100 customers, including local businesses, said Jojo’s owner and co-founder John Tresnac.
The bar is situated in the heart of the city centre, next to a shop called The Shake Bar and restaurant.
“We wanted to bring together a variety of local business and community, so we’re not looking to compete with restaurants or bars, we’re trying to bring something unique to the table,” he said.
“The bar will have a menu that’s as varied as the town itself, which is something that will appeal to a whole new crowd.”
The bar offers a selection of cocktails made with local ingredients such as pineapple juice, ginger, mint, and lemon juice.
“There are a lot of ingredients that come from the local area,” said Tresnamac.
“So we’re going to have a lot more of that in the mix than you might think.”
People will be able to have the bar experience as they come from different parts of the town.
“It’s going to be something unique.”
A similar bar, called Jack of Shakes, has been opening in Dublin since May, but it is not yet open.
It is being hailed as the first bar in the country to combine traditional Irish drinks with hip, hip-hop styles, as well as the “unique” style of cocktails.
“Jack of Shifts” features the original recipe for Irish whiskey with a blend of local ingredients, and is set for opening on October 31.
It has already attracted thousands of visitors, with a Facebook event page for the bar attracting more than 1,000 people.
“This bar is a real treat,” said resident Dave Donnelly.
“I think we’re in a good place.
I’m sure it’s going the right way.”
The concept of a shake bar is not the only new idea that has sprung up in Cork recently.
Itinerary for a Cork Shake Bar article Cork has been the epicentre of an Irish Shake Bar movement, with more than a dozen similar bars being set up in the city.
The Cork Shake bar is set up next to the Corktown Shopping Centre.
The drinks offered at the Cork Shake are inspired by an Irish tradition of mixing different spirits to create different cocktails.
Cork Shake Bar owner and founder John Treshac says it is the first of its kind in the world.
“The reason why I created this bar was because I felt it was something that I could really capture,” he explained.
“For the people that don’t live here, I can’t really say they’re Irish, but I can say that they’re from Cork and they’re coming here to try our drinks.”
He added that Cork Shake has a very high turnover, with some people coming every week.
“So if you’ve got a lot people coming here every week, and they don’t have a drink, then we’re just going to add another drink,” he added.
“But if you have a really busy time, then it’s a lot easier for us to keep the bar busy.”
The Cork City Council has been taking part in the Corkshake movement for a number of years, with local businesses and residents also contributing.
In September, Cork City council announced that it was investing in a Corkshake project to promote tourism.
The council is also funding a Corktown Food Hub to support local food businesses, which aim to create a community of food producers.
Copenhagen has been known to host the largest number of Irish Shake Bars in the entire world, with other cities including Melbourne and Melbourne-NSW also hosting Shake Bars.
“That’s the only city where you’ve really got a huge number of Shake Bars, and there’s a reason why, because people come from all over,” said Donnelly, who added that the Cork shake bar movement was just starting to take off.
“Every year we’ve got so many people coming and doing a lot to promote the Cork area, it’s incredible.”
Cork City Council is planning to host a Cork shake Bar this year, with plans to open up Cork Shake Bars to the public in the coming months.