The first bar from the Irish duo Aaron Wall and Ciarán Smith, Homeboy will bring the best of warm, laid-back Irish hospitality, home comforts paired with delicious drinks and playful sinful food to London. Aaron and Ciarán will bring their prior expertise having held senior roles collectively at venues including Callooh Callay, London Cocktail Club, The Dorchester and Waldorf Astoria NYC to create a fun and relaxed good-time bar with modern Irish hospitality at its heart.
Home comforts with a healthy dose of Irish flavour is key at Homeboy, and delicious drinks will be served alongside playful home-cooked food to a soundtrack of hip-hop and RnB. With a focus on celebrating Irish producers, the cocktail menu will be composed of three pillars: Irish Whiskey, where the drinks will showcase the versatility that once saw Irish Whiskey as the top selling spirit in the world; Contemporary, utilizing modern techniques to create unashamedly delicious drinks; and Classics, paying homage to some of the modern classic cocktails of our time. In addition, Irish beers and of course Draught Guinness will also be served.
Homeboy’s simple food offering will include sinful snacks such as loaded fries and poutine as well as comfort food using family recipes. Da’s Irish Stew and Ma’s Brown Bread use the recipes by Ciarán’s Dad and Aaron’s mum respectively.
Modern Irish Hospitality
Hospitality is a core part of Irish culture that dates back hundreds of years. There was once a set of civil laws in Ireland that stated if a traveller was in need, an Irish citizen must welcome them into their home and offer food, drink, entertainment and a bed. Apart from the overnight accommodation, Aaron and Ciarán plan to bring this to life once again, and showcase the very best of Irish hospitality, alongside the Ireland’s rich food and drink offering, at Homeboy.