About street 66
Tucked away in the heart of a trendy south Dublin on Parliament Street close to Dublin castle and City Hall , Street 66 is a live musical bar with a fun function room. We highlighted the industrial bones of the building with warm and rustic finishes to give you a homely , cosmopolitan finish . Our love for reggae, funk, soul an jazz make us one of Dublin's most original and frequented bars.We are a two-minute walk from Dublin Castle and Temple Bar.
Designed for the global citizen who enjoy good music and drinks, Street 66 was inspired by owners Sligo and Barcelona natives Siobhan Conmy and Cris Llarena love for mid-century modern design, live music, vinyl and reggae..They became big fans of vinyl and reggae while working together at another venue in Dublin for 10 years. Their passions paired well with old influences from back home, craft beers, original cocktails and a hint of modernism and both a penchant for Scandinavian aesthetics. Street 66 balances the natural textures and bright decorative accents of Barcelona with the minimal design and neutral tones of Northern Europe. More than a synthesis of tastes, Street 66 is meant to be both a second home and an homage to the metamorphosis of globalised venues everywhere.
Named after the reggae song by Linton KwesiJohnson. Street 66 is one of Linton's best song, psychedelic, rock star like, but down and trodden, bringing dish washers and presidents together, the infinite human being at an address..
As a young man LKJ was a member of the Black Panther party, but he was also an award winning poet with published books. Lucky for us he decided to put some of his poems to a reggae beat because his sound is unique in all of reggae. His first three albums, Dread Beat An' Blood (1978) Forces Of Victory (1979) and Bass Culture (1980) are simply outstanding and deserve to be in every reggae collection.On these LP's he hooked up with Dennis Bovell who was instrumental in launching the career of Matumi, and Bovell produced and engineered these three albums. Johnson was embraced by the punks who loved his anti-racist views, as well as his marvelous music. Listen to Street 66 from Bass Culture, rarely have reggae lyrics painted such a vivid picture.