'Drinkstore' is a small family run independent specialist off licence situated in the North Dublin Inner City area of Stoneybatter. Run by the Butler family since 1987 and originally trading under the name off 'Mc Loughlins Off Licence' until a revamp in 1998 saw the trading name change to 'Drinkstore'.
We are passionately independent and believe that no one brand, product or company should dominate or control any market. With this in mind we try to stock as wide a selection in every category as our square footage will allow and try to represent as many small, niche and interesting producers and suppliers as we possibly can.
Increases in excise and below cost selling are two of the biggest threats to our business at the moment making it virtually impossible for us to compete on a level playing field with the supermarket groups. Our business once employed 3 full-time staff and four part-time staff we are now just the two full-time staff and one part time.