(SPOT.ph) More and more Filipinos are embracing the concept of adaptive reuse, the act of reviving heritage structures to serve a different purpose, such as converting old homes into restaurants.
Other countries practice adaptive reuse as well, and in Europe, where old castles and houses are well-preserved, it is the norm. But it's also just as common to see establishments that have been around for centuries, and in Ireland, a country known for whiskey and pubs, a restaurant and pub stands out from the rest for just that reason. It's called Johnnie Fox’s Pub, located on top of the Dublin mountains in Glencullen, just a few miles south from the city center.
Established in 1798, it is one of Ireland’s oldest and most popular traditional pubs, and is the highest—literally! Aside from being a restaurant and pub, the site doubles as a museum. Trinkets and memorabilia collected over the decades are hung on the walls, ceilings, or placed casually on tables.