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The Black Sheep
Exceptional based on 10 ratings
Type: Bar

61 Capel Street
Dublin, Ireland [ print map ]
(01) 873 0013

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Mayor: garthicus (14) | Taps: 23 | Bottles: 100+


The Black Sheep

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Beer Available At The Black Sheep (arranged by most recent)
Galway Bay Pilot 009 - Mare Incognita US , Founders RŁbśus 94, Galway Bay Pilot 008 - Peanut Butter Stout , Trouble Brewing Agent Provocateur (Red Rye) , Trouble Brewing Lazy Sunday Saison , Thornbridge / S:t Eriks Imperial Raspberry Stout 98, Galway Bay Pilot 005 - American Amber Ale , Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms 95, Birra del Borgo Re Ale Extra 98, Victory Headwaters Pale Ale 93, Otterbank Farami , SKA Modus Hoperandi IPA 98, White Gypsy St Cuilans Christmas Ale , Kinnegar Yannaroddy Coconut Porter , Kinnegar Long Tongue Pumpkin Ginger Rye , Eight Degrees Zeus Black IPA 77, Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury 99, Metalman Chameleon Smokescreen , Carlow OíHaraís Barley Wine , Brown Paper Bag Project Dr Rudi (Second Batch) 83
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10 reviews for The Black Sheep
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  77%
 Selection  81%
 Food  63%
 Value  69%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  83%
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74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
rhyshewer  (10) Utrecht, Netherlands | December 9, 2013
Nice selection of beer. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Nice pub atmosphere.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
dawoz  (4) , | November 6, 2013
One of the most complete and detailed bottle menuís I have ever seen. Several beers on tap, but their bottle menu is amazing. If you are in Dublin and into good beer, this is the place to be.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
goozen  (87) Leiden, Netherlands | June 24, 2013
Not a really Irish pub, like the Brew Dock. Same Galway Bay Brewery range op tap and other Irish beers. Fridge filled with Irish Craft beers and other countries.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
ceck82  (33) , Spain | April 22, 2013
Sitio nuevo con la mejor seleccion de botella, pude probar la sink y la tactical de brewdog en plan chupito, a parte tener como 15 referencia de barril. Muy agradable y muy buen servicio.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
ACD  (29) Dublin, Ireland | January 15, 2013
Decent craft-focused place tucked away at the end of Capel Street on Dublinís Northside, near the multiplex cinema. Run by the Cottage Group (same crowd as the Brew Dock and Against the Grain), so you know what to expect: decent beer selection, simple but hearty food, and a heavy focus on profit margins. Black Sheep has less of a tap selection than the other two places (youíll not find any interesting or exclusive US draught items here as you often do in the others), and has focused more on cask ale, with 4 handpumps. However, never, ever, ever have I seen all 4 in action - one or two is the norm, with a third on occasions. Nothing groundbreaking either (some mainstream English ales, and Irish cask offerings) and itís been hit and miss on occasions in terms of quality and condition. Prices are on the high side, especially given its location. Bottle list is fairly extensive, although prices often border on the ridiculous - 9quid for a Thornbridge Jaipur anyone? Very strange decor to the place...as my girlfriend said "you can tell a middle aged, single, straight bloke has decorated it" - all battleship grey, mish-mash furniture, and odd paintings. Quite a hollow cafe-ish vibe to the place. One nice Chesterfield sofa, so if you grab that then youíre golden. New downstairs area with dartboard and table footy - nice touch. Staff are mostly friendly and well-informed...apart from when the waitresses are left to man the taps - that can be painful. In all, not a bad place by any means - one of the best the city has to offer - but thereís a spark missing (as it is in all Cottage Group premises in my opinion). However, itís definitely worth a look - especially if you can nab the sofa!
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff  (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | January 13, 2013
i think this was my top pick for Dublin. . 3 casks .. a dozen taps with thought out picks.. 3-4 house beers .. great bottle selection .. some food items but i wasnít hungry .. stopped in twice .. they do healthy sampler tray of any three beers .. didnít particularly like the 2 novice slovak chicks working the bar (nice to look at but i honestly donít think theyíd ever poured a beer before i walked in) .. comfortable seating if not there to eat .. i really enjoyed my stops in.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
badgerleggs  (6) , France | December 14, 2012
very basic type bar but with a nice atmosphere and good service. good choice of beer and staff know there stuff.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jlhooker  (5) Dublin, Ireland, Ireland | November 13, 2012
Quiet daytime pub. Busier by night. Spacious. Mainly tables and chairs. Downstairs open at busier times. Very good selection of craft tap and bottled beers. 4 rotating cask pumps of which 3 are normally active. Free wifi. Good low volume background music. No tvs. Very nice spot
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Deu  (13) Nantes, France | November 2, 2012
Nice pubs. Large choice of beers :) Now they have darts and Foosball
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing  (280) Oslo, Norway | June 12, 2012
A nice surprise to stumble upon this kind of bar in the centre of Dublin. Itís just a short walk from OíConnell Street. Nice selection of craft beer, especially from the UK and USA. Microbrew from Ireland on tap and very few industrial lagers. Around 20 taps plus two large refrigerators with bottles. The most interesting selection I saw in Dublin. The interior looks more like a cafť than a pub. Nice and friendly atmosphere.

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