Ireland > Dublin
Beer Available At Against the Grain (arranged by most recent)
Galway Bay Pilot 011 - Table Amarillo/Waiiti/Citra , Blacks / Beoir Beoir #1 75, Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury 99, Stone Barrel C No Evil , Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms 95, Brooklyn Dry Stout 75, Purity Saddle Black 89, Thornbridge Hopton 55, Birra del Borgo Re Ale 91, White Gypsy St Cuilans Christmas Ale , Thornbridge Lord Marples 70, Galway Bay Pilot 004 - Chinook Table Beer , Galway Bay Pilot 002 - Imperial Brown Ale , Galway Bay Pilot 003 - Chili Pumpkin Ale , Brewfist / Beer Here Caterpillar Pale Ale 93, Galway Bay Buried At Sea 95, BrewDog #MashTag 94, Kentucky IPA 49
ciaranc (10) Dublin, Ireland | May 22, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
One of the Galway Bay Brewery (the first in Dublin I think) chain pubs and possibly my favourite, located on Wexford St, my favourite part of Dublin. Great selection pouring on draught, guessing 25 or so taps pouring about half Irish and half import, including some real gems from UK, Euro and US breweries. Can be pricey, even for Dublin, especially the import stuff, though they sell halves for half the price of a pint. Some beers only sold in 2/3 pint measures. Also have two cask engines, though the beer isnt always in great nick. Decent vibe, relaxed during the week and slammed at the weekend, staff are sound and into the beer, though dont always have the time to chat due to how busy it gets at peak. Good tunes, not too loud, no TVs, really tasty menu (I live on the fried chicken) and overall just a great spot.
nickd717 (81) San Francisco, California | April 10, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Good place. Killer vibe. Really Irish, but with good beer. Not that the Guinness here isnít decent. It is. This beer is better - yeah Iím looking at you Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury. 100% beer if Iíve seen one. Best beer here, and no Iím not forgetting all the Founders stuff. Crap dude, we canít even get Founders in California. Didnít think Iíd see it on this side of the pond. Thereís also a bunch of whiskey (aka distilled beer). Prices are high because theyíre in euros, but not terrible and they have half-pint deals for tickers. Good place!
beerfest5 (87) Dublin, Ireland | April 9, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Bar owned by Galway Bay, first four or five taps devoted to their beers, rest of the 20 taps all Intíl microís. Fantastic bottle selection, can get pricey for some of the big 750mL bottles though. Whiskey selection is equally impressive. Service was so-so, one barman barely grunted at me when I sat down, another one was a little more chatty. The dťcor was trying a little too hard to show that its a craft beer bar, micro signs on the walls, large beer lists on clamp pads, etc. Seems like a place you need to go to a few times, get to know the barmen, feel more comfortable, but purely on the selection of drafts and bottles this is one of the best places in the city.
timmckee03 (43) Toulouse, France | August 19, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Selection was great and I really liked the Galway and other Irish micros
DocFi (15) , Australia | June 30, 2013
22 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 5/20
While this pub offers an OK range by international standards they have staff who are extremely rude (not all just one) and for that reason alone Iíll not be back next time in Dublin. As a widely travelled 40 something craft beer afficionado, I can do without being patronised and smirked at when trying to get bar service. Pretty pathetic & luckily unusual.
ceck82 (34) , Spain | April 22, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Sitio muy juvenil en el centro, buenas tapas, de distinta cocina sobretodo mediterranea, y e buena seleccion de cervezas.
Deu (13) Nantes, France | November 2, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pubs. Sometimes a little empty (and sometinmes too packed) but overall itís OK. Large choice of beers :)
rulas3 (27) Madrid, Spain | September 19, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice place, close to the centre, good selection of craft beers in draft and bottle, plus one cask. A lot of irish beers but also scottish, americans, english, belgians.
BeerItsNice (6) , Ireland | September 15, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Another great craft beer pub with a lovely atmosphere in which to enjoy the big selection of local and international beers. Pretty good food available also.
ACD (29) Dublin, Ireland | March 2, 2012| Updated December 9, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great craft beer haven on dublinís south side.
Lovely atmosphere with no tv or loud music, good for a chat. Gets very, very busy at weekends, although theyíve got an upstairs seating area to help with overflow.
Beer selection is one of the best in the city with around 20 taps pouring a large amount of local & international offerings. Cask beer on hand pump too, although not always well kept. Bottle selection is pretty good (if very pricey) with a special fridge devoted to rarer beers on the Irish market (mikkeller, 750ml bottles, less common USA & Belgian beers etc.) Whisk(e)y selection pretty good, but again bloody expensive.
Food is hearty, decent quality pub grub at fair prices.
Staff is friendly, enthusiastic and (some) are knowledgeable about the products which is always a good sign - a few of them havenít a clue though.
Well worth a visit.
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