The Black Sheep

Mayor: stjamesgate (5) | Taps: 27 | Bottles: 100+
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Gangstergafje  (21) Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands | June 24, 2016
We’ve initially visited the place around 10 o’clock. The place just started to get crowded. This made the ambience a little nicer. The waiter was really nice, and gave some good advice on what beer to take. It is always good when the waiter/bartender gives an opinion and advice on your beer. We revisited the place late in the afternoon (around 5). We also had some finger food than, which was truly delicious. I love it that the Galway Bay Brewery has its own hot sauce, with Off Foam And Furry beer in it. The downside of the place was the smell of a rough party the previous night. It smelled like methanol and cleaning agents. This smell was gone when we revisited the place, but it wasn’t nice at first. The beer misses some cosiness during the daytime, but at noon the place gets more crowded. Quite a nice place.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (1005) Tourist Town (West), England | May 19, 2016
Visited on Sunday 28/06/15 around 5pm. The place was fairly busy but not rammed so I pulled up a seat at the bar. Distressed Victoriana decor with floor boards and a mish mash of chair. Barman was friendly and knew his beers, in fact he’d been expecting me as the guy at the Dry dock had called ahead to check if there were any new rates on here for me !! Galway beers on tap plus a few guests, pretty solid beers across the range from Galway Bay. Tasting flights by the three also on offer to the ticker.I had the fish and chips for eats which were solid, if a little heavy on the wallet, there again it is the centre of Dublin. Overall a solid stop and well recommended.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Bryne  (559) Bryne, Norway | February 21, 2016
This pub was more busy than the empty Beerhouse nearby. Friendly service and my first acquaintance with Galway Bay beers. Two beer bats went down a treat. Great beers! (A beer bat: 3x20 cl for 5,50 Euro) I also had a conversation about beer with on of the customers sitting at the bar. (Visited February 15th 2016)
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
gunnar  (551) Sandnes, Norway | August 27, 2015
My first stop in Dublin, and this is a place I could stayed for all day, lots of taps and the bottle selection is huge.Nice cosy interior, with flea market furniture feel to it, music played at moderate volume,Pink Floyd and Bowie. People behind the bar was knowledgable about their beers and gave me some good recommendations.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
jredmond  (277) New York, New York | July 10, 2015
By far the best stop in our Dublin bar crawl. Nice eclectic ambiance with friendly staff and good food. Twenty or so taps plus a handful of casks. Lots of bottles/cans as well. We did flights (3x 7oz per paddle) of the "house" Galway Bay beers and shared some Beavertown fans. All the beers were good, some were better than others. Good spot.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale  (299) Lansing, Kansas | May 25, 2015
Nice little bar in Dublin. Owned by Galway Bay Brewing, so most of the 20 or so taps featured their beers. Service was friendly and prices were good. Good bottle selection of European and U.S. beers, nothing unusual. Bartender was informative about other Dublin locations to try.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
WingmanWillis  (1030) , England | May 23, 2015
Visited on a busy Saturday night. Propped up the bar as no table. Great range of beer from Irish craft brewers plus further afield. Service good. Not overpriced. Good venue. Not as good as Brew Dock or Against the Grain but worth a stop
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
mcberko  (732) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 29, 2015
Lovely pub featuring lots of Galway Bay beers on tap (8 when I went), plus a other Irish micros and some imports (including Sierra Nevada and Founders). Varied selection of styles. The interior is divided into two sections and feels like a warm, cozy place. Service is very friendly. Prices are reasonable - just over €5 per pint, and you can order halves. Definitely a worthwhile stop on any Dublin pub crawl, especially for the Galway beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown  (164) , Northern Ireland | January 22, 2015
3 cask taps (most in duplin?) plus plenty of keg. like an oversized living room, comfy chairs ad bare floorboards. Similar feel to other Galway Bars but not particularly my favourite (don’t like the dividing wall). Handy journey break between norseman and Mulligans however.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
MargaBeer  (12) Granollers, Spain | December 4, 2014

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