Against the Grain | Dublin,
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Against the Grain
Excellent based on 24 ratings
Type: Bar

11 Wexford St
Dublin, Ireland [ print map ]
4705100 | facebook

Hours: 12:00 - 23:30

Mayor: beerfest5 (4) | Taps: 20 |

Against the Grain

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Beer Available At Against the Grain (arranged by most recent)
O Brother The Sinner , Naparbier Aotearoa 96, MacIvors Traditional Dry Cider (Bottle) 55, Siren / B. Nektar Uncle Zester 91, Trouble Brewing Equinox SMASH , Trouble Brewing Fallen Idol , Galway Bay Pilot 016 - Respect Yer Elders , O Brother The Chancer 76, Trouble Brewing Hidden Agenda , Trouble Brewing Fuzzy Logic 45, Trouble Brewing Dash Away Cherry Chocolate Stout 77, Siren Broken Dream 98, O Brother The Fixer 66, Fischers Heinerle 28, MacIvors Cider Traditional Draught 41, White Hag Yule 64, White Gypsy Dark Night , Thornbridge Seaforth 81, Galway Bay/ Begyle Brewing Goodbye Blue Monday 96, Galway Bay Stormy Port 87
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24 reviews for Against the Grain
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  77%
 Selection  79%
 Food  78%
 Value  70%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

jredmond  (270) New York, New York | July 13, 2015
One of the better stops on our Dublin bar crawl. Dark lit bar with about 20-30 taps. Some Galway Bay beers (paddle samples available) and a bunch of other interesting stuff from US, Spain, UK. Bartender was nice. Only complaint was that there were fruit flies everywhere which got kind of annoying.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
JStax  (275) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | June 13, 2015
Stopped in here after exploring the cathedral district of Dublin. The place is located more on the outskirts of the city, but there is still a lot going on in the vicinity. I actually thought this was a brewery before coming here, so it was a bit of a surprise when I walked in and they mostly had Galway Bay beers on tap and nothing with their namesake. That was just my mistake though. The bar is really cool. I ordered a sampler, which had to be made up of Galway Bay beers. No problem there. That brewery was easily my favorite of the ones I tried, and they had enough that I could fill it with ones I hadnít tried yet. The remainder of their taps were made up of mostly Irish craft beers, but there were other imports like Mikkeller, and some UK stuff. If I werenít in a hurry, this place is where I would have spent a couple hours working through the tap list and their bottles. If you can, give this place awhile to fully enjoy. It deserves your time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis  (603) , England | May 23, 2015
L shaped pub. Galway Bay beers plus lots of interesting guests. Nice feel to the place on a Saturday evening. Relaxed crowd and feel. Got a table and tried a few beers. All good. Nice place and worth a stop
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Baramba  (39) , Italy | February 9, 2015
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown  (155) , Northern Ireland | January 22, 2015
Full Galway Bay Range plus plenty of guests, served full craft style from taps on the back wall. A couple of hand pulls too. Beers available clearly displayed on a chalkboard, with a "Bomber" fridge for perusing at the side of the bar. Good food, reasonably priced. Sterling staff all well into their beer. Often busy so get there early if you want a table.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88  (86) London, England | January 10, 2015
Visited several times given proximity to my hotel. This is a more modern boozer, away from the wooden enormous interiors that populate Temple Bar area of Dublin. They serve somewhere around 25 lines of beer, including some ciders and 2 casks. Circa 10 taps dedicated to Galway Bay beers, which to my surprise I found mostly excellent. Rest is mainly UK and US beers, but little special really (call it zero new rates in over 10 UK and US lines). Some 4-5 other Irish micros (the likes of Trouble Brewing, White Hag, White Gipsy). Prices appeared very reasonable, especially on Galway Bay beers, which you could combine in a 3 (third of a pint) glasses for EUR 5.50. Did not try the food as seemed limited to standard pub grub with burgers and bangers. All in all, a nice place, which I could see becoming a little uninteresting for a rater after 2-3 visits as 40% of beers are Galway Bay core range and 40% are standard offerings from well distributed breweries (likes of BrewDog, Founders, Sierra Nevada).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Strebs  (212) St. Louis, Missouri | January 10, 2015
Basically a dive bar with good beer. The beer selection was centered around Galway Bay, which were not very inspired. Not much else on the beer list was that interesting.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
evilempire  (61) sheffield, England | October 22, 2014
excellent little boozer... big range of GB beers (as one might expect), a couple of Irish guests, and some overseas beers (including Thornbridge, brewed about 20 miles from my house!). Food looked good, though I didnít partake. Good friendly service. the 3 x 1/3 tasting trays are a very welcome feature
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
limski  (8) , Northern Ireland | October 20, 2014
Nice, unpretentious little bar, got seats for 6 fairly quickly. Food was fairly priced and excellent, red headed waitress was lovely and my party was happy. Barman could have been a little more helpful as my guests were unfamiliar with craft ales but they were pleased with the suggested brews and all would return. Good range of beers but a little expensive.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
holbornboy  (10) , England | September 28, 2014
Long narrow pub, one of four run by Galway Bay Brewery. Thirty beers on tap, two on handpump and a large selection of bottles. First visit last Wednesday. Sampled three Galway Bay beers - Full Sail, an IPA, Stormy Port, a porter and Of Foam and Fury, a double IPA. All superb. They were celebrating their fourth birthday so I got a discount on the double IPA! We also tried the sausages and they were excellent. Will spend longer here next time.

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