Against the Grain | Dublin,
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Against the Grain
Good based on 20 ratings
Type: Bar

11 Wexford St
Dublin, Ireland [ print map ]
4705100

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Hours: 12:00 - 23:30


Mayor: ciaranc (4) | Taps: 20 |


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Beer Available At Against the Grain (arranged by most recent)
Fischers Heinerle 27, MacIvors Cider Traditional Draught , White Hag Yule , White Gypsy Dark Night , Thornbridge Seaforth 84, Galway Bay/ Begyle Brewing Goodbye Blue Monday 93, Galway Bay Stormy Port 84, Galway Bay Via Maris 86, Galway Bay Pilot 007 - Mare Incognita NZ , Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury 99, Galway Bay Buried At Sea 96, Galway Bay Ale 51, Galway Bay Full Sail 85, Trouble Brewing Deception Golden Ale 28, Trouble Brewing Dark Arts Porter 88, Eight Degrees The Full Irish 90, Eight Degrees / By the Horns Brewing Co. Horn8ís Nest , Barrelhead Pale Ale , Galway Bay Pilot 013 - Steamboat American Amber Lager , Kirkstall Pale Ale 55
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20 reviews for Against the Grain
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  76%
 Selection  78%
 Food  78%
 Value  69%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  84%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown  (94) , 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.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88  (77) 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).
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Strebs  (199) 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
evilempire  (58) 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
74
  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.
84
  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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays  (4) Dublin , Ireland | August 12, 2014
Lots of choice. Very busy at weekends but can drink outside. Nice vibe. A regular go to place in Dublin.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
ciaranc  (10) Dublin, Ireland | May 22, 2014
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717  (81) San Francisco, California | April 10, 2014
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!
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5  (88) Dublin, Ireland | April 9, 2014
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.

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