Against the Grain | Dublin,
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Against the Grain
Good based on 17 ratings
Type: Bar

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

Hours: 12:00 - 23:30

Mayor: ciaranc (5) | Taps: 20 |

Against the Grain

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Beer Available At Against the Grain (arranged by most recent)
Galway Bay Pilot 013 - Steamboat American Amber Lager , Kirkstall Pale Ale 55, To ōl Fuck Art - The Heathens Are Coming 95, Galway Bay Pilot 012 - Holocene , White Gypsy Honey Gold , Galway Bay Via Maris 85, Blacks / Beoir Beoir #1 85, Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury 99, Stone Barrel C No Evil , Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms 96, Brooklyn Dry Stout 73, Purity Saddle Black (Cask & Keg) 88, Thornbridge Hopton 56, Birra del Borgo Re Ale 92, White Gypsy St Cuilans Christmas Ale , Thornbridge Lord Marples 70, Galway Bay Pilot 004 - Chinook Table Beer
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17 reviews for Against the Grain
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  75%
 Selection  78%
 Food  79%
 Value  68%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
rulas3  (27) Madrid, Spain | September 19, 2012
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.
  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
  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  (9) , 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.
  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.
  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.
  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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5  (87) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
timmckee03  (48) Toulouse, France | August 19, 2013
Selection was great and I really liked the Galway and other Irish micros
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 5/20
DocFi  (15) , Australia | June 30, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
ceck82  (37) , Spain | April 22, 2013
Sitio muy juvenil en el centro, buenas tapas, de distinta cocina sobretodo mediterranea, y e buena seleccion de cervezas. bastante central.

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