Against the Grain | Dublin,
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Against the Grain
Excellent based on 22 ratings
Type: Bar

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

Hours: 12:00 - 23:30

Mayor: beerfest5 (5) | Taps: 20 |

Against the Grain

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Beer Available At Against the Grain (arranged by most recent)
Trouble Brewing Fallen Idol , Galway Bay Pilot 016 - Respect Yer Elders , O Brother The Chancer 63, Trouble Brewing Hidden Agenda , Trouble Brewing Fuzzy Logic 47, Trouble Brewing Dash Away Cherry Chocolate Stout 77, Siren Broken Dream 97, O Brother The Fixer , Fischers Heinerle 28, MacIvors Cider Traditional Draught , White Hag Yule , White Gypsy Dark Night , Thornbridge Seaforth 84, Galway Bay/ Begyle Brewing Goodbye Blue Monday 97, Galway Bay Stormy Port 88, Galway Bay Via Maris 93, Galway Bay Pilot 007 - Mare Incognita NZ , Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury 99, Galway Bay Buried At Sea 96, Galway Bay Ale 48
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22 reviews for Against the Grain
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  76%
 Selection  78%
 Food  78%
 Value  70%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  85%
Rating Distribution

  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 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis  (286) , 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  (34) , Italy | February 9, 2015
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown  (120) , 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  (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).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Strebs  (209) 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  (59) 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.
  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.

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