Ireland > Dublin
Beer Available At Bull and Castle (arranged by most recent)
Stone Barrel C No Evil , White Gypsy Blond , Trouble Brewing Fuzzy Logic , Trouble Brewing Pumpkin Brew , Metalman Chameleon Smokescreen , Bo Bristle American Brown Ale , Metalman Moonbeam , Metalman Windjammer 59, Blacks Kinsale Pale Ale 74, Metalman Sahara , Trouble Brewing Dark Arts Porter 89, 8° Howling Gale Ale 50, Mountain Man Green Bullet 20, Porterhouse Louder 76, Carrig Rowers Red Ale 36, Metalman Chameleon Ginger , Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 59, Buckley’s Golden Ale 42, Trouble Brewing Sabotage IPA 41, Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Red 46
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kschep (44) , Denmark | August 15, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
great service, fine selection both by draught and bottle, great crowd. the bier halle upstairs only adds to an already great atmosphere. for tasting and for drinking, this is my top spot in dublin - so far
thelynchfella (4) Dublin, Ireland | July 28, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
1 of my favourite pubs in the world, without doubt my favourite in Ireland. People tend to talk about The Porterhouse and how great their selection of beer is, but I find myself more impressed with the selection here. This bar and it’s bar management are big advocates of Irish craft beer and tends to stock most, if not all craft beer brewed in Ireland. The food too is really good, and the staff are both knowedgeable and friendly, which is a rarity these days in Dublin. The beerhall upstairs is one of my favourite places in Dublin. Looking forward to my trip home to Dublin soon, it’ll be the 1st pub i’ll go to!
rickhall28 (213) Denville, New Jersey | March 7, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Arrived here late afternoon after a long walk from St. James Gate. The place was mostly empty...but I could appreciate the layout and great feel of the bar. The couple of bartenders I talked to really enjoyed helping me try a variety of beers and shared much about the culture of the place. I thought the selection was very good. I also liked the decor that used a lot of beer signage in a good way. Upstairs is the place to go. I recommend a stop here if you are not going too far out of your way.
ceck82 (26) , Spain | April 22, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Seguramente volvería mas por la comida que por la cerveza aunque no falte, mas que suficiente las selecion de craft, casi todas las irlandesas.
Ahora la comida es increible, totalmente de acuerdo con quien diga: el mejor gastropub de Dublin!!!
garthicus (60) Dublin, Ireland | August 25, 2007| Updated January 8, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is a Gastropub in a German beer hall style. The menu is well thought out and all dishes have beers paired with them, a very unique selling point in Ireland. The staff are very helpfull and at long last, a pub in Ireland that has REAL glassware. The decor is wooden with vintage beer signs and advertisements everywhere, the Keg room is viewable to the public also and the selection of beers is second to none, they serve Irish Microbrew which in itself is a rarity, Galway hooker is a prime example of this.
All in all I think that this is the jewel in the crown of Dublins pubs and one which must not be missed if you visit.
**On a side note, they are running a beer challenge and when you complete a set list of beers, you get your very own glass with your name engraved on it for use in the pub when you are there**
goozen (74) Leiden, Netherlands | June 24, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Go up the stairs to the beerhall. Lot of taps with the regular Irish ones and lot of Irish Craft beers. Also a fridge of (Northern) Irish beers and other countries.
eaglefan538 (92) Wilmington, Delaware | January 18, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A great experience, my personal best of Waterford and Dublin. The scenery here is rustic, very German feeling indeed, and the social side of things matches that of Germany, a true public environment. The food was solid as was the beer selection and quality. If I pass through Dublin again, I’ll no doubt return to here.
jbrus (162) Delft, Netherlands | October 20, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Best place I’ve been in Dublin. Cosy, busy - even on a friday afternoon - and friendly. The staff was friendly but not very knowledgable. Good selection, mainly German, English and (micro) Irish. Offered bottles for take away prices.
suprchunk (102) Crestview, Florida | October 28, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good food, good beer, good service. The value and selection were typical. The food was decently good. I enjoyed our time here. Just wish they had more selection.
ACD (29) Dublin, Ireland | April 26, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I come here a lot, so thought it’s only right that I give it an update!
As the Irish beer scene improves, so does this place. The B&C has always been a real champion of Irish craft brewing with a permanent base of ten or so taps, alongside 4 or 5 rotation taps, and one cask pump. The recent surge of productivity of Irish brewers and new operations opening has meant that there’s always plenty of interesting (and often one-off) local stuff here.
Downstairs is a cosy restaurant with good quality locally sourced food (meat comes from the renowned butcher, FX Buckley), upstairs is a Bavarian-style beer hall with benches and long oak tables - always a good atmosphere.
Staff are all a good laugh and service is always quick.
As I said, the emphasis is on Irish craft beer, but they occasionally have an import or two on rotation - usually either from Sierra Nevada or a Belgian brewery, so there’s a decent choice. Decent enough bottle list with a mix of British, Belgian, and American stuff alongside a good few German weizens. Nothing too crazy-exciting though - prices are average for Dublin.
Good atmosphere on rugby match days in particular, as they have a big projector screen in the beerhall - always pulls in a huge crowd.
A Dublin beer institution - well worth a look.
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