serves two of their own beers under the "Big Hand" Banner, neither particularly interesting. Long low lit bar with a few characters already in place shortly after opening and reasonably priced. Very little other craft beer available
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 12/20
To an extent this place offers a getaway from the very Irish bar look that dominates the city’s pubs. This has a bikers and late night bar feel to it with plenty of stools along the lengthy enough bar, especially when you consider the venue is not that big to begin with. Amongst the tables with a more modern bar feel to them is a dj booth and live bands also take up some of the drinking space at time. There’s no problem in checking this place out before you enter as the pub has floor to ceiling glass windows that look out onto the street with its tram lines and the LUAS passing frequently until about midnight. Smithfield is the closest tram stop to here a couple of minutes walk away. The beer selection is above average here although on my visit my first two choices were not available. It has an extensive range of bottles to compliment the keg lagers and ales. This is a late night drinking venue more than anything else.