Ireland > Dublin
HopMasterFlex (9) Carlsbad, California | October 4, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Oldest bar in Dublin (1198) it was a nice place to drink and eat for lunch but I couldn’t see my self staying all night
delnoche (19) Alamogordo, New Mexico | April 3, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
We went here for a storyteller dinner. We listened to tales of Irish history and fairies and some classic Irish folk music. The food was pretty tyical Irish fare. The beer selection wasn’t extensive but adequate. The pub itself is very cozy. It is a nice place but too crowded. If you’re in Dublin, I reccomend going so you can have a pint at the oldest pub in Ireland but you probably won’t want to stay long.
TrueTrue (16) South Carolina | February 22, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on a Saturday afternoon in October; sat in the main bar area. It is a unique establishment with outside seating available. It has a cozy feel to it and the barkeep was attentive and relatively quick.
Tyipcal selection of brews for an Dublin pub.
Cool bit of history and worth a stop in to say you have been; probably not a night long session.
Countbeer (201) Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, Netherlands | October 27, 2010
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Wonder why... I had a stew which was ok, and a pint of something something.
After I was done, I got out and had another pint somewhere else. No beer bar at all and for an old place it’looks fine, but it was too loud inside and (imo) too touristic.
rpm56 (8) Alabama | May 14, 2010
52 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
A very cool bar if tourists are absent. The selection is typical Irish brews. Go on the off season ;-)
jbrus (166) Delft, Netherlands | October 20, 2009
44 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
First of all, this is a tourist trap. "Oh, wow, we are the oldest pub in Dublin!". Even for tourists: nice to walk by, have 1 beer and go! For the beerlover: I really think this shouldn’t even be on ratebeer. They have like 6 taps and all macro brewed.
grefwen (2) Jämjö, Sweden | September 28, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is the oldest pub in Dublin. In some shape or form, there has been a pub at this location since 1198. There are two separate bars and a big courtyard outside that leads up to the entrance by the road. Nice and cozy, and they serve good tradidional Irish pubfood. There is usually live music, which is nice.
kseecs16 (202) Naperville, Illinois | September 21, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Cozy old bar with various rooms and seating arrangements. Visiting on a weekday evening it was bustling but not packed and service was adequate. Worth a visit for the atmosphere and good Irish comfort food, but not in anyway a beer destination. Fairly good value in an expensive town.
mabel (211) Toronto, Ontario | August 21, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited on a very busy Saturday night in May, this is another rambling old home-turned-bar with small doorways and quaint wooden Tudor-influenced rooms. The Brazen stuffed breast of chicken and the beef and Guinness stew were both excellent meal choices. Maybe a dozen taps per room with a selection that included Heineken, McArdles, Miller, Guinness, Harp, and Smithwicks. Service was friendly and very quick but shushed us out as best they could when we were done too. A great bar to visit but not for rating the beers.
jercraigs (270) Toronto, Ontario | May 26, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
I suspect that this place is awesome in the winter, with a nice turf fire going. In May, on a Saturday at dinner time, overrun with tourists its pretty crap. Servers were rushed, and it felt like you were being rushed out of the place. Karen’s stew rather suspiciously came out two seconds after we ordered only to have our waitress run the poor waiter carrying it back into the kitchen muttering something about "and the chicken too!" When it finally arrived the food was tasty but cold. I have to say I do like the Irish trend of serving brown bread with yummy real butter. Good stuff that! Go for the Macardles on tap, and the atmosphere, but go when its not full of tourists apparently...
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