Ireland > Dublin
Beer Available At The Black Sheep (arranged by most recent)
Kinnegar Black Bucket Black Rye IPA 98, Rascals Co Kiwi Pale Ale , Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2015) , Galway Bay Pilot 014 - Dortmunder Lager , Galway Bay Heathen 82, Trouble Brewing Dash Away Cherry Chocolate Stout 77, Thornbridge Seaforth 84, Galway Bay/ Begyle Brewing Goodbye Blue Monday 97, Trouble Brewing Oh Yeah! American Black Ale , Galway Bay Pilot 009 - Mare Incognita US 69, Founders RŁbśus 91, Galway Bay Pilot 008 - Peanut Butter Stout
mcberko (468) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 29, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely pub featuring lots of Galway Bay beers on tap (8 when I went), plus a other Irish micros and some imports (including Sierra Nevada and Founders). Varied selection of styles. The interior is divided into two sections and feels like a warm, cozy place. Service is very friendly. Prices are reasonable - just over Ä5 per pint, and you can order halves. Definitely a worthwhile stop on any Dublin pub crawl, especially for the Galway beers.
Beersiveknown (120) , Northern Ireland | January 22, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
3 cask taps (most in duplin?) plus plenty of keg. like an oversized living room, comfy chairs ad bare floorboards. Similar feel to other Galway Bars but not particularly my favourite (donít like the dividing wall). Handy journey break between norseman and Mulligans however.
MargaBeer (12) Granollers, Spain | December 4, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
stephan0057 (22) paris, France | October 17, 2014
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
my best pub in Dublin, the choice of beer on tap is huge and marvelous, the ambiance is decontracted and the food is very good
rhyshewer (11) Utrecht, Netherlands | December 9, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice selection of beer. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Nice pub atmosphere.
dawoz (4) , | November 6, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
One of the most complete and detailed bottle menuís I have ever seen.
Several beers on tap, but their bottle menu is amazing.
If you are in Dublin and into good beer, this is the place to be.
goozen (103) Leiden, Netherlands | June 24, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not a really Irish pub, like the Brew Dock. Same Galway Bay Brewery range op tap and other Irish beers. Fridge filled with Irish Craft beers and other countries.
ceck82 (37) , Spain | April 22, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Sitio nuevo con la mejor seleccion de botella, pude probar la sink y la tactical de brewdog en plan chupito, a parte tener como 15 referencia de barril.
Muy agradable y muy buen servicio.
Beermack (32) Dublin, Ireland | January 15, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Decent craft-focused place tucked away at the end of Capel Street on Dublinís Northside, near the multiplex cinema.
Run by the Cottage Group (same crowd as the Brew Dock and Against the Grain), so you know what to expect: decent beer selection, simple but hearty food, and a heavy focus on profit margins.
Black Sheep has less of a tap selection than the other two places (youíll not find any interesting or exclusive US draught items here as you often do in the others), and has focused more on cask ale, with 4 handpumps. However, never, ever, ever have I seen all 4 in action - one or two is the norm, with a third on occasions. Nothing groundbreaking either (some mainstream English ales, and Irish cask offerings) and itís been hit and miss on occasions in terms of quality and condition. Prices are on the high side, especially given its location.
Bottle list is fairly extensive, although prices often border on the ridiculous - 9quid for a Thornbridge Jaipur anyone?
Very strange decor to the place...as my girlfriend said "you can tell a middle aged, single, straight bloke has decorated it" - all battleship grey, mish-mash furniture, and odd paintings. Quite a hollow cafe-ish vibe to the place. One nice Chesterfield sofa, so if you grab that then youíre golden.
New downstairs area with dartboard and table footy - nice touch.
Staff are mostly friendly and well-informed...apart from when the waitresses are left to man the taps - that can be painful.
In all, not a bad place by any means - one of the best the city has to offer - but thereís a spark missing (as it is in all Cottage Group premises in my opinion). However, itís definitely worth a look - especially if you can nab the sofa!
SudsMcDuff (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | January 13, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
i think this was my top pick for Dublin. . 3 casks .. a dozen taps with thought out picks.. 3-4 house beers .. great bottle selection .. some food items but i wasnít hungry .. stopped in twice .. they do healthy sampler tray of any three beers .. didnít particularly like the 2 novice slovak chicks working the bar (nice to look at but i honestly donít think theyíd ever poured a beer before i walked in) .. comfortable seating if not there to eat .. i really enjoyed my stops in.
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