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.
The place is very busy. There werenít any vacant places at first. The waitress did a good effort securing a spot for us. We didnít have to wait for a long time. The beer selection is large, making it hard to choose. The food selection is a little small though. The place is a bit loud. It was hard to have a conversation. The prices ar normal for a pub. All in all, a nice place to ged some good drinks and some good food on the side.
A short walk from Grafton Street/Stephenís Green Shopping Centre. Great beer selection. 30 taps; 10 Galway Bay beers, and beers from England, Germany and US. Good bottle selection too. Nice service and knowledgeable staff. (Visited February 17th 2016)
I was unlucky, cause during my visit the power was cut off and the staff was trying to light the place. However, I liked it and especially the bar with all the taps in front of your eyes. Along with the range of Galway, I spotted a few imported good ones, such as the Spanish Edge Padrino Porter - Chocolate & Vanilla.
One of the better stops on our Dublin bar crawl. Dark lit bar with about 20-30 taps. Some Galway Bay beers (paddle samples available) and a bunch of other interesting stuff from US, Spain, UK. Bartender was nice. Only complaint was that there were fruit flies everywhere which got kind of annoying.
Stopped in here after exploring the cathedral district of Dublin. The place is located more on the outskirts of the city, but there is still a lot going on in the vicinity. I actually thought this was a brewery before coming here, so it was a bit of a surprise when I walked in and they mostly had Galway Bay beers on tap and nothing with their namesake. That was just my mistake though. The bar is really cool. I ordered a sampler, which had to be made up of Galway Bay beers. No problem there. That brewery was easily my favorite of the ones I tried, and they had enough that I could fill it with ones I hadnít tried yet. The remainder of their taps were made up of mostly Irish craft beers, but there were other imports like Mikkeller, and some UK stuff. If I werenít in a hurry, this place is where I would have spent a couple hours working through the tap list and their bottles. If you can, give this place awhile to fully enjoy. It deserves your time.
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
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.
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).