t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 26, 2013
Visited December 2012.
Interesting set up here with a ton of people squeezing into the little outdoor area by the sidewalk. Luckily the bar and the booths are further into the building and weren’t too busy. The kitchen is open late too. I sat at a booth in the back and ordered some weird fried mushrooms and got a beer. The service was friendly but busy with the customers outside. The food was pretty good albeit greasy and strange. The beer selection was good and featured a few Stone and other California-made beers in addition to the regular Texas-made offerings. It gets noisy so be warned in case you aren’t into the popular bar scene.
Visited late afternoon on a Wednesday. Nice outdoor seating area and patio as you walk up, bit Irish style bar as you walk in. There are two long bars along with a lots of space to stand around. 24 beers on draft, 9 locals. Design is clean, yet feels broken in, nice balance. Service was friendly and gave me a couple of sample tastes without my asking. Not really a top notch beer destination, but a nice place to hang out and have a drink.
64 = ★★ (Just ok)
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A pretty mediocre spot that’s close to much better venues. It has a hyperreal Americanized Irish pub feel to it. Pretty dark with lots of wood. Plenty of space dedicated to food service. It was absolutely rammed when I visited, so it was tough to check out the beer selection and get served. I eventually ordered a Founders Porter then moved on to drinking at the Ginger Man. Overall, meh, this place doesn’t offer much to visiting beer geeks.
Checked this out on a Tuesday afternoon and it was lively but not at all crowded. Service was prompt, attentive and friendly. Nice atmosphere low light, big bar, lots of seating. Wide selecttion, that does not go very deep but does offer a good variety of countries and basic styles. Nothing rare or cutting edge but I’ll take an Aventinus any day. Food was solid.
Dark interior with a typical faux Irish Pub feel to it. The beer selection is pretty pedestrian. They don’t change out the taps very often at all. The prices were fine, and I had no problem with the food. The service was quite poor on the multiple occasions I’ve been here. A complete waste of time beer-wise with Gingerman right down the street.
A nice "European" style pub in an otherwise soul-less neighbourhood (beer-wise). Very comfortable inside and the food is great. No surprises in selection, but very well thought out. From the folks who brought you The Old Monk and The Dubliner.
Went on a Friday night when it was packed. Pretty nice interior with lots of tables and darts in the back. Bartenders are all very friendly. Beer list is actually unimpressive. Had a few interesting taps but they were out of everything that I wanted to try. DId not get a chance to try the food. Very smokey.
Color me clueless, but I would never send a friend who was a beer lover to this place. Like the Dubliner and Old Monk (same owners) these guys carry the most pedestrian, safe, non-offensive beers you can carry. You know the dance - Boddingtons, Stella Artois, Sam Adams, Guinness . . . yawn! I went in and couldn’t find an acceptable beer. The food was OK, and the service was only slightly better than self serve. There is ZERO reason to go here with The Gingerman a mere three blocks away.
bhops (37) Dallas, Texas | June 28, 2007| Updated June 22, 2008
Haven’t tried the food but selection is decent by Dallas standards. Decent vibe. Little more upscale than the dubliner, esp. given its location.