The Brew Dock, Dublin – Review
February 12, 2017 (No Comments) by Andy Leech

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I must admit, I desperately tried to avoid being this guy. I really did. I know what you’re all thinking. This is just another review from another arsehole who likes to let everyone know that he drinks Craft Beer. I swear this happened by accident. Please believe me.

I stumbled upon The Brew Dock one cold Tuesday evening, as my girlfriend and I were early for a bus and had some time to kill. We weren’t in the mood to hang around Bus Áras so we decided to try out what we thought was an “old fella’s pub”, for the warmth more than anything. Boy were we surprised. “The Brew Dock”, the sign read. Go on, sure.

What’s On Tap?

I walked up to the bar, chest out, this is my time to shine.

“Alright, pal. Give us a pint o’ Heineken and a Bacardi for herself. Cheers.”

I wasn’t prepared for what would happen next.

“Sorry, man, we only sell Craft Beer.”

I nearly fell off the stool. I looked for the nearest exit, but all I could see were beards, tattoos and inflated egos. My girlfriend grabbed me by the shoulders.

“It’s OK, Andy, we’re only here for one.”

So she ordered two Craft Beers, as I blew into a bag in an attempt to quell my nausea. Don’t ask me what they were called, these strange beers of the craft, but my God were they heavenly. One sip, and I swear I was able to speak seven different European languages. Yes, seven.

I melted into a chair, sipping what can only be compared to the juice one might squeeze from the teat of a Unicorn. Turns out it’s called “Bay Ale”. More like Bae Ale, am I right? Ah fu*k yas then!

What's On Tap? - The Brew Dock

The Location

It was only midway through my first pint, that I could survey my surroundings. Holy smokes, what a cool place it is. Small, cosy and with old rustic style décor. Cool as shit basically. It’s located in between Bus Áras and Connolly station, and is right beside a Luas stop. More public transport that you could ever possibly need.

Its relative smallness means that it has a good atmosphere, no matter what the crowd. But it is nearly always full to the brim with relaxed people, sampling different kinds of Irish and international Craft Beers and eating some great food. Their burgers are sumptuous and there’s both a full lunchtime menu and evening menu, no messing out of these lads!

the-brew-dock-dublin-review

The Atmosphere

Without a doubt, one of the best bars I have been to in this part of the city, atmosphere-wise. The staff are amazing. Helpful, friendly, incredibly cool. Like really cool. I even felt a bit cool, watching them being cool.

While we were enjoying our food and drinks, there was an intense game of chess going on to our left. That’s the kind of place this is, a bunch of young people playing a game of chess, and not once did I feel the need to call them a pack of pretentious pr*cks.

Come for the beer, stay for the atmosphere. Oh, and the wings. The wings are also a bit of alright.

the-atmosphere-the-brew-dock

Would I Go Back?

Every review I have come across has been extremely positive. Granted, most of these reviews are coming from people who are very familiar with Craft Beers, but this review is coming from someone who isn’t. So, you can believe me.

They can also fit 100 craft beer lovers into their upstairs bar for special occasions, is there anything the Brew Dock can’t do! So overall, great food, great beer, great staff and a great atmosphere. What more do you want?

Andy Leech
Writes about sport and the general idiocy of the human race. Once read a George Orwell book and now understands life.

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The Brew Dock, Dublin – Review
February 12, 2017 (No Comments) by Andy Leech

the-brew-dock-dublin-review

I must admit, I desperately tried to avoid being this guy. I really did. I know what you’re all thinking. This is just another review from another arsehole who likes to let everyone know that he drinks Craft Beer. I swear this happened by accident. Please believe me.

I stumbled upon The Brew Dock one cold Tuesday evening, as my girlfriend and I were early for a bus and had some time to kill. We weren’t in the mood to hang around Bus Áras so we decided to try out what we thought was an “old fella’s pub”, for the warmth more than anything. Boy were we surprised. “The Brew Dock”, the sign read. Go on, sure.

What’s On Tap?

I walked up to the bar, chest out, this is my time to shine.

“Alright, pal. Give us a pint o’ Heineken and a Bacardi for herself. Cheers.”

I wasn’t prepared for what would happen next.

“Sorry, man, we only sell Craft Beer.”

I nearly fell off the stool. I looked for the nearest exit, but all I could see were beards, tattoos and inflated egos. My girlfriend grabbed me by the shoulders.

“It’s OK, Andy, we’re only here for one.”

So she ordered two Craft Beers, as I blew into a bag in an attempt to quell my nausea. Don’t ask me what they were called, these strange beers of the craft, but my God were they heavenly. One sip, and I swear I was able to speak seven different European languages. Yes, seven.

I melted into a chair, sipping what can only be compared to the juice one might squeeze from the teat of a Unicorn. Turns out it’s called “Bay Ale”. More like Bae Ale, am I right? Ah fu*k yas then!

What's On Tap? - The Brew Dock

The Location

It was only midway through my first pint, that I could survey my surroundings. Holy smokes, what a cool place it is. Small, cosy and with old rustic style décor. Cool as shit basically. It’s located in between Bus Áras and Connolly station, and is right beside a Luas stop. More public transport that you could ever possibly need.

Its relative smallness means that it has a good atmosphere, no matter what the crowd. But it is nearly always full to the brim with relaxed people, sampling different kinds of Irish and international Craft Beers and eating some great food. Their burgers are sumptuous and there’s both a full lunchtime menu and evening menu, no messing out of these lads!

the-brew-dock-dublin-review

The Atmosphere

Without a doubt, one of the best bars I have been to in this part of the city, atmosphere-wise. The staff are amazing. Helpful, friendly, incredibly cool. Like really cool. I even felt a bit cool, watching them being cool.

While we were enjoying our food and drinks, there was an intense game of chess going on to our left. That’s the kind of place this is, a bunch of young people playing a game of chess, and not once did I feel the need to call them a pack of pretentious pr*cks.

Come for the beer, stay for the atmosphere. Oh, and the wings. The wings are also a bit of alright.

the-atmosphere-the-brew-dock

Would I Go Back?

Every review I have come across has been extremely positive. Granted, most of these reviews are coming from people who are very familiar with Craft Beers, but this review is coming from someone who isn’t. So, you can believe me.

They can also fit 100 craft beer lovers into their upstairs bar for special occasions, is there anything the Brew Dock can’t do! So overall, great food, great beer, great staff and a great atmosphere. What more do you want?

Andy Leech
Writes about sport and the general idiocy of the human race. Once read a George Orwell book and now understands life.

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