The Dublin Pub
Taps: 82 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by katybee:
4.29/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
There is not too much exceptional about the exterior of this sportsbar, however what is memorable about the interior evironment, is the inviting glow of the actively burning stone fireplace and the authentic appeal of the low wooden beams throughout making a large place cozey.
It's true, parking is precious. And "cozey" does get a bit tight as dancers fill up the space on a Saturday night, and tables are also at a premium. If there actually was a designated dance floor, the dancing might feel less squeezed in. But this is a casual environment aimed at a youthful crowd, and no one really seems to mind, except those being bumped at their tables with management seeming to care more about packing them in, than their experience while there. Overall a safe, friendly adult atmosphere.
The amazing selection of microbrews on tap, though, was the other redeeming quality. Staff is helpful, friendly, and willing to offer style samplers. With a current selection of 59 taps, they offer a wide-ranging selection of porters, stouts, lagers and ale as well as import drafts. And I was totally impressed to see Lindemans Framboise on draft as well. Pints of microbrews were only $4.50, and they offered a 4 Beer sampler for $6.50 which was a good idea with their selection.
I was pleased with my Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout. Imports looked good with Guinness, Boddingtons, Kilkenny, Radeberger, Spaten Lager and Smithwicks.
Food fare looked average, although with large portions. All in all, this is a more authentic, though less-polished atmosphere than the McMenamin's standard we find in Oregon. And the only smoking these days is outside, or from the smoke machine brought in by the band.
10-22-2010 01:06:28 | More by katybee
More User Reviews:
4.15/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $
Pub fare is pub fare, but beer selection to die for. I felt something like vertigo when I looked up and saw all the taps. I overlooked them at first because I thought they were just tap handle displays. Great selection of micros and imports.
Service has varied. Some good, some not so good. But the beer was always good. One problem I've found is that there's about about a 4 taps to parking spaces ratio, so make sure you carpool.
addn: Subsequent visits have been rough. The place is often smokey and loud and if you don't get a good seat, you're stuck between big screens and a live band that is usually too loud for their own good.
Bartenders will often give you a warning if you try to order something that's been dormant too long. That's nice.
02-24-2003 17:40:14 | More by freed
3.95/5 rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4
What can you say to 104 taps 80 of which are micros and about 10-15 are European imports! I love the selection! Its not one of those places you want to go to with your lady for dinner. Its a little smoky, but barable, and they always have live music playing (making it hard to hear people). So, if you want to go to sit down for dinner the smoke and music are a little annoying.
I have only eaten there once and it was ok, their homemade fries and chips are really good, but when I went I had a reuben and its was just average. If you want a better sandwich you can just jet across the street to the Raleigh Hills McMenamins.
But, if you want to go with your buddies to play some pool and have just about any beer that you want on tap, well than this is the place to go. Its not to big with video gambling, some video games, pool, foosball, and darts. This is also supposed to be one of the best places for singles in Portland.
Plus, did I mention that they have 104 taps.....
02-23-2003 09:36:32 | More by Elemental
The Dublin Pub in Portland, OR
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.