Thursday 4 June 2015

Pub Crush: The Beer Market

Living in the city centre means I don't really have a local and I go somewhere different each time I go for drinks.

On a rainy Saturday afternoon Mr. FFID (who is getting more and more into his craft beer) suggested we visit one of the newest pubs in Dublin: The Beer Market. It's the latest addition to the increasing list of bars owned by Galway Bay Brewery and is located near Christchurch cathedral.

The first thing that struck me when I got there was the smell of pie which made me hungry, they serves pies from The Pieman all day as well as crisps but nothing else to eat.

I liked the pub straight away, nice simple decor with quirky touches and three different levels of seating areas.

I stood looking at the drinks menu on a blackboard and got a little dizzy, this is what happens when you're not a craft beer specialist, in this case I let Mr. FFID chose. They have 20 taps which aren't labelled but numbered, which is great especially when you can't pronounce the names of the beers!

The barman was knowledgeable and when we asked for recommendations he gave us a taste to help us decide.

We had two drinks each and the one that stood out for me was the Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury, this is quite a strong beer (8.5%) but oh god, it's delicious. It's a double IPA and it tastes like passion fruit and grapefruit, well I think it does anyway.

It was pretty quiet during the day but I like the relaxed atmosphere, it's not fussy and all about the beer. I will be back for sure, great spot!

The Beer Market
13 High Street
Dublin 8

This is an independent review, I paid for my drinks.