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Against the Grain

#220 of 2,000 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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11 Wexford Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 470 5100
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12:00 - 00:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Found this bar very close to where we were staying near St Stephen's Green. Short menu with a range of options from beef stew to salads. Recommend the beef stew. The bar has a large offering of craft beers from the Galway Bay Brewery and give tastings to help decide which to choose. The staff and Manager are very friendly.... More 

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Thank Grandmo49
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Against the Grain is a craft Galway Bay brewery pub but serves a number of other craft beers that are difficult to find anywhere else in Dublin. The staff are knowledgeable about the beers on offer. Although its a little off the beaten track its well worth the walk

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Thank jive3238
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love stopping here for the great range of beers. I had a lovely pale ale the other day. The barman was very helpful and let me have a small taste of a couple of beers to see what I thought. Its very busy in the evenings- usually a youngish crowd with the odd older beer afficionado. The staff know... More 

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1 Thank Stanislaw M
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

First time to this pub and was not disappointed. A busy friday evening, the place was buzzing and atmosphere was great. Best pub steakburger Ive ever had! So tasty! And craft beer selection great! Would definitely go back.

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Thank Anita K
Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I can't believe I'm saying this, but this was one of the best meals we had in Dublin. Against the Grain is one of several restaurants owned and operated by Galway Bay Brewery. All of the menus are somewhat similar but offer slightly different things. I ordered: The Against the Grain Hotpot Braised Irish beef hotpot with roasted root vegetables... More 

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Thank katemsingleton
Cork, Ireland
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Big selection of craft beer and drinks available at this bar. It is a shortish walk from Stephens Green to Wexford street and well worth the trip to this area for food and drink. Bunsen and Tappas de Lola are also nearby. The decor is typical Dublin basic bar, nothing to talk about basic and clean. Staff are friendly, willing... More 

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Thank Timothy M
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Lunchtime menu was good value. Burger and chips were tasty and well presented. Service was good during lunchtime.

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Thank burner180
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Dropped in for a quick beer while waiting for a table at a nearby restaurant. The place made an impression right away. Long candles burning on rustic wooden tables in an otherwise dimly lit bar made the atmosphere really nice. The beer and whiskey selection was really good and the staff seemed to know their business. I hope to be... More 

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Thank Joonas K
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Waitress forgot to order my sausage and mash. Manager stepped in and gave me it free of charge. No tears. Excellent beers.

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Thank Stephen M
Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Staff very friendly and selection of craft beers excellent. I was loving this place until my food arrived. I ordered salmon with asparagus. The salmon was nice but the asparagus was no more than a garnish. I was still hungry leaving the place. I later got some home cut chips in the chipper down the street, these were excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 13
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 00:30
Saturday
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Wexford Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 470 5100
Description
Against the Grain is proudly a part of the Galway Bay Brewery . We serve 32 draught craft beers from Ireland and International brewers. We have over 80 bottled craft beers.In our busy pub on Wexford st we love great beer and amazing food . Come join us and have the craic!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?