Against the Grain restaurant

11 Wexford St, City Centre South

Dublin 2

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11 reviews
4 stars - based on 11 reviews
Great new bar at 11 Wexford Street Dublin featuring the finest craft beers including Bay Ale and Bay Lager from The Oslo in Galway. Sister bar to The Oslo, The Cottage and The Salthouse.

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OPENING HOURS

Mon12:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sun12:00pm - 9:00pm

CAPACITY
60 people

CUISINES
Casual Dining, Gastro Pub

FACILITIES

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Against the Grain

rossmcd8617832683
Dublin
16 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 29th March 2015 (visited 12 March 2015 )

Astonishing everything. Their bay ale gravy is just the best thing ever and their choice of beers and the affability of staff is absolutely next to none. Good music too.

Against the Grain

cookie mixer
Dublin
18 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 06th January 2015 (visited 4 December 2014 )

How can you go wrong - good food and yummy craft beers! I have found the staff quite lovely and the food has always been consistent (I have been going for a couple of years now). It's a nice place to go after work for a bite to eat and a drink. If it is really busy, which can happen, it can be a bit difficult to find a seat but it is worth getting there for a casual night with friends.

Against the Grain

foodaddict101
Dublin
8 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 10th January 2014 (visited 9 January 2014 )

Great pub with lovely staff! The casual atmosphere is perfect for a chilled out pint. And I love the availability of board games for punters!

Against the Grain

BUTTERCUPNO5
Carlow
8 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 20th March 2013 (visited 15 March 2013 )

I have been here a few times and it seems they have recently added new dishes. I had the sweet potato stacks and they were absolutely delicious. There are some great lunch options. The food is always fresh. The only negative comment I would have is that on a one hour lunch the service is a bit slow however I could not fault the food.

Against the Grain

superflysister
Dublin
31 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 26th January 2012 (visited 6 November 2010 )

I was really impressed with this place when I ate here. I got the fish pie which was divine. The others got burgers but the fish cake really stood out. A great range of beers from all over the world and some lovely Irish ones. Dublin is getting rather spoiled in the quality and range of beers we can drink in our establisments these days. Bring it on I say. The fish pie as I mentioned was great, a meal I really remember. The staff were all nice and they have board games and stuff to keep you entertained while you wait for your food or simply enjoy a pint.

Against the Grain

lollymcd
Dublin
54 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 25th January 2012 (visited 3 January 2012 )

Against the Grain occupies a premises which had been nicknamed "the corner of death" such was the turn around of eating and drinking establishments on the site. The Galway based owners of Against the Grain have gone a long way to dispelling the moniker and, I think, it's fair to say, judging by it's popularity on a recent Saturday night, that Against the Grain is here to stay. The ales and largers are the main attraction here. You'll find probably the largest selection of Irish and international beers in Dublin here, though if you're best friend will only drink Budweiser, this is probably not the place to bring them as all main stream brands have thankfully been banished. No Diageo here... Food comes second in Against the Grain, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it isn't good. The menu appears in one sense to be a whistle stop tour across most continents and in another sense an attempt to please all, with every thing from a thai curry to pasta to a roast on offer. On our last visit we tried the burger and chips and also the falafal wrap. The chips were gigantic and well cooked, the burger was tasty and the falafel did not disappoint. All in all a very satisfying meal if also a slight diversion from the wonderful libations on offer. If you are looking for a real pub experience I think this may fit the bill. The staff are friendly and the barman always seems eager to offer advice. If you are torn between trying several offerings you could always opt a beer bat, a sampler of three of the largers or ales on tap. While the furniture may not be sleek and modern after a few beers you'll hardly notice!

Against the Grain

yummymummy33
Dublin
15 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th October 2011 (visited 29 September 2011 )

cool pub. crowd of us landed here after work on thur and planned to have one or two drinks, ended up staying for the night, having great food and great beers. the choice of organic food is superb. we'll be back - brilliant staff, lovely food and the drink wasnt bad either.. will def be back..

Against the Grain

eamonn86
Dublin
13 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 29th July 2011 (visited 29 July 2011 )

In a word "yes." Given the opportunity you should try this place out. The selection of beer is wide and great tasting. The bar staff are well informed about the various different brews on offer and always willing to recommend something. I'm a particular fan of the rotating taps: a cask, a Siera Nevada, and a couple which will boast Irish or Scottish micro-brew. Always something new. In terms of value I particularly like that you can get a glass of beer for exactly half the price of a pint which is just common sense if you ask me. I can't speak for the food yet though I'm sure I'll try in future.

Against the Grain

shnollie
Dublin
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 31st May 2011 (visited 15 April 2011 )

As lovers of Ale we fell in love with this place the moment we walked in the door. This first pub in dublin to actually understand what real beer is and serve it. We had some worries about ordering food as it was just full of people drinking from the work crowd but by the time being we got served food it had emptied. The food was very good and whole some and I would recommend to other people without hesitation.

Against the Grain

pdlarsen
Dublin
44 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 14th January 2011 (visited 13 January 2011 )

Went to this pub for the first time last night. I must say, it is definitely a vast improvement on its predecessor, Carnival. The beer and whiskey selection is great. They have a large number of microbrews from all over the world. The food menu is not extensive, but they have a few solid pub-fare type dishes. A friend of mine got the chicken Korma, but he said that it tasted more like sweet and sour chicken. That being said, the portion was substantial. The main courses are only 10 euro each, so they are a good value, but the beers can cost you, with the cheapest ones costing around 5 euro each.

Against the Grain

lestrumphs
Dublin
33 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 10th January 2011 (visited 3 December 2010 )

Have tosay that I love this new edition to the Dublin pub scene with its wide selection of beers and whiskey. The food is really good value with all mains priced around a tenner. I had the beef and ale stew which was perfect foil considering the freezing weather outside. My partner had the flafal wrap that she totally enjoyed. I will be returning to this plac soon.

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