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25-08-2006, 11:38   #46
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Murphy's on Shop street get's my vote, delicious pint!

Nothing worse than being in a bar and they pull the pint almost full and then 5 seconds later they top it up and serve it to you!
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26-08-2006, 14:25   #47
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Not much of a Guinness drinker, but the nicest pints I've had are in J. O'Connells pub on St. Richmond St. It's just down from the Portobello in Dublin.

I haven't been there in years... always had a lovely pint!!
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with the worst pint being in my local pub which is the Sheaf of Wheat in Coolock village, completely undrinkable and most of the staff don't have a clue how to pour it,
Seconded.

I don't drink there because of this. It's my nearest pub aswell.
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Have to say, I'm quite picky about my Guinness..

I'd always considered Mulligan's on Poolbeg Street to have the best pint I'd ever tasted. However that's not to say that I haven't had a less than perfect pint there, I have. It can vary depending on who pulls it.

Recently I've been favouring the Guinness in The Stag's Head. Absoloutely cracking pint of Guinness. Tops the pint in Mulligan's in my opinion.
The Stag gets very busy at night at the weekends, but by God is it a nice pint of Guinness.. oh sweet black heavenly Goodness..
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Ryans Parkgate Street do a mighty fine pint of the black stuff.
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Has anyone had a pint from the Flowing Tide on Abbey St? Pretty darn good if memory serves me right. Hopefully that's been pre-endorsed when I go back and read the thread now :-)

I've heard alot about pints in Mulligans and had pints from there on two or three occassions, but never been hugely impressed. It was nice n'all, just not worth the hype.

Other then that, the Wishing Well in Reading amazingly enough serves fairly consistantly excellent Guinness.
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08-09-2006, 13:50   #52
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kennedys at tara street tops the list imo,
ice bar on parnell st has served me well too.

im not as picky as i used to be,
haivng come to the realisation that almost all pints of guinness will be utter ****e.
i prefer the cans these days tbh.
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ice bar on parnell st has served me well too.
Really? That's just around the corner from me. Was in there once, but didn't try the Guinness. I must remedy that. Doesn't look like somewhere you'd get a decent pint.

I meant to say in my previous post, I've been in the Storehouse, and was hugely underimpressed by the Guinness. Oh and, I also thought the barstaff might tell the tourists to wait untill it's settled.. It's just not right drinking Guinness while it's settling..
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Mulligan's on Poolbeg St is usually excellent. Honourable mention to O'Donoghue's on the Emmet Road in Inchicore too. Looking forward to a few there on Friday night.

Outside Dublin, best I've had is in the Brandywell Bar in Derry, just down the road from Derry City's ground. Absolutely fantastic pint!!! Looking forward to a few there next Monday!
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Really? That's just around the corner from me. Was in there once, but didn't try the Guinness. I must remedy that. Doesn't look like somewhere you'd get a decent pint.
i know, its an unusual one alright.
chinese barmen, neon lights, a patio out the back and all this hidden behind a dodgy looking offo,
yet they easily do one of the best pints in the north city.
or did on the occasions i visited.
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Guinness in the Storehouse is not as good as I'd hope.

Best pint - Sandymount House (Ryan's) - in Sandymount. Really, really consistent, creamy, flavoursome.

The worst pint I've ever had was in the old sports bar in UCD.

Madigan's in Donnybrook isn't bad either.
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Toales in Dundalk. Haven't been to too many in Dublin so I can't really compare. Reading on this thread that someone from America were served pitchers of it. Good God. A mate of mine was on holidays and was in an Irish bar. The barman was filling the pint to the top and throwing it out. When he asked my mate, he realised he was Irish and served it properly. Asked him why he gave it out to the other people the other way he said "They don't know the ****ing difference."
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I've been in the Storehouse, and was hugely underimpressed by the Guinness. Oh and, I also thought the barstaff might tell the tourists to wait untill it's settled.. It's just not right drinking Guinness while it's settling..
I was very disappointed with it too. I have had about 10 pints there on about 4-5 different occasions, all were very bland and mediocre, not creamy, almost like canned guinness. They obviously do not clean the glasses correctly since the head does not adhere well at all, on any that I saw. Glasses should be thorougly rinsed, any minute trace of detergent will destroy the head. I would have thought it would be one of the best poured too yet some had "bishops collars", and some had a miserable small head that was below the top of the glass after settling.

Worst of all is the robbing bastards charge a good bit more than their own RRP!, snakes.
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I used to work in the Keg Plant in St James' Gate

So... the best pints of Guinness I had were from the 100,000 hecto-litre vats that contain the Guinness before they got Kegged.

PERFECT
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The Goblet, Artane... The Beaumont House, Beaumont... The well known Mulligans (probably the best in Ireland!), O'Donoghues (the Thing Mote) on suffolk st. and.. Eamon Dorans (only joking )
Was this whole post a joke, or just the Dorans part?

FFS, the pint in the Goblet has gotten steadily worse in the past four years, to the point of being undrinkable. As for the Beaumont House, jesus, it's dire.

Not as bad as what I saw in Sydney though.

Darling Harbour, one of the bars there. Went to the bar and saw that they had Guinness, saw two lads drinking it, so I asked them what it was like. Turned out they were English, and said it was alright, so I asked the barman for a pint. He turned to the fridge and took out a can, poured it into a glass. It was flat. They had a machine like a Soda Stream thing, he put the glass into it and fizzed up the Guinness.
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