We were itching to get out and enjoy some of the fine weather we've been having in Dublin, and this was the perfect opportunity to get out and walk in a neighborhood we haven't recently visited and try a pub that we've always wanted to get to.
With a name like The Goat, one might not expect anything fancy, but this suburban pub is of the same model as many south Dublin neighborhood locals. The atmosphere is neighborhood but not rustic. We already know that suburban Irish folks don't largely care for dark, bare wood, divey pubs like those of American fantasy. Like so many other south pubs, they serve a menu of mid-priced pub food and have low tables for eating and high tables and a long bar for drinking.
Of course, the neighborhood namesake goat is a prominent feature looking on to the busy intersection. And the beers? Well, it's hard to go wrong with O'Hara's Pale Ale, rapidly becoming our favorite widely-available pale ale.