Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dublin's Best-Named Pub, The Goat

Goatstown is a small, quiet, south Dublin suburb between Mount Merrion and famous-for-its-shopping-center Dundrum. Whenever we've been through on our way to said shopping center, we've always had a smile at its most-famous landmark, the superbly named pub, The Goat.

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.

The Goat Pub Dublin
The Goat

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.

Goat Statue at The Goat Pub, Dublin
Goat Statue

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.

O'Hara's Pale Ale at The Goat Pub Dublin
To The Goat!

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