The Brew Dock sits, at first glance, incongruously, on the corner of Amiens Street and Store Street. Only a stone’s throw from the gritty environs of Sheriff Street, Summerhill and the North Strand. Not an obvious place for a craft pub, you would have thought. But look again. The populous IFSC district and the increasingly trendy Docklands area are both on it’s doorstep. Added to that, O’Connell Street is a couple of minutes away and indeed Busárus itself, with its regular footfall of tourists and locals, is literally across the road, and so the cleverness of this location becomes clear.
I was joined in the pub recently by a few intrepid friends of mine, who had just completed the Torch of Hope Relay (in aid of Cancer Support). Still no doubt, a bit jaded from their efforts, my colleagues dithered about what drinks they would have. Without missing a beat, the barman served up several small ’tasters‘ for my assembled acquaintances, to try before they buy. A Pepsi Challenge of sorts. And that was before he got to me and my request for gluten free beer. “Certainly Sir, we have four different types, which would you like?”. I settled on a Greens Quest Triple Ale and rejoined the troops. As we were chatting, we noticed some flyers for an upcoming themed Halloween quiz night hosted by the pub. Seems I’m not the only one suffering from withdrawal symptoms since Walt & Jessie parted company for the last time. So, DBAA. Make ‘The Brew Dock’ your next port of call.