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 its 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.
Only problem is, I’m not the only person who likes this place. On a Friday evening, it’s particularly crowded. I used to live with a man from the Donegal/Leitrim borders. A man who did not mince his words. Twas a Friday evening, a while ago, when myself & Enda dropped into The Brew Dock. “Baz”, he says to me “this place is packed”. I sensed a profound statement was coming. On cue, it arrived: “Sure you wouldn’t swing your mickey in here, never mind a cat”. I looked nervously around, expecting to get lynched by an enraged animal rights activist. Thankfully, nobody had heard Enda’s words of wisdom, save for a few chuckling students. Phew!
As we chatted, 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.