What makes a good pub? “Location, location, location” they say, “It’s the difference between success and failure” they say. ‘They’ are partly right, let’s be honest. But character, soul and in the Irish pub ‘craic’ are a prerequisite as well. Cassidys of Westmoreland street seems to have cornered all of these ingredients, and added a couple more. Such as its very own inimitable style, a huge range of craft beers and some pretty tasty 80′s snacks!
The overall recipe is simple enough, but it works 7 days a week. It’s location, nearly dead centre of Dublin, definitely adds to its charm; making its clientele a very broad mix. It has a sister bar further ‘uptown’ which I find a little pretentious, but Cassidys is one of the most comfortable bars I have frequented in Dublin. It helps that the tunes blaring over the speakers are quality! From Pearl Jam to Arctic Monkeys, it’s lively without wrecking your head, while you discuss the problems of the world.
I’ve found myself dropping in for the typical Irish ‘one pint’ and ended up leaving when the lights are turned up full! It helps that they serve a great deal of pizza and a pint for a tenner, not to mention the Wham bars and macaroon bars I remember from my childhood – always good for a munch! And if the conversation dries up, have a game on their vintage arcade machines…
Before you leave, don’t forget to write a message on the walls……everyone else has….
Cassidys | Bars, Music | Pint & Pizza € 10
27 Westmoreland street | +35314751429
Mon – Thu 15:00 – 23:30, Fri – Sat 15:00 – 00:30, Sun 15:00 – 23:00