Can you believe I went on a literary pub crawl, complete with a quiz? I finally had to give up after three pubs and numerous stories. In fact, I took a cab back to my hotel and the cabbie was wearing UC Berkeley sweat pants! After meeting the bartender from Nepal last night, I hope you realize the world is getting smaller.
only 900! And the Temple Bar area is still fun, though they have many more bars than temples.
But perhaps its most unique characteristic is that its bubbles sink rather than rise. The reason for this lies in the shape of the glass, which causes the bubbles to rise in the centre and a downward vacuum at the sides. We’ll just let that sink in…”
Guinness Irish dry stout began in the brewery of Arthur Guinness in 1759. That is older than the United States! He took over the unused St. James’ Gate Brewery in Dublin, signing a 9,000 year lease. Ten years later, he exported his first ale, to England.
After dark, the area is a major centre for nightlife, with many tourist-focused nightclubs, restaurants and bars. Pubs in the area include The Temple Bar Pub, The Porterhouse, the Oliver St. John Gogarty, the Turk’s Head, Czech Inn (in the former Isolde’s Tower), the Quays Bar, the Foggy Dew, The Auld Dubliner and Bad Bobs. And I plan to check it out!
According to local, Emily Carson:
Temple Bar is renowned for lairy hen parties and wild stag dos but there are plenty of nice watering holes where you can grab a drink without becoming part of nearby celebrations. For some great, locally-brewed beers head to The Porterhouse, a multi-storey pub with some interesting beers on offer. If you’re looking to grab a drink near Temple Bar Square you can head to the Oliver St. John Gogarty – a favourite with tourists – or nearby Teac na Céibe. For those looking for something slightly more upmarket why not try your luck at the Vintage Cocktail Club, a mysterious black door that leads to a plethora of high end and delicious drinks.
Whiskey lovers should take to the quays and get a dram at the Bison Bar or around the corner at tourist haunt The Temple Bar – which boasts over 450 types of whiskey. If you want to watch the world go by with some good quality cocktails and vintage cartoons on the tv then a short stroll will bring you to Garage Bar. Other nearby drinks establishments worth visiting include gay-friendly bar The Front Lounge, The Turk’s Head next door and the IFI Bar for more relaxed glasses of wine before maybe taking in a show.
lfe Tones. And there are other famous Irishmen, like Sir Ernest Shackleton in the exploration of Antarctica, Nobel physicist Ernest Walton, Sir John Cockcroft, John Stewart Bell of Bell’s Theorem fame, Sir William Hamilton for his invention of quaternions, and Francis Y. Edgeworth for the famous Edgeworth Box.