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Against the Grain

#282 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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11 Wexford Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 470 5100
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Popped in last night before the Irish game to drink a few decent beers before being dragged up to another place to watch the match with my friends. I only seem to write reviews about this company's chain of pubs. I've been to one or two of their bars before and love them all. They're all a bit different, have... More 

Thank beeeeeerrr1
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2016

A couple of vegetarians stopped in for a bite and found a few choices. While the food is pub food, it is mostly healthy and it's all delicious. The beer selection is great, especially if you like craft beers. Great stuff!

Thank metalrex
Ballycastle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 21, 2016

I've been to Dublin 4 times. Found this gem of a place on the first visit and have made a point of going back on subsequent visits back to Dublin. The craft beers... ohhhhh the choice! The staff are fantastic - so approachable and knowledgeable on the products they're selling. This most recent trip, I took a friend to eat... More 

Thank Estelle K
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2016

Met up with friends here after a long day working in Dublin. It's another Galway Bay Brewery pub which guarantees fab beers. Recommend the Full Sail IPA - nice and hoppy. Good quality food and a nice place to hang out for a few hours, eating, drinking, chatting and playing pool (badly)

Thank Jason42
Portland, Maine
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167 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is an excellent pub. Great beer selection, friendly service. Our food was great as well. The fish and chips was spot on-- the fish insanely fresh, perfectly cooked. Steak sandwich was nicely done. If we weren't exhausted from a day and a half's travel would have stayed for hours.

Thank Mike C
Godalming, United Kingdom
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411 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2016

Owned by the Galway Bay Brewery, this is a cracking craft beer pub in the heart of Dublin. Fizzing with atmosphere and Irish hospitality as soon as you walk in the door, take advantage of the staff's expert knowledge to guide you through the huge choice of craft beers on offer, from a wide array of sources. This place is... More 

Thank AndrewMorris53
County Dublin, Ireland
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2016

Great selection of genuine craft beers served by knowledgeable staff. The food here is extremely decent, and good value too

Thank theclarkeparade
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2016

Nice little pub, good selection of beers. Doesn't do any of the more common beers so don't go in expecting a Guinness.. Plenty of equivalents and alternatives however. Serves food (haven't tried the food). All in all a nice place for a quiet drink or 2

Thank FileNotFound
Boyle, Ireland
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2016

I loved the feel of this pub from the minute I walked in the door. You won't get any mainstream drinks here, everything is of a craft nature. The bar staff are very knowledgable in advising what you may like based on your preference and description, and will offer up samples to help you choose. And what a selection there... More 

Thank Gerry B
County Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This is the place to go for a good time with friends, family, or just a night out. Staff is top notch and is more than willing to the extra mile for any customer. Recently renovated with additional seating upstairs.

Thank Stingertough

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $13
Irish, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Wexford Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 470 5100
Against the Grain is proudly a part of the Galway Bay Brewery . We serve 32 draught craft beers from Ireland and International brewers. We have over 80 bottled craft beers.In our busy pub on Wexford st we love great beer and amazing food . Come join us and have the craic!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?