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“Whiskey In The Jar”
Review of Fitzpatrick's Bar

Fitzpatrick's Bar
Ranked #8 of 25 Restaurants in Doolin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Hotel Doolin's Fitzpartick's Bar, famous for it's traditional Irish music, lively sessions, thirst quenching pints and wholesome food is popular with both residents and locals alike. Fitzpatrick's Bar is as much a part of the vibrant experience of Doolin as it is of the hotel itself. With its polished panelling, natural stone and open fire it offers a calm and relaxed setting during the day while at night it transforms into a lively bar with entertainment. The Bar is split into two sections. Fitz's Snug is our cosy front bar with an open fire, ideal for relaxing with a cool pint whilst listening to our live Trad sessions.The much larger back bar is perfect for parties and live bands. There are a number of local and Irish beers available in Fitzpatrick's Bar including:•Eight Degree - Sunburnt Irish Red•Eight Degree - Knockmealdown porter•Eight Degree - Howling Gale Ale•Galway Hooker•Helvick Gold blonde Ale•Blackrock Irish Stout•Copper Coast Red Ale
Reviewed November 20, 2012

This bar is part of the Hotel Doolin but is connected by a corridor which runs through a retail shop or by walking around the corner. We were pleased to hear when checking into the hotel that there was this pub and that they were having live music that night, since music was the reason we planned a stop in Doolin. We enjoyed listening to the solo folk singer playing that night. He sang the song “Back Home in Derry” which uses the melody from “The Wreck of the Edmund Fizgerald”. I have since found that the lyrics were written by Irish hero Bobby Sands while he was imprisoned. We both ordered soup, I the fish and my wife had vegetable. It was served with ubiquitous brown bread served in Ireland but this was the best we had on our trip. I also went non-Guinness by ordering local Eight Degree Red Ale and Doolin Ale. Later in the night I ordered a bucket of chicken wings and thought these were some of the best prepared wings I have had. They were very crunchy on the outside although not heavily breaded. They did not have a hot sauce on them because this is not Buffalo or even the States. They were served plain and I would like to see the chef develop a sauce that could be identified with this town or country. I also got involved in some lively discussions with some locals and fellow tourists and had the pleasure of being introduced to Crested Ten Whiskey which is not available in the States

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stopped here on our way from Cliffs of Moher to The Burren National Park. We received huge crocks of vegetable soup and seafood chowder for just 4 and 5.95 euros respectively. It came with huge chunks of soft, moist and chewy brown bread. It was self-seating, but there were plenty of great spots to choose from. We chose a nook very close to the bar - the walls had real wainscoting, with retro art posters - most, if not all linked to Guinness, of course. We chatted with bartender on ideas for hiking trails at the Burren and finished our meal with a glass of smooth Dooliner.

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Spent an evening here and enjoyed a great meal, live Irish music and chatted with the locals. Great wee pub with a fabulous atmosphere. A must do if you are in Doolin.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Our Paddywagon tour to the Cliffs of Moher stopped at Fitzpatrick's for lunch. They have a cafeteria style service and the portions were huge so my husband and I shared a meal. Food was hot and tasty. It was a good stop with a few shops along the street to do some gift shopping. We also enjoyed the warmth of the fireplace on this chilly day.

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

The pub was cozy and homey, and the staff was very nice. The food is good, but we enjoyed the music and the atmosphere the most. While at the other pubs in Doolin we encountered large groups of rowdy tourists, this place was a nice and quiet getaway after a long day.

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