Building on my previous crawl, I've used the Internet to find additional recommendations.
I'm not going to argue with the comprehensive suggestions here - even if I only did a handful.
There's also no point detailing what was purchased. You can guess and I'm still dreaming of the gentle noise of the tap hiss, the silence of the build and the top up.
Jack Nealons, Capel Street
|Always loved the way they're named|
|Low lighting and lots of wood|
I was on edge. I left before I inadvertently got involved.
The Long Hall, Georges Street
Here's an absolute must visit of a pub. Licenced since 1766 and now with its Victorian Splendour, following its recent internal refit in 1881.
When its this good, there's no need for modification.
|Victorian Drinking at its finest|
|In, for the Long Hall|
If there hadn't have been 22 other recommendations on the guide, I would have spent the rest of the evening perched on my high stool, leaning against the snob bar divide and watching the joy on the other other tourists faces as they entered through the front door.
Alas, there is more work to do.
Cassidy's, West Moreland Street, La Chouffe
Don't try and follow this crawl in order. I'm only detailing the highlights and new visits on this blog.
I was in high spirits on my 2nd night, having just celebrated the Albion's 94th minute winner in a bar full of Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Lyon and Barcelona fans that all watched goalless drudgery. In a massive pub with 50+ screens, there was one TV dedicated to the Championship. Europeans have never seen boinging before. They looked perplexed.
After such drama, I wanted a proper drinking den, swathed in atmospheric low lighting and selling unusual Belgian beers on draught.
Cassidy's was just this place and apparently famous for Bill Clinton's visit in 1995. Birmingham has a pub by the canal with a similar claim to fame.
Iggy Pop's Lust for Life came on the jukebox.
It really couldn't have been more perfect.
|Cassidys - Handy for the Tram|
|Here comes Johnny Yen Again....|
John Kehoes, South Anne Street
No offence to the other establishments, but I am saving the best to the last in this blog.
What a find John Kehoes is. Licenced since 1803 and described as a "Country Pub in the Heart of the City".
Better photos than mine can be found on their website.
|Looking Good from the Outside|
|Lengthy enough bar to sit out without causing obstruction|
|One of the many nooks and crannies to hide away in|
This is one of those timeless places - both in terms of its unchanging history and the way that time has no meaning whilst you're sat in there.