Posts Tagged ‘guinness’

This is what they have instead of WALK signs

This is what they have instead of WALK signs

On my recent trip to Ireland I realized two very important things. 1) Leprechauns exist. Many Irish people are just really short. 2) Half the kids who go to Syracuse are Irish and secretly leprechauns, which is why I rarely find a guy tall enough to date my 5’8 stature. Twas a learning experience for all.

We gals started our journey in hoppin’ Dublin, where I officially fell in love with old Irish men. Even when just offering to give me (an obviously lost tourist) some directions, they ooze jolliness. I don’t care if they have beer on their breath. (more…)

Outside Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub, there stand two red phone booths – one regular, and one leprechaun-size. You’ll also find a door just for leprechauns to the right of the main entrance.

Leprechauns are people too...

Leprechauns are people too...

Still not convinced on the “authentic” claim? Step inside, and you’ll find yourself instantly transported to the other side of the pond. The pub boasts intricately etched glass windows at every corner, dark wood furnishings, and more Celtic decorations than you’ve ever seen – and I mean that in a good way. Add some Flogging Molly in the background and it all comes together to give this place the cozy, friendly feel you can only get from your favorite pub (Ah, The Victory, I remember it well).

You’ll find Guinness on tap, of course, along with Smithwick’s, Harp Lager, Killian’s, and Coleman’s infamous green beer. Yup, it’s really green. How Irish can you get?

Here are the stats on my favorite Irish brews before the celebration of beer begins.

Guinness: Black silk in a glass. This is the king of Irish beers and not for the faint-hearted. It’s almost a meal in itself, so try one or two pints with the beef stew or another lighter meal. What the heck, order the corned beef and cabbage – I’m willing to bet it’s the best you’ll get this side of Dublin. (more…)

Wank Does Dublin Pt. 2

Posted: November 18, 2008 by jerkmag in Uncategorized
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Sunni and I on our pilgrimage

Sunni and I on our pilgrimage

As Sunni mentioned a few weeks back, we spent a weekend in Dublin boozin’ and sightseeing, often both at once. Well, maybe there’s no difference, or maybe boozin’ is a means to seeing the best sights. I wonder, because thinking back on the weekend all the best times were over a pint or in search of a pint.

That said, on our first full day in my ancestral homeland, Sunni, my girlfriend Natalie and I all decided to start out with Dublin’s biggest tourist attraction: the Guinness Storehouse, otherwise known as the famous St. James’s Gate Brewery. We followed the keg truck and the rich smell of roasting barley right to the entrance, accurate from blocks away.