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Taps: 15 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
5321 E Mockingbird Ln
phone: (214) 887-3600
(Place added by: Morris729)
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vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
This Irish pub is situated right in the Mockingbird Station shopping center. Its a nice place. They have good beers and the bartenders can pour an excellent black and tan. The atmosphere is not so great only because it is a popular hang out for yuppies from Highland Park and some from Lakewood. I never had the food there. It looks good but is way overpriced. Their beers, while good, are also kinda overpriced. They also have a Irish band that plays on Thursday nights, (and the weekends too, I think) but it is usually the same one. Overall this place is not half bad but I only go if me and my friends have the money to spend.
06-27-2003 11:03:54 |
More by tang214
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Lots of dark wood that may or may not be overly lit (depends on the night and who is doing what). They do have areas in the back that are a bit quieter so you can actually talk to others at your table without having to speak louder than the music. One thing to note about the location, they have underground parking where the elevator comes out right next door - but you do have to know how to get in to that parking (it is worth the work once you figure it out).
They do a good job of keeping some taps rotating (plenty of local selection) and the bottle selection is better for those looking to try different beers (stop in for whisky too if you like - they keep quite the selection on hand). The staff knows what they carry and does not mind getting more information if they don't (quite rare for a number of bars/pubs around here as of late).
They regularly host a whisky tasting and support local craft beers as well. They used to do the monthly beer tasting but that seems to have faded to event only based tastings (still worth the time).
The food is good but a number of the plates are quite large in portion so the price matches the portion but does not change how much you can drop on a couple of plates of food.
Worth the time - yes
Worth the money - yes (at least for Texas suffering bars)
12-11-2011 22:51:38 |
More by txbrewer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
It's a typical "Irish" pub, with all the right touches, like a gazillion others all over the US designed by the Irish Pub Company--well-designed, quaint, cozy, with lots of dark hardwoods. A bit loud at night, but one great thing it has going for is it's smoke-free. The owner does a good part to support local Irish music as well as groups like the Dallas 1759 that gather at his pub, which adds a really nice friendly touch to the thing. Service can be a mixed bag. On a recent crowded night, I waited about 45 minutes for someone to come take my order for another beer. Other times, someone has been there soon every time I got down to a quarter glass full. It depends on the night and serving crew.
Draught beer selection is somewhat limited--about 12 items, and often they're out of one or two. Nothing really great on the lineup, but most of them are solid session choices. Selection in the bottle is very good, but prices are marked up a bit high for a night of drinking.
Decent selection of food, most of which is of high quality. The mussels are as tasty as at the Old Monk/Idle Rich, but a little pricey for the amount you get. The burgers are large and delicious. Fish and Chips are excellent. I liked the lamb curry a lot too. You expect to find curry in just about every pub these days in the UK, but it's uncommon to find it at UK-styled pubs in the US.
02-26-2007 03:41:50 |
More by allengarvin
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Stopped in with the girlfriend, was nearby and wanted a beer. Was nicely greater with a sandwich board with rotating tap list with real ale 15 and lagunitas lucky 13 alt... along with 512 one, Franconia alt, and a couple others.
Order the 15 and lucky 13 alt... menu description inside said the lucky 13 alt was amarillo rich, with dark malts to give a smokey flavor... pointed out to the waiter this was incorrect and he didn't seem to believe me... and didn't care.
Got a curry chicken sandwich... not much curry at all, but very big.
Ambiance is nice, Irish pub style with many smaller sections and open bar islands...
Beer was pricey...6.50 for a pint of lagunitas, which is 4.50 a bomber. But good selection in Dallas... worth a quick stop in for a beer, which is what we did.
08-07-2011 00:23:20 |
More by crusian
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Stopped in 5/29. As others have noted, parking can be a challenge. Best bet is to head for the parking garage behind the shops.
Atmosphere included lots of dark wood, plenty of small tables and bar seating. Band near the front door. A very cool looking main bar to the right. Large, projection TV showing the other kind of football on what appeared to be a European sports channel. In general, a little too clean and well lit for a true pub feel. Nothing wrong with it at all, just not an Irish pub atmosphere IMO.
Quality of the beer and food was fine. No issues.
Service was prompt and friendly. No problems.
Selection was impressive based on the bottle list, but I didn't really test it. Draught list was OK, but nothing to get really excited about. You will easily find good beer here to drink, but nothing to write home about.
Food was tasty. I enjoyed the corned beef and cabbage.
I would come here again, if I was in the area. For me, it is an equal distance to here or the Saucer, and I will probably be going to the latter in the future.
06-08-2007 14:59:12 |
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
A sort-of-Irish-pub. It has some classic Guiness decorations, but it's too brightly lit and the overall furniture/decore scheme reminds me more of a Lubys cafeteria than a pub.
Bottle selection is impressive. Taps are numbered, but they sell full pints, half-pints, or 6oz tasters of any tap. Even better they have a wide selection of nice glassware.
Staff is friendly and helpful (i.e. "I really wouldn't recomend this - it's highly over-priced because it's rare, and its ABV isn't even that high".
Food looks good, I'll have to try it someday.
I'll definitely go back once I've given their taps time to rotate.
05-25-2009 20:37:15 |
More by MrHungryMonkey
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in on a Saturday night for a meal and brew. Nice atmosphere. No smoking, which is nice. There happened to be no band booked that night, so the place had just the low din of any restaurant. You could have taken kids in without any problems. Comfortable seating, a good general swathing of that semi-rich wood that seems typical of these faux-Irish pubs that are sprouting up all over.
The service was good, prompt. The server seemed fairly knowledgeable about the events and menu. And he seemed to be a genuinely nice guy.
The beer selection was a little thin, but I don't think we even saw the bottle menu that others have mentioned. Other than the smallness of it, I had no complaints with the menu. Some good choices here.
Had the shepherd's pie. Tasty. Matched pretty well with the pils that was the special at the time too.
Seemed a little pricey, but not too bad. You could certainly do worse.
I'm not really fond of the Dallas side of town, but if I was out there and it was convenient I'd certainly stop in again.
08-23-2007 01:42:09 |
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