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Recommended Reviews for Bowes Lounge
7 reviews in English
Review from Charles F.
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Gem of a place. I have absolutely no idea how this place is still a secret, but it is. Perfect place for a quiet pint with a best mate and a classic example of a beautiful Victorian Dublin pub. They've tapped two of O'Hara's beers (red and white) in my absence, which if you don't know already, is a very good thing. The staff here are also a high point, same people have been behind the bar for years and they're always warm, friendly and well capable of pouring a top notch pint. I'm not sure if it still happens, but I used to pop in here on a Sunday for a bit of trad. Eoin Dillon of Kila fame would often be found sitting in the corner pipering away.
Review from Jess L.
Despite spending my formative years next door in Doyle's, I never found my way into Bowes pub next door until yesterday. What a hidden gem! A nice, relaxed old fashioned pub with a big selection of craft beers. My only gripe is that they don't sell any craft cider, only bulmers or kopparberg, but still will have to visit again soon.
Review from Dave H.
Irish weather isn't all bad news. If it wasn't for the traditional July downpour, I'd never have ended up in this excellent boozer.
To be honest, I've wandered down Fleet Street enough without ever seeing the place, although that might have something to do with Dublin Buses parked outside that have given the place a perpetual yellow and blue camouflage.
It's an old-school sort of pub with some excellent beers on offer. As someone who's pretty much allergic to any kind of stout (it's what happens when you grow up in the town that invented Murphys), I didn't have high hope when a bottle of O'Hara's was presented. Making a stout that tastes a lot like coffee is inspired though and Bowes has a whole range of beers from Carlow Brewing to work through!
Review from Glen M.
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Ah carpet in pubs - seemed like a great idea back in the day when smoking masked the smell of stale spilled beer.
Well, Bowes has carpets. And that would-be panelling stuff on the walls (is it wood? is it wallpaper?). It's an old man pub with real live old men - the kind of pub that the Temple Bar, Oliver St John Gogarty etc are pastiche of. Great spot for a pint or several. And if you're still thirsty when the bar closes at half eleven you can go next door to Doyles (beloved of Trinity students - but don't worry, they don't venture into Bowes much, another reason why it's a great pub!).
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Review from E J.