Whelan’s for great music & beer?


I’ve had a few very memorable evenings in Whelan’s, Kurt Vile was playing his second of two sold out shows last night   and a posse of us headed in. This was my first visit since I started writing the blog. On our way in we passed Whelan’s Off Licence and a chalk board outside boasted about their selection of  a hundred and fifty craft beers. This bodes well I thought to myself. Alas my hopes were swiftly dashed when I got into the venue and had a look at choices at the bar.


The question was asked about the Irish craft beer just in case it was hidden away somewhere. Nope. I went with Budvar in the end. This beer claims to be the original or true Budweiser. That’s a can of worms I’m not going to open right now. Suffice to say it’s tastier than Budweiser, but then, most things are. All I want is good original live music and some decent craft beer. Is that too much to ask? Kurt Vile is a legend by the way!


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0 Responses to Whelan’s for great music & beer?

  1. The Beer Nut says:

    Funny that the word ORIGINAL appears on the Budvar label, as both the American Budweiser and the municipal brewery in České Budějovice were using the name before it.

    • Ha, yeah I read some of your thoughts on the matter recently, that’s why I didn’t want to start that one again! As I say all I want is somewhere with decent beer and good original music on draft…

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