20 Oct Discover our Pub of the Month for October
Our October Pub of the Month is Molloy’s Bar & Grill. Founded in 1933 by Martin Molloy, it is now run by the 3rd generation of the family, Richard Molloy. Molloy’s Bar & Grill is one building holding both the Bar and Grill area and The Station, but I will just refer to it as Molloy’s Bar & Grill as there is a fluidity to the space that allows you to wander and ramble between. It makes sense when you are there!
Molloy’s Bar & Grill, located in the heart of Tallaght, offers modern gastro-pub cuisine in a uniquely eclectic setting. We are not the only ones to shine a light on this bar, and they were voted ‘Dublin’s Best Gastropub’ last July! The food and drink selection is great, featuring a large selection of bar foods such as burgers, nachos, and steak. Plenty of drooling emoji faces online for these steaks – they really are epic! The Station also features a great cocktail and international wine menu, as well as an EXTENSIVE craft beer menu! This is the best pub to drink craft beer in the Tallaght area with a few craft beers on draught and many more in the fridge.
The establishment is very large with lots of little nooks and break away areas if you fancy a quiet cosy drink! And an almost vast bar front space, if you are looking for more of a boogie later on (they have live music going 3 nights a week)! It has a really distinctive and hip industrial style vibe that brings in the cool cats. At the same time, it is not intimidating and doesn’t alienate the normal everyday punters, which is why is it fast become something of a local institution!
We ask Richard how they achieve this. He tells us “The aim is cater for everyone. We try and cater for a diverse offering under one roof. You have the local men drinking pints in the racing bar, an 18th in the courtyard section, an 80th in the lounge and a family deal in The Station restaurant.” It is also largely down to the great staff some of which are considered local legends! This is a bar that is constantly evolving and they are currently renovating the lounge in the bar to keep with the times. Three words sum this place up. Cool. Balance. Diversity.
We were introduced to Richard through a mutual friend and he decided to give us a chance, which sums up the generosity of giving someone a chance! Since then, we have developed a great relationship with Molloy’s especially since our collaboration beers; “All night Long” and “Fairy Ale of New York”. Richard has been wonderful to us over the years, always stocking Rascals and we are very grateful for that. Thanks Richie!
In celebration of this great pub, we will be holding our usual Spin The Wheel night here on the 17th November. The event is going to be linked to the OFFICIAL OPENING of the revamped store and Bar. So no excuses, pop in, check it out and tell them we sent ya!