Uncovered a gem in Blackrock – Blackrock Cellar

[SHORT, Quick Lovin’ ]

23 Rock Hill, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Likelihood to return: be back fo shizzle! easy, just take the Dart!

Chillness: 4 chill chairs!

Highlights: the view

Our friends invited us to join them on their usual beer-trek yesterday and gave us a lift out to Blackrock. Just behind the Supervalue in Blackrock, we uncovered this wine and beer store that you HAVE to know about! They have a few hundred beers in their selection with the backdrop of the sea.

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Three things I think are most important in a wine shop:

1) Selection & Variety

2) Knowledgeable, friendly staff

3) Beautiful Sea view… no, just kidding.

We were wowed by their immense collection of beers, it was one of the best we’ve seen in Dublin thus far. The other highlight was their Spanish wine collection. Since our trip to Spain, we have been intrigued by the different Spanish wine regions producing great value wines and I’ve been on the look-out ever since. – and I mean look past Rioja.

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Are you Irish? You know that sense of familiarity you feel when you meet other Irish people abroad and you’re like ‘do you know… so and so?’ and you find not only do you have six common friends and four coworkers, you’re also related through distant cousins who married each other. Haha well, one of the gals, Sarah is originally from Vancouver Island in Canada! so although I don’t know any of her friends and we aren’t at all related it was great to chat about the different wine-cultures in both Canada & Ireland.

consensus: both expensive. excise tax is a killer.

Irish Beers alone!

Irish Beers alone!

Here’s our haul. Where do you get great beer in Dublin? Drop a comment below!

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3 thoughts on “Uncovered a gem in Blackrock – Blackrock Cellar

  1. Ash says:

    Blackrock Cellars is fab, with a great selection and staff. Another store worth checking out is Baggot Street Wines in Dublin 4. They stock something like 450 beers and won the National Beer Specialist award a few times.

    • LOVE me says FOOD says:

      Thanks Ash! That is a great place, Baggot St. Wines! and less of a trek for us who live in town for sure. Sounds like we have Canadian friends at both places 😉 – What are some of your favourites?

      • Ash says:

        8 Degrees Sunburnt Irish Red is always a good one, as well as Founders All Day I.P.A. Two good session beers.

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