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Published April 1st 2015
The Big Blue Bus Has Been Found
The Bernard Shaw is a must see pub in Dublin that will have you occupied for some time, and you know what? You will be totally ok with it. 'The Shaw' (what the young, trendy clientele call it) has been referred to by Londoner's as the 'Shoreditch' pub scene of Dublin. The venue is home to an eclectic mix of the latest hipsters, skaters, locals and your art types along with an incredible big blue double-decker bus.
Front of the famous Bernard Shaw Pub in Dublin (photo carlitoselcanariodublin.wordpress.com)
The exterior of the pub misguidedly appears quite compact in size, however, it is not till you head 'out back' where the real magic happens. A haven for creatives, a huge beer garden, The Big Blue Bus Pizzeria (you heard right, here is where you will get some of the best wood-fired pizzas to go with your beer for about €10),a pool table and just a general awesome area as a whole. With walls covered in colourful graffiti, and a fantastic atmosphere, it is safe to say that The Bernard Shaw is the perfect little haunt for people to eat some pizza, down some craft beers and then head off into town to carry on the evenings festivities.
A friend of mine took our small group here to partake in lunch session of drinks and some pizzas from The Big Blue Bus and it is safe to say we were not disappointed at all.
Walking down the street the pub seems like your average pub, it isn't till I walked out the back that I was blown away. A great, lively outdoor area that was buzzing with people enjoying their food and drink.
It is safe to say that the next major attraction is The Big Blue Bus. This double-decker piece of heavy metal eye-candy is home to a deliciously satisfying assortment of wood-fired pizzas. We opted for one of their Buffalo mozzarella, herb oil and wild rocket topped creations which was ready in about 15 minutes and smelt the entire bus out.
The best thing is of course is getting a seat at the top of the bus with your pizza. Luckily enough we had made our way to The Bernard Shaw just after peak-hour and were able to snag a seat in the back like the bandits we are.
Pizza made fresh to order on The Big Blue Bus @ The Bernard Shaw Dublin (photo www.icanhascook.com)
The pizza was flavoursome and gobbled up in about five minutes. Washed down with a pint of beer and you have the perfect finish to a great late lunch.
Open 7 days a week The Bernard Shaw is a must-see venue for those who love food, beer and live music. The music scene is quite diverse at the pub, ranging from DJ's to live rock and jazz bands and even some twelve year old DJ's (check out their Facebook page to get an idea).
If you are next in Dublin head over to this iconic pub and embrace your creative side.
Lunch in a bus? Totally possible out the back of The Bernard Shaw Pub in Ireland (phot www.e-dublin.com.br)