A Night Out at the Dublin House (closed)
It always makes me happy to see a new business open, especially when that new business opens in a spot that’s been unoccupied forever.
A few weeks ago, the Dublin House opened in the old Melos Taverna space on Madison (right across from the Blue Monkey).
If the name didn’t make it obvious, the Dublin House is an Irish pub. The dark, wooden interior is dotted with Guiness signs and flat-screen TVs that were all playing basketball. Smoking is allowed inside, but the space is large and well-ventilated. While I loved atmosphere of the darker parts of the bar, the pool tables bathed in beer-lights seemed a little too frat house for the rest of the space.
The Dublin House’s Irish-ness extends to the small menu. Most of the items are slightly classier pub grub – beef and Guiness rib tips, pork shanks, rotisserie chicken legs and cheese steaks. Sadly, there aren’t many options for vegetarians beyond the portobello mushroom sliders and fried cheese.
I had the fish and chips, a basket of hot, crispy beer-battered fish and a heaping pile of fries.
It was really good. I would go back to Dublin House just to eat this again. The batter was light and crispy and the portion was generous. The fries were nearly perfect.
When I went, the drink selection was limited by the fact that the bar had applied for, but didn’t have its liquor license yet. There were about 15 craft beers in bottles and some domestics (Guiness, Budweiser, etc.) on tap.
The Dublin House is open daily, starting in the afternoons. When I went, it was cash only, but there was an ATM (and credit cards will probably be accepted eventually).
The Dublin House
2012 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38104