The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep
61 Capel Street, Dublin 1

In my humble opinion, The Black Sheep is one of the most perfect pubs in Dublin. Although it closes circa 1am, up until that point you can enjoy a gigantic range of craft beers, tasty food and a fine selection of board games. Its sister pusb, Against The Grain on Wexford Street and The 108 in Rathgar, are heavy in the deliverance of delicious booze and food. Take note of these venues if ever you’ve got the hankering for a solid platter and a ice cold pint of heaven.

What has it got?

Seating: The chairs are all moveable (other than the low-slung couches that are perfect for hiding away in) and the tables are a good height for a wheelchair.
Doors: The front entrance has double doors and can be a bit tricky to navigate but their side doors are wider and much easier to use.
Ground: A lovely wooden surface that has a bit of grip to it.
Stairs: Not a step in sight.
Bathrooms: They have a wheelchair bathroom at the back of the bar (next to the board game table). It requires a reverse job in as the door opens inwards but it is big.
Spaciousness: The only thing that can delay your way to a pint would be the crowds. It gets quite busy at the weekends but it’s a nice crowd.
Helpfulness of Staff: Sound as a pound. They’ll give you a hand choosing which beer you want and any other help you may need.
Parking: Capel Street has a number of wheelchair parking spots to avail of.
Rating: 10/10
Why did it lose points? You can spend an evening here without any wheelchair hassle whilst dining like a king. 

About the author

Louise Bruton

Reviewing Dublin, step by step, in terms of wheelchair accessibility. Freelance journalist and pop culture enthusiast.

1 Comment

  • Actually, there are plenty of steps if you want to head to the basement, where are the pool and foosball tables, and where private events take place.

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