Tacoma >Bars & Clubs > Doyle's Public House
208 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA | Directions 9840247.261919 -122.445720
Neighborhoods: New Tacoma
Fun place to relax on a rainy weekend – Great selection of beers on tap here. The atmosphere is really cozy. There are always interesting people to shoot the breeze with too. One of my favorite local watering holes.
Glad I Came – Glad I did not believe FreeRange. Looked for the faux beams, but found none. I did however find a fantastic selection of Scotch and Irish Whiskey to partner up with my Fuller's Mr. Harry's. The food was inexpensive, but did not taste it. Ample portions with limited but varied selections. Doyle's appears to have no fryer and that is a good thing. If you are a fan of The Beautiful Game then this should be your new local.
Faux Dive Tries Too Hard, Misses Mark – If there is one thing I can't stand, it's when a bar tries too hard to be something it's not. In this case it's an Irish pub. The designers of this place opened up "The Big Book of Irish Stereotypes & Cliches" and tried to replicate the whole thing. The result is an Irish poser paradise. It's like the trust fund kid in college who tried to become a hippie by putting a Grateful Dead sticker on the back of his Chevy Suburban. For starters, there are fake beams on the ceiling. Fake Beams! The next bit of cheese is the fake plaster being chipped away from the painted on bricks. Makes me sick to my stomach! Made me wonder if they served Lucky Charms for Irish breakfast and had Irish Spring soap in the bathroom. Be yourself Doyle, because what you are trying to be falls way short of the genuine article.
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