No one needs to tell you that Dublin is a drinking town. As Ireland’s beloved author James Joyce famously wrote in Ulysses, a “good puzzle would be to cross Dublin without passing a pub.” A good puzzle and also a near-impossible one.
On a recent trip to Ireland, my driver taking me from the airport to my hotel offered up the best advice I’ve heard about getting a good Guinness in an Irish pub. “Walk into a bar and if everyone has a Guinness, it’s a good place,” he said. “If everyone has a lager and only one person has a Guinness, probably not a good place for a Guinness.”