With the uprooting of O’Brien’s Irish Pub to its new Northdale location, to make room for Carrollwood’s newest Dale 1891 Gastro Pub & Cinema Bistro expansion. There are now twice as many pubs catering to your fare of choice and plenty of customers to go around. Rumored to have ousted neighborhood favorite, O’Brien’s, Dale 1891 will stake their own claim-to-fame with its 50 domestic, import and craft beers and sports appeal with NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA viewing on (20) 3D flat panel TVs are definite draws for the testosterone driven. Not just another pub, the highly anticipated completion date of Dale’s Cinema Bistro’s expansion sets it apart. Dale 1891’s sister property is the Hyde Park Cinema Bistro, across from Timpano’s Chop House.
Even though Dale 1891expansion plans sets it apart from just a pub, they pour a big tight on the wine, a 6 oz even pour, however there is another nearby pubs for patrons to ‘whine’ away their dollars. To Dale, may we suggest an 8 oz glass of wine, just to differentiate from the local competition? Dale 1891 offers daily drink specials (except Weds.) and has Karaoke with K-Bob on Thursdays.
O’Brien’s Irish Pub, though ousted by Dale’s expansion plans will benefit from its new Northdale location, a popular spot for their loyal followers from Gaither and Chamberlain high school alumni. This pub, pours a nice size glass of wine (obviously a pre-requisite for the author), and has a wholesome selection of international beers. Overall ambience is rich with Irish flare featuring live music from Irish bands, complete with ethnic garb, frequently perform there. Menu has emerald island favorites such as corned beef with cabbage, Irish Beef Stew, Sheppard’s Pie and Bangers.
So if pub hopping is on your radar on any given night, be sure to put these venues on your dance card. They are located within blocks of each other on N. Dale Mabry between the Carrollwood and Northdale neighborhoods. Both are great locations to blend with the locals and enjoy a few rounds of your beverage(s) of choice and BFF bonding. Indulge and enjoy!