1 Lombard Street/44 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
I popped in here for lunch the other day and for the area I was in, it certainly did the job. It's a grand spot for a quick bite with all sorts of burgers and soups and paninis and general pub grub to choose from. I didn't have the opportunity to pint it up here but I'm sure it's a busy spot for the after work crowd.
What has it got?
Seating: There are many low tables with moveable chairs but there are also higher tables with stools which would not be suitable for a wheelchair user.
Doors: The doors were easy enough to open and were wide.
Ground: The floors are wooden and they seemed pretty slip-proof.
Stairs: There are a couple of steps up to the bar area but we had table service. It may be a different story when it gets busier though.
Bathrooms: They had a wheelchair bathroom on the lower level. However, it was tucked behind a table which meant I had to ask the people sitting there to move. When it is busy, it could be a bit of a hassle to get to but - silver lining - you didn't need to get a key for the door.
Spaciousness: Other than the tight spot near the bathroom, there is plenty of room here as all of the tables are pushed to the sides.
Helpfulness of Staff: We had table service during the lunch hours which was great. They seemed very helpful and easy going.
Parking: There is a lot of on-street parking on Pearse St and opposite the Science Gallery (not during peak hours unfortunately). There are a couple of wheelchair parking spots in that area too.
Why did it lose points? The wheelchair bathroom is in an inconvenient area. If they cleared the space around it, it would be perfect. There are also a couple of steps up to the bar area which means that you have to rely on your friends or staff to order your drinks. Other than that, it is a decent pub to visit.