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There are several well-known bars existing in the world under the name Harry’s Bar, from Paris to New York to Rome and Beijing. The most famous would certainly be Harry’s Bar in Venice, known as the place where the Bellini was invented.
The Universal is a small bar with its sights set on craft beers and cocktails. Located in the West End district of Galway city, it complements the alternative nature of the area with its idiosyncratic menus and drink selection. It opened in 2016 in the premises that was previously The Old Forge and never have two pubs been more different from each other. Conor Lynam opened The Universal Bar just down from his other great success, the Bierhaus. A year later, and this Irish contemporary restaurant and bar has a solid reputation for good food and imaginative drinks.
Ireland has many great pubs but in general, especially outside the cities, we do not have great pub food. It is one of the challenges that needs to be addressed as we hone our emerging Irish food culture. Our pubs are a huge draw for visitors from abroad, but the food on offer inside is often substandard. Gill's Bar and Restaurant in Athenry bucks this trend, it is an establishment with a gastropub sensibility, proper craft beers on offer, and more than decent food.
To my mind, there are three levels of food in Irish pubs. At one end is the traditional pub, where your only dining decision is whether to have the cheese and onion or salt and vinegar. And then there is proper pub grub, comforting soups, tasty sandwiches, and old favourites like bangers and mash or lasagne, usually in overly generous portions. At the other extreme of the scale are the ones who take themselves very seriously, where you can expect such delights as 'roasted marrow bones with curried clams in a grilled octopus reduction'.