Hmmm, a lot of choice on Temple Bar Street! Miss Pinky made me decide on what to eat this time. The only problem is, is that Miss Pinky is a very fussy eater and I wanted Irish stew. So on we walked, passed Temple Bar and then finally went into Quays Irish Restaurant (the bar is on the ground floor; the restaurant is on the first floor), which we saw earlier in the day and had live music in the bar next door.
|The top bar area|
|Some Irish sayings...|
|Hmm, nice wheels!|
|Miss Pinky told me to take this shot...|
|Spicy Hot Wings - they are really spicy!!|
|Slow Cooked Beef and Guinness Stew|
My geeky rating: 4.8/5
Finally we went back to the bar area where there was live music playing... Oooo... We missed the start of the guys who were playing! They sounded really cool... But sadly they finished, and we think a new lot were going on... We didn't stay for long, so we went into the Temple Bar to see what it was like and to check out if there was any live music going on...
|Quays Irish Restaurant / Bar|
|I like these singers ^_^|
|Audience in full dancing swing!|
Once we got into the Temple Bar it already looked fully packed! The singers were just starting up (one Scottish and one Irish), and so we were there just in time for the new lot to come on! Miss Pinky and I got closer and closer to the singers because we couldn't hear one of the guys singing (the Scottish one) - and I really couldn't hear the words he was singing!
|Outside Temple Bar|
|Miss Pinky took this pic of the singers...|
Sitting next to the Canadian was another guy who's from Munich, Germany and an Insurance Broker working in a small bank in Germany... He was also on holiday like us and had become a friend to the Canadian too. He was also staying at the same hostel as us but was leaving the next day. He told us he was staying with 7 other guys - one with a broken nose, one who snores and other strange men... Hahahahaha. I think Miss Pinky and I were very lucky that there were no other girls staying with us!!
After listening to a few more songs (we were there for 2.5 hours - Miss Pinky said to me the next day that she has never seen me so relaxed and bopping up and down with music... well I like live music!), we left to go back to the hostel. Bought some snacks and drinks to have in our room... And a guy outside the hostel started playing his violin / fiddle as we entered the hostel... :D
|The fiddler ^^|