Paddle & Peel is the eighth addition to Galway Bay‘s craft beer pub portfolio in Dublin, and their 12th in Ireland, having opened in mid-2018 on the web page of the former Beerhouse at 199 King Street North.
It’s a stone’s throw from considered one of their different pubs, The Black Sheep on Capel St so that you would possibly surprise if there’s a demand for a 2d Galway Bay pub within the neighborhood however Paddle & Peel ain’t your preferred Galway Bay imparting… Paddle & Peel specialize in artisanal pizzas! And as all of us know, there’s no higher beer pairing.
We visited Paddle & Peel currently to look at how their pizza shapes up. We understand Galway Bay make top notch beer, however, can they flip their hands to pizza?
First impressions have been superb, we visited simply after 4 pm so it turned into quite quiet but the workforce had been extremely welcoming, chatty and extra than happy to recommend beers for us – additionally they allowed us to charge our telephones in the back of the bar; a touch element however a pleasing touch.
If you’ve been in any of Galway Bay’s pubs, you’ll experience at home right away, the decor is acquainted, it’s a cool spot, not too try-tough, not too hipster, just a certainly welcoming vibe. The location of the bar itself likely doesn’t lend itself to visitor change, so that you experience that the humans there have made a point of coming here, in place of stumbling in randomly off the street.
Paddle & Peel’s pizza menu has some of the vegetarian alternatives, multiple Bianca pizzas, and a candy dessert option, so there’s something for everybody here. We opted for the Pepperoni (with Fior Di Latte and Oregano) and the Inferno (with Garlic-Infused Tomato Sauce, Spicy Nduja, Parmigiano Reggiano, Chilli Oil, and Oregano).
The pizzas came quickly – the Pepperoni one wasn’t pretty spherical however which means you know it’s been freshly made with the aid of hand, proper? So we don’t mind that in any respect. The Inferno most effective comes with the Parmigiano cheese on top, so if you’re a cheese-lover, you would possibly want to feature Fior Di Latte as an additional topping, but sincerely, there’s no want, it really works perfectly as listed at the menu.
The crust had a fulfilling crunch even as nevertheless being mild and airy, and the tomato sauce turned into full of flavor, complemented properly by means of the sparkling oregano.
The base itself became fairly thin… typically talking, we like a skinny base, but while the pizza is, in particular, served as an accompaniment to an extensive craft beer variety, perhaps in this situation, much less isn’t more? A slightly bigger pizza, or a touch thicker base, would be ideal for soakage. The pizza itself is notable, however, we should’ve squeezed in some other couple of slices.
We attempted numerous beers whilst we were there too, including Hopefully Brewing‘s Baniwa Chilli Spring, brewed with vanilla and Baniwa chilies, fermented with Belgian yeast, cacao nibs, and coconut. If you want chili beers, music it down. It buuuuurns… but it goes nicely with pizza.
Overall, we’re large fanatics of Paddle & Peel and it’s now officially on our go-to list of craft beer bars (and pizzerias) in Dublin. It’s Galway Bay’s first task into pizza but palms crossed, it won’t be their remaining.