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“Walls for the wind,
And a roof for the rain,
And drinks beside the fire –
Laughter to cheer you
And those you love near you,
And all that your heart may desire!”

-Irish Blessing

For centuries, “oígidecht” (Geakic for hospitality) wasn’t just expected in Ireland, it was enforced.

Brehon Law actually mandated that all households offer food, shelter and, of course, a drink, to friends, neighbors and strangers alike, in exchange for nothing more than stories from the road or sharing in a drinking song.

Public houses, called “bruideans,” were even built for the same purpose. Marked by their perpetually burning torches, staff worked around the clock to ensure no travelers passed without being invited in for food and drinks alongside lively company, and a safe place to rest for the night.

Inspired by that oígidecht tradition and built on the belief that a drink always comes before a story, Dick O’ Dow’s is our very own bruidean in the heart of Birmingham. Today, thanks to a little Irish luck and a whole lot of love from friends both old and new, we’re toasting to 20 years of good times and the best that’s yet to come in the city we happily call home.

And though oígidecht laws have long since faded into history, we still live by the words that have come to define the Irish way of life from the rolling emerald countryside to the heart of Dublin:

Céad Míle Fáilte… “A Thousand Welcomes.”

 

Memorial Day hours


FRI.    11:00-2:00AM

 SAT.   11:00-2:00AM  

  SUN.   12:00-2:00AM

   MON.  11:00 -11:00PM

Birmingham Fair

The Birmingham Fair is coming to town Thursday, May 30- Sunday, June 2.

Get out of the heat and the noise and join us for frosty beer!

 

PHONE
248.642.1135

Location
160 W. Maple Rd.
Birmingham, MI 48009

SUN: NOON–11:00PM

KITCHEN CLOSES 9:00

MON – TUE: 11am-MIDNIGHT  

KITCHEN CLOSES 10:00PM

WED-THUR: 11am–2am

KITCHEN CLOSES 10:00 PM

FRI- SAT: 11am–2am

KITCHEN CLOSES MIDNIGHT

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BEER

Guinness Stout | 4.3% ABV

Smithwicks Irish Ale | 4.5% ABV

Harp Lager | 5.2% ABV

Right Brain Cakewalk Nitro | 3.8% ABV

Boddington’s English Ale | 4.7 ABV

Stella Artois | 5.2% ABV

Strongbow Hard Cider | 4.5% ABV

Labbatt Light | 4.0%ABV

Newcastle Nut Brown Ale | 4.7% ABV

Blue Moon Belgian White | 5.3% ABV

New Belgium Fat Tire | 6.4% ABV

Bass Ale | 5.1% ABV

Atwater Dirty Blonde | 4.5% ABV

Bells Two Hearted Ale | 5.0% ABV

Stone Fear Movie Lions | 8.5% ABV

Cigar City Jai Lai IPA | 7.5% ABV

Founders All Day IPA | 4.7% ABV

Bud Light | 4.3% ABV

Bells Official N.E. IPA | 6.4% ABV

Petoskey Brewing Horny Monk | 6.9% ABV

IRISH WHISKEY

Jameson

Green Spot

Redbreast

Black Bush

Bushmills

Middleton

Tullamore Dew

Quiet Man

Concannon

Kilbeggan

Jameson Caskmates

 
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