Best Irish Coffee - 2001
Chucking some well whiskey and Nescafé into a glass and spraying Reddi Wip on top does not make an Irish coffee. A good one requires first-rate coffee, high-quality Irish whiskey (such as Jameson's), and fresh cream. While many bars or pubs get one or two of these essentials right, few deliver on all three. The Albatross in Berkeley is one of the few British Isles-styled pubs that make a top-notch Irish coffee by using the right ingredients, mixing them in the right proportions, and including just the right amount of sweetener for a hot, creamy drink. While you're sipping your Irish coffee, you can soak up the ambience of this great pub, which boasts six dart lanes, wooden tables (including several chessboard tabletops), intimate lighting, a fireplace, a popcorn maker, and an assortment of games that are kept behind the bar. The combination of the superb Irish coffee and the pub's comfortable atmosphere makes it well worth a spin across the bay.