Even its name exudes Ireland: the name Tierney comes from the Gaelic ‘O’ Tighearnaigh’, roughly translating to male descendant of Tighearnach, which means ‘lord’ or ‘master’. Tierney’s pub is owned by brothers Paul and PJ Tierney who, after many years of working in the bar trade in Ireland and abroad, anchored down in Haarlem. “The city of Haarlem and Tierney’s fit in well together,” says Paul. “Our clientele is a balanced mix of locals and expats, and it is not unusual for the place to be filled with families.” Tierney’s has eight draught beers on offer, including excellent Guinness and other Irish beers as well as Dutch and Belgian varieties, such as the local Haarlem-brewed Jopen beer.