Black roses are symbols of Irish nationalism and anarchy. The Black Rose pub seemed to lean more towards the latter, with a smattering of goth metal and a side dish of Hallowe'en. If you don't believe me, here's photo evidence.
They did play Lullaby by The Cure, which is always nice to hear and was well-timed given the discussion Meghan and I were having regarding the merits of male vocalists.
There wasn't much of a beer selection on tap, so I settled for a Deuchars. Meghan had a Strongbow. Quel surprise.