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Best bar with great local beers

We dropped in on Thursday night because there was music on and it was great. Three brilliant... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2019
Mick H
Bray, Ireland
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Visited Rouses bar today on a family visit . What a fabulous bar . Old style , spotless and such a... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
Shannon, Ireland
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53 Pearse St. home to a Ballina Institution, Rouse's Bar since 1946. The premises itself has been a pub since 1865, making it one of the town's oldest bars. It is a family run traditional Irish bar, with an outdoor smoking yard, off-licence & a...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
53 Pearse Street, Ballina, Ireland
+353 96 21083
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Reviewed August 23, 2019

We dropped in on Thursday night because there was music on and it was great. Three brilliant musicians who played traditional music and also sang ballads. They were great. We got a warm welcome from the bar staff and even though they were very busy...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mick H
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

Good music and very comfortable atmosphere. Nothing extraordinary this evening, but solid good fun. Easy to find a Guinness.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

Visited Rouses bar today on a family visit . What a fabulous bar . Old style , spotless and such a friendly welcome. Pat is a gentleman who has time for all his customers young and old . Great stories and memories from the old...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

We tried here on our last night in Ballina which was a pity because it was the best and the cheapest. Very warm welcome in a great local bar. Great Guinness and great atmosphere.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Keith D
Reviewed September 1, 2018

amazing traditional irish pub popped into the session on a wedensday nite omg the craic was mighty I have nothing bad to say about the place only ill be going back next time I'm In Ballina would defo recommend to people looking a tradional pub...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great live music, wonderful staff who treated you like family. A must visit when you come to this part of Ireland.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Comenius791
Reviewed April 12, 2018

pulled in here for a pint as in town on business. what a refreshingly real bar......full up with lunchtime drinkers but a quiet oasis where you can relax and enjoy a great pint of black and read all the various sporting reports from yesteryear amid...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank uppershirleyeagle
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Quiet pint. Friendly bar staff. Comfortable surroundings. Never know who might drop in. An original. Highly recommend. 5 stars all the way Pat and Fiona.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Lorraine K
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

I was here with my tour group that completely filled the room. However, I totally enjoyed my time here. The musicians and the Irish Music were very entertaining. Michael, a 10 year old, performed Irish dancing which was the highlight of the evening. It was...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mur40
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Went into this bar as was recommended but people in locality. Wasn't disappointed.. Quaint bar was quiet while we were there but can imagine atmosphere at weekends. The young lady who has taken over from her Dad in the family business is doing a mighty...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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