Rouse's Bar
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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 separate lounge, which can be booked free of charge for private parties. We also have a weekly Traditional Irish Music Session every Saturday from 10pm.
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Fred H
Ireland30 contributions
Jul 2022
Beautiful town centre pub with relaxed atmosphere during the week but can be packed at the weekend. Saturday night session is always lively and great craic with a mix of locals and visitors. Very welcoming staff behind the bar and good pints of Guinness.
Written July 28, 2022
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Paul C
Manchester, UK14 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Nipped in for a Guinness or three with my lads and 'Uncle' Martin Boyd whilst the ladies were shopping in Pennys. Great traditional Irish pub with some fantastic photos of the past and present of sporting memories. Great aray of Beers and Spirits and of course the Guinness was spot on. Well worth a visit.
Written August 10, 2022
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RyanT
Western Ireland, Ireland17 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Beautiful, old school pub with regular trad sessions and a mix of regulars and visitors. Lovely atmosphere and traditional settings. Good selection of Irish whiskeys including a few local brands. Sad to see its doors shut due to covid but better times will come - and hopefully soon.
Written January 17, 2021
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amomoore
Kildare, Ireland31 contributions
Apr 2016
This pub had a live Traditional Irish session happening when I was there I have been told it is on every Saturday night from 10. The staff and locals were extremely friendly and the music and sing song was great. I enjoyed my experience here and will return.
Written April 14, 2016
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Sligo, Ireland364 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
Rouse's Bar is located at 53 Pearse Street, Ballina Co Mayo Ireland. It's the type of old world family pub that's become a rarity in Ireland. The pub has been in the Rouse Family since 1946 and it has existed as a pub since 1865 making it probably one of the oldest pubs in Ballina. It is well known in the town as a pub whose patrons are dedicated to horse racing, angling and Gaelic football. The pub also hots live music and it's a nice place to drop into as they host sessions of traditional Irish music. It's a friendly and hospitable venue with a friendly staff.
Written February 27, 2016
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padresol
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
A quiet few drinks ,chatting with the bar staff and customers is a uniquely Irish Experience
You won’t be disappointed
Good selection of IPA to boot
Written February 12, 2020
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N and S
Shannon, Ireland5 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
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 days . Will definitely return on my next visit .

Lots of bars could learn from Pat regarding customer service .

Noel , Shannon, Co Clare .
Written November 10, 2018
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lovetravels18
Lurgan, UK2 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
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 AMAZING
Written September 1, 2018
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Highswell
Sligo, Ireland27 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
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 job!
Written April 11, 2017
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Anthony M
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Aug 2016
Great spot, friendly staff, great atmosphere- traditional Irish pub at its best, authentic and welcoming, well worth a visit!
Written August 1, 2016
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