Rouse's Bar

Rouse's Bar, Ballina: Address, Phone Number, Rouse's Bar Reviews: 5/5

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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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RyanT
Western Ireland, Ireland17 contributions
Traditional pub on the main street
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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padresol
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
Afternoon drinks
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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Commited_Traveller
Port Elizabeth, South Africa845 contributions
Rouse’s Bar
Nov 2019
Really nice traditional bar. Enjoy the great atmosphere and excellent service. Keeping eye out for the traditional music evening.
Written November 12, 2019
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Mick H
Bray, Ireland40 contributions
Best bar with great local beers
Aug 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 they always had time for a chat and a laugh. They had several local brews and Fiona was both enthusiastic and knowledgeable about them.
This is a great bar with live music on Thursday and Saturday. Best pub in Ballina.
Written August 23, 2019
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Mark M
Ada, MI392 contributions
Saturday Night Traditional Music
Jun 2019 • Friends
Good music and very comfortable atmosphere. Nothing extraordinary this evening, but solid good fun. Easy to find a Guinness.
Written June 1, 2019
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N and S
Shannon, Ireland4 contributions
Family visit
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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Keith D
York, UK26 contributions
Best bar in Ballina
Sep 2018 • Couples
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.
Written September 8, 2018
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lovetravels18
Lurgan, UK2 contributions
incredible
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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Matt G
Edmonton, Canada109 contributions
Great Pub
Aug 2018 • Friends
Great live music, wonderful staff who treated you like family. A must visit when you come to this part of Ireland.
Written August 6, 2018
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uppershirleyeagle
Croydon, UK97 contributions
proper old school bar
Apr 2018 • Solo
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 the gentle hum of conversation.........admittedly a flying visit but apparently they have live music in the lounge on given nights......my kind of bar
Written April 12, 2018
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