Food, rugby and beer, it’s the perfect weekend trifecta. Need a suggestion or two for where to go pre/post rugby? We’ve made a list to make sure you have a great weekend!
The Old Spot
The Old Spot on Bath Avenue is a short walk from the Aviva Stadium. It describes itself as a Dublin pub serving good food, craft beers, classic cocktails and fine wines. Eat delicious dishes of pork croquette with smoked paprika aioli, rump of lamb, pork belly, or something particularly fancy like their 28 day dry aged cote de boeuf. Can’t go wrong whatever you choose!
The Bridge 1859
The Bridge 1859 bar is going to have an electric atmosphere for the rugby. You may be familiar with its owners: Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip, Dave and Rob Kearney. If you are lucky enough to get inside before it gets completely packed, you will get to experience something special when Ireland score a try! The Bridge 1859 also offers some pretty tasty food options too.
Ballsbridge and Baggot Street are going to be swarmed with rugby fans this weekend. Searson’s pub is another amazing venue that is perfectly suited to watching the rugby with your friends and some drinks. The bar has been beautifully restored, will take your breath away if the rugby doesn’t, and is very spacious. It tends to be the main hub on Baggot Street for sporting events so chances are you will bump into some old friends there. They have around 150 whiskeys on offer and a large beer garden out back, basically everything you need for watching the rugby.
If you find yourself in the city centre looking for the best place to watch the game, look no further than J.W. Sweetman on Burgh Quay. They have three floors with multiple TV screens, and they even brew their own beers to go along with favourites like Guinness, Hop House 13 and Orchard Thieves cider. You won’t miss a minute of the rugby or have to force yourself closer and closer towards a TV, and they will be offering chicken wings and a pint for 10 euro’s, which makes them the perfect venue for this weekend.
Choices are always good when it comes to food. If you need something full of cheese and pepperoni to eat after the game, Paulie’s Pizza offers amazing options. If you want something a little less greasy and filling, Junior’s offers equally good Italian style sandwiches. Can’t really go wrong with either, and if you are looking for somewhere with a buzzing atmosphere, Bath Avenue is up there with Ballsbridge and Baggot Street.