Fun Pubs Around the Rathmines Area

Rody Bolands

Rody’s was established in Nenagh in 1873 by the MacMahon family from Clare and subsequently sold to the Bolands family at the turn of the 20th century. The original furnishings, counter, back fitting, and more were all moved to Rathmines in 1994, where they can be admired today, along with the old ledgers, snugs and original pub front.

You will always get a warm and friendly welcome, in old world surroundings but with a modern twist. Rodys has redefined itself as a dining destination, far exceeding your typical “pub grub” with its seasonal Irish food menus of fresh cuisine from locally sourced suppliers, and become a destination with locals and tourists alike, with its selection of artisanal cocktails, craft beers, fine wines, and an extensive collection of spirits from around the world.

Pubs Around the Rathmines


Blackbird, Rathmines is a charming and quite trendy, hipster-like bar set in the Rathmines lower. Renowned for popular its popular beer garden, craft beers, extensive whiskey and gin collections, welcoming staff, arcade machines and pool table on sight, its great craic and delicious hand-made made pizzas provided by a local pizza place across the street, The Blackbird is the perfect place to socialize and party when in Rathmines.

Pubs Around the Rathmines

The Bleeding Horse

The Bleeding Horse is a historically significant public house located in Upper Camden Street (just down the road from Rathmines), Dublin, Ireland. The historical pub has recently been revamped and turned a lot more modern. The decor while feeling traditional now is surrounded by modern updates which really gives a cool vibe. Great pints, great food and has loads of tv’s for any sporting events.

The Bleeding Horse has been mentioned in several classic novels, most notably the Cock and Anchor (1845) by Sheridan Le Fanu and Ulysses by James Joyce. Literary patrons included James Clarence Mangan and Oliver St. John Gogarty. For several years during the 1960s the name of the pub was changed to “The Falcon”, but the original name was replaced in the 1970s.

Pubs Around the Rathmines


Slattery’s in Rathmines is a great little traditional Irish pub for a quiet pint. A lot of locals drink here and it’s a lovely relaxed atmosphere. A lot of these pubs are dying out in Ireland, it’s nice to see it stuck with their traditional style and atmosphere. Slatterys is perfect for a quiet few pints to wind down after a long day.

Pubs Around the Rathmines

The Portobello is a famous meeting place near Rathmines, to enjoy traditional Irish hospitality, good food and entertainment.

The Portobello has distinct styling and integration of modern and new. First opened in 1793, it offers a long tradition of hospitality in a modern atmosphere. The Portobello provides a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a beverage or enjoy a leisurely drink alongside the canal where there is seating outside.

For many generations, guests have enjoyed the electric atmosphere and good fun associated with the Portobello Bar, a landmark in Dublin’s Heritage.

Pubs Around the Rathmines

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