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Rody Bolands

Rathmines

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Rody Bolands

Rathmines

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A
23 November 2019

The food was fab and hot - can’t complain.Inside was very warm but I asked for water with ice to cool me down apart from that, I really enjoyed it.

J
22 November 2019

My first Irish Pub... love it. Such a lovely setting. And very practical... taxis are just waiting outside

V
14 November 2019

Great place geeat atmosphere

I
14 November 2019

A brilliant pub with great music and a great atmosphere

A
14 November 2019

Nice with friendly environment.

E
14 November 2019

Amazing old schools pub with awesome atmosphere!

G
14 November 2019

We had a lunch here and it was absolutely fantastic!The place itself is just huge, seems like a very popular one. Couldn't choose from the menu as everything looked amazing! Luckily the chosen Guinness pie was a good one! Highly recommended! Huge choice of beer and cocktails as well. More...

L
7 November 2019

Great vibe and atmosphere

S
28 October 2019

Great night of live music to finish out our night out on the town

P
28 October 2019

Nice food, great pub, friendly staff

C
28 October 2019

אוכל מעולה. אווירה אוטנטית של אירלנד. מוזיקה

J
28 October 2019

We like going here with friends. Food is very nice.

Y
28 October 2019

Trevligt .Ett måste. Som alla Irländska pubar

M
28 September 2019

Great place for a pint and music and friendly staff

M
22 September 2019

Bucket loads of character and some really good beers too! :)

S
22 September 2019

Great chicken wings and burger... lovely girl serving... but needs training... like ; chicken wings need a finger bowl and loads of napkins. .. and burgers and chips need ketchup etc. Basics.... had to keep asking... More...

J
22 September 2019

Many screens, good food and lots of drinks. Nice seating too

G
15 September 2019

Great spot, food is standard selection but very high quality. It's a big place as well so you won't be crammed in.

H
13 September 2019

Free cider good company and a smoking area how bad!!

S
8 September 2019

Delicious food, excellent and friendly service

F
27 August 2019

Great spot for a late drink

S
23 August 2019

A brilliant Tipp outpost

T
23 August 2019

Packed with Tipperary supporters so the craic was mighty.

B
21 August 2019

Food service and ambience excellent

R
16 August 2019

Great venue for parties, matches and meet ups. Great food and a good range of drinks. Friendly staff who are up for a bit of banter which makes the experience far better.

R
16 August 2019

Great food portion very big yummmmm

B
26 July 2019

Typical Irish pub in Dublin.

T
25 July 2019

Very nice atmosphere, polite staff

T
23 July 2019

Food was excellent. Staff where very friendly

T
23 July 2019

Nice staff, decent pub food and great for watching sports

G
14 July 2019

Food was amazing,service was amazing,great place,will definitely be back!

B
9 July 2019

Pints

M
2 July 2019

Really awesome spot. Tons of historic charm. Half as crowded as most pubs, and the staff were twice as friendly. With our hotel nearby, my wife and I ended up returning several times during our trip to get a night cap or a bite. Their lamb shank and red pepper stew were both delicious. More...

A
30 June 2019

Class sppt

M
30 June 2019

Fantastic pub. Hasnt changed much since i frequented the place 20 years ago. It like walking back into my youth

T
30 June 2019

Can't beat Rody's for after work pints

A
30 June 2019

Great pub, friendly staff and food was delicious. Will definitely be back!

S
30 June 2019

Good atmosphere

K
30 June 2019

Nice atmosphere and good food for a reasonable price. Really liked the service and the experience itself.

V
30 June 2019

Pints baratas.

R
30 June 2019

Great fun and great staff

H
6 June 2019

Nice pint of Guinness with a visit

D
30 May 2019

Great pub, always lively, very loud though.

A
30 May 2019

Hat mir gut gefallen. Großzügiger Gastraum. Aufmerksamer Service. Fish 'n Chips waren lecker. Pale Ale auch. Und dazu live Rugby auf Grossleinwand. Volle Punktzahl.

M
30 May 2019

Wir sind an unserem ersten Abend in Dublin einfach in diesen wundervollen Pub spaziert und waren vom ersten Moment an völlig begeistert! Das Essen hat super geschmeckt, die Portion war reichlich und der Preis dafür mehr, als angemessen. Außerdem war der Service super und das Personal sehr freundlich. Die gesamte Atmosphäre des Restaurants war äußerst angenehm und entspannend. Wir werden während unseres Irland Aufenthaltes noch öfter in diesen Pub gehen und empfehlen ihn auf jeden Fall weiter! More...

T
30 May 2019

Traditional pub with atmospheric interior. No loud music blaring through the speakers - what a relief. Pleasant and efficient staff, responsive management. Good selection of draught beers. But probably the strongest point is delicious food. Recommended More...

V
21 May 2019

At first, I was hesitant to go in because it was so dark and I suffer from low Vision. Once my eyesight adjusted and I spoke with the waitress, she directed me to a well-lit table at the back. The server was incredibly friendly and helpful and my meal was everything I hoped it would be . More...

P
30 April 2019

Love it

J
30 April 2019

Surprisingly big inside. Good food

A
30 April 2019

Lovely place, I really like the ambience and the decoration. Nice food and the staff always friendly.

E
30 April 2019

Moto GP, beer, food.

G
30 April 2019

Súper súper suoer

S
30 April 2019

Great spot for a night out.. good pub good banter and very nice staff

M
30 April 2019

Very nice and cosy

M
30 March 2019

Followed friends here for a late drink. We had a good night. The place was quite packed but we still found a spot for the five of us. There was plenty of friendly staff on behind the bar and on the floor. So getting a drink was a problem.Will definitely be back again to try their food out. More...

D
30 March 2019

Nice food, good atmosphere

D
30 March 2019

Great spot for music and watching all sports

N
30 March 2019

Good food, friendly staff, great bar to watch the football

E
30 March 2019

Great spot, late bar and music.

O
30 March 2019

A great night

A
30 March 2019

Great livey pub very professional & friendly staff, does have a strong detergent smell though which is a bit off putting!

C
30 March 2019

Genial el sitio,la comida muy buena y bien de precio.Muy buen ambiente y después de cenar música muy bailable con un DJ ; está un poco alejado del centro,pero es una zona preciosa que también está llena de pubs,restaurantes y discotecas;merece la pena pasear por la zona More...

C
30 March 2019

One of mine favourite pub food in the city.

T
30 March 2019

Ihan OK. Paikka!

30 March 2019

In rathmines there is so many good pub.Rody is the one of the good place.

G
28 February 2019

Great local bar for sports. Small facade and a huge bar space both upstairs and downstairs that stretches forever. Excellent bar food. Ate with four others and all commented how good the food was. Will definitely get back to watch a match sometime when I am in the neighbourhood. More...

J
28 February 2019

Great looking place. Very good food and a nice atmosphere to watch the latest football match.

D
28 February 2019

Nice big venue. Fit the big crowd we had, over 25 easily. Nice Guinness and great music on the night

N
28 February 2019

Great pub with a brilliant atmosphere the food here is also great

K
28 February 2019

Good place to watch the rugby

C
28 February 2019

Very busy because of the Rugby match. Bacon and cabbage was lovely

B
28 February 2019

Nice place, food and staff lovely, Manager John very helpful and professional !

J
28 February 2019

Great food and friendly staff

C
28 February 2019

Great food

A
28 February 2019

Greathe spot for a Saturday night

P
28 February 2019

Nice friendly pub in Rathmines for watching a match.

L
30 January 2019

Great chicken wings and very pleasant staff. Great place to hang out and chat with your friends. Just really great atmosphere.

J
30 January 2019

Lovely pints

G
30 January 2019

Great place for pub grub, sound staff and I have to say there is never any trouble Great place to watch the rugby

M
30 January 2019

Good service good food and good drink and nice bar staff

E
30 January 2019

Its a good pub to visit

A
30 January 2019

Classic bar

J
30 January 2019

Nice pub. A bit pricey.

C
30 January 2019

Great Guinness, friendly staff.

J
30 January 2019

Service and food excellent. Very friendly staff

J
30 January 2019

Huge screen for watching the football. Table service too which means you don't need to waste a minute and wait in line.

F
30 December 2018

Great spot for food, drink, watching sports or hanging out. Late nights Friday and Saturday. Best wings in Dublin. Fact!

P
30 December 2018

Great pub, poor quality coffee

T
30 December 2018

Great ambiance, great beer and lovely staff. Exactly what I remembered from my last visit 5 years ago.

D
30 December 2018

Pub of choice for big companies and when sport events are on

A
30 December 2018

Great atmosphere, nice staff

S
30 December 2018

Great pub

W
30 December 2018

Pub food is good. Great place for watching sport! Had a sunday roast a while back and it was hit n miss, but other than that, I like the place.

P
30 November 2018

Very convivial, unusual for such a large pub, extremely warm atmosphere due to abundance of wood and stone and the many interesting articles from bygone days in every direction you glance. Very good also for sports with multiple TV screens about.Spoiled only by two things (1) unwelcome loud "music" commences soon after about 9pm, thereby bringing to an end all enjoyable conversation and an earlier exit than one might have liked, (2) food menu is well behind the times, providing little or nothing for vegetarians, and absolutely nothing for vegans. More...

L
30 November 2018

Nice place. Good atmosphere and the food is amazing

G
30 November 2018

Good traditional Irish pub, very spacious, massive screens for watching any match..Really tasty vhot food with rustic dishes. .roasts, home burgers, Irish stew etc More...

E
30 November 2018

Good Guinness and good place to watch a match

T
30 November 2018

Good spot decent grubb

T
30 November 2018

Nice pub. Plenty little corners. Excellent steak sandwich.

D
30 November 2018

great food

G
30 October 2018

Ok venue can't say much for the music

M
30 October 2018

Really cool pub, with good atmosphere. I'll be back for sure.

J
30 October 2018

Große Bierauswahl und coole Einrichtung!

S
30 October 2018

Great bar. Great food. Great staff. Simple.

R
30 October 2018

Good food in great surroundings rather spoilt by the barman accidentally tipping a pint of beer into my lap. As I'm on tour with one pair of trousers this called for desperate measures.

J
30 October 2018

Eat here a lot super portions great pints nice atmosphere great staff

R
30 October 2018

Good food, friendly staff.

K
30 October 2018

Nice place with good food. :)

N
30 October 2018

Grand choix de bières et de cidre Accueil agréable sympathiquePatio avec télés pour continuer à suivre les évènements sportifs Repas irlandais tradi Bref un bar sympa proche de l hôtel Uppercross

L
30 October 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere

M
30 September 2018

Great full irish and good Guinness. The pints are expensive but it's good for a late drink. Staff are dead on and very helpful.

D
30 September 2018

Great pub great staff and very friendly locals.beautiful surroundings.had a nice Saturday evening in Boland after a days racing at leopardstown. will definitely call again when I'm in rathmines. More...

A
30 September 2018

The place is nice and staff were really good as well. The decoration deserves pictures. I loved the menu. If it's not too cold, there s a lovely area at the front with some chairs... Definitely recommend it

S
30 September 2018

Great music and fun

M
30 August 2018

A great pub to tuck yourself into a cozy booth, order a draft and watch some field hocky.

P
30 August 2018

Staff are so amazing one bartender noticed I didn't like grapefruit in my sex on the beach and she brought me over and orange slices of instead.

M
30 July 2018

Good craic and open late

M
30 July 2018

Pub veramente caratteristico

D
30 July 2018

Nice place to spend with friends...

S
30 July 2018

One of my favourite spots to go to for a drink and food. The best chicken wings, patatoe skins, nachos, beef Guiness pie and lasagne can be found here. I've sent all my best friends here also for the food and they have loved it also. The food is consistently good and great value. Late night bar on several nights. Staff are friendly and there's a wide selection of beer, wine, spirts and cocktails. More...

J
30 July 2018

Horrible having to walk through all the smokers to get in but great place for a cheesy dance and a late drink!!

R
30 July 2018

Good spot. Always a good reason to go...

K
30 July 2018

Very nice place

C
30 July 2018

Love Love Love this pub! good food, service and atmosphere- it has it all!

T
30 July 2018

netter PUP

R
30 July 2018

Brilliant!

L
30 July 2018

Good atmosphere, love the option of the booths if you want to sit and chat.

X
30 July 2018

Nice place

M
30 July 2018

Great Irish pub! Large selection of beers available in combination with a good food menu. Their homemade lasagna is really a hidden gem. Also a great pub to watch sports, my favorite pub in the Rathmines area! More...

H
30 July 2018

Good prices and is open late

M
30 July 2018

Great traditional Irish pub. Good food and good prices

A
30 July 2018

Perfect Irish pub for a pint and some food

D
30 July 2018

Pub is perfect. The food there is great!

A
30 July 2018

Wonderfully warm, welcoming pub.

J
30 July 2018

Good food

B
30 July 2018

Always great

S
30 July 2018

Excellent

D
30 July 2018

Pub

P
30 July 2018

Well established pub in Rathmines, it went through a bit of a slump a few years ago but it's back to its former glory now. The grub is lovely and affordable and the drink is priced the same as other competitors (it does get more expensive as the night goes on), nice atmosphere and friendly staff are the icing on the cake! More...

J
30 July 2018

Nice pub, friendly staff

R
30 July 2018

Good pub

R
30 July 2018

good place for a pint

P
30 July 2018

Really great pub. Nice pints and the food is really good. Traditional Irish. Really large and good for watching sports. Cosy also. Good selection of drinks

M
30 July 2018

Good local

D
30 July 2018

It's a decent spot for a big group reservation. Not as trendy as some other bars in the area, hence less pretentious and more easy going. Good, quick service majority of the time. More...

G
30 July 2018

Lively late bar, perfect for watching American Football

M
30 July 2018

Nice pub and good food

D
30 July 2018

Food is great!

J
30 July 2018

Late night bar Fri/sat,nice crowd

M
30 July 2018

Great atmosphere

D
30 July 2018

Cozy place

G
30 July 2018

Super place for a party,staff so nice. Party platters amazing. Highly recommended

L
30 July 2018

Beautiful class pub with a really cool cove smoking area at the front. Would recommend 9.12/10

L
30 July 2018

Bellissimo locale,prezzi ottimi.

B
30 July 2018

Lovely place for a late night drink. Love the fire!!

T
30 July 2018

Great bar, good service too

30 July 2018

Good for watching foot ball :) good job

D
30 July 2018

A place for grandads and grandchildren eating drinking a D a lovely atmosphere.We love it.Granda Luke and grandson Luke.

E
30 July 2018

Johin o Neil is a legend

G
30 July 2018

Lovely time with my wife

D
30 July 2018

Nice friendly staff and food

J
30 July 2018

Great place for a relaxing drink

O
30 July 2018

Fantastic food and service

D
30 July 2018

Brilliant little bar, highly recommended

L
30 July 2018

Best pub ever great staff great dj xx

J
30 July 2018

nice local with good pub grub. Large screens for matches. Table quiz nights occasionally

N
30 July 2018

Good sports bar and decent pub grub

A
30 July 2018

Really cozy, yet really big inside while maintaining a good atmosphere.

V
30 July 2018

Was here for a Hen Do. Music great.

J
30 July 2018

Great spot excellent athmosphere

M
30 July 2018

Caratteristico locale che serve ottima birra

G
30 July 2018

Very large, great for a few drinks

B
30 July 2018

Great pub for sports, drinks and food. The wings here are as good as you can get. Tried a lot of the menu and was always spot on.

S
30 July 2018

Great pub, but it stopped serving budvair

N
30 July 2018

The staff are very helpful the sports on the television are nice and loud you can also watch races on the television maybe have food which is delicious there... live music late bar also.

M
30 July 2018

A brilliant time was had by all

D
30 July 2018

Great spot for pints, sport and food

S
30 July 2018

Lovely spot match was on when we were there smell of food was lovely and served late too will be back for sure..

M
30 July 2018

Great spot, lovely food & very good prices. We will be back

K
30 July 2018

Lovely food, decor. Very friendly and helpful staff and always very clean

D
30 July 2018

Nice place

C
30 July 2018

Excellent ambiance and music

E
30 July 2018

Good for a late jar

H
30 July 2017

Not bad for late drinks

I
30 July 2017

This a great pub. A "must see" for any visitor to Dublin who wishes to experience the atmosphere you can enjoy at an authentic Dublin pub. Timeless and engaging, you will not want to leave!! More...

R
30 July 2017

I like this place. The staff are extremely friendly!

L
30 July 2017

Great place with great traditional Irish cuisine and old Irish pub climate. Fantastic place to see a match with mates or to enjoy a romantic dinner.

F
30 July 2017

Staff lovely and up for the craic. Pub is big but they closed down parts which make it alot more intimate. Ordered the Steak and Guinness Pie, dreamt about that for the next 3 days, even now im back in London. Also had hot wings and a side salad. Brillo. WIll be comign back as soon as poss. More...

A
30 July 2017

Really nice place to visit for a quiet drink. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice place to relax

D
30 July 2017

It's been coming out both ends all day after a feed of pints in Rody's. But the craic was mighty.

C
30 July 2017

Character pub...good pint guinness and friendly welcoming staff

H
30 July 2017

Great service

S
30 July 2017

Very authentic local pub with open mic

J
30 July 2017

Good place for a quick pint

J
30 July 2017

Great food, great pub!

D
30 July 2017

2 store-building with plenty of room and tables to chat. The food is amazing!!!

A
30 July 2017

The staff the food and drinks the regulars are great too

A
30 July 2017

Rody Bolands is one of my favourite pub in Dublin. Every day you could enjoy a traditional Irish music, bands who play here are perfect, live music is the best. And of course very tasty Guinness is also in this pub. I hope I would come back to Dublin soon and visit this place again. More...

D
30 July 2017

Lively venue.

B
30 July 2017

Great for a crowd

C
30 July 2017

Lovely authentic decor, great food and drinks and friendly staff top place

M
30 July 2017

great pub

B
30 July 2017

Very nice smoking area, bigger inside than it looks from the outside, cosy, decent prices

A
30 July 2017

It is bigger than you might think.

D
30 July 2017

Great atmosphere

I
30 July 2017

Good ambiance and very decent food. Can get a bit busy on weekends, more quiet during the week.

Z
30 July 2017

Local people, authentic Irish pub with great space still cozy tables where good to warm up after a long working or touristic day. Either sport or live music entertains the visitors while having a pint of good selection but not too confusing selection beers ales ipas.The best is the food though. All fresh tasty pub food that just calms a tired head and warms the body. Tue ultimate favorite I always go back for is the Guiness pie stew. Black sauce, tender melting beef with sweet vegetables cooked together with a buttery puff pastry lid on the bowl.Go and try it, can+t wait to have it again. More...

J
30 July 2017

Pub with charm, spacious and cosy and the weekend has music live. One of my favorites in Dublin

M
30 July 2017

Lovely spot

M
30 July 2017

A pub that becomes a nightclub at night. Like a tardis its bigger on the inside. Perfect place to book a table for events

M
30 July 2017

I always enjoy been here.

M
30 July 2017

Good craic.

B
30 July 2017

Enjoyablr

S
30 July 2017

Great atmosphere

M
30 July 2017

Lovely pints and a nice place to go during the day when you want to hide out.

C
30 July 2017

A good pub with a lively atmosphere

C
19 June 2017

Went to Rody Bolands in Rathmines with my husband for his Fathers Day treat yesterday 18/06/2017. It was really lovely. We had dinner and a few drinks. We just had 2 main courses Cocktail sausages,Chicken Goujons ,Chips & Garlic sauce. Cost for dinner was 16 Euro 90 cent. Our kind of place.Lovely friendly atmosphere, Music as well, started about 6pm. Just a lovely place to spend a comfortable and chilled out afternoon. Would highly recommend to both family and friends, Smaller portions available on request, But if you do like big portions this is the place to go. Good value for your money. Great selection of food and drinks. Big wide open spaces, Toilets on same level. Cool on the inside, I would say great for parties or just any special occasion, More...

E
30 July 2016

Been there a numer of times for food and drinks with friends and family food is amazing staff very friendly and loads of drink promotions would highly recomend if your in that area Elaine Gill

E
30 July 2016

Good vibe

D
30 July 2016

I love this place. Great food, friendly staff. Friday and Saturday nights are quite fun here :) Oh, also a good option to watch sport matches.

D
30 July 2016

Great spot for a quiet drink. Nooks and crannies all over hte place.

K
30 July 2016

Great place to go for food. Service and quality is always excellent............................

D
30 July 2016

Outstanding

K
30 July 2016

Food is amazing. Great for couples or friends just catching up.

R
30 July 2016

Good food , great fun

H
22 May 2016

Amazing historic old school pub off the beaten track. Be sure to check out the display case of all the historical items and photos , as well as talk to some of the old timers . Buy them a drink and get a nice history lesson. More...

A
11 March 2016

My friend and I had a great lunch here one afternoon, and we've been there in the evening a few times. I must say, the lunch was excellent! We had a bunch of smaller dishes- chips, a delicious carrot and coriander soup with crumbly bread, and my friend got the chicken wings and said they were lovely. I've also gotten their bread pudding before, which was tasty. The space is very nice- plenty of tables, not claustrophobic or anything. Pints are decent. Service is great, everyone is so friendly! It gets quite crowded at night, but during the day it's perfect for lunch and a chat. More...

L
24 February 2016

A truly lovely pub, always with a great atmosphere. Good venue for a 21st or 50th etc, as they cater for all kinds of events. Only ever had finger food but what I had was tasty! Also good for watching sports, and the music on a Friday and Saturday night is decent! Great all round, no criticisms whatsoever :) would recommend for families on a Sunday afternoon as well as sports fans and those out to have a good night More...

A
19 November 2015

This is another top class bar from my drinking days. Great location at the start of Rathmines. So many dates here. This was my "date" bar. One that springs to mind is a super posh young lady who I later learned arrived an hour late and insisted on shorts between pints but surprisingly bought all the drink!! I hope she's somewhere happy now as she was a lovely lass and I dumped her. #Damn There was also my bestie with extras and we went to Rody Bolands hundreds of nites. It was an unspoken rule that we would start the night there and then separate in coppers on missions. The next night we would be in the back of Rody Bolands for feedback and fun.Very large bar and weekend jammed but in a good way.There is an excellent upstairs bar too. Good bar service.Lots of screens for sport and a great spot for Cheltenham each March,I'd recommend everyone goes here on "date nights" and any other nights. More...

D
30 July 2015

A pub with plenty of character, this has been a well-known suburb venue for decades.

V
30 July 2015

Loved it, great spot

A
12 August 2013

Tourist review here:We were just looking for a fairly authentic pub to eat some food and hear some music. Rody Boland's was perfect: a good crowd of mostly locals and not tourists, well-poured pints and seriously the best fish and chips I have ever had, ever, anyplace (including much more famous places in Dublin).  And, weirdly, gorgeously plated fish cakes and other food--almost fine dining. (Though, caesar salad had tomatoes and bacon, that was odd...)Only downside was that the music started about an hour later than they claimed it would, so be prepared for that. Otherwise, a great place for a quiet, non-touristy drink, even in high tourist season...and a great place to hear music with a lively crowd as well. Worth the bus ride (take the 140!)Bonus: semi-outdoor garden smoking section, for those so inclined. More...

S
30 July 2013

Just a lovely pub :) the food is excellent AS well :)

B
2 April 2013

And so it ewas decided that cooking or making a lazy lunch was for another day and on Easter Sunday, we wrapped up and strolled up the road. I'd never realised how much of a shutdown there was for Easter Sunday, mostly because where we lived the last 6 years wasn't a hive of activity at weekends anyway. But with the cold chilling us to our bones, we decided to head to Rody's to sit in the vicinity of an open fire. And when we walked in, there it was...the holy grail. Seats were taken, drinks were ordered and menus delivered. Hot and spicy chicken wings for her to start. I went with the potato and leek soup. The chicken wings were certainly hot and spicy but also tasty. My soup was tasty but it was less hot than I'd hope for so it was a bit of a let down.However, we opted for the steak baguette (for her) and the fish and chips (for me). The cod was a beautiful piece of fish. Nice and plump and tasty as hell. Not dry, which can happen sometimes. The chips were just how I like them. Steak sandwiches/baguettes can be a bit of a lottery, based on my experiences. Sometimes there's less effort into cooking the steak than if you were having the steak on its own - a cardinal sin. This one was one of the tastiest I've sampled. The baguette was fresh too, another plus.All in all, I've upgraded Rody's to a 4 based on the food on Sunday. I've come to like this place! More...

E
29 January 2013

Very very nice pub.Went along on Sunday for a quiet few.  (So proud to announce it really was a quiet few. I bucked years of experience saying the contrary, and managed only to have three. Literally!)It's just a really lovely homely cosy place. The entrance way / smoking area really does it for me, even though I don't even smoke (isn't that where the most craic is always anyway?!!)  It's like an inside room, outside.  A big fire, lots of tables, and a vaulted roof, open at the top.Inside, it's all wood and cosy little areas to put your gang without intrusion from anyone else.  I believe it gets rammed here on a Friday / Saturday night, so I've avoided it at those times, but it's definitely a great Sunday spot.  They also have loads of screens for sports fans (uggghhh!), nice food, and super enthusiastic and lovely staff, as well as trad nights, quiz nights, and all the rest.  Love it. More...

D
28 January 2013

This place is way bigger than it looks from the outside, though it's still got that homely feel with its fireplace and loosely sports themed deco. The genuine old sports team photos are a nice touch, as is the selection of old rugby balls and various other equipment. The staff are mega friendly and knowledgable when it comes to the various beers and the selection is fairly generous. Wifi is free and fast. Just a solid pub that I will certainly be frequenting. More...

I
22 January 2012

rodybolands.com/historyJust back home from Rodys and it does seem to be going through a bit of a purple patch, apart from the sports and weekend crowd you can often see the tumble weeds blowing through there. But reading the previous reviews you all seem to miss the reason it is such a culchie pub, the history is on the link above and its the reason it has a large Tipp and Munster following and a certain rough character and charm.You can also book a parties / event in there these days and you get entered into a draw for a trip to Paris... probably a good chance of winning it too, as i doubt there will be many in the draw.The only other thing to add is that the food portions are getting smaller while the prices are getting bigger...you can call it gourmet all you like but i would rather larger meal with my pint of Guinness. More...

A
11 October 2011

This bar is so deceptively big inside. From the outside it looks like it would just be a little old pub - not the case.As you enter there is a pretty outside/smoking area. The bar area downstairs has plenty of booths and beautifully maintained wood finished floors. Beyond that level again is another larger dining area and the sporting memorabilia in glass cases are a lovely touch.The stain glassed that is at the top of the stairs really is the focal piece to me, again there is more space upstairs.On the weekends it would get a younger crowd and chart music etc is played. I prefer it during the week for a quiet drink and they have a very impressive bar menu. More...

S
20 January 2010

I always see the same faces when I go here. The same group of women laughing over after-work drinks, the same old men reading the paper while downing a Guinness  and the same friendly barmen chatting with the regulars. It's quite understandable why people come here again and again. If I'm by myself, and want to sit down with a glass of wine while reading my book I prefer a place where I can do that in peace and quiet and smoke at will. For that, Bolands is perfect.When I need my alone-time outside the house, I grab my book from the nightstand, head over to Bolands and hide away in the smoking area, which as Brian has mentioned, is amazing. The outdoor area is basically indoors, a room filled with character and plenty of seats. If it's raining heavily outside, you might get a drip or two on your head, but that's a tiny price to pay for such a smokers luxury. More...

B
25 November 2009

The best thing about Rody Bolands is the amazing smoking area. It's an atrium between the outside wall and the inside wall. It used to have a large glass skylight at the top of the second floor height roof but when the  ban came in the simply removed the glass making it like a wet room for smoking in. The area is decorated with old fashioned iron bicycles and under the  remaining, tiny slither of roof there are coffee tables. I think the whole idea is very chic altogether.Inside, the two storey pub is traditional, comfortable and spacious. This pub would make a great local if you're situated nearby and if you're in the area on the day of a big game also a fun spot to hang out at. More...

J
8 July 2009

Lively is one word that perfectly describes Rody Bolands, its pretty much Flannerys in Rathmines.It gets a big country crowd and seems to be always busy. Expect lots of county jerseys in here and it'll be wedged on pretty much any day a big GAA match is on.Its also manges to play fast and lose with the smoking ban,having its smoking area inside,kinda, its just inside the main door. Its a bit different anyway.Split over two levels and also does a lunchtime carvery, or soakage as we like to call in here. To soak up all the drink from the night before of course. Good times and country accents a plenty to be had in Rody's. More...

Q
12 January 2009

Cheesetastic on a Friday night with pop, 80s and all sorts of nonsense, this is a nice enough wee pub. Music and djs at the weekend. It's cheesy yes, but it's the kind of place to bring a non-Irish visitor as it can seem authentic with all the bicycles, tin buckets and Guinness signs on the wall. Where this place really succeeds though is the amazing smoking area at the front, which actually just looks like part of the pub. It's warm, ventilated (so the non smokers can enjoy it too) and it has plenty of space. More...

Q
15 February 2008

This is classed as a "Country Pub"..ie. a place for all the country girls and boys to get down  and enjoy a night out with people from all over the country that are living and working in Dublin and miss their home town. ..with firm favourites being played like Dolly Parton's 9 to 5, and "Country Road, Take me Home to the Place I belong", ..this is a country pub  and with lots of nice looking country boys frequenting hte joint, this is a country girls heaven !!. I love this place and am here far too often !! It's usually very busy and lively and I would say I enjoy my nights in here ...dress code is casual but you can dress up if yoiu want...usually though, it's jeans and shirt, t shirt for guys and jeans and top will do for a girl. Thumbs up!! More...