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.
My first Irish Pub... love it. Such a lovely setting. And very practical... taxis are just waiting outside
Great place geeat atmosphere
A brilliant pub with great music and a great atmosphere
Nice with friendly environment.
Amazing old schools pub with awesome atmosphere!
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...
Great vibe and atmosphere
Great night of live music to finish out our night out on the town
Nice food, great pub, friendly staff
אוכל מעולה. אווירה אוטנטית של אירלנד. מוזיקה
We like going here with friends. Food is very nice.
Trevligt .Ett måste. Som alla Irländska pubar
Great place for a pint and music and friendly staff
Bucket loads of character and some really good beers too! :)
Senan O Kiersey
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...
Many screens, good food and lots of drinks. Nice seating too
Great spot, food is standard selection but very high quality. It's a big place as well so you won't be crammed in.
Free cider good company and a smoking area how bad!!
Delicious food, excellent and friendly service
Great spot for a late drink
A brilliant Tipp outpost
Packed with Tipperary supporters so the craic was mighty.
Food service and ambience excellent
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.
Great food portion very big yummmmm
Typical Irish pub in Dublin.
Very nice atmosphere, polite staff
Food was excellent. Staff where very friendly
Nice staff, decent pub food and great for watching sports
Food was amazing,service was amazing,great place,will definitely be back!
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...
Fantastic pub. Hasnt changed much since i frequented the place 20 years ago. It like walking back into my youth
Can't beat Rody's for after work pints
Great pub, friendly staff and food was delicious. Will definitely be back!
Sean Mc Donnell
Nice atmosphere and good food for a reasonable price. Really liked the service and the experience itself.
Great fun and great staff
Nice pint of Guinness with a visit
Great pub, always lively, very loud though.
Hat mir gut gefallen. Großzügiger Gastraum. Aufmerksamer Service. Fish 'n Chips waren lecker. Pale Ale auch. Und dazu live Rugby auf Grossleinwand. Volle Punktzahl.
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...
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...
Vinnie M Cee
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...
Surprisingly big inside. Good food
Lovely place, I really like the ambience and the decoration. Nice food and the staff always friendly.
Moto GP, beer, food.
Súper súper suoer
Great spot for a night out.. good pub good banter and very nice staff
Michael De Voecht
Very nice and cosy
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...
Nice food, good atmosphere
Great spot for music and watching all sports
Good food, friendly staff, great bar to watch the football
Great spot, late bar and music.
A great night
Great livey pub very professional & friendly staff, does have a strong detergent smell though which is a bit off putting!
Carmen Santaro Perez
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...
One of mine favourite pub food in the city.
Ihan OK. Paikka!
In rathmines there is so many good pub.Rody is the one of the good place.
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...
Great looking place. Very good food and a nice atmosphere to watch the latest football match.
Nice big venue. Fit the big crowd we had, over 25 easily. Nice Guinness and great music on the night
Great pub with a brilliant atmosphere the food here is also great
Good place to watch the rugby
Very busy because of the Rugby match. Bacon and cabbage was lovely
Nice place, food and staff lovely, Manager John very helpful and professional !
Great food and friendly staff
Greathe spot for a Saturday night
Nice friendly pub in Rathmines for watching a match.
Great chicken wings and very pleasant staff. Great place to hang out and chat with your friends. Just really great atmosphere.
Gerard O' Shea
Great place for pub grub, sound staff and I have to say there is never any trouble Great place to watch the rugby
Good service good food and good drink and nice bar staff
Its a good pub to visit
Nice pub. A bit pricey.
Great Guinness, friendly staff.
Julie b Walsh
Service and food excellent. Very friendly staff
Huge screen for watching the football. Table service too which means you don't need to waste a minute and wait in line.
Great spot for food, drink, watching sports or hanging out. Late nights Friday and Saturday. Best wings in Dublin. Fact!
Great pub, poor quality coffee
Great ambiance, great beer and lovely staff. Exactly what I remembered from my last visit 5 years ago.
Pub of choice for big companies and when sport events are on
Great atmosphere, nice staff
Sean Mc Inroy-Walsh
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.
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...
Nice place. Good atmosphere and the food is amazing
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...
Good Guinness and good place to watch a match
Good spot decent grubb
Tours IRLANDE- ECOSSE MIREILLE Finnegan
Nice pub. Plenty little corners. Excellent steak sandwich.
Ok venue can't say much for the music
Marcos Exequiel Ramirez
Really cool pub, with good atmosphere. I'll be back for sure.
Große Bierauswahl und coole Einrichtung!
Great bar. Great food. Great staff. Simple.
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.
Eat here a lot super portions great pints nice atmosphere great staff
Good food, friendly staff.
Nice place with good food. :)
Nancy Bourdin Marchand
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
Great food, service and atmosphere
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.
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...
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
Stefan Andrei Luta
Great music and fun
A great pub to tuck yourself into a cozy booth, order a draft and watch some field hocky.
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.
Good craic and open late
Pub veramente caratteristico
Nice place to spend with friends...
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...
Horrible having to walk through all the smokers to get in but great place for a cheesy dance and a late drink!!
Good spot. Always a good reason to go...
Very nice place
Love Love Love this pub! good food, service and atmosphere- it has it all!
Good atmosphere, love the option of the booths if you want to sit and chat.
Maikel van Huet
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...
Good prices and is open late
Great traditional Irish pub. Good food and good prices
Anouk de Jong
Perfect Irish pub for a pint and some food
Pub is perfect. The food there is great!
Wonderfully warm, welcoming pub.
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...
Javi de las Heras
Nice pub, friendly staff
good place for a pint
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
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...
Lively late bar, perfect for watching American Football
Nice pub and good food
Food is great!
Late night bar Fri/sat,nice crowd
Super place for a party,staff so nice. Party platters amazing. Highly recommended
Beautiful class pub with a really cool cove smoking area at the front. Would recommend 9.12/10
Bellissimo locale,prezzi ottimi.
Lovely place for a late night drink. Love the fire!!
Great bar, good service too
Good for watching foot ball :) good job
A place for grandads and grandchildren eating drinking a D a lovely atmosphere.We love it.Granda Luke and grandson Luke.
Johin o Neil is a legend
Lovely time with my wife
Nice friendly staff and food
Great place for a relaxing drink
Fantastic food and service
Brilliant little bar, highly recommended
Best pub ever great staff great dj xx
nice local with good pub grub. Large screens for matches. Table quiz nights occasionally
Good sports bar and decent pub grub
Really cozy, yet really big inside while maintaining a good atmosphere.
Was here for a Hen Do. Music great.
Great spot excellent athmosphere
Maria Chiara Serreli
Caratteristico locale che serve ottima birra
Very large, great for a few drinks
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.
Great pub, but it stopped serving budvair
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.
Mary Carney Cox
A brilliant time was had by all
Great spot for pints, sport and food
Lovely spot match was on when we were there smell of food was lovely and served late too will be back for sure..
Great spot, lovely food & very good prices. We will be back
Lovely food, decor. Very friendly and helpful staff and always very clean
Excellent ambiance and music
Good for a late jar
Not bad for late drinks
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...
I like this place. The staff are extremely friendly!
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.
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...
Really nice place to visit for a quiet drink. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice place to relax
Darragh James Smith
It's been coming out both ends all day after a feed of pints in Rody's. But the craic was mighty.
Character pub...good pint guinness and friendly welcoming staff
Sebastian Ezequiel Ovide
Very authentic local pub with open mic
Good place for a quick pint
Great food, great pub!
2 store-building with plenty of room and tables to chat. The food is amazing!!!
The staff the food and drinks the regulars are great too
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...
Great for a crowd
Lovely authentic decor, great food and drinks and friendly staff top place
Very nice smoking area, bigger inside than it looks from the outside, cosy, decent prices
It is bigger than you might think.
It's OK Smudgey
Good ambiance and very decent food. Can get a bit busy on weekends, more quiet during the week.
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...
Javier Castro Martinez
Pub with charm, spacious and cosy and the weekend has music live. One of my favorites in Dublin
A pub that becomes a nightclub at night. Like a tardis its bigger on the inside. Perfect place to book a table for events
Maria Carolina Carlos Pinto da Silva
I always enjoy been here.
Lovely pints and a nice place to go during the day when you want to hide out.
A good pub with a lively atmosphere
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...
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
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.
Great spot for a quiet drink. Nooks and crannies all over hte place.
Great place to go for food. Service and quality is always excellent............................
Kevin o shea
Food is amazing. Great for couples or friends just catching up.
Good food , great fun
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...
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...
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...
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...
A pub with plenty of character, this has been a well-known suburb venue for decades.
Loved it, great spot
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...
Just a lovely pub :) the food is excellent AS well :)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Qype User xfiref…
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...
Qype User Yvi…
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...