The Irish Rover, owned by Siobhan and Michael Reidy, has for years been Louisville's preeminent hot spot for authentic Irish cuisine and libation. Located in a historic building on Frankfort Road (Clifton neighborhood), diners are consistently awed with classic Irish foods along with countless taps of some of the finest Irish and English brews available in the States.
For those not accustomed to exploring ethnic cuisine, Irish food is a great place to expand your taste bud horizons. Irish dishes are hardy, tasty, and identifiable with the working class. A few of the Reidy's specialties are Scotch eggs, Limerick ham, bangers and mash, Guinness beef stew, and Leek and potato soup, and the classic fish and chips. Making the menu more appealing to all ages are children's dishes at a price that would make MicDonalds envious. Imagine the mind expansion that will take place within your child in just one meal at the Irish Rover.
Two dining rooms house the majority of the seating area though a bar area with booths and stools lining the bar provide ample wandering room for a festive happy hour and evening crowd. That is until St. Patricks day when the Irish Rover is transformed into one of Louisville's focal point watering holes. Then, the parking lot is transformed into an outdoor gathering for authentic live Irish folk music, an endless supply of pints, and plenty of your favorite Irish dishes, though security does prohibit the use of shillelaghs. Warm evenings make outdoor dining pleasant as long as you have a cold Guinness or the like to wash down the pub grub. And adding to the authentic ambience at the Irish Rover is the piped in Celtic music.
For Irish tradition and a brief sabbatical from the ordinary add the Irish Rover to your dining must list.
2319 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky Telephone: 502.899.3544
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