Special Events

Wine Up Your Week –  Mondays & Tuesdays

Begining Monday, August 28th, the start to every wine lovers week is going to get a whole lot better…While our regular wine list is a great value (bottle prices are only marked up one time instead of the industry standard of 2-3 X), we will be featuring special bottles at truly spectacular pricing on Mondays and Tuesdays.  

What’s spectacular, you ask?  Try LESS THAN HALF their normal restaurant price!

Our first promo will only feature two wines — Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc and Belle Glos Clark Telephone Pinot Noir, each at $30(Belle Glos sells for up to $100 in other restaurants!!!).  Please note:  these special wine deals will only be offered by the bottle.

***NOTE:  As of Monday, September 11th, we will add two additional bottles to the above…Red Schooner Voyage 4, a very special malbec from the Caymus family, and Beringer Chardonnay Luminus.  Like the above, these will be $30 per bottle (!!!)

BTW, did you know that we can re-cork any bottle you haven’t finished and send it home with you?  Since our bottle pricing is only 1X markup, and our glass pricing is bottle cost, it is ALWAYS a better deal to buy the bottle if you think you (or your party) will order two or more glasses of that wine.


Stout Fest, Sunday, November 5th, 3:00 – 8:00

The Irish Rover, Louisville’s first Irish pub, will celebrate its 24th  birthday this November — and what better way to celebrate that milestone than with a pint (or two) of stout?

Though usually closed on Sundays, the Rover will make an exception on Sunday, November 5th, to host its’ seventh annual Stout Fest, one of only a handful of stout festivals in the world.  From 3:00 – 8:00 pm on that day, most of the Rover’s twelve draft taps will be given over to stouts.  

During the fest, stouts are offered in 3 oz. pours, as well as their usual pour, to facilitate sampling the entire line-up.  A special limited menu consisting of Rover favorites made with stout will be available  (vegetarian and vegan options will be offered, as well), and there will also be live Irish traditional music during the fest. 

Stout line-up TBA…watch this space, or ask your favorite Rover bartender what stouts we already have in-house.


Off-the-beaten-track Tour of Ireland, Hosted by Michael & Siobhan Reidy

April 7 – 16, 2018


$3615/person, including round-trip airfare from Louisville, KY, ground transport in Ireland, all scheduled activities, hotels (The Fitzwilliam/Belfast, The Glasshouse/Sligo, The Old Ground/Ennis, and Brooks Hotel/Dublin), all breakfasts and seven other lunches/dinners.  Highlights include:

  • Slane Castle and Distillery (plus, a special visit with Alex Conyngham, current Lord of Slane and head of their whiskey venture…or his father, the eighth Marquess Conyngham who made little Slane village famous with the Big Name rock concerts he’s staged on the castle grounds)
  • Newgrange prehistoric tomb
  • Beautiful Belfast, including special insight into the city’s history and troubled politics with the renowned Black Taxi Tours
  • The walls of Derry (Ireland’s only remaining walled city) and the gorgeous Antrim Coast
  • The spectacular scenery and Gaelic culture of Connemara
  • The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, and a special walking tour of the spectacular but little visited Loop Head Peninsula in Michael’s home County of Clare
  • Live traditional music (with two nights each in Ennis and Sligo Town — hotbeds of Irish Trad — as well as Dublin, we can promise some good seisuins!)
  • Meals at some of Siobhan & Michael’s favorites spots, including Flappers (Rover favorite Prawn & Cashew Salad comes from chef-owner Patricia McInerney), Holohans at the Barge in Belfast, Street food in Derry from Pykes & Pommes, and a fabulous farewell dinner at Fade St. Social, one of Dublin’s buzziest restaurants
  • The haunting Doolough valley, Museum of Country Life, Armagh and “Bandit Country,” Sligo and “Yeats Country,” historic Glaslough village and the eccentric Castle Leslie, Belleek Pottery, afternoon tea at the ornate 18th century estate Florence Court, breathtaking Glencolmkille, evocative Kilmainham Gaol, ancient monastic ruins at Clonmacnoise,  and more…

We’ll stay two nights at each hotel and give you time (and tips) to explore the host towns on your own.  As soon as it’s ready, we’ll post a link to our e-brochure on our Home Page…or Contact us if you’d like more information!

Holiday Hours

Fourth of July:   CLOSED 

Memorial Day and Labor Day:   CLOSED

Christmas Eve:  Last orders at 7:30; CLOSED when it falls on a Sunday

Christmas Day:  CLOSED

New Year’s Eve:  Last orders at 8:30; CLOSED when it falls on a Sunday

New Year’s Day:  CLOSED

Boxing Day – December 26th

Celebrate the Irish way!  Traditional Irish breakfast and live music served up 10 am – 2 pm

Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas) – January 6th

Whew…You made Christmas happen for friends and family, and now it’s time for your own celebration!  The Irish Rover revives a long-standing tradition of Nollaig na mBan — or Women’s Christmas — with a party just for you.  Live Irish music by female musicians, drink specials, and a special beer made by female brewer Leah Dienes of Apocalypse Brewery!


St. Patrick’s Day  – March 17th  

Tent Party 11 am – 11 pm….Cover Charge $7/person.  

Under 21 MUST be accompanied by parent.  

Reservations in the restaurant accepted for parties of 5 or more (while they last). Limited tables available for walk-ins.  Call-Ahead seating is NOT available on St. Patrick’s Day.

Tables in the heated tent (with live music, food & beer counters) are available on a first-come/first-served basis.  

Lineup: TBA

Photos by John Nation

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