Special Events

Wine Up Your Week –  Mondays & Tuesdays

The start to every wine lovers week just got 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!

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 2019 – Sunday, November 3rd, 3:00 – 8:00 pm

As always, we’ll have live music and a limited menu of beer-centric Rover faves, plus all 12 taps dedicated to the very best stouts on the market.

Lineup:  Great Lakes 30th Anniversary barrel aged oyster stout; Braxton Brewing Mandarin Dark Charge; Prairie Birthday Bomb; Brewfist Grappa Barrel aged Spaghetti Western; Terrapin White Chocolate Moo-Hoo; 3 Floyds Blot out the Sun;  Stone Woot Stout; West 6th Lizard Ears; Bells Brewing Cherry Vanilla Stout; Milewide Rover Dessert Stout; Greenbush Brewing Delusional Cream Stout; and Guinness


OFF THE BEATEN TRACK TOURS, Hosted by Michael & Siobhan Reidy

Scotland, March 31 – April 11, 2020   SOLD OUT

Ireland (a NEW itinerary featuring the northern counties), October 5 – 18, 2020

Every spring and fall we go “off-the-beaten-track” in Ireland or Scotland and have A LOT of fun in the process.  If you want to kiss the Blarney Stone, look for leprechauns, and spend your nights at tourist-only pubs, we are NOT the tour for you. But, if you want to spend time with the locals, see the best sights at a relaxed pace, stay at charming small hotels, and hang out at real pubs and restaurants rather than tour bus mills, we might be what you’re looking for.

Our Spring 2020 trip to Scotland is sold out, but the tour after that will be a NEW 14-DAY ITINERARY in Ireland, October 5 – 18.  Highlights include:

  • A look inside Fourknocks, a 5000 year old chamber tomb with elaborate carvings, including one of the few neolithic representations of a human face
  • A tour of Slane Castle, owned by the delightfully eccentric Conynghham family, followed by a tour (and tasting, of course) at their whiskey distillery
  • Two nights in County Monaghan at the fabulous Lodge at Castle Leslie, with free time to explore the beautiful castle grounds and the lovely village of Glaslough, PLUS falconry, afternoon tea in the castle…AND music in the village pub
  • Two nights in the iconic Harvey’s Point on gorgeous Lough Eske 
  • Wild  and remote County Donegal, including stunning Slieve League, Europe’s highest sea cliffs
  • Two nights in the Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo…unusually colorful in decor, but perfectly located for enjoying the historic pubs in this very musical town
  • A visit to the Coleman Traditional Irish Music Centre for some insight into trad music and dancing
  • Irish history brought to life at the fabulous Museum of Country Life and Strokestown Park House & Famine Museum
  • Three nights at the charming Old Ground Hotel in the equally charming market town of Ennis, County Clare
  • A day on County Clare’s remote Loop Head, starting with a boat ride across the Mouth of the Shannon to Scattery Island, site of a sixth century monastery (whose round tower is one of the few still intact), and also an early Viking stronghold, plus so much more
  • A hike in the mysterious Burren region of Country Clare with Shane Connolly, a local farmer and definite character who also happens to be an expert on the flora, fauna, and history of this fascinating place
  • Finishing up with three nights at the very centrally located Brooks Hotel in Dublin, with two afternoons free to explore the city..Plus a city tour and group visits to the Book of Kells, 14 Henrietta Street (a fascinating history of the city  as told through the changing fortunes of a grand mansion turned tenement), Glasnevin Cemetery, and EPIC, the museum of Irish immigration
  • And much more, including fine arts and crafts at Belleek Pottery, Ferguson Linen Factory, and Kilbaha Gallery.  A visit to one of Ireland’s most haunted castles. Ten lunches and dinners at some of our favorite local spots and, of course, music in our favorite pubs



Holiday Hours

Fourth of July:   CLOSED 

Memorial Day and Labor Day:   CLOSED

Thanksgiving:  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) – Monday, January 6th, 2020

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). VERY LIMITED tables available for walk-ins.  

Call-Ahead seating and carry-out orders are 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.  

2020 Musical Lineup: TBA

Photos by John Nation

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