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 – Sunday, November 4th, 3:00 – 8:00

The 2018 edition of Stout fest will be super special because it will also kick off our week-long 25th Anniversary Celebration!  As always, we’ll have live music and a limited menu of beer-centric Rover faves, plus all 12 taps dedicated to stouts from around the world.

Complete lineup: Guinness,  Founders’ Kentucky Breakfast Stout, Prairie Birthday Bomb, MileWide Buku, West 6th Barrel Aged Rye, Sierra Nevada Chocolate Chipotle, and Avery Raspberry Truffale, Braxton Dark Charge “S’mores,” Evil Twin Even More Pecan Pie Jesus, The Bruery Share This:Mole:2016, AtG Pretty Willie’s Stout, and Samuel Smith Old Brewery Oatmeal Stout.  See you there!


25th Anniversary Giveaway  –  Celebrate with us on FaceBook (and win cool prizes)

25 years of being Louisville’s Irish Pub means lots of great moments…Some of you have been with us from Day One while others are newer friends, but we know lots of memories have been made at The Rover.  Engagements, rehearsal dinners, weddings, christening parties, birthdays and anniversaries, Irish wakes, St. Patrick’s Day and Boxing Day parties, famous guests and former staff who have gone on to greatness, a burning bush at a tent party and a burning door early in the morning, Rover tee-shirts spotted around the world, and at least one labor brought on by a Scotch Egg…so many stories, and we want to hear yours.

Help us celebrate by liking our FaceBook page and posting a Rover memory or photo to the page (link is at the bottom of the menu bar to the left)

You’ll be entered in a drawing to win one of the great prizes we’ll be giving away all week….We’ve got everything from wearable swag (tees, caps, backpacks, jackets, etc), to tailgating essentials (fancy a huuuge Jameson branded Yeti?), to items for the mancave/sheshed (Dart boards, decor, a Bushmills drinks cart…), to a VIP tasting tour at Highland Brewing in fabulous Asheville, NC (complete with a $50 gas card and 1-night hotel accommodation)….We’ll be posting photos on  FaceBook and Instagram! 

PLEASE NOTE: Only photos/stories posted to the Rover PAGE will get you entered in the giveaway…comments on Rover posts do NOT.  If you have already commented a memory to a Rover post, just copy and paste as a visitor post to the Rover PAGE! 


25th Anniversary Week Events (All Events 6:00 – 9:00)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH  – HERITAGE TASTING…Find your perfect whisk(e)y.  Sample Scotch, Irish and Bourbon against each other and discover their shared history and the differences and similarities of the flavor profiles

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH,  –  GUINNESS NIGHT…Join Guinness ambassador Annie Redmond to learn more about Ireland’s most famous export (and take home some serious swag)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH  –  IRISH WHISKEY 101…Irish flights starting at entry level all the way up to the serious splurge, with whiskey gurus on hand to guide your tastings



25th Anniversary Blowout  –  Saturday, November 10th, 6:00 – 10:00

Proceeds to benefit APRON

Happy Birthday to us!  Celebrate AND do some good at our 25th Anniversary Blowout benefiting APRON (a local grass-roots non-profit that provides temporary financial assistance to food and beverage workers in a jam)

Enjoy all your favorite foods and libations, giveaways, and an All-Star ensemble of local and regional musicians who have played here over the years!



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

NOW REGISTERING for the Spring 2019 tour!  


SPRING 2019  –  $4225/person, double occupancy from Louisville.

Tour price includes round-trip airfare from Louisville, KY, ground transport in Ireland, all scheduled activities, hotels (The Fitzwilliam/Belfast, The Bishop’s Gate/Derry, The Glasshouse/Sligo, The Old Ground/Ennis, and Brooks Hotel/Dublin), all breakfasts and eight lunches/dinners.  

We’ll stay two nights in each hotel and give you time (and tips) to explore the host towns.  Highlights include:

  • Slane Distillery and Castle tour…with tastings (of course!) and loads of fascinating history and family stories 
  • Tours of Belfast and  Derry with the best local guides to provide insight into both sides of “The Troubles”  
  • The gorgeous Antrim coast, including Dunluce Castle, and the Giant’s Causeway
  • Glencolmcille Folk Village and the breathtaking Slieve League Cliffs (Europe’s highest sea cliffs) in County Donegal, Ireland wildest and most remote region
  • An up-close and personal visit with the artisans of Belleek Pottery 
  • An insiders’ tour of Florence Court, a stunning great house in County Fermanagh 
  • The fabulous Museum of Country Life
  • Guided walking tour of the mysterious Burren region and an afternoon on the spectacular but little visited Loop Head Peninsula in Michael’s home County of Clare
  • Live traditional music (of course!) and craic at Ireland’s best pubs
  • Meals at some of Siobhan & Michael’s favorites spots, including Flappers (Rover favorite Prawn & Cashew Salad comes from chef-owner Patricia McInerney), and a fabulous farewell dinner at Fade St. Social, one of Dublin’s buzziest restaurants
  • Derry city walls, Museum of Free Derry, Kilmainham Gaol, Trinity’s Long Hall and the Book of Kells, and more…


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) – January 5th PENDING FOR 2019

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 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: Cloigheann, Hewn from the Mountain, McClanahan Irish Dancers (5:00), Rashers

Photos by John Nation

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