The Irish Rover | Louisville, Kentucky
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The Irish Rover
Good based on 8 ratings
Type: Restaurant

2319 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, Kentucky United States 40206 [ print map ]
502 899 3544

Hours: M-Th: 11:30-11:00; F-Sat: 11:30-Mid.

Mayor: ContemplateBeer (4) | Taps: 15 | Bottles: 40

The Irish Rover

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Beer Available At The Irish Rover (arranged by most recent)
Country Boy Alpha Experiment: Motueka , Evil Twin Even More Jesus 100, HaandBryggeriet Odinís Tipple 99, West Sixth Mareís Milk Stout , New Albanian Celtic Craic , Rhinegeist Barrel Aged Bertha , Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 3.0 99, Smuttynose Zinneke 93, Birra del Borgo Perle ai Porci (Pearls for Pigs) 86, HammerHeart Gorm the Old , Bulmers (Magners Original Irish) Cider 15, Stillwater / Brewerís Art Dťbutante 93, Country Boy / Schlafly Haleís Bales Gruit , Country Boy Black Gold Porter 80
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8 reviews for The Irish Rover
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  81%
 Selection  74%
 Food  86%
 Value  85%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  77%

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe  (73) Michigan | October 14, 2014
This place used to be my hot-spot back when I lived in Louisville. The beer selection isnít the largest or the best, but they have enough to get the job done. Where they really shine, though, is the fish & chips. Hands down, the best fish & chips dinner Iíve had in my life. Iíve had my share of fish & chips, & youíll never find one better than at the Irish Rover. The chicken cordon bleu bites are fantastic as well.
theisti  (667) Kansas | September 11, 2014
Visited later evening on a Wednesday with ContemplateBeer (Ryan). Neat older building with a number of rooms with tables and an outdoor patio. Nice bar up front, with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. In addition to the normal Irish Pub beer selections, they had New Albanian The Parting Glass Helles (which may be exclusive to Irish Rover), and a Country Boy Gose on. Not a world beating craft beer selection, though seemed as though they try to have an interesting beer or two on. Had a great conservation at the bar, and thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

70 = ★★Ĺ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick  (160) Cincyucky, Kentucky | August 1, 2014
great service! parking can suck depending on the weather and time of day. Love the food. typical beer selection with a few surprises. a must during the dead of winter.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto  (161) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | January 11, 2014
This is authentic an Irish pub as I have experienced anywhere out side of Ireland. The building is 100+ years old, the interior has the decor (windows, walls , ceiling) that seems like the real thing, especially when you add the full-blooded Irish owner. Food is authentic with ample portions of well prepared Irish fare, the beer list is somewhat typical with a heavy leaning toward Irish on tap. Good thing I donít live in Louisville; Iíd be there every night!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
LoveScotchAles  (6) Louisville, Kentucky | April 30, 2013| Updated June 17, 2013
My local for over 20 years. I love this place. The food is excellent. Every time I go in for food (about once a week) I say Iím going to get something besides the fish and chips and nine out of ten times thatís what I get. The shepherdís pie and the smoked salmon are also very good. The beer selection is well thought out if somewhat limited. A nice eclectic bottle selection and good draughts tending to the classics - Guiness, Fullers, etc. - and local craft brews like NABC and Against the Grain. Well done Jason and the Reidys who own it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2  (51) Louisville, Kentucky | March 25, 2013
This place is a classic. Food is awesome, pretty solid beer selection too. Quality service. Been here many times and each time Iíve enjoyed myself.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer  (139) Louisville, Kentucky | December 8, 2012
How have I never rated this? Crazy. Anyway, place is part Irish pub, part Victorian-era house; itís a beautiful space, and a cozy one. This isnít some knock-off; the family who owns the place are Irish. Service is solid, and have always been able to answer my beer-related questions. Selection includes some Irish and British favorites, along with some comparable American beers, often from local breweries. The food is always solid; I particularly like the smoked salmon and potato gratin. In terms of price, this place is dirt cheap- 7-10 for most entrees, and only 2.95 for a kids meal- thatís cheaper than a happy meal! Most beers are priced about 6 on tap/3 for a half, but guest taps may vary-be sure to ask your waiter if this is a concern. A place I have returned to again and again in my six years in Louisville.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose  (88) Louisville, Kentucky | April 18, 2012
Long time to post this. Have been in here a few times.service always been good. Only have drank guineas in there. But they have plenty to choose from. Big wooden bar in one room and lots of smaller dining areas. Cozy place.nthe food has always been good from the scotch eggs to the fish and chips. A very strong following.

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