When we first had the idea to set up a new bar in Dublin City Centre we pictured somewhere that we would really love to drink ourselves.

When we first had the idea to set up a new bar in Dublin City Centre we pictured somewhere that we would really love to drink ourselves. A bar with a great ambience, friendly staff that welcomed us in, deliciously comforting food just like our Irish mammy used to make before she got “notions” and at its core something that made us feel completely at home and at ease. We looked at all the other bars in Dublin that made us feel this way. Great bars like Kehoes, The Duke, Grogans, The Long Haul, Peters Pub. Stalwart Irish bars that seem like they have existed since the dawn of time and the birth of beer. We looked at everything they have to offer and said “how can we build upon what they are? Can we replicate the feeling and atmosphere that they instil but in a brand new bar?” What made this idea even more difficult to achieve was to take a very contemporary building that is 32 Clarendon Street – all glass and awkward angles – and create somewhere cosy and familiar and welcoming. With a lot of hard work and a complete commitment to the design and ethos of Bar Rua we have created exactly what we set out to. A lovely relaxing space in the middle of the city, a place that welcomes you in, sits you down and offers you a cuppa tea and a chat and maybe even a pint or two. Bar Rua. Eat. Drink. Listen