The Bridge 1859 will likely be familiar to you if you’ve attended a rugby match in the RDS. Stopping in for a pint ahead of a Leinster game has become a bit of a ritual for fans since Leinster and Ireland players Jamie Heaslip, Rob and Dave Kearney, and Sean O’Brien took over the bar a few years ago. If the extent of your interaction with the pub is a pint and some food downstairs, then it might interest you that there’s more to explore upstairs in the form of 2 really nice rooms that are great for private parties.
Sometimes we visit a pub, see the spaces they have available for hire and wish we had cause to throw a party and put them to good use. This is one such occasion.
Up the stairs and to the left is ‘The 1859 Room’, a space with a capacity of up to 60 people with a mixture of seating and standing areas. The room has a private bar and also has speakers that you can hook up your own music to.
To the right is ‘The River Room’, a similarly sized and equally pleasantly designed room with soft lighting, comfortable seating, and a private bar. The River room can be booked to accommodate up to 60 people or both rooms can be hired together to be used for one large party.
Dinner can be served for up to 28 people in each room, or you can opt for delicious finger food options. If you’re looking for a bit of an activity for your group, the pub also offers whiskey tasting classes so you can imbibe, learn and then party as you like.
The Bridge is a short walk from Sandymount dart and is right along main bus routes, making it easy to get to and from.
There’s a hire fee for each of the rooms and you can find more information on their website.