We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Best bar in Ballina

We tried here on our last night in Ballina which was a pity because it was the best and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Keith D

amazing traditional irish pub popped into the session on a wedensday nite omg the craic was mighty... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lurgan, United Kingdom
Read all 16 reviews
All photos (1)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good6%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“Best bar in Ballina”
3 weeks ago
53 Pearse St. home to a Ballina Institution, Rouse's Bar since 1946. The premises itself has been a pub since 1865, making it one of the town's oldest bars. It is a family run traditional Irish bar, with an outdoor smoking yard, off-licence & a...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
53 Pearse Street, Ballina, Ireland
+353 96 21083
Reviews (16)
Filter reviews
13 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried here on our last night in Ballina which was a pity because it was the best and the cheapest. Very warm welcome in a great local bar. Great Guinness and great atmosphere.

Thank Keith D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

amazing traditional irish pub popped into the session on a wedensday nite omg the craic was mighty I have nothing bad to say about the place only ill be going back next time I'm In Ballina would defo recommend to people looking a tradional pub...More

1  Thank lovetravels18
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Great live music, wonderful staff who treated you like family. A must visit when you come to this part of Ireland.

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 12 April 2018

pulled in here for a pint as in town on business. what a refreshingly real bar......full up with lunchtime drinkers but a quiet oasis where you can relax and enjoy a great pint of black and read all the various sporting reports from yesteryear amid...More

Thank uppershirleyeagle
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Quiet pint. Friendly bar staff. Comfortable surroundings. Never know who might drop in. An original. Highly recommend. 5 stars all the way Pat and Fiona.

Thank Lorraine K
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I was here with my tour group that completely filled the room. However, I totally enjoyed my time here. The musicians and the Irish Music were very entertaining. Michael, a 10 year old, performed Irish dancing which was the highlight of the evening. It was...More

Thank Mur40
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Went into this bar as was recommended but people in locality. Wasn't disappointed.. Quaint bar was quiet while we were there but can imagine atmosphere at weekends. The young lady who has taken over from her Dad in the family business is doing a mighty...More

1  Thank Highswell
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a few after dining out in a local restaurant. Bar was quiet when we arrived. A few locals arrived later. Bar had a good selection of beers (including many local craft varieties) and spirits. Learned that there is a local distillery with...More

Thank FlamboShambo
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Called in for a quick couple. Great range of beers spirits and even have a good wine list. Very friendly people working here! I assume they are the owners. They were more than glad to give me directions to local businesses including who owned what...More

Thank Liam O
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Great spot, friendly staff, great atmosphere- traditional Irish pub at its best, authentic and welcoming, well worth a visit!

1  Thank Anthony M
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Ballina
Ballina Manor Hotel
564 reviews
.20 km away
Quignalegan House
43 reviews
1.28 km away
Twin Trees Hotel & Leisure Club
675 reviews
1.29 km away
The Downhill Inn
198 reviews
1.43 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 53 restaurants in Ballina
Dillons Bar & Restaurant
596 reviews
.32 km away
Brennan's Lane Bar & Restaurant
246 reviews
.14 km away
The Cot & Cobble
336 reviews
.15 km away
The Everest
205 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 38 attractions in Ballina
Connacht Whiskey Company
84 reviews
1.14 km away
Belleek Castle Museum
196 reviews
1.15 km away
Jackie Clarke Collection
140 reviews
.09 km away
St. Muredach's Cathedral
44 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Rouse's Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines