Rare Olde Times - Irish Pub in Richmond, Virginia (RVA)

The Public House

Now Open Sundays 10-2PM! Monday-Saturday 3pm-Midnight

Irish cuisine draws on an abundance of ingredients available from sea, and pastureland. Our mission is to bring you the best of new and traditional Irish cuisine.  We now feature several vegetarian and gluten free options!

Irish Public House

Having a long tradition as a centerpiece in people's lives, public houses have acted as hardware stores, "spirit groceries", undertakers, and in many other capacities.

But as a place for friends and community to gather in an informal setting, pubs have become less well known.

Rare Olde Times is distinctly a Public House. You can find casual and regular acquaintances, friendly staff, a homely setting, and the personal touch that family ownership brings.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 3pm-Midnight; Now Open Sundays 10am-2pm Irish Breakfast!

Join us at RVA's most authentic Irish Public House.

James and Emma
Apr
2
8:00 pm20:00

James and Emma

The Pub is very excited about this event!!! James and Emma are two singer/songwriters out of Nashville TN, playing a blend of original music, mixed in with our favorite covers!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/user/jamesandemmamusic

http://youtu.be/m7SKAJyJ3KU

The FREE Rangers
Apr
11
8:00 pm20:00

The FREE Rangers

The FREE Rangers play songs you want to 
hear again and songs  you’ve never heard, a free-ranging Americana blend of bluegrass, country,  cowboy, swing,  folk,  blues  and  more, which  defies categorization. Tight vocal harmonies and acoustic instrumentation enhance their eclectic sound.  Debbe (guitar & vocals) and Steve Peck (bass and vocals) have been making music together for years and are joined by well-seasoned musicians Rick Myers (guitar & vocals), 
and Jim Norman (dobro & lap steel).  

www.freerangersmusic.com

Keane & Kelly Irish Trad and more
Apr
17
8:00 pm20:00

Keane & Kelly Irish Trad and more

The Duo will play everything from Irish Trad tunes, Rousing Irish Songs and will show their versatility into the Bluegrass realm.     You can expect to want to dance and sing along and we hope you will!     This will be great for your jivers and two steppers and walzers!

Apr
24
8:00 pm20:00

Cindy Jennings & Then Some

Rare Olde Times Irish Pub welcomes Cindy and special guests!! Come here a mix of Irish Pub Favorites, Classical songs, Harp, and timeless classics. 

Uisce Beatha's Uisce Booha!!!
Oct
29
8:00 pm20:00

Uisce Beatha's Uisce Booha!!!

The yearly Halloween event and costume contest!!! Ghouly guests, haunting entertainment and of course cash prizes for best ensemble costume (3 or more) and best couple costume!!! Our panel of judges will be you!!  

https://www.facebook.com/events/758333727542833/


John Fetherston Band
Mar
27
8:00 pm20:00

John Fetherston Band

Join us for John Fetherston, Kim Tiller, and of course John Holmes!!!

http://www.reverbnation.com/johnfetherstonband

https://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Fetherston-Band/192020617508046

 

Mar
22
12:30 pm12:30

Ron Gentry's Jammin Brunch. (Brunch at 10AM-2PM)

We have everything we need for a dynamite ukulele jam....all we need is your support.  Come join us and bring your instrument of choice even if it isn't a ukulele.  We love clarinets, tubas, trumpets, accordions, banjos, guitars, etc. It's all music and music is good!!!

General Pub Trivia by Coach Barry M.
Mar
18
7:55 pm19:55

General Pub Trivia by Coach Barry M.

The best and smartest pub trivia in town! Every Wednesday night at Rare Olde Times Pub! Bring your brains, win some prizes, contribute to your favorite causes, make up a funny name for your team, and most important: Have Fun!!!!

Mar
17
11:00 am11:00

St. Patrick's Day

Hey it is that time of year again!!! Time to Celebrate St. Patrick's day! There is only one St. Patrick's day and that day is March 17th. Open @ 11am! On that day we want you to be at Rare Olde Times! Please join us for entertainment all day! Including Harp by Cindy Jennings, Cindy & Thensome, Uisce Beatha, The Donnybrooks, Matt Sease and MORE. We have wonderful traditional Irish dishes Featuring Irish Stew,  Shepherd's pie, Fish and Chips, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Sausage Rolls, Colcannon and so much more! Make a day of it! We do! Doors open at 11:00am. $6 cover to help benefit local charity:  Full Circle.

Open Mic Night!!!
Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

Open Mic Night!!!

Open Microphone Night!!! Happens EVERY MONDAY! Come and sign up and do some tunes!!!  Rare Olde Times Pub has been welcoming musicians home for over 20 years!

Matt Sease
Mar
12
7:30 pm19:30

Matt Sease

Come on out and hear this young talent play!!! Matt will be featured on American Idol this season!  We knew he was great awhile ago but it is time for America to hear him!!!

Uisce Beatha Sabado Gigante!!!!
Mar
7
6:30 pm18:30

Uisce Beatha Sabado Gigante!!!!

Uisce Beatha on a Saturday??? Yes it is true!!! This happens March 7th to kick some life into this St. Patrick's Day season! Starts around 8ish...and will go until they leave it all on the stage!   

https://www.facebook.com/events/1374586042860454/

Special Agent Galactica with Peter Fields
Feb
15
6:00 pm18:00

Special Agent Galactica with Peter Fields

Finish your Valentine Weekend off wth a fun-filled, intimate evening ranging from the bawdy blues of Burlesque , the classic hits from the golden age of Jazz, and some good ole Rock N Roll mixed with hilarious stories of life as an intergalactic super assassin! Call and ask about dinner specials for the event or for reservations! 804-750-1346 or visit Rareoldetimes.com

Feb
5
7:30 pm19:30

Harpist- Eve Watters

“When Eve Watters plays the harp, the willows weep. When she sings, the fishes dance.

And when she tells stories, people beg for more." 

MidAtlantic Storytellers Conference

"Watters' voice, deft and light as a butterfly, dances above the acoustic accompaniment

Parents' Choice Magazine

 “The audience was certainly enthralled...What a fun way to bring history alive!”

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Take one talented singing harpist (also an accomplished multi-
instrumentalist), add a gift for storytelling described as "absolutely 
enthralling", and blend in wonderful songs, sounds and tales by 
the score. Season with wit and wisdom, sprinkle with audience 
participation, gently touch hearts- that’s EVE WATTERS.

From the Australian Outback to the National Cathedral, this modern-
day bard spins a treasure of folklore gold into sparkling shows that 
have delighted audiences of all ages around the U.S., and abroad, in 
all sorts of settings. 

A 18-year Virginia Commission for the Arts touring artist, and an 
Artist-in-Education since 1986, presenting 200+ performances 
annually, Eve has a developed a diverse repertoire for every 
imaginable setting. She is featured at the famous holiday brunches 
of the Boars Head Inn of Charlottesville, where she has performed for 
many years. 

Nov
2
4:00 pm16:00

Chef Cleary's Jameson Whiskey Dinner!!!

Enjoy a gustatory juxtaposition of Con Cleary's most sumptuous cuisine with distinctive Irish whiskeys. Uisce Beatha's Jim Guy will serve as your uisce steward and senior raconteur.


Course 1- Potato and Leek w/ Crispy Irish bacon
Pairing: Jameson Original Irish Whiskey
Course 2- Honey Smoked Salmon with Mixed Greens
Pairing : Jameson Black Barrel
Course 3- Seared White and Black Puddings w/ Drunken Apple Compote
Pairing: Jameson 12yr Old Special Reserve
Course 4- Steak and Guinness Pie 
Pairing- Jameson Gold Reserve 
Course 5- Assorted Irish Cheeses and Brown Breads W/ Candied Walnuts and Chef Cleary's Orange Marmalade
Pairing- Red Breast 12yr Old
Course 6- Bailey's Creme Brulee w/Drunken Berries
Pairing- Red Breast Cask Strength

Tickets go on sale on Monday Novemeber 10th Limited availability. 
Pricing is $69.95 per person (includes tax and gratuity)