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

The Public House

Now Open Sundays! 7 days a week!! 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 12pm-10pm Irish Hangover Breakfast!

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

National Theatre of Scotland at the pub!!!!

National Theatre of Scotland, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Rare Olde Times Pub (Canterbury Shopping Center, 10602 Patterson Ave, Henrico, VA)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.


written and created by David Greig
directed by Wils Wilson

The National Theatre of Scotland’s incredibly popular show The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart comes to Richmond for six extraordinary and interactive performances.

One wintry morning Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic, sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her there. Inspired by the border ballads—and delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, devilish encounters and wild karaoke—Prudencia’s dream-like journey of self-discovery unfolds among and around the audience.

With a rollicking text by David Greig, barnstorming live music; and a ‘terrific, inventive sense of fun…’ (The Scotsman), The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is the lock-in to end all lock-ins.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is performed among the audience, so pull up a chair and wet your whistle for an incredibly inventive and entertaining piece of anarchic theatre, live music, and strange goings-on.

See more at: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/national-theatre-of-scotland.html#sthash.tnW4Ldz4.dpuf

Join Rare Olde Times for a pre-show buffet beginning 1 hour and 45 minutes before each performance.


Chef Carved Roast Beef

thinly sliced, slow roasted beef served with red wine demi glace,

horseradish sauce and dinner rolls


Faroe Island Scottish Salmon

lightly seasoned fish filet served with citrus and caper cream sauce


Lamb Stew

Tender chunks of lamb simmered in rich broth with potatoes,

carrots, leeks, celery and onions


Scotch Eggs

Sausage wrapped hard-boiled eggs fried golden, served with

whole grain mustard horseradish aioli


Shire Garden Salad

Fresh spring mix and romaine lettuce, red onion, mandarin oranges,

blue cheese, dried cranberries and toasted walnuts

served with honey orange vinaigrette


Smoked Haddock & Asparagus Kedgeree

creamy rice with fresh asparagus and flaky smoked fish

a touch of curry spices and garnished with boiled eggs


Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes

Fried Cabbage with Bacon  


Butterscotch Shortbread Torte

Irish Whiskey Bread Pudding

Scottish Porter Chocolate Cake


$25 per person, includes state and local tax  


Happy Lucky New Years!

The year would not be complete here at Rare Olde Times without a performance from Happy Lucky Combo. Come help us ring in the new year with our now tradition of great food, beer, and music from the best folk/polka band around! As always we will have our complimentary champagne toast as the ball drops to ring in the new year. We will also be featuring some fantastic food and drink specials sure to be a happy (lucky) combo for you palate! Of course all of your favorite Irish foods will be available as well Call now to make your reservations 804-750-1346

Happy Lucky New Year’s Eve 2016!

Four Course Menu

Choice of one item per course

$30 per person (includes champagne toast)


Kale Salad

With apples, white Cheddar, almonds tossed in black currant vinaigrette

Potato and Leek Soup

garnished w/bacon & finished with crème fraiche



Cheese Plate

Dubliner Irish Cheddar, Irish Porter Cheddar, horseradish Cheddar w/blue cheese stuffed dates, orange marmalade, Ballymaloe relish & candied ginger w/ House-made brown bread 

Smoked Salmon Mousse

Served over cucumber on rye toast points topped w/ honeydew melon granita



Center Cut Pork Chop

Served over colcannon mash topped with a whiskey demi-glace

Bacon Brussels 

Pan Seared Cod

Served over potato pancakes topped with fresh crabmeat & finished with a whiskey cream sauce glazed carrots

Dubliner Cordon Blue

Chicken stuffed with ham and Kerrygold Cheddar topped with a whiskey cream sauce. w/Colcannon mash & glazed carrots

Peppercorn Crusted Flat Iron

8oz smothered with Kerry blue cheese and a Ballymaloe demi-glace

Bacon dusted steak fries & whiskey glazed carrots

Lamb Stew

Slow cooked leg of lamb in a hearty broth with root vegetables

House-made brown bread


Irish Cream Profiteroles with chocolate whiskey dipping sauce

Bread Pudding with whiskey Caramel sauce

Brownie topped with vanilla ice cream & Bailey's whip


Whiskey Dinner June 28th 4:30 PM

Enjoy a gustatory juxtaposition of new Irish cuisine with distinctive Irish whiskeys. Special guests will guide you through the tasting of some of the best whiskey in the world. 5 course dinner paired with Irish whiskeys ranging from Jameson Black Barrel to the Jameson Gold Reserve.  

Course 1- Vichyssoise w/ Crispy Irish bacon
Pairing: Jameson Original Irish Whiskey
Course 2- Honey Smoked Salmon, dill and onion tart
Pairing : Jameson Black Barrel
Course 3- Choice of Braised Lamb or Beef Short Rib with Ballymaloe reduction
Pairing- Jameson Gold Reserve 
Course 4- Assorted Irish Cheeses and Brown Breads W/ Candied Walnuts, Marmalade, and Onion Jam
Pairing- Red Breast 12yr Old
Course 5- Bailey's Creme Brulee w/Drunken Berries
Pairing- Red Breast Cask Strength

Tickets go on sale on Monday May 11th Limited availability. 
Pricing is $59.95 per person (Gratuity not included)  

St. Patrick's Day Is March 17th

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.

New Years Eve!

Rare Olde Times and Happy Lucky Combo New Years Eve 2014 Extravaganza! Combining forces to amuse your senses. Join us for a culinary adventure into the musical minds of the members of Happy Lucky Combo. We have delightful specials sure to scintillate the palette with tastes ranging from dark and complex to playful and vivacious. Of course our regular menu will be available! Every guest ordering an entree course from our special menu will start with an amuse-bouche designed by our versatile culinary team. Stay until midnight and join us in a complimentary champagne toast. Special thanks to our culinary team: Con Cleary, Wanie Harris, Gretchen Perkins, Alex Ramos! Please call for reservations 804-750-1346!

Big Dave’s Deluxe
Dinner: Peppercorn crusted flat iron steak smothered with Kerry blue cheese and a whiskey demi-glace. Stacked on top of steak fries and accompanied by a ginger carrot mash...
Drink: Jameson…neat
Entree only 14.95 COMBO!!!- 19.95

Pippin’s Havarti Party
Dinner: Dill Havarti Chicken Sandwich accented with lemon aioli and fresh field greens accompanied by house cut sweet potato fries!
Drink: Vesper Martini (This potent cocktail combines Gin and Vodka with fresh lemon and was invented by Mr. Ian Fleming)
Entree Only...9.95 COMBO!!!-14.95

Steve’s Smooth Soirée
Dinner: Bacon Mac-n-cheese with Kerry Gold Cheddar accompanied by a honey corn muffin
Drink: Bushmills, Club soda, Rosemary simple syrup.
Entree Only...11.95 COMBO!!!-16.95

Emily’s Exuberant Entree
Dinner: Guinness shrimp panko crusted and tossed in a sweet and spicy chili sauce over coconut rice
Drink: Crispin Draft Cider with Black Currant
Entree Only...11.95 COMBO!!!-15.95

Barry’s Bohemian Brilliance
Dinner: A sauté of portabella mushroom, tri color peppers, carrots, and onion over mashed potatoes finished with rosemary chive oil.
Drink: Happy Lucky Fruit Cocktail – Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka, Orange Nehi and club soda with drunken pineapples, oranges, and maraschino cherries
Entree Only...9.95 COMBO!!!-14.95 Try it with grilled chicken...$3.00 more

Khalima's Kreme de la Creme
Dessert: Petit Lavender Crème Brulee accompanied by a Honey-Orange Madeleine topped with White Chocolate Chantilly Cream.
Drink: B52 Coffee
Dessert Only...5.50 COMBO!!!-9.95

Happy Lucky Combo: The Professor’s Tasting Menu 39.95
Appetizer: Guinness Shrimp w/ lemon aioli. Drink: Bushmills, Club soda, Rosemary simple syrup or Draft Cider over ice accented with lemon and ginger
Second course: Salad of fresh mixed field greens, red onion, mandarin oranges, Kerry gold, crisp bacon tossed in a black currant balsamic vinaigrette.
Entrée: 12oz Peppercorn Crusted Ribeye topped with a veggie sauté of portabella mushroom, peppers and onions, served over rosemary mashed topped with a whiskey demi-glace and accompanied with a carrot and ginger mash. Paired with Jameson Irish whiskey or 16oz Guinness
Dessert: Petit Lavender Crème Brulee accompanied by a Honey-Orange Madeleine topped with White Chocolate Chantilly Cream
Paired with a B-52 Coffee or Irish Mist

Whiskey Dinner March 1st 4:30 PM

Enjoy a gustatory juxtaposition of Con Cleary's most sumptuous cuisine with distinctive Irish whiskeys.
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) 

AFSP Fundraiser!!! Rumble Seat Revival / Lili & the Dirty Moccasins Sunday, December 7, 2014

We are proud to host this wonderful event! Please come out and join us for a special buffet brunch from 1-4:30 and support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention!!

Donations of your own discretion will be accepted at the door. Full buffet available for $16.50 per person, smaller continental option available for  $7.  

Full  Buffet will include:

Chef Carved Roast Beef, Tarragon Chicken Tea Sandwiches, Fresh Fruits, Lemon Scones and Breakfast Breads, Scrambled eggs, Breakfast Bangers, Potatoes O'Brien, Kerry Gold Cheddar Grits.




Please Join the Richmond Out of the Darkness Community Walk!!!



George Winn and the Bluegrass Partners

Rare Olde Times Irish Pub welcomes Legends of Virginia bluegrass to light up our stage! Do not miss this show! 

10$ Suggested donation goes to The Virginia Bluegrass and Country Music Foundation, Inc.

George Winn and the Bluegrass Partners

The Slack Family Bluegrass Band

Frankie Slavey & Friends

Amy Ladd & Friends

David Ridout

And MORE!!!!!


Mom's Rule!!!!

Moms are great we all know it... That is why they eat free on Mother's day. Yes that is right Mom's eat free on Mother's day. Any brunch or regular menu entree under 12.99 is free for mom so bring her in!!!(not valid with any other offer). Also since Moms and soccer go together so naturally (i.e. "Soccer Mom") we are opening at 9:45 next Sunday so you can watch the Premier League Championship Sunday with your mom! Even if she is not into soccer she can get into our great brunch specials. Bring mom in and treat her right. We will have the full menu our brunch menu and some extra Mother's day specials too! Reservations strongly recommended!! 804-750-1346

Ron Gentry's Ukulele Jam at Rare Olde Times! Kicking it off big time!

Hold on to your Hats!

Our first 4th Sunday Ukulele Jam at Rare Olde Times is going to knock your socks off!

I spoke with our Northern Virginia ukulele buddy Glen Hirabayashi, of The Aloha Boys,

about joining us for our first 4th Sunday Ukulele Jam at Rare Olde Times Public House on April 27th.

Glen not only agreed to join us, but he’s bringing some friends...

The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival will be performing

Sunday, April 27th from 2:00 pm ‘til 4:00 pm!

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Richmond Style”

We will ask for a $15 per person donation if you plan to stay for the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival concert from 2:00 ‘til 4:00 pm. All of the other venues on this tour are charging from $20 to $40! The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival will be playing that Friday night at The Barns at Wolf Trap and the $25 - $30 per ticket event is SOLD OUT. Acoustic Guitar Magazine named The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival one of 50 must-attend events this year. The Aloha Boys will probably play a couple of songs with one of the artists. The performers are: LT Smooth, Patrick Landeza, Stephen Ingliss, Paul Togioka, Danny Carvalho, and Chris Lau (on bass and audio tech). Milton Lau is the producer. (Stephen Ingliss may not be available on Sunday.)

Slack Guitar: The world’s premium slack key guitar players team up for an impressive performance featuring Hawaii’s native music. In this method of playing, guitar strings are loosened or “slackened”to allow for many distinctive tunings.

Our jam will start at 12:30 pm and go until 1:45 pm.

It will be followed by The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival.

Rare Olde Times Public House

10602 Paterson avenue Richmond, Va 23238


California-based guitarist Patrick Landeza won the 2013 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for best slack key album. His spirited performances have earned the praise of many, including legend Dennis Kamakahi who called Landeza, “A true innovator of Hawaiian Music and a vocalist of pure nahenahe (sweet sounding) quality.” PauL togioka is a sought-after slack key player who has won “Best Recording by a Slack Key Artist” and “Best Hawaiian Instrumental Recording” by the Hawaii Music Awards.


March 29 - Bluegrass event Celebrating Becky Taylor

March 29 we remember Becky Taylor with a grand event to benefit the Virginia Bluegrass & Country Music Foundation Inc. a non-profit organization.  Rare Olde Times has the distinct privilege of hosting "A Celebration of Becky Taylor's Life".  Becky was a prominent figure in Virginia, hand crafting numerous musical instruments and influencing countless musicians. She was tragically taken too soon late last year in an automobile accident.  Doors open @ 11:30 admission is $12 and will be donated to the Virginia Bluegrass & Country Music Foundation Inc. a non-profit organization.

Noon -12:45 pm George Winn and the Blue Grass Partners
1:00 - 1:30 PM The Virginia House Band and “Friends”
1:30 - 2:00 pm Jim Duckett
2:00 – 2:30 pm Raymond Lumpkin & The Old Band
2:30 – 3:00 pm Frank Pike & Friends
3:00 – 3:30 pm The FredFest Jammers
3:30-4:00 pm Lisa Jones/Dream Team Old Time Band
4:15-4:45 pm Open Fire
5:00-5:30 pm Free Rangers
5:45-6:15 pm Some Assembly Required
6:30-7:00 pm A Good Natured Riot
7:15-7:45 pm Cary Street Ramblers
8:00-8:30 pm South Anna
8:45-9:15 pm Mills Family
9:30-10:00 pm The Slack Family
10:15- 10:45 pm Old Grove
11:00- 11:30 pm To Be Announced
11:45- 12:15 am To Be Announced
12:30- 1:00 am George Winn and the Blue Grass Partners