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.

General Pub Trivia by Coach Barry M.
Jul
29
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!!!!

Special Agent Galactica with Peter Fields
Aug
1
8:00 pm20:00

Special Agent Galactica with Peter Fields

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  for reservations! 804-750-1346 or visit Rareoldetimes.com

John Fetherston Band
Aug
7
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

 

The Green List
Aug
15
8:00 pm20:00

The Green List

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Green-List/805508602839086?fref=nf

Genre: Acoustic, Rock, Indie, Classic Rock, 80s, 90s, 2Ks, the kind of fun, rock and roll that melts faces kinda genre

Lip Sync Battle Extravaganza
Aug
27
8:00 pm20:00

Lip Sync Battle Extravaganza

Just your average Thursday night..With a totally killer lip sync battle for prizes and lip sync open mic for glory...Yeah bring it.   

https://www.facebook.com/lipsyncrva

 

James and Emma
Sep
24
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

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/


Open Mic Night!!!
Jul
27
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!

Jul
25
8:00 pm20:00

Cindy Jennings & Then Some

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

Jun
28
4:00 pm16:00

Jameson Whiskey Dinner!!!

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 (excludes tax and gratuity)  

Matt Sease
Jun
27
8:00 pm20:00

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!!!

Jun
21
10:00 am10:00

Father's Day Brunch Buffet W/Le Grand Duo

Father’s Day Brunch Buffet $18 per person. ½ off for Dad and a complimentary appetizer.  Music by Le Grand Duo from 12-2pm!

-Chef Attended Roast Beef Carving Station

-Au Jus, Horseradish Sauce, Dinner Rolls

-Bacon, Bangers, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries

-Shrimp & Grits with VA Ham Gravy

-Guinness BBQ Pulled Pork

-Coleslaw

-Baked Beans

-Bacon and Cheddar Potatoes Au Gratin

-Cornbread, Buttermilk Biscuits, Cheddar Cheese Scones

-White Peppercorn Gravy, Country Ham, Whipped Honey Butter, Preserves

-Extreme Chocolate Cake

-Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Reservations recommended

804-750-1346

 

Kelly Kennedy & Andy Cleveland
Jun
7
12:00 pm12:00

Kelly Kennedy & Andy Cleveland

Traditional Irish Music for your brunch listening pleasure. Kelly Kennedy is a performer with a gorgeous voice, an engaging stage presence and a gift for interpretation whether in plays, or playing traditional or early music. An actress, musician and singer, and dancer, she performs in the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg, tours with Irish and American music groups, conducts workshops and Elderhostel programs, and appears in regional theater productions around the country.

 

http://www.kellykennedy.info/

May
15
8:00 pm20:00

The Go Nowheres

You will want to go NO WHERE else once you hear this band!  Please welcome the Go Nowheres to Rare Olde Times!!!!!

http://www.thegonowheres.com/

Harp by Cindy Jennings! Mom's eat free*
May
10
10:00 am10:00

Harp by Cindy Jennings! Mom's eat free*

Cindy entertains during brunch on her harp. (Must make a reservation by May 9th to be included in eat free deal)!!!!

Menu to include:
Chef attended Pork Loin Carving Station
with SWEET ONION & PEACH RELISH
& MAPLE GINGER GLAZE & dinner Rolls
Bacon, Eggs, Irish Rasher & Bangers
Petit salmon cakes with lemon dill mayo
mushroom, spinach and Feta Tarts
Crab & Artichoke Dip With warm pita bread
curry chicken salad finger sandwiches
caesar salad, pasta salad, cole slaw
Fresh fruit display
assorted breakfast pastries
with whipped honey butter & preserves
Chocolate covered strawberry cake
irish whiskey bread pudding

Timebenderz
May
3
12:30 pm12:30

Timebenderz

Timebenderz is a fun-loving duo with decades of exerience in making a joyful noise. Consisting of vocals, guitar, concertina, mandolin and percussion. The two have entertained crowds in intimate coffee houses, pubs, wineries, breweries, and at various events, resulting in tens of thousands of smiling faces! 

http://timebenderz.com/

The Storm Band
Apr
30
8:00 pm20:00

The Storm Band

"The Storm Band" was founded in early 2009 by husband and wife musicians Jamie and Becky Storm. From their humble beginnings as an acoustic duo (think "The Civil Wars", just less talented) they have expanded their sound with the help of some incredible friends and musicians to what could be described as "..an incendiary and wondrous hootenanny for any self-respecting music-lover...". 

Apr
26
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!!!

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!

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

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.

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.