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.

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!!!

The Donnybrooks!!!
Jan 31

The Donnybrooks!!!


Matt Sease
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!!!

General Pub Trivia by Coach Barry M.
7:50 pm19:50

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!!!!

Music Trivia
Jan 21

Music Trivia

Every Tuesday night music trivia!!!! Come win some stuff!

Open Mic Night!!!
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!

John Fetherston Band
8:00 pm20:00

John Fetherston Band

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




Happy Lucky Combo!!!!!!! NYE 2014
Jan 1

Happy Lucky Combo!!!!!!! NYE 2014

Excited to have HLC join us on New Years eve!!! Complete with talented musicians and a belly dancer.  A truly complete performance. Please come out and check out these wonderful performers!!!




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! 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

James and Emma at Brunch
12:30 pm12:30

James and Emma at Brunch

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


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)  

Uisce Beatha's Uisce Booha!!!
8:30 pm20:30

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!!  


8:00 pm20:00




George Winn & Bluegrass Partners
7:00 pm19:00

George Winn & Bluegrass Partners

Legends of bluegrass 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!!!!!