There are hundreds and hundreds of pubs in Dublin, and picking a place to enjoy a Guinness is sometimes much more complicated than it needs to be. Well, let us take the guesswork out of your evening plans – Ryans Beggars Bush is an institution that’s been serving up great food and drink since 1913, and it’s a neighbourhood hotspot for a reason.
1. Classic charm
Ryans is steeped in history, and it shows. There has been a pub on the site Ryans currently occupies since 1803, and it’s been owned by the Ryan family for over a century. The pub reflects this rich past – it embodies the feel of a classic Irish pub, and has that lovely old timey vibe that makes a pint that much more enjoyable.
2. All day all night
Anytime you need a bite or a drink, you can pop over to Ryans. They’re open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks, so you’ll be welcomed in at anytime. Plus, if you stop by for breakfast, you can try a yummy pastry (they get all their baked goods fresh from Bretzel Bakery).
3. Let’s get together
Ryans has a very friendly neighbourhood feel. It’s a place of community, and you’ll always feel welcome in the cosy bar or out on the patio. On any given day, you may find yourself in the company of faithful regulars, enthusiastic Ireland fans, wonderful couples and families out for a bite, and those seeking a lovely spot for a drink. Plus, you can further become a part of the Ryans community (and get out on the golf course) by joining their Golf Society.
4. So good they put their name on it
The Ryan family have long standing associations with Irish Whiskey going back to a time when they bottled their own Ryan’s Malt which they produced in association with The Dublin Whiskey Distillery until the famous distillery closed its doors in 1946. To celebrate the Ryan’s Beggars Bush 100th Year Anniversary in 2013, the family identified an opportunity to revive their Jack Ryan’s Malt. In 2014 the whiskey was awarded the coveted title of ‘Best Irish single malt whiskey’ in the 12 years and younger category after beating off stiff competition at the prestigious Irish Whiskey awards ceremony. Clearly the Ryan family have some serious credentials!
5. Match days
On match days, it’s crucial to find a place to cheer on Ireland with fellow fans. If you’re seeking for a vibrant and spirited group, look no further than Ryans. The place is packed on game days, and the camaraderie is palpable. Go Ireland!
What more can I say? Even Google agrees that Ryans is simply one of the best.