The Irish Music however has gone for a while now due to “circumstances beyond our control” as Jacquie has put it on her web site. Let’s cross our fingers that it’ll be back!
The Irish Rover
8 reviews of The Irish Rover in English
Possibly the best Irish pub I’ve been in outside of Ireland. As the host Aiden says, “It’s 60 square metres of Dublin in Hamburg.”
Great Guinness, great food, live music, a quiz and even live theatre – it’s all done to a very high standard by friendly staff.
I’ve had a lot of fun there and you will too. Slainté.
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We have been here now for several times and we always had a lot of fun. Sadly, or gladly (?) sometimes so much fun that we forgot to go home.
The food is delicious, the drinks are tasty and the service is always around if you need them.
Proper Irish pub. Went there once with a friend, had light snack and guinness. Beer is fantastic but food is bit too heavy. Place is quite small and dark but have good atmosphere and sometimes live Irish music.
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My usual usage of Irish pubs is based on large TV screens and football - with little else of merit, so I approached the Irish Rover with trepidation.
But this is an Irish pub as it should be: Dark, cosy, welcoming, friendly, Kilkenny and Guinness on tap and good solid food!
In particular the Guinness was as good as it gets outside Dublin and the fish and chips comes with real chips (not frites, not french fries, CHIPS!!).
The clientele was a mix of ex pat Brits and Irish and young Germans. Always a good sign.
You would take a place like this for granted in Dublin or London. But for this frequently travelling Brit finding a good traditional pub in Hamburg whose attraction is based on good beer, food and company, was a real joy.
Your typical Irish bar. Probably the most authentic in Hamburg. Very traditional interior. Dark lighting so a good place to come and hide. Very friendly service. The beer’s good. Location is easy to reach right on Grossneumarkt. There’s outdoor seating during the warmer months. I’ve only tested some of their food and it was always good. Nothing spectacular but definitely enjoyable. The only thing I really dislike about this place is that at times it can be really full and there isn’t that much seating available inside. Further, service can be a bit slow at times and is often pre-occupied with chatting at the bar as opposed to keeping glasses full. If you’re into the Irish thing though a perfect jaunt for you in Hamburg.
The most Irish Irish pub that I’ve been to in Hamburg. They pride themselves on the quality of their Guinness, the breadth of their whiskey collection and the standard of their food. I told them I found them on the internet as the top Irish pub in Hamburg, they countered with “we’re the top Irish pub in Germany!” and pointed to a wall of awards.
When we approached the bar we were offered two Guinness, almost as if that was the only option. I asked about the other beer available and then decided that it was either Kilkenny or Guinness. I went for Guinness.
Next up, choosing some food. Near the front of the menu was Fish and Chips. I love a good fish and chips, but I’ve not had any since coming to live in Germany (1 year ago). I asked how it was, more meaning what type of fish and chips it was (chippy or restaurant), and was told that “it’s very good”. I was then told that they were so confident in it that “If you don’t like it, you can have it for free”.
The Guinness was good. The fish was beautiful.
As with all Irish pubs, the prices aren’t cheap. A 400ml Guinness is €3.70 and the Fish and Chips was €10. I’ll be back.
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