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Our Story

The Bridge 1859, located in the heart of Ballsbridge is a multi-award winning bar and big sister to the city centre venue, Lemon & Duke and The Blackrock. Just a stone’s throw from the RDS and Aviva Stadium, The Bridge 1859 is the cosy pub you’ve been looking for all day.

Best known for its star-studded cast of directors, Noel Anderson, Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney, Dave Kearney and Sean O’Brien, The Bridge 1859 is the place to be for all things rugby.

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Meet Our Owners

Jamie Heaslip

Sean O'Brien
Rob Kearney
Dave Kearney
Noel Anderson

Award Winning Gastropub

The Bridge has won multiple awards for its amazing food and drink. The Bridge 1859 has won Overall Winner, Best Sports Bar, in the National Hospitality Awards 2019 and most recently Best Digital Campaign at the Irish Pub Awards in 2022.

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The Bar

Our mission is to provide the perfect experience whatever that may be for you. Whether you are a sports fan going to the local stadiums to cheer on your team, or an avid concert goer cheering on your favourite act, here at The Bridge 1859 we plan to deliver the perfect experience for you and your friends whatever the occasion.

With award winning food, atmosphere and service The Bridge 1859 will not leave you disappointed.


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Perfect for all Events

The Bridge 1859 can provide for your private party or office night out.

At The Bridge 1859, we have two multi-functional rooms, both of which can hold up to 60 people. From engagement parties to birthdays, or from corporate events to meetings, our rooms are ideal for any occasion. Each room has it's own private bar & seating can be adjusted to suit your event. Both rooms can be hired together to hold 120 people.

If you prefer something more casual, why not reserve an area in our bar downstairs. We also have a variety of finger food options for different occasions.

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Private Function Rooms

We have 2 private function rooms available for hire, any evening of the week except for match days.

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The River Room

Our stylish and bright River Room is located upstairs and over looks (you guessed it) the River Dodder. This room is perfect for corporate events. It can cater for up to 60 people as a mixture of seating and standing space for a drinks and finger food reception.

The room has its own private bar and speakers where you can plugin an iPod or similar and play your own playlist. A hire fee will apply for the exclusive hire of this function room.


The 1859 Room

The 1859 Room is ideal for corporate events and even mid-week meetings. This room has TV screens ideal for presentations and caters for up to 30 people as a mid-week meeting space.

Like our River Room the space caters for up to 60 people for a finger food and drinks reception with a private bar, perfect. For the exclusive hire of this room a hire fee will apply.


Lunch Time Meetings

If your team needs a change of scene for meetings our 1859 Room is now available to hire as a lunchtime meeting space from Monday to Wednesday.

If you prefer something more casual, why not reserve an area in our bar downstairs. We also have a variety of finger food options for different occasions.

Try Something Different

If you're looking for something different, why not try our:

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Corporate Parties

We are currently taking bookings for both Corporate and Private Party enquiries for our upstairs space.

The Bridge's location in Ballsbridge is perfect for hosting a range of corporate events.

Whether you need a corporate venue for a product launch, team building over whiskey tasting, or just need a fresh space to breath a little life into business meetings, your team are in safe hands. We have a range of menu options and can cater for any specific requirements.

Christmas Parties

The Bridge 1859 has made it easier than ever to plan your Christmas get-together. From festive finger food to sophisticated set menus, we have everything you need.

Our private function rooms are available to hire and will be decked out in festive finery for the Christmas season. Welcoming groups of 20 - 100 people.

For smaller groups, our ground level bar will be open for walk ins. So just drop by on the day, grab a space and order some of our festive platters from any member of staff.

Reserve a Table

We only take online bookings up to 12 hours in advance, in case you are looking to book for the same day please give us a call on 01 660 2804, or email on hello@thebridge1859.ie

Please note that reservations booked online must be accurate. If you need additional space or have a lesser number of guests please email. Comments on online bookings amending the number of guests will not be honored.
For all other enquiries please contact us directly at hello@thebridge1859.ie

Get In Touch

Whatever you're planning, get in touch with our team through the "Make a Booking" form and we'll help with your requirements. Our team will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.

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Gift vouchers are available for The Bridge 1859

Gift Vouchers are a wonderful, easy gift. Vouchers are available to purchase in-house or simply click on the button to purchase online.

Vouchers can be redeemed against lunch, dinner or drinks.


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