The Bowery, Rathmines – Opening Weekend Highlights


A music venue in the ‘burbs? Where does ‘town official’ start anyway? This is an interesting new destination slightly out of the city centre in Rathmines, the pub that used to be Toast, to be exact. The line up of bands to start the ball rolling is pretty impressive, with Badly Drawn Boy being the obvious highlight.

The Special Guests this Saturday may or may not be The Hot Sprokets and Mick Pyro (ok, it probably is).

The Bowery Set To Anchor In Rathmines – Official Opening This Weekend

Dublin’s Newest Venue Features Live Music, DJs, Craft Rum & More

The Bowery – Upcoming Acts –
Friday 28 October: Stomptown Brass
Saturday 29 October: Abner Brown’s presents very Special Guests
Sunday 30 October: The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow Halloween Party
Thursday 10 November: Róisín O
Saturday 26 November: Interskalactic
Sunday 18 December: Badly Drawn Boy
Monday 19 December: Badly Drawn Boy


Dublin’s newest tavern, The Bowery, is set to anchor in Rathmines and lower the gangplank for guests to board with a weekend of music and high sea high jinks this Halloween Bank Holiday weekend featuring Stomptown Brass, The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow and a very special guest courtesy of local heroes Abner Brown’s! Incidentally there’ll be music seven nights a week, with the bar open from 5.00pm and a rocking music policy. As the tag line says “Rock ’n’ Rum.”

Ray O’Donoghue music booker, who also books the award winning Sea Sessions, says “It’s great to be involved with a brand new quality venue. The place looks amazing, the production will be top notch, thanks to Litton Lane and we’ve got quality acts booked for the next few months. We’ll have music 7 nights a week and with the likes of Jerry Fish, Interskalactic and some nice surprises up our sleeves we think this is the kind of venue to really kick start Rathmines back into life. ”

Soaked in history, the port holes lining the bar came from Irish Naval auxiliary ship L.E. Setanta, which was decommissioned in 1980. The floorboards come from the recently demolished Boland’s Mill in Ringsend, while the wood paneling came from the former Little Sisters of the Poor convent on The South Circular Road.

Like any good vessel, The Bowery will be well stocked with rum including their very own craft rum aged in smoked barrels on the premises and a wide selection of rum based signature cocktails currently under development. They’re sure to float your boat. (Sea what we did there?)

The shipowners are very familiar with the Irish Pub Scene. Tom Bohan is a native Dubliner and has been the owner of the well-known Oarsman in Ringsend since the year 2000, while his partner Brian Costelloe is another lifetime publican hailing from Limerick. He’s most well known for the world famous Costello’s Tavern in Limerick City.

Sirens and sailors can enjoy not only live music but resident DJs including Le Galaxie’s Michael Pope and Today FM’s Kelly-Anne Byrne. Shore where else would you be with Friday nights featuring the finest Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rockabilly and Blue Grass while on Saturdays The Bowery will be your only destination for Funk, Disco and Ska, oh bouy.





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