Ireland's largest celebration of Irish craft brewing returns to RDS - fabulous Irish artisan food, 200+ beers, ciders and cocktails, MANY, available ONLY at fest!

Festival is open from 5pm-11.15pm on Thursday and Friday and from 2pm-11.15pm on Saturday! Last entry 10pm each night!

can't wait? See whats instore!


Tokens are €3. 

1 token will get you a half pint (with 7%+ beers are poured to the 2/3's mark. 2 tokens will get you a pint. 

Food stall take tokens also and their produce is sold in increments of €3 (i.e. €3, €6, €9)

Group rates available for 20 or more - Contact:

getting to the festival

by bus:

The RDS is serviced by bus route numbers 4,7,8 and 18 (directly) which stop outside the Main Hall Entrance to the RDS on Merrion Road. These bus services can be availed of on Nassau Street outside Trinity College. Route numbers 46a & 145 are walking distance.

by rail:

Dublin DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) services also operate from the City Centre to Ballsbridge. Travel southbound to Lansdowne or Sandymount stations.

by car:

Outside Trinity College, take Nassau Street (N11) for about 150 metres then turn right following the signposts for the R118. Follow the R118 (also known as Mount Street which becomes Merrion Road) for approximately 2km. The RDS Main Complex will be situated on the right hand side and parking is in Merrion Road car park.

main entrance is off angelsea road