Welcome to the Briar Rose Bar and Bistro

New menu now available. Come see our newly renovated dining area.


The Briar Rose is a family-run Bar & Bistro ideally located on the Douglas Road, just minutes from both Douglas village and the City Centre. Known best for having a comfortable, spacious bar and a highly-rated restaurant, we serve a large range of delicious food offerings.

Restaurant hours:

  12pm - 9pm  Mon - Sun

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The main bar is both spacious and comfortable, with several TVs and a large-screen projector showing all big sporting events. Ample seating and floor space, coupled with modern décor and a bustling atmosphere (particularly at weekends!) leave little to the imagination as to why the bar is as popular as it has been for the past 20 years.

We strive to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction, and our friendly staff will be on hand to assist you whether you're in for a cup of coffee or one of our ever-growing selection of craft beers. Our goal is simple; for you, our customer, to have the most enjoyable experience while you're with us and make every night in the Briar a special one!

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With four function areas, We cater for parties and events of all types and sizes. The premises boasts an impressive function room which, with its own bar and smoking area/bathroom, has held parties in excess of 200 people. We offer superb party packages and drink deals for everything from Christenings and communions, retirement parties and anniversaries, to birthday parties for all ages - all in any one of our four unique party areas. Whatever your needs may be, our team will do everything possible to ensure your special occasion will be a memorable one!

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Our Food

Our dishes are plenty and varied. We serve everything from delicious seafood dishes to succulent steaks, plates of pasta to pastrami sandwiches; and everything in between. Fancy a nibble with a glass of wine? Our gourmet meat and cheese boards are just for you! We serve lunch every day from midday, and evening meals are served from Wednesday to Sunday until 9 p.m. Pop in and see what all the fuss is about!


We have four party areas suitable for events of all types & sizes. Whether it's a birthday or a Wednesday you're celebrating, the Briar has you covered!

The Function Room

By far our most popular area, the function room has seen every event imaginable, from weddings & civil ceremonies to birthdays and christenings. The room can fit upwards of 200 people, or up to 80 people for a sit down meal. The area has its own private bar, toilets and smoking area, and so isn't hard to see why this area is so popular. Be sure to book early, as at peak times of the year the room can be booked up from several months in advance. The cost for this room is just €300 for the package, which includes room rental, finger food and DJ!

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The Mezzanine

This area is located adjacent to the main bar, and is perfect for the more food-oriented gatherings. It is ideal for larger christening or birthday parties and can seat up to 50 people. Bringing your own cake? Not a problem - any one of our friendly staff will be happy to refrigerate it for you until the time comes to unveil it!

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Nuts Corner

Located in the front of the bar, this area has been extremely popular for all sorts of gatherings, such as staff parties, 21st birthdays, christenings, communions and more. During the summer months, the area has the unique option of opening out the corner doors fully, which expands the area out onto our (usually) sun-drenched deck. This allows us to avail of fantastic summer evening BBQs, which have proved to be hugely popular for small company outings as well as other celebrations. Have a look at our finger food & BBQ packages above for our superb value deals!

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Call us on 021-429 1686 or
email info@thebriardouglas.com

Our Location

We are located on the Douglas Road, 10 minutes walk from Douglas Village, and close to the city center with plenty of parking.
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