Leinster Rugby players announce The Bridge 1859 as Dublin’s newest bar in heart of Ballsbridge Pictured (L–R): Leinster Rugby players Sean O'Brien, Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney and Dave Kearney at The Bridge 1859

Leinster Rugby players announce The Bridge 1859 as Dublin’s newest bar in the heart of Ballsbridge
Pictured (L–R): Leinster Rugby players Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney and Dave Kearney at The Bridge 1859

The Bridge 1859 has been officially announced as the name of the Ballsbridge bar formerly known as Bellamy’s.

Recently acquired by Noel Anderson of The Grafton Lounge alongside Ireland and Leinster Rugby stars Jamie Heaslip, Sean O’Brien and brothers Rob and Dave Kearney, The Bridge 1859 is looking forward to welcoming a scrum of customers from the end of September.

“I’m obviously over the moon to have gone into business with the four lads,” said Anderson.

“I can see us having some great days ahead in The Bridge 1859. The highs and lows of the last few months will all be worth it when we open the doors and pull that highly anticipated first pint.”

Heaslip added: “For all of us it was important to get a name that paid homage to the history of the building and the area. We feel that The Bridge 1859 captures both – we’re located in Ballsbridge, and the building was first used as a pub in 1859. We also wanted a name that was easy to roll off the tongue standing in the RDS or the Aviva – let’s go to The Bridge for one.”

The Bridge 1859 has been completely redesigned. The bar counter is now longer, and the new back bar has a selection of wine, whiskey, and spirits. It is currently recruiting full-time and part-time bar and waiting staff at jobs@thebridge1859.ie.