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No-one Parties Like the Irish

We may not have invented the “Party”, but here at Rí Rá in the heart of Evansville, we sure have perfected it.


Think of any event – wedding receptions & rehearsal dinners; bachelor or bachelorette parties; bridal or baby showers; holiday parties, corporate events or meetings; birthday & anniversary parties – we do them all. We can cater for parties of 2 to 120 in 3 unique and flexible party spaces. Choose from private, semi-private or impromptu gatherings and we have a space just right for you.

The Main Pub

Smaller parties and events are typically held in our Shop Bar. Restored in County Wicklow, this area combines salvaged material from several locations throughout Ireland. In addition to our Shop Bar, Rí Rá features the ability to section off our dining areas into smaller private and semi-private areas; offering comfortable seating and an atmosphere conducive to lively banter or for guests looking to relax.

The Patio

Our Deck & Patio, dramatically overlooking the famed Ohio River, serve as perfect settings for a cocktail mixer or Happy Hour gathering, albeit weather factors into any decision if you host an event out here.

The Upstairs

If your event requires a larger space, our upstairs is also available. This space, featuring the main dining room and Riverview Bar, can be adapted for all options. The room can accommodate many types of private parties and events from larger groups to smaller intimate gatherings and can host plated dinners, buffets and cocktail receptions. The room includes a full AV system, with wireless microphone, WiFi, an iPhone/iPad jack, a 52″ TV and HDMI plug-in capabilities. The stage is available for events with musicians or DJ’s. The area has its own private bar, dedicated restrooms and terrace. This is perfect space for social gatherings, wedding receptions, networking events, corporate meetings and sports viewings and will be an experience your guests will always remember.

Full Pub Buyout


Why not rent your own entire Irish pub for your special event? Wow your guests and give them an experience they will never forget. Crafted in a 19th century style with two distinct bars custom-made with salvaged material sourced from all over Ireland, the pub is warm, inviting and full of history.

Meet our Minister of Parties

Ryan Costello, General Manager

Whatever party you've got planned, I've got a team of people ready to help you! Find out more about how I ended up here.

I wanted to thank you and your team for the great service at our company party this past Saturday evening. People really enjoyed the venue, and the food was great.

Jill, Dec 17

Thanks to you & your staff for our rehearsal dinner. The service was outstanding, the food was excellent, & all around our friends & family had a great time. You guys did a great job, thanks again!

Kyle, Nov 17

I just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for our wedding reception. It turned out exactly how we envisioned & you all were so helpful! Again, thanks for everything!

Emily, Oct 17

A big High 5, a Gold Star, and an Atta Boy to Ryan and his crew including Sean, Stacy, Hanna, Michelle, and Kayce. Thanks to your staff, and Ri Ra,for making this a great event!

Fred, Oct 17

Ryan, Just wanted to tell you how pleased we were with our reunion. Your staff was very accommodating & the food was great. The pub atmosphere added significantly to the cordial nature of our event!

Carl, Sept 17

I really appreciate all of your help in making our event so fantastic.  I hope that we will be able to partner with Ri Ra for future events.  Our attendees had a blast!


Book a Party

There are those special occasions in your life when a 6 pack and a couple of frozen pizzas just won’t cut it, so draft in the party professionals – the Irish.