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Sad to See RiRa Closing…..

Mentioned this before but wanted to flag their note here – thanks for a lot of good memories:

Bethesda Closing Down

Dear Friends of Rí Rá,

After 10 great years in Bethesda, it is with sadness that we announce Rí Rá will be closing its doors in September due to the expiration of our lease. Over the decade, we have immensely enjoyed getting to know you and the local community, earning your friendship, watching your families grow, hearing your great stories, and of course, sharing with you, the perfect pint or two!

Thank you for your support over the years and for sharing your lives with us. We will continue to excitedly welcome you through our doors – there is still a summer full of fun times to be had!

We also want to share with you the news that Rí Rá will be opening in Georgetown this fall. Familiar faces will be eagerly awaiting your arrival to show you around our newest location with céad míle fáilte (a hundred thousand welcomes)!

We look forward to spending the coming months in your company and together, seeing out our lease in style!

Sláinte, The Rí Rá Bethesda Team

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Just thought we’d take a second to wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s day and suggest a few places to go and celebrate this evening (in no particular order):

1. The Irish Inn at Glen Echo — you know that we love this place and believe that the pub side has a unique authenticity to it. Should have some super live music there from late afternoon.

2. Harp and Fiddle — we are sure that Steve and the whole crew over there will make sure you have a super time!

3. RiRa — very convenient if you are in “new” Bethesda — don’t forget their Chip Shop/ Box specials on a day like today!

Enjoy and please don’t drink and drive!