Hibernian derives from the Latin term Hibernia, which means “one who comes from Ireland” or “cold, wet land.” The Hibernian Pubs were aptly named, as the owners wanted to bring a wee bit of Ireland to the Triangle.
The Hibernian Restaurants & Pubs celebrate the old world flavor and the new vibrancy of Ireland. Carrying on with Irish tradition, they offer an atmosphere that infuses the alluring and relaxing nature of an authentic Irish social club and the warmth of a Gaelic home kitchen.
All of the locations bring the traditional Irish pub experience to the Triangle. Their dark wood interiors, full of cozy nooks and beautifully sculpted bars, will transport you into Ireland. They proudly cater to all walks of life here in North Carolina. On any day you will find families, friends, sports fans, and professionals who are all visiting the pub to talk, debate, laugh, drink and eat. No matter the reason, when you are at Hibernian, you’ll always feel like a local.
The downtown Raleigh Hibernian location on 311 Glenwood Ave was established in May of 2000. It quickly became a staple in the Glenwood South district, a popular dining and nightlife destination in downtown Raleigh for more than 12 years. Despite suffering from a devastating fire in December of 2012, they have recently opened their newly renovated doors, and they are thrilled to be back in the community. The redesigned pub proudly offers floor to ceiling windows that open onto Glenwood Avenue, multiple bars, and a second floor patio and bar area overlooking downtown Raleigh.
Annie Britton Nice, The Hibnerian's new managing partner, is originally from Camlough, County Armagh in Northern Ireland. Niall Hanley, the Hibernian's owner, hails from County Mayo in western Ireland.