Sister company The Inn On Hibernian Way, which owns the Lemon & Duke pub on Upper Duke Lane in Dublin city centre, declared a smaller €144,655 profit for the year.
Both pubs are co-owned by rugby stars Rob Kearney, Jamie Heaslip, Sean O’Brien and Dave Kearney as well as publican and LVA Vice Chairman Noel Anderson.
Employee numbers at The Bridge 1859 ran to an average of 32 per month, up four on the previous year while Lemon & Duke averaged around 41 employees per month during the year, up six on the previous year.
The lower profit figure for the Lemon & Duke venue is put down to higher operating costs in the city centre.
The combined profit figure for the two pubs ran to €416,000 in the year to the end of February this year.