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Connolly's On Fifth

115 E 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2270 (First Ward)
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Ranked #115 of 1,952 Restaurants in Charlotte
Neighborhood: First Ward
Most recent review
- Jun 26, 2014
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Neighborhood: First Ward
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17 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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English first
Brampton, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We happened to have a few nights out at this wonderful pub. It has a certain rustic charm and serves a wonderful pint of Guiness. It is a drinks only pub and it reminds me of the pubs in Dublin as it has a great atmosphere while not being trendy in anyway. We had Irish barmen serve us which added... More

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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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355 reviews 355 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stopped in and had a beer and it was very good. Dark inside but great atmosphere. There is an outside area too but it was very warm outside. Nice selection of beers! Worth a stop.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great place in Charlotte uptown area to relax with a "pint" of your favorite brew. Staff is awesome, unlike most places in uptown they actually pay attention to their customers/guests. Make sure you stop here every time you're in Uptown/downtown Charlotte.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

not as good as Ri Ra's but fun, too musty. good they had a large patio. just drank beer don't know about the food. Only so much Irish you can take.

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Mt Gilead NC
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

After a seeing War Horse at the Blumenthal a short walk across the street to one of the best pubs in Charlotte. It offers some great brew and some of the best corned beef you will find unless you go to NYC or Boston! Service was good but it was also very crowded so U deal with it and drink... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The only downside, no food. But that is easily solved, there are tons of places to eat. Now, Connolly's is a traditional pub, with not just the feel of Irish, but Irish all around you. The staff is great. Quick to serve, even large crowds. They pour the perfect pint, so don't expect your Guinness to come in 30 seconds!... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

The pub is small, it took about 10 minutes sitting at the bar to get a drink and the music was super load...they have 2 mackie 450s (speakers) hanging from the ceiling but they are cranked all the way up so it's tough to talk.

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Morristown, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Reminds me of a local bar in New Jersey. Ample seating outdoors & corn hole. Relaxed setting. Will definitely be back next time were in Charlotte!

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Matthews, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Now that that is out of the way...a great place to hang out. Be kind to the staff and they will be kind to you. Get too big for your britches and they will put you in your place-Exactly as it should be. If you are in when it's slow the staff chats and if they are busy, well there... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Connolly's is still the best place to grab a pint in downtown Charlotte. Ronin is probably the best bartender in town and the staff goes out of their way to ensure you have a great time. Unlike other bars that have come and gone, Connolly's has survived the test of time and for obvious reasons.

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