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“Best place on 6th” 5 of 5 stars
Review of B. D. Riley's Irish Pub

B. D. Riley's Irish Pub
204 E 6th St., Austin, TX (Downtown)
512-494-1335
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Ranked #140 of 3,154 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: American, Irish, British, Pub
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
2 reviews
“Best place on 6th”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Good food, clean and stocked bathrooms (which is hard to find in this part of town). Not as loud as other places, friendly staff.

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JohnnyBDR, Owner at B. D. Riley's Irish Pub, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Lelia
Thanks for taking time to write a review of our Pub.
While your review was brief, it summarized the things we work to achieve: quality products offered in a clean and fun atmosphere.
Glad your experience was a good one.
Drop by again when your travels bring you our way...
Slainte
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Galway, Ireland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Mixed Experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Decent enough Irish bar in Austin offering a good selection of beers and decent Guinness which is hard to find in the states. We passed through here during SXSW and while I appreciate this is a very busy time, the waitress working the tables at the front of the bar was on of the rudest people I have ever had the misfortune to be served by. We later moved to a table at the back of the bar where the service was excellent. Still left a sour taste. Wouldn't return.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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JohnnyBDR, Owner at B. D. Riley's Irish Pub, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Sorry to hear of your disappointing experience at the Pub. We are accustomed to being busy, so that is no excuse for rudeness. Rest assured we have discussed the issue with staff, and hopefully learned form your bad experience.
Thanks for taking time to report the issue.
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Hartford City, Indiana
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Really nice Irish Pub...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

There are a few pubs in this area, but this one has more room to "relax", has a sports bar atmosphere with multiple TVs and has some nice window seats to watch the street outside.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JohnnyBDR, Owner at B. D. Riley's Irish Pub, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thanks for the kind review.
Good to know things went well, and your experience was a pleasant one.
We appreciate you taking the time to share that experience with others.
Slainte!
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Elizabeth, WV
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Place in Austin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

B.D. Riley's is an authentic Irish Pub, with delicious food and the pecan porter we love so much. It's atmosphere is fun with musical entertainment and also they have a trivia night.

Visited May 2014
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JohnnyBDR, Owner at B. D. Riley's Irish Pub, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Glad you have made us your favorite Pub. Know that we will work hard to maintain that status.
Introduce your self to an Owner next time in the Pub, as there is a partner on site 90% of the time.
We would like to personally thank you for your loyalty.
Cheers!
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Utica, New York
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“Average pub food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Ate with a crew of eight and the service was a bit slow even for Austin (yes, we are northerners who expect a faster pace). After ordering, took about a half hour for the server to let us know that they were out of feta -- ingredient in four of our orders. Drinks were OK. Food was decent but nothing particularly Irish unless you count the bangers and mash (which isn't). SoCo salad was interesting. No music when we were there so that might have influenced a bit. But overall average food at OK prices.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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JohnnyBDR, Owner at B. D. Riley's Irish Pub, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Disappointed to hear of your experience with us.
Please ask for a Manager anytime you feel we have not provided the expected service.
We strive hard to please, and will do what is necessary to satisfy.
Again, my apologies for not meeting your expectations.
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