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BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown

#95 of 3,152 Restaurants in Austin}
$$ - $$$Irish, ,
204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3626
+1 512-494-1335
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  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American
$$ - $$$
204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3626
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great pub, food was phenomenal. Live music and amazing air conditioning, located downtown surrounded by lots to do! Service was excellent!

Thank cking78
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place was recommended by the locals. We have been to a lot of Irish pubs all over, but this place does not constitute as a Irish Pub. Fish n chips was good. But that's it. The service is absolutely horrid. The drinks were flat...More

Thank Akmk1212
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Please notify a Manager if there is any product we offer that does not meet your standards. We will gladly replace or refund.Sorry to hear we were not up to your standards. We strive each day to improve, and will use your comments to continue...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Went in for drinks and a appetizer and decided to go back for dinner. Big Mistake. We ordered a corned beef sandwhich that came out stringy and dry. The fries were cold. The worst part was the entertainment in the bar. It was supposedly an...More

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Thank MLE0904
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Disappointed to hear we did not live up to your expectations. There is always a Manager on site to refund or replace any item we provide that you are not completely satisfied with. We offer up a great many Austin based bands in our efforts...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my absolute favorite places in downtown Austin. Whenever I have family visiting,this is the one restaurant I take them to, and they ask to go back in subsequent visits.

Thank Sotograd02
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Just got back from drinks and dinner at this terrific venue. Real pub-like atmosphere, large choice of beers and under-21 friendly (few places are on 6th Street are). Amazing live blues band, good service and really, really good food - supper for four including drinks...More

Thank twa203
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

Thanks for the kind review, as well as the compliments on the service, food, drink and music. So glad we met your expectations. Drop by again when next our way. Cheers

Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and delicious food! Great salads. Huge variety in the menu. Something for everyone in a great atmosphere.

Thank Kelly Y
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2017

Thanks so much Kelly for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed our little Pub, and looking forward to serving you again. Cheers

Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

BD Riley's food was very satisfying. I chose the Reuben which was made with corned beef and coleslaw which is much more preferable over sauerkraut. It was great. The other person at the table had corned beef and cabbage and she said it was great....More

Thank Kyllito
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2017

Thanks so much for taking time to review our Pub and share your experience with others. We take great pride in our "in-house cured" corned beef, and reviews such as yours remind us why the extra effort is important. Thanks for visiting, and drop by...More

Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic, friendly service. Full bar and several beers. Great for after work, or any time. Good food!

Thank TravelGuy72
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2017

TravelGuy Thanks for the kind review. Pleased to hear your experience with us was pleasurable. Drop by again soon! Slainte

Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

I have been here a few times now. Every time I have come to Austin in fact. Great ambiance wonderful staff. If you don't know what to get, have the fish n chips as you can't go wrong. And as a bonus they have a...More

Thank Quentin S
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Thanks Quentin. Glad you are a regular visitor, and pleased your Pub experiences have been enjoyable. Thanks also for the kind words regarding our signature dish, "Fish & Chips". We appreciate you taking time to share your experience with others. Cheers!

Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by for a quick dinner. The music was great, the service friendly, and the food excellent. Two hours later, we were very satisfied, and not quite ready to leave. The beers were great, the shrimp mac 'n cheese very tasty,...More

Thank Ralph N
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

Ralph Thanks much for the complimentary review. Glad your visit with us was a pleasurable one. The Man n' Cheese dish you enjoyed is a new addition to our menu, and is quickly become one of our favorite offerings. Drop by again when next our...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $19
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3626
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-494-1335
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Come visit and experience the true feel of Ireland and the "Craic"(Fellowship and Fun) of your own local Irish Pub, in the heart of Austin's 6th Street Entertainment District. B.D. Riley's is not part of some national chain-for almost 15 years we've been a locally-owned, friendly, neighborhood pub restaurant serving a wide variety of award-winning foods, perfect pints of your favorite brews, great live music and the kind of crowd that always ensures a good time. C'mon in to the pub-make some new friends! If you are looking for a pub to call your own, look no further. The "formula" is pretty simple: serve good food and perfect pints in a traditional pub environment with a friendly staff, and season the mix with a healthy measure of cool live music featuring exclusively local Austin Artists. The result is a classic, classy neighborhood Pub. It's your own little patch of Irish comfort-on 6th Street! We'd really like to be your local pub on 6th Street. The Pub itself is a showplace (and our history is impressive). Every day is a good day to visit-we're open 365 days a year. Our Calendar always has the latest news and events, like televised sports, our prize-filled Pub Quiz trivia night, Live Music 7 nights a week with no cover charge, including each Wednesday after Trivia, a Sunday Irish Tune Session, and much more. Check out the additional pages linked above to learn more about the Pub, take a "tour," view our offerings, and learn about upcoming activities
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