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“Best place on 6th”

BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown
Ranked #82 of 3,754 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: American, Irish, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: 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
2 reviews
“Best place on 6th”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

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 BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, 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
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Mixed Experience”
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
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Thank DennyBoyIRL
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JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, 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
Level 6 Contributor
266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Really nice Irish Pub...”
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
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JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, 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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League City, Texas, United States
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“Love love this place”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great atmosphere. Awesome awesome band. Clean.
Waitress was very friendly but did get busy and forgot about us for quite a while but it was okay we already had our food by then.

I got the beef stew with Guinness beer in it. So yummy.

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Thank Josephine D
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Elizabeth, WV
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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“Our Favorite Place in Austin”
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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Thank ellenjellen
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JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, 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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