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Ri Ra The Irish Pub Charlotte NC
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Ranked #86 of 2,457 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: First Ward
Cross street: Fifth and Tryon
Description: Rí Rá opened its doors for the first time on March 14th, 1997. The pub survived a major fire in 2009 and will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017. Meticulously restored in Ireland and shipped to the US, Rí Rá embodies everything that you would expect from a genuine Irish pub. The pub has been carefully restored from old Irish pubs and related salvaged artefacts including an original shop bar, a 19th century Victorian bar. The pub and fire restoration required a tremendous effort from a select group of master carpenters, glazers and painters. We are proud to showcase a unique and genuine Irish pub in Uptown Charlotte.
Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

I don't make it to Charlotte often, but I love eating at Ri Ra's. Our server was wonderful, and the half-price appetizers were yummy, especially the potato cakes. The Reuben was delicious as usual.

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Thank dea421753
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

After attending dozens of wedding rehearsal dinners at stuffy tablecloth restaurants where the tables were called to the buffet by number, or the only choices were beef or chicken, Ri Ra Irish Pub was the most awsome rehearsal dinner I have ever been to. There was open bar with great bartenders and a small help yourself buffet, and everyone could dress casually. The party took place on the second floor and was the best I have ever attended. The staff couldn't have been friendlier and more helpful, there was no waiting for anything, and the food was really really good. The Irish among us were especially happy. Good job Ri Ra.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

My husband & I sat at the bar and had beer & appetizers. The fried pickles were so, SO good. They were gone so fast that I thought about getting another order, but got the potato cakes instead -- also very good. Loved the duck on top.

Sunday night there were a few musicians playing and it was a perfect way to end a fun and relaxing weekend. Can't wait to go again.

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Thank happygraydays
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Authentic down to the mahogany bar. Excellent shepherd’s Pie and a fine beer selection. At night this becomes a two-level entertainment establishment with live music up top and a DJ down below. If you want a nice, quiet meal come for dinner. If you want a full energy scene come late at night.

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Thank Chris P
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Had a conference reception here. They gave us great drinks, no skimping, plenty of good food and a choice of a full room to ourselves or a chance to go out on the roof top patio. Instead of the usual hit and run, folks were still here two hours after the event ended. A great spot for a drink and/or meal.

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