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BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown

#98 of 3,095 Restaurants in Austin}
€€ - €€€Irish, ,
204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3626
+1 512-494-1335
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (35 reviews)
“corned beef” (12 reviews)
“shepherd's pie” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3626
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1 - 10 of 234 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, good service friendly staff. Good music most importantly the Guinness was terrific, you cant always say that at some pubs. I will definitely go back in my travels through Austin.

Thank Carroll S
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thx Carroll We appreciate you taking time to review, and pleased to hear your experience with us was a pleasant one. Circle back when next our way. Cheers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

#whereAustinmeetsBoston GREAT friendly crowd and drink specials. Lots of fun. Though food is on par with most Irish Pubs across the U.S.More

Thank Carl M
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Carl. Glad you enjoyed your time with fellow Pats fans. We strive for better than Par, and hope you will give us another try on the food. If ever not completely satisfied with anything we provide, please ask for a manager...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the kind review.It pleases us to hear we did our job well, and you enjoyed your visit with us. Slainte!

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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 30 August 2017 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 2 July 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 3 July 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 27 June 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 29 June 2017

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

Reviewed 31 May 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 2 June 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 30 May 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 1 June 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3626
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-494-1335
  • E-mail
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
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