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Ri Ra Irish Pub - CLOSED

4931 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2905
+1 301-657-1122
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible37%
23 Aug 2013
“Local hatred and former fan”
15 Aug 2013
“If you love fish and chips”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, Irish, Pub
4931 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2905
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Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

Most likely more of a review later(found on yelp already), but this place is now on my horrid list and honestly I never thought possible. Staff will be the same for the Georgetown location so I'll be sure to make the terrible service known.

Thank Chase B
Reviewed 15 August 2013

This is the place to go for real British fish and chips! Always freshly cooked fish, not too much batter, crispy cod fish! This place feels like a real Irish pub! Have to try their fish if you are a fish lover

Thank Ptc5852
Reviewed 3 June 2013

live music at night is fun, beer is good, friendly. I've never been able to forget the cockroach that ran across my table a few years ago though!

Thank mnason10
Reviewed 20 February 2013

I used to go to Ri Ra every time I was in Bethesda (4-5 times per year) for the past 5-6 years. It was a fine place with great athmosphere, decent food, and friendly service (many of the bartenders were Irish, or at least sounded...More

Thank SrgnFsh
Reviewed 6 August 2012

As if the food was not bad enough, they assail you with music that is worse. This place is so bad, you don't even want to eat across the street.

Thank GeraldWW2
Reviewed 23 July 2012

Me and my buddy went there to have a few beers and grab something to eat on Saturday night. The place was not packed and you can actually have a sensible conversation even when the band started playing on the other side. Being and Irish...More

1  Thank Seth J
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Authentic Irish pub with good selection of beers and ales. Food is good with Irish specialties.

Thank Gted
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Amuse-bouche Bethesda debuted at Ri Ra Irish Pub (4931 Elm St, Bethesda) last Wednesday evening and had a totally enjoyable time. Ri Ra means "an enjoyable commotion" in Gaelic. Appetizers included brown bread (authentic with a moist texture and a slightly sweet taste), spicy calamari...More

1  Thank Amuse_B0uche
Reviewed 2 March 2012

We were looking for a good pub for a beer and food. This is a classic Irish Pub, dark wood and a bit dim overall. The Guiness was good as always. The food just did not hit the mark. My pot pie was not much...More

Thank Ksqured68
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Being Irish, we decided to pop in for lunch on Sunday. It is dark, dingy, music mediocre. I thought I could not go wrong ordering Irish Stew. It was inedible, greasy, lamb grisly and chewy. I left it and no one commented or asked if...More

Thank Pingpong10
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Restaurant Details

Bar, Irish, Pub
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4931 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2905
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-657-1122
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