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BD Riley's Irish Pub

#62 of 3,011 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3626
+1 512-494-1335
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11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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College Station, Texas
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good food at a reasonable price with a nice atmosphere. The only thing missing was some Irish music playing in the background. Unfortunately, it must have been 80's one hit wonder night. The Fish and Chips and Shepherd's pie were both spot on.

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Thank Daniel R
Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Called into this fantastic Irish pub for some drinks and a bite to eat. The atmosphere was great with good live music playing. The food was beautiful. Our server Shannon was very pleasant and helpful. She recommended sights and stops on out Texas Roadtrip and even went so far as to write them down for us. Was so impressed we... More 

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Thank Libby K
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Libby Thanks for the kind words, and for making us your favorite Austin Pub. Shannon is a valued member of our Pub Family, and I will pass along your comments to her. We work daily to provide a cozy place for locals and travelers alike to enjoy a fine meal, quality drinks, friendly service, & outstanding local live music. Sounds... More 

Austin, Texas
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really worth taking the time for a nice leisurely lunch. I had a good excuse to get my husband dinner and not stopping anywhere on the way home. I have had their Fish and Chips before and decided to try something different. I had the Irish Nachos. They were outstanding. You get potatoes, corned beef if you want, and it... More 

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Thank Elizabeth W
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Elizabeth Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts with others. We appreciate your kind words, and I will relay your compliments to our hard working kitchen staff. Glad to hear also that Shannon took good care of you. She is a valuable long-time member of our Pub family, and it's obvious she really enjoys her work. Circle back to... More 

Benson, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard the Irish music from the open windows and had to go in. We didn't eat, but the drinks were good. Go for the early show on Friday night. Daithi Arwine hits the stage at 7.

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Thank dwingshater
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, and glad you enjoyed Daithi and his colleagues "The Chancers". They have been a part of our Pub Family for years, and never fail to entertain. Check the calendar on our website and circle back to see "Sean Orr" or "Hair of the Dog", as they have a similar musical vibe as The Chancers. Also the... More 

Parkersburg, West Virginia
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174 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Both trips to Austin, this place has been the first stop because it's close to the Driskill. And both times it's been really good. This place is a good change up from all of the louder, kind of dirty bars on 6th. You can get a good meal in a little calmer atmosphere.

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Thank Mark M
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thanks Mark for taking the time to write a review for us, and glad to hear you are now a repeat guest. I will share your feedback with our hard working staff. As a small locally owned and operated Pub, reviews are very important to us, and we appreciate yours. Slainte More 

Tomball, Texas
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stopped in to have a couple of drinks and get a quick snack to tide us over until dinner. I ordered fried pickles and was shocked how good they were. The menu had a lot of interesting items and I will definitely plan on lunch or dinner the next time I visit. The wait staff was attentive, the atmosphere... More 

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1 Thank kwhy
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review our little Pub, and thanks also for the kind words on the appetizers. I will pass along your comments to our hard working kitchen staff. When you make your return trip, try the Fish & Chips or Corned Beef, our signature dishes. You will not be disappointed. Cheers and thanks again! More 

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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great Irish bar with a nice little brunch, mimosa by the carafe, can't go wrong good food Best place in town to watch Patriots game With a hundred other Patriot fans, Shannon , our friendly server, made our experience even more fun. Irish coffees a must with the best Rueben around. Upbeat atmosphere

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1 Thank Denise B
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thanks Denise, and I will pass along your kind words to Shannon. She is a long-time valued member of our team, and I'm glad to hear you were pleased with the service. Pub Partner Steve does a Grand Job of rallying the Pats fans on game day, and I agree it is an exciting place to watch the game. Check... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Food was good, bar definitely had an "aroma in the air" and without a doubt the worse pint of Kilkenny I've had. That said, first one I've had in the US and was watery compared to the creamy goodness that usually comes with the drink.

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Thank Redo23
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub, responded to this review

We take the quality of our beer very seriously, and was sorry to hear you were unhappy with your Kilkenny. Upon reading your review, I personally sampled a KK from the same keg. Your pint was served in a sanitized glass at brewery recommended temperature of 39 degrees. The liquid came from the St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin Ireland... More 

Paxton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Terrific management, waitstaff and chefs and bartenders. What more could you ask? Well, if you are a New England Patriots fan BD Riley's Irish Pub in Austin, Texas is as close of the real life Gillette Stadium experience you can get. Pats games are broadcast on televisions throughout the pub and, during tv commercials, the owner blasts Gillette type music... More 

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1 Thank faf2016
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Johnny here...and thanks for the shout out and the kind review. We love what we do here at the Pub, especially on Pats Game Days. As you described so well, there is an energy in the room that adds to the game day experience. I will pass along your praises to our hard working staff, as well as Steve, the... More 

England, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We always enjoy visiting BD Rileys each time we are in Austin for the F1 weekend. The food, the drinks and the staff are excellent. Nothing is ever too much trouble, the bar is always lively and there is always sport on the TV or good music playing. Highly recommended, top marks!

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1 Thank Dan B
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Dan Thanks for circling back to visit us again this year. Great weekend in Austin with Perfect weather and lots of F1 fans. Glad you enjoyed your time with us, and drop by next year or whenever you find yourself our way. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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
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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