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O'Brien's Irish Pub

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17a Mykhailivska | 5 Minutes on Foot From Maydan, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
+380 44 279 1584
11:00 - 02:00
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Charleston, South Carolina
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This bar stands out in Kiev as the hang out for expats. I've seen several posts on here that said that the staff are rude and don't speak English. This is far from the truth! Obriens staff speak English very well and are very welcoming of foreigners! I lived in Kiev for nearly a year and spent almost night there,... More 

Thank GM25spain
Boblingen, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would say that this place is exactly what to expect from a foreign-based Irish Pub. Had the Irish feel to it, but not a ton of Irish food. That being said, I goto pubs for burgers anyways so that is what I ordered. Outstanding American-style burger, definitely above average for Europe. The staff were nice and spoke pretty good... More 

Thank Travis T
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It started well, the decor is what you would expect of an Irish pub so it was a big let down when our food arrived, I took my girlfriend to the pub that bears my name hoping she would taste some Irish food, the only dishes on the menu that you would expect in an Irish pub were Shepherds Pie... More 

Thank jojobrien
Orange County, California
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We ate a couple of times here. The food is good. The food, especially the soup, is delightful for warming up after being out in the cold. It's always fun to watch sport games in the pub. Service is a bit slow. Each time we went to eat here there were not many people in the pub. It took awhile... More 

Thank Iluv2hike
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Like anywhere else, the staff makes the difference. I was able to watch the local fútbol game and have a bite to eat of their Sheppard's Pie, which was made with lamb and was delicious. If you like a good pub and are British or American, you need to make sure to hit it up. It's simple, but just what... More 

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Trondheim Municipality, Norway
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This pub I visit every time I am in Kiev. It is located in city center and close to Maidan. I have been there more than 20 times since 2008. They show English Premier League football there and they serve good pub food and good selection of beers. Also started now to have IPA beers. A good atmosphere and live... More 

Thank mismatch14
Milan, Italy
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The place where most of the foreigners like to visit. Good live music, good food, good beer. If you want to have good break, you should go to O'Brien's

Thank Kitty_kitty21
Christchurch, New Zealand
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I got caught in a downpour & so sought refuge in a pub. The atmosphere was warm & welcoming, the Guinness was great , the goulash very tasty & the staff friendly . Well worth a visit again

Thank Anthony C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

O’Brien’s has been my watering hole of choice for many years. The staff is friendly and always tries to accommodate. There are some quirks that I will discuss later on, but I have found ways to deal with it or otherwise just accepted it. I shy away from the local brew sticking to my regular pint of Guinness. Sitting at... More 

Thank Black-in-Back
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant place with efficient staff and the pub grub was far superior than you would usually expect and exceptionally reasonable for food and drink

Thank AndyMPEngland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 15
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17a Mykhailivska | 5 Minutes on Foot From Maydan, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
  • Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev
  • Phone Number: +380 44 279 1584

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?