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BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown

) #70 of 3,131 Restaurants in Austin $$ - $$$ American, Irish,
204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3626
+1 512-494-1335
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  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3626
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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 28 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 30 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 1 June 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 31 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

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I have been here a few times now. Every time I have come to Austin in fact. Great ambiance wonderful staff. If you don't know what to get, have the fish n chips as you can't go wrong. And as a bonus they have a...More

Thank Quentin S
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thanks Quentin. Glad you are a regular visitor, and pleased your Pub experiences have been enjoyable. Thanks also for the kind words regarding our signature dish, "Fish & Chips". We appreciate you taking time to share your experience with others. Cheers!

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by for a quick dinner. The music was great, the service friendly, and the food excellent. Two hours later, we were very satisfied, and not quite ready to leave. The beers were great, the shrimp mac 'n cheese very tasty,...More

Thank Ralph N
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Ralph Thanks much for the complimentary review. Glad your visit with us was a pleasurable one. The Man n' Cheese dish you enjoyed is a new addition to our menu, and is quickly become one of our favorite offerings. Drop by again when next our...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Best fish and chips in all of Austin. Irish theme great selection of beers, excellent bar menu and music too. One of our favorites.More

Thank stepehnf
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thanks for the kind words and for taking time to review us. Glad to hear you were well cared for, and pleased with our offerings. We work hard every day to assure a pleasant Pub experience for our guests, and comments such as yours is...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Good beers and a decent lunch menu served in a pleasant atmosphere by friendly a friendly wait staff.

Thank fortysix2016
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thanks for taking time to share your experience with others. I will pass along your comments to our hard working staff, and we hope to serve you again soon. Cheers

Reviewed 12 April 2017

We like to find pubs that rate highly and this was not disappointing! The food was great, the atmosphere was genuine, although like another reviewer commented the music was not Irish, but we liked everything we heard. The decor was interesting and the bathrooms were...More

Thank threemckees
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thanks for stopping by! Our goal is to provide quality food & drink in a clean & fun setting with excellent service. Sounds as if we achieved that. As a small, locally owned Pub, reviews are a big part of our business, and we appreciate...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I had really hoped for some traditional Irish music and the musician sang some but he admitted he was hung over and honestly, it was a poor performance. Our lunch was okay but the service was good. You would really need to try this again...More

Thank Anonymous855
JohnnyBDR, Owner at BD Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Sorry to hear your recent visit lacked the "Irish" you ere searching for. We feature 9 live music performances each week, and have found that offering a variety of genres seems to please most visitors. However we remain true to our Irish roots by offering...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
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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