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Ri Ra The Irish Pub Charlotte NC

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
208 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2137
+1 704-333-5554
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (32 reviews)
“shepherd's pie” (17 reviews)
“bbq burger” (4 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
208 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2137
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Reviewed yesterday

Been there a few times. From just apps and drinks, a stop on a walking tour and a Sunday brunch. The food is always good and reasonably priced. The chicken and waffles is a great addition to the brunch menu. The staff is helpful and...More

Thank bilmatu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get ready to step back in time to this authentic Irish Pub rebuilt from Ireland. Amazing food will tickle your tastebuds, smooth craft beers, and authentic Irish liquors. Enjoy the amazing atmosphere and charming Irish bartenders and waiting staff. I can't wait to go back...More

Thank Sheri196748
Angela G, Manager at Ri Ra The Irish Pub Charlotte NC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review and appreciate your comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've tried this bar many times in the hopes that my previous experience was just a fluke but no, every time i'm in here I get terrible service, and it's almost as if the bartenders are pissed off that you are there for a drink....More

Thank EcoTraveler13
Angela G, Manager at Ri Ra The Irish Pub Charlotte NC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your comments, we are sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us but we appreciate the feedback and will take it on board.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside was loud, but we loved the outdoor patio up and away from the street. Folks loved the chicken and the beef tips. The corned beef was really good, but needed more sauce and the mashed potatoes were quite dense.

Thank revjcs
Angela G, Manager at Ri Ra The Irish Pub Charlotte NC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review, we appreciate it and we look forward to welcoming you back to the pub in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this pub with 5 other friends for dinner. Half had the fish and chips which they raved about and the portion was huge. The rest of us had the steak tips and I must say these were very chewy for the most...More

Thank Knightly100
Angela G, Manager at Ri Ra The Irish Pub Charlotte NC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the feedback, we appreciate it and will take your comments on board. We hope you might come back and give us another opportunity someday soon as customer service is a priority for us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival, no one was at the hostess stand to seat us. When a hostess eventually showed up, she had to go wipe a table before we could be seated. Drinks were brought out but refills were slow, even after being offered. Our order was...More

Thank Allison M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guinness, Single malt cocktail. My personal recommendations. Sausage Bangers, Fish and chips (humongous portion of fish and chips) are my personal recommendations. Long live Ireland and this Pub! Excellent Atmosphere!

Thank Anirudh K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice bar,good selection of beer ,good food,good location in downtown in Charlotte ,Im definitily coming back next time I visit Charlotte again

Thank Roman B
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I've visited several times during the last 4 years and it's always hit or miss on the food. Since Epicenter has opened I don't venture down any longer.

Thank AlexJackSquirt
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had a good time, good food, good drinks and there was live entertainment which was awesome. Will definitely go back when I'm in Charlotte again.

Thank 633yvettew
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Mary S
22 September 2017|
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Response from 633yvettew | Reviewed this property |
If I were you, I would call them directly to make sure they can handle a party of 12 with separate checks. They do have a second floor, but I don't know how many people the second floor seats. I hope this is helpful.
Bruce W
12 August 2015|
Response from attaboy73 | Reviewed this property |
Have to park on the street or in a parking garage.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2137
    (Fifth and Tryon)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
  • Neighbourhood: First Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 704-333-5554
  • E-mail
Rí Rá opened its doors for the first time on March 14th, 1997. The pub survived a major fire in 2009 and will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017. Meticulously restored in Ireland and shipped to the US, Rí Rá embodies everything that you would expect from a genuine Irish pub. The pub has been carefully restored from old Irish pubs and related salvaged artefacts including an original shop bar, a 19th century Victorian bar. The pub and fire restoration required a tremendous effort from a select group of master carpenters, glazers and painters. We are proud to showcase a unique and genuine Irish pub in Uptown Charlotte.
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