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Some of Our Rave Reviews

We are honored and humbled by the reviews our pub friends and visitors share on sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, UrbanSpoon, Zagat, and Google+  After 15 years in business, word-of-mouth is our only advertising, and it speaks loudly about what we have achieved.

We respond personally to every review, share all reviews with our staff, and work hard to earn the reputation we enjoy.

"...I loved the place. Live music was playing, the atmosphere felt like an old comfortable pub that makes you feel at home right away."

-Justin O. on Yelp

Staff are always friendly and service is fast. They usually have good specials on beers. Nice crowd. Very good for watching sporting events.


"...pleasantly surprised. My fish & chips were good. My husband's corned beef & cabbage was amazing. ... Big recommend for the corned beef & cabbage! Lots of beers, ciders, and Irish whiskeys on hand as well."

-Google +

"...this was my favourite place in Austin...very friendly place ...interesting people gave us lots of tips on places to visit ... exceptional service. We never had to wait for a refill...a great welcoming atmosphere and we can't wait for our next visit.


The location is fantastic, right at the heart of Austin's exciting night life...part of the energy of the city. kind of place to be. ...the staff is great, too. They make you feel right at home.

-Tim S. on Yelp

"Fun spot, great fish and chips, awesome grilled cheese sandwich, great Cobb salad. Nice, cool spot in the summer, Perfect pub."

-Austin F. on Yelp

B.D. Riley's is an authentic Irish Pub, with delicious food and the pecan porter we love so much. It's atmosphere is fun with musical entertainment and also they have a trivia night.

-Senior Reviewer ellenjellen, Elizabeth, WV

Best Pub Grub. Best Beer Pour.

-Austin Chronicle Critics

"B.D Riley's is a definite MUST HAVE, if you're in downtown on 6th street! Keep up the great quality food, and AWESOME service!"

--Mike V, Yelp

"At the opening chord, I knew this was where I wanted us to sit and listen for a while...Going back to B.D. Riley's on my next trip to Austin is a sure thing. ...great blues and R&B... Great Austin hospitality."

-Stephen K, TripAdvisor

"..officially "OUR PUB" so far when in Austin; after visiting Irish pubs all over the country and in Ireland, we couldn't have been more comfortable."

-Rick and Cathie B, Trip Advisor

"...the Austin Patriots Fan Club meets there. If you're looking to catch a game, the crowd is fantastic, rowdy, and into every play."
"...great beer selection and their food is high end pub grub. Hands down the BEST fish and chips in the city."

-Tony B, Yelp

Awarded: “Best Irish Food For People Just Back From Ireland”

-Austin Chronicle

Austin American-Statesman
"You can’t get more Irish than B.D. Riley’s."

-Austin American-Statesman

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