Our story

B.D. Riley's

Where the spirit of Ireland blooms amidst the Texan sun

In a tale as enchanting as the Emerald Isle itself, the story of B.D. Riley’s at Aldrich Street begins with a vision – a vision to craft not just a pub, but a piece of Ireland herself in Austin, Texas. With the blueprint of dreams and the spirit of the old world, the craftsmen of Ireland, skilled as the ancient bards in their art, set to work.

Crafted in Ireland
In the lush greenery of Ireland, where the rain kisses the earth and tales of yore fill the air, the new B.D. Riley's began to take shape. Craftsmen, whose skills have been passed down through generations, painstakingly carved, crafted, and constructed each piece of the pub with the precision and care of a poet penning verses. From the dark, rich woods that whisper tales of centuries gone by to the intricate stained glass that captures the essence of the Irish soul, every piece was imbued with a story, a memory, a piece of a land far away.
Across the Sea to Texas
But what is a journey without a bit of adventure, eh? Once the pieces of B.D. Riley's were ready, they embarked on a voyage as epic as any Celtic legend. Across the mighty Atlantic, through storms and sunshine, the essence of Ireland sailed towards its new home in Austin, Texas, on Aldrich Street.
Tradition Transferred
And there, in the heart of Texas, craftsmen from both worlds, Irish and Texan, came together, blending traditions and spirits. They worked hand in glove to piece together this puzzle from across the seas, creating not just a pub, but a portal. A portal to Ireland, where the warmth of an Irish welcome, the joy of a song, and the comfort of a hearty meal await all who enter.
Our Public House Today
Now, B.D. Riley's on Aldrich Street stands not just as a pub, but as a testament to the enduring spirit of Ireland in Austin, Texas. It's a place where the past and present dance in harmony, where stories are shared, friendships are forged, and every visitor is a bit Irish by the time they leave. So, there ye have it - a place born of dreams and crafted by hands across the ocean. B.D. Riley's on Aldrich Street, where every pint, plate, and song tells a story. Welcome home, no matter where you're from.


See What Our Guests Think

Marti Leon

Fun pub bar located near the Mueller park, very cool area and great indoor/outdoor seating. My family was visiting from out of state and this was the perfect spot to satisfy our hunger.

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Adam Rosenthal

Visited while in town for the 2024 eclipse. We stopped for a quick drink and some chips and queso at an outdoor table before walking the park close by. Drinks were very good and the queso was excellent.Our server was extremely friendly and did a good job of making sure we were taken care of. We really liked the vibe of this place and would likely come again if we end up in Austin again.

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Madilyn Parlett

Took a trip from Dallas for a concert, but the best part was eating lunch here. The food was filling and comforting while being well priced. The soda bread was the best I've ever had! Also the service was incredible, the manager was very inviting and kind, it made a wonderful experience!

Michael M. Scott

An absolute must stop when in Austin, well worth the drive. The service was impeccable. The food was outstanding. Three of us went We ordered three separate meals so we could try each one. The bangers and mash for the best I've had since I was in England, The traditional Shepherd's pie with lamb was an amazing, The Guinness gravy superb.

Rachelle Fox

Always excellent! Friendly service, fantastic food, fun atmosphere, easy parking. Unbeatable.

Akuu O-Wins

What a great bar/pub experience! I happened to go here during a soccer game where the bar was bustling. The bar tender was quick to serve and I had my drink order in quickly. I ordered wings and they were flavorful, tender, and delicious. Stop by for a good time!


Moments at B.D. Riley's