B.D. Riley's Irish Pub
204 E. Sixth, 512/494-1335
Hours: Mon.-Tue., 4pm-12mid; Wed.-Thu., 11am-12mid; Fri.-Sat., 11am-2am; Sun., 11am-12mid
What’s an Irish pub without Irish music? Named after first generation Irish immigrant Bessie Dee Riley, B.D. Riley’s retains a bit of Old World charm before the street descends into the shot bars of Dirty Sixth. Residencies include rock & roll harp from the Kristen Gibbs band and the mandolin of Donnybrook leader Davey Arwine, but there’s music every night from Austin performers, including the harmonic free-for-all of the Sunday night Irish tune session, and Monday’s Celtic-flavored open mic. Sláinte!
Some say the sliders here are the best in town. Happy hour draws a crowd, and so do the 31 TVs for the sports set.
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