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The Idle Rich Pub

Not Rated.
The Idle Rich PubThe Idle Rich Pub
BA SCORE
86
very good

17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 19.62%
Taps: 36
Bottles: 85
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2614 McKinney Ave
Dallas, Texas, 75204-2558
United States
phone: (214) 965-9926

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3.12/5  rDev -15%

twincano, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Abbbp, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Canada_Dan, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

UtisTheLaw, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

TX-Badger, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of SavageHopHead
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%

A great place to escape to and experience a Irish pub in Dallas. Whiskey selection is one of the best anywhere but the beer selection is usually respectable. They do try to have the "better" craft beers on hand but at times miss with their choices. The cheese board is my wife and myself's favorite menu item as well as the calamari. Brunch is also a viable option or a solid patio experience. Late night crowd has a bit of "douche bag" quality but everything else balances out the experience to make it worth a visit.

SavageHopHead, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of ExperimentalAles
1/5  rDev -72.8%

This place sucks. It is for tourists. It is not a beer bar at all. This is the first review I have written on BA; I saw how high of a rating this place had and I had to do something about it. Fat Tire and Hogarden are the most sophisticated beers they carry. The bouncers and bartenders have a terrible attitude b/c they have to deal with assholes all day. I used to go here right when I turned 21 but quickly learned the whole McKinney/Uptown scene is for douches and unhappy people. If you are a 21 year old girl who wants to go out and have a bunch of drunk dicks hit on you all night this is your place.

ExperimentalAles, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of schoolcb
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%

Stopped by the first time as part of a Dallas pub crawl. Nice dimly light, dark wood, Irish bar. Plenty of seating, plus a patio out front (although too hot to enjoy this trip I could see this being a great place to sit and "people watch" in cooler weather). Beer selections was fairly impressive, although when questioning our server on the seasonal offerings she had difficulty remembering the details. All the tap beer was fresh, even tried a couple of bottles and they were good too. Food was decent and the prices were reasonable. Well worth checking out.

schoolcb, Aug 23, 2010
Photo of GJ40
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%

I stopped in while in Dallas on business.

The English pub style atmosphere is warm and comfortable. It's a large, varied space with interesting seating options, dark woods and beer paraphernalia. There's a large, rambling bar along with lots of tables. They've got English bar billiards, a dart board and a couple of TVs for entertainment. We were there around 6 PM on a Tuesday night and the place was very busy.

The tap list is a bit more than you'd normally find in an English pub. It has most of the usuals such as Guinness, Stella, Smithwicks, etc. but it also has some Belgians (Chimay & Maredsous) and a few good American beers. I went with the English spirit and had a couple of Wells Bombardiers. They were very fresh.

The Idle Rich, along with the Blackfriar and Ginger Man, make for a decent pub crawl.

GJ40, Dec 16, 2009
Photo of dirtylou
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

interesting place - about 2 blocks from the Ginger Man and by no means on the same beer platform.

Even still, this place was pretty sweet. It has the look and feel of an Irish pub injected with some generic belgian-ness. The interior is huge, dark and woody. The outside area has a number of tables that look out onto the main drag.

There seemed to be about 15 taps with a couple of random beers from Franconia that we settled on. All of the Belgian stuff (chimay, karmaleit) was pretty common and so were the obvious irish/english choices.

I liked this place but you might as well double your intake at the GingerMan and maybe just stop here for one.

dirtylou, Sep 18, 2009
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The Idle Rich Pub in Dallas, TX
86 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.