Taps: 12 / Bottles: 42
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 9 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Slatetank:
3.93/5 rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I had the chance to visit Annie Bailey's with tenderbranson69 who is also my brother on First Friday. I have been here many times since it is across the street from my workplace and share a pint or two there with mughugger.
The place is decked out with Irish pub flair they old Irish whiskey jugs, classic Guinness bottles and fireplaces with dark wood around the bar to give the impression of an authentic Irish pub.
The quality is good, only just below very good since I once had a beer that tasted slightly off( maybe between line cleanings) The food and beer quality is very good overall and the attention to detail is taken seriously.
The selection is decent with Rogue and Bell's Frequently on Tap as well as Blue Point, Victory and the commonly seen Guinness and Smithwicks. They carry Lindemanns, Blue Moon, Harp and I had seen Yuengling Bock on when we were there.
I enjoyed the diver scallops dish I had for dinner from the appetizer menu and I have had the 5 onion Irish bisque on occasion which is nicely flavored for a creamy onion soup. I recommend eating at Annie's since the food is well made and presented in an appealing fashion. They have Kobe burgers and the commonly seen Shepherd's pie, bangers and mash and Fish and chips. I witnessed the quessadilla and it was big enough to eat as an entree also. Plenty of beef choices like Steak of the evening and still they have a good amount of seafood, pasta and vegetarian choices so no one is left out.
The place is slightly pricy for my budget but for the amount of food you get I consider the prices to be very reasonable and the selection of food for the price is very good. Frank Fontaine the bar manager is frequently seen and will certainly ensure a high level of customer service is delivered.
They have a very nice deck which is spacious and has its own bar. There are bistro tables and torches lit when dusk arrives for a nice ambience. I really feel welcomed when I visit Annie Bailey's and will certainly return perhaps for a Guinness 250th while it currently available.
05-31-2009 13:27:40 | More by Slatetank
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3.59/5 rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
I have only been here during lunch times, but I have been reassured the dinner menu and meals are pretty damn good. Overall, the beer menu is pretty decent. It's a place I haven't been acquainted to that often. I hope to return to provide a better review or an updated review.
10-29-2013 12:53:11 | More by Buller38
3.68/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
One of my favorite places in Lancaster ( when I was 21). Great Irish bar, very cool interior and SUPER nice outdoor space. Can get crazy on the weekends so watch out if you aren't into ripping shots and pounding Miller Lites ( I still do on occasions ). Beer selection really needs to be updated. A few "irish" beers and then you're normals. Doesn't change to often and I never once saw a bottle list, although I know they have them. Really low key during the week and the food is good but nothing to write home about.
07-16-2013 00:57:39 | More by Scary_Version
3.23/5 rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$
Atmosphere: First time visiting 12 Dec 2012. It is a beautiful Irish style pub with dark wood everywhere, high ceilings, and well decorated. Seating is varied-tables, high tops, etc. I sat at the huge bar. The place with full with quite a few people standing with their drinks, waiting for a table or just carousing. A good vibe, for sure.
Quality: Honestly, I thought the taps hadn't been cleaned in a while. Other than that, hey its beer.
Service: Adequate. I waited quite a while a few times for the bartender to get my order. They looked a bit understaffed. Friendly enough staff. They tried to turn me on to a few beers that I had already had.
Selection: They had a selection of "Irish" beer such as Boddingtons, Harp, Guiness, Guiness Black, Smithwicks, some American adjuncts and a few local micros. Nothing on nitro or cask. If you are looking for new beers this is not the place for you. The quality of the micros was suspect as well. I understand the local flavor and appreciate a place that does it really well, such as the Michigan Tap Room, but this place seemed like its barrels were about a month behind everywhere else in the area (Bulls Head/The Fridge).
Food: I had the chicken curry and it was unremarkable and tasted as institutional as a chicken curry can. Bland/mundane mixture. The chicken, I will say was nicely done.
Value: Chimay's and Corsendonk were $10. Do I need to say more about the prices?
12-11-2012 21:44:15 | More by raleigh_blue
4.14/5 rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Transcribed from undated notes from Spring, 2011.
I do not seem to get in here enough, simply because I do not frequent this part of downtown. They have a long windowfront along East King Street made remarkable by a Guinness sign, but which is otherwise unobtrusive. The entry was on the east end of the building and opened onto a long vestibule. Once through the twin doors at the other end, the m.d.s. was to the immediate left with the long bar to the immediate right. The bar ran a good two-thirds of the space, broken only by a glassed-in cabinet that sat in the middle of the space under a most impressive stone archway. The wood bar and the wood and mirror back bar(s) were recent (within five years) designs, but they looked much older. The whole interior exuded a warm, comfy feel. Booth seating with high tables and chairs ran along the exposed-brick left wall aft of the m.d.s., ending at the working fireplace which was fronted by leather chairs. On the other (south) side of the stone archway was a staircase leading to an auxiliary bar area and their offices. Past the staircase was a set of steps that led down to the lavatories. The server's station was just aft of the bar, followed by a series of standard restaurant tables and chairs along both walls, ending at the entry to the outdoor patio area. This area was complete with tables and chairs and its own bar.
Service: Just ask for Frank the bartender and all will be well.
11-09-2011 17:28:45 | More by woodychandler
4.06/5 rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Annie b's is a beautiful establiment. This is tits when you think of an irish theme bar. Hand carved big wood structures. It reminds a lot like a kildares. Supposely the wood was shipped from Ireland. It has a fireplace inside and one on the deck. The deck is also very nice. Both the outside bar and inside have a long east coast style bar.
Onto the beer. Some 10 give take drafts. Good mix ipas, imports, locals, and of course guiness. Bottle list is average but good for Lancaster. Good whiskey selection as well.
Crowd is mix of older happy hour folks and switches tona young group as the night progresses. It gets very crowded on weekends.
Food, I have had good and bad items. I could not it a fair rating
If in town it is def worth a stop
05-18-2011 22:55:37 | More by canjeeps
3.68/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$$
This is an absolutely beautiful building. The dining/bar area is long and narrow with high ceilings. Lots of dark, well worn wood helps make the space seem more intimate. There are plenty of seats at the bar and spacious outdoor seating area. The menu doesn't have many options that appeal to me and what they do have is a bit on the pricey side. I ordered the bangers and mash last time and it was fine except for the heavy brown gravy it came with. Jes' pecan crusted fried chicken was much better. I'm not sure I'd call this place a beer destination. The day I was in they had Stone IPA, Troegs Sunshine Pils, and Seven Gates APA. That was it for the American craft selections. A German Hefe, American lagers, and a few ho-hum British beers rounded out the tap list. Not a bad place overall, but not my first choice either.
06-03-2010 21:40:48 | More by DIM
Annie Bailey's in Lancaster, PA
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.