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J. Ryan's

Not Rated.
J. Ryan'sJ. Ryan's
BA SCORE
96
world-class

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.36%
Taps: 69
Bottles: 30
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

253 E Water St
Syracuse, New York, 13202-1121
United States
phone: (315) 399-5533

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(Place added by: John on 11-20-2009)
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Reviews by Roguer:
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4.06/5  rDev -7.3%

A - A step above dive bar, a step below a good Irish pub. Relatively small, but friendly service.

Q - The burger I had was good, but not great. The beer was great.

Ser - Very good service, and when the bar gets busy, the bartender keeps up well. Never did table service, so I can't comment on that. No problem getting a beer (or two or three), quick delivery on the food, and an unsolicited offer for beer samples. Kudos.

Sel - 69 beers on tap. Oh, you need more? Plenty of classics, and plenty of beer I simply cannot get back home. Yeah, maybe Flower Power flows like water in your neck of the woods, or Devil Dancer is the new sliced bread, but I was pretty damn thrilled at the selection. Not just a lot of beer; a lot of GOOD beer.

F - Again, decent, and consistently so. Nothing wrong with the food, but it's a step shy of great.

V - Beer prices were reasonable. Sandwiches looked a bit pricey for pub grub, but the burgers were surprisingly priced pretty low.

Being a non-local, I can hit this place up every day and still try a new brew. The price of the burgers means I won't complain about having my dinner there, either. Some very good beers at a reasonable price.

Roguer, Jul 08, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Klor
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

I really like the atmosphere and the selection that they have on any given day.

Klor, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

mklisz, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Dave_Treat
4.51/5  rDev +3%

Really enjoyed my visit. Excellent section of locals and us favorites. Prices were excellent. Staff was extremely friendly. Food was excellent; tried the nachos and steak sandwich, recommend both. Will definitely try again on my next visit to Syracuse.

Dave_Treat, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Eweimer1, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Edward19
4.6/5  rDev +5%

This bar offer's a great selection for very reasonable prices. I like that the bar offers a smaller portion size than the regular 16oz draft - It saves on price and abv especially if you are driving. The beer is always fresh and I have never been disappointed with the quality of the product. They offer a menu with your typical bar food. I recommend the bam bam shrimp it goes great with a nice ipa. They offer a wide variety of styles of beer. In this era of hop craze their selection of ipa's is the largest which is definitely not a bad thing. Overall, if I am looking to drink craft beer this is the establishment that I will go to - great price for what you are getting. I have never left J Ryan's disappointed.

Edward19, May 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

MadScientist, Mar 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

mikecampbell411, Feb 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

hopsalot57, Jan 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

MichaelStoutBeard, Jan 08, 2014
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J. Ryan's in Syracuse, NY
96 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.