Killarney's Restaurant & Irish Pub
Taps: 27 / Bottles: 106
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
3.73/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I love BeerFly's that are easy to write. Let's see....looks like an Irish Pub, has Guinness on-tap, the end. Well, there's more than that....
Yes, there is the typical Irish pub decor. Clean shaven wood all around, old glass bottles scattered about. Even the staff was in pseudo-Irish costume, which I suppose is better than seeing them in T-shirts.
When I walked in, I saw a set of roughly ten taps, with the usual stuff (Guinness, Smithwick's, Newcastle), then I spotted a Blind Pig tap handle, huh? I see another grouping of ten taps, and every tap in this grouping was of the craft variety, can you believe it? Sierra Nevada Estate, Packinghouse, AleSmith Speedway Stout, Stone, New Belgium Clutch, where did these come from? If that wasn't enough, the bottle selection of 40-something consisted of brands like Rodenbach, Deschutes, Russian River, and Alaskan. One of the more intruging beer selections I've seen at an Irish pub, trailing just Mulligan (Porto Alegre) and The Kinsale (Boston) for that title.
There is no draft menu, but the bottles are listed high and above in colored chalk. Still, they're missing pricetags. When I saw Speedway on-tap, I wondered much they poured. That question was answered when someone got his poured two-thirds full in a New Belgium globe.
Props to the folks at Killarney's for creating a beer selection that has appeal to those used to the typical Irish pub selection and to those who demand craft offerings.
10-24-2011 04:27:46 | More by DoubleJ
3.55/5 rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
This pub is located in the Riverside Plaza area which is half way between downtown and the Tyler Mall. The atmosphere is very nice for an Irish Pub, the stuff on the walls looks real, vs. most that look manufactured. A man at the bar said the bar was brought from Ireland and re-assembled.
As for beer the typical Irish Pub selection, nothing special.
While I am not an expert, whenever I go to an Irish Pub I try the Boxty, this time with Corned Beef and Cabbage it was quite tasty.
While it was not a bad experience I think I would rather go back downtown to the Salted Pig next time.
UPDATE 04/2012 -Two weeks ago was the first time I was back in Riverside since last year and I need to correct my review.When I was there last year I was with a friend and sitting at a table and I guess to deep in conversation.Anyway they have many more taps than I thought before.In the main bar/dining area there are two rows of taps. There is also a room off to the side that could be used for banquets, the main bar continues into that room with another row of taps, so I think 22 total.
10-09-2011 23:02:17 | More by VegasBill
Killarney's Restaurant & Irish Pub in Riverside, CA
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.