O'Reilly's Tap Room & Kitchen
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Taps: 24 / Bottles: 40
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
** This place has recently undergone a managment change, for the worse from what I hear. I will have to revisit it**
I have been in here a few times now and upon my last trip here for our IPA day party I figured it was as good a time as any to review it.
Upon entering you realize this place is much bigger than you thought it would be. Plenty of wood and stained glass all over the place. Lots of seating all around the big rectangular bar in the middle of the space. A few TV's are hanging all around the room providing a bit of background nose. The quality is pretty good. My beers have always been served in the correct glasses and have always been relatively fresh tasting.
As far as the service goes it has always been good for me. The bartenders know their stuff but some of the servers have been a bit hit or miss on some of my visits. Either way they make due with that they have. My food has always been good. I have had a burger, which was very good and cooked just how I asked, and a sandwich called "the bookmaker" which was so huge I couldn't finish it. They did run out of mashed potato's upon my last trip tho so I had to settle for fries, but that isn't a huge deal to me.
The selection has always been good. Chris goes out of his way to get good beer for this unassuming hotel bar and he really does a good job. From Founders - Breakfast Stout on my first visit to todays offerings of De Molen - Storm & Averij
and Nøgne Ø - Two Captains. They have a decent bottle selection as well but nothing too special. Just keep an eye on your bill as things seem to pile up quick if you know what I mean.
Overall a pretty damn good bar for being in a hotel. If you are planning a trip to our area I suggest you look into staying at this hotel and checking out this bar.
08-11-2011 23:31:24 | More by orangesol
3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I couldn't wrap my head around a hotel bar serving good beer, so I had to check it out. I visited around 2:00 on a Thursday.
Upon entering there are tables to your right and a lofted area to your left for dining. The bar is straight ahead and is rather large. It's a rectangular bar that wraps around. There are two sets of tap towers, one on either side, and a large shelf with liquor right in the middle.
I was greeted as I sat down and presented with a beer menu. The tap selection was very nice for a hotel bar. I saw selections from Copper Crow, Roy Pitz, Dark Horse, Boulder, Pretty Things, and the Irish staple, Guinness. I believe there are 24 taps and four of them happen to be nitro fixtures. They also just installed a cask beer engine. After I ordered my beer, Roy Pitz Doc's Double Pale Ale, I really didn't hear much from the bar tender. There were only two other patrons at the bar! The prices were a little on the high side, but again it's a hotel so I understand.
I feel I will be back because I was impressed with the selection and I feel the service will be better on my next visit. The website offers an on tap update, which they tell you about the beers that have just gone on tap.
04-04-2011 12:36:04 | More by thain709
3.64/5 rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I have been there a couple of times now. It is ok. The beer selection is comparitively great. I haven't eaten there in years. I just go for the beer when time allows. They have a nice email update system that let's you know when new stuff comes on. The prices for the unusual beer is good while the price on most other things is what you would expect to pay at a national chain hotel. The bartenders have always been knowledgable about the beer. They have a beer passport that includes a blended beer drink called a lava lamp. I believe I will never complete my passport because of that drink alone.
07-27-2010 00:14:56 | More by pecokid
4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Visited on a Thursday night with sierrags to support our friends who are in a two man band called Think Tank.
Typical "Irish pub" with lots of wood and brick a brack adorning the walls. Large square bar dominated the center of the room. The atmosphere gets a bump due to the thoroughly entertaining performance of the band!
A nice selection of craft beers and good Irish slanted bar food makes this an easy to like place.
Chris the bar manager has been doing a fine job busting his ass getting in as many quality craft beers that he can. He is always pleasant and helpful letting us know what is on tap and what is upcoming. He runs a very informative email list.
A solid tap selection of numbering 16 or so is full of good craft selections. For those wanting bottles there is an extensive list too. Prices are reasonable to a little pricey but it is a hotel bar so I understand this.
We noshed on an appetizer of potato skins which were quite tasty. I would not hesitate to go back for a meal.
Overall a nice alternative, especially on Thursday with quality entertainment playing, for free I might add! Also a plus is that is only 5 minutes from my house.
07-15-2010 03:18:31 | More by Deuane
3.85/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Visited on a Thursday night to support the Think Tank. I was expecting a hotel bar and was pleasantly surprised.
Atmosphere: Like any cookie cutter Irish pub in the States, lots of wood and Irish knick knacks. The bar is in the center of the space, four sided. Tables are all around the bar. A couple of TVs are strung throughout.
Quality: I was greeted by the manager (Chris) on entrance with a beer list in hand. A nice selection and good food round out the quality.
Service: My glass was never empty for long. In addition, I got a preview of upcoming taps from Chris as well. They have a passport program and email list (I opted for the email list).
Selection: A nice tap list of 15 or so beers that seems to rotate quickly. The Saison Du Buff caught my eye immediately and became my go-to beer for the night. Other stand-outs included Sixpoint Otis, Old Guardian, and Ruination. A much better list than I expected for a hotel bar. In addition to the taplist, there is an extensive bottle listing. Prices are reasonable.
Food: Pub fare, including American takes on Irish grub. I went with a corned beef sandwich that was good, a little fatty, but good. Kids menu and other pub grub (non-Irish).
06-18-2010 15:28:04 | More by akorsak
3.73/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I had some time after work so I decided to check out T Brendan O'reilly's for a pint. or two.
As you walk in to the bar which is adjoining the lobby of the Sheraton you get a feeling of space, which is inviting and there are booths on the perimeter of the restaurant. The bar is rectangular in the center of the room. A generally pleasant atmosphere in a pseudo irish pub way. The place is laid out well and yet it still feels like a ruby tuesday.
The service was fine but the place was slow and it didn't equal quicker service. The basic how are you? what can I get for you is what I would expect here. They are efficient and attentive enough so I consider that better than average and was offered snack mix which was tasty pepperidge farm goldfish w/ honey roasted peanuts
The selection was above average with about 13 of the 25 taps beers I would probably enjoy including Stone Smoked porter, Oskar blues Gordon, Troeg's Sunshine Pils and Sly Fox O'reilly's stout some examples. The other selections were the usual suspects Smithwicks, Harp, Guinness, Boddington's and the lights. They have approximately 30-40 bottles but most are light lagers w/ Chimay, Samuel Smith, Spaten, Anchor, and Paulaner as the offerings I would choose.
Quality of the products and overall for T. Brendan O'reilly is good w/ fresh beer and the place/staff represent well w/ a tidy bar and pleasant level of attentiveness. The low celtic musical wallpaper is a nice touch.
I recommend the bar if you are nearby and want a craft beer for instance on the way home or to meet friends after work. I will have to try the menu for a meal and edit later.
06-27-2009 16:57:14 | More by Slatetank
3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
My fiance and i went to his place one day because i was dying to give it a try. I love Irish Pubs. There wasn't much to choose on the menu but i ended up getting some sort of salad with green beans and roasted potatoes. It has been over a month since i have been there.
The atmosphere was nice because it was open and there is alot of space in the place. There were only 5 people in the bar whnen we had went.
Service was acceptable and courteous.
They had a variety of irish beers on tap and in bottles as well as the BMC crap.
Food was delicious but could have been much better.
02-17-2008 17:20:36 | More by Dodo2step
3.73/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Connected to the Sheraton Inn off of 83/Union Deposit Road in Harrisburg.
A very nice atmosphere and a well-kept restaurant/bar. My wife and I arrived at 6:20 on a Friday night, and her group of 15 coworkers were pretty much the only people there; much larger than I expected, too. Large bar area that actually forms a circle, so multiple groups can huddle around different sides of the bar table area.
Two different tap areas - one had international selections (Hoegaarden, Paulaner, Franziskaner...) and the other had some good craft beer choices (DFH 60-min, Sierra Nevada, Troegs Mad Elf & Nugget Nectar, to name a few). A respectable bottle collection sat atop the bar cabinetry that held both international flavors and American micros (Anchor, Weyerbacher, DFH).
We ordered some potato skins...at $7 for 4, seemed a bit pricey, but they were pretty damn good. Didn't really notice the dinner menu, as we were there for a company happy hour. Staff was friendly and responsive. Now the beer was a bit pricey...my wife had a few Franziskaners at $5.50/glass and my DFH 60-min was $4.50...these prices were during happy hour, so I'm not sure how much they cost during regular business hours.
I wouldn't go out of my way to come here by any means, but it makes for a great happy hour destination.
02-26-2007 01:01:59 | More by JohnnyM2002
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5
This Irish Pub is part of a hotel in the Union Deposit area. Atmosphere is very quiet (at least for a Sunday evening it was). Lighting is rather dim, dark heavy oak beams throughout the bar/restaurant and a fireplace to which we sat next to to eat dinner. About 20-30 booths surround pub tables and small 4 person tables, which all surround a rectangular bar that seats about 30 from what I can estimate. Quality of the food is decent. My fiancee had a pasta dish with vegetables in an alfredo/garlic herb sauce, to which tasted rather good. Before we tried a sampler appetizer and a salad for each, to which I had the Balsamic Vinegarette that was outstanding! My entree was a Peppercorn Strip Steak that was a bit on the salty side for my taste. it was backed with steamed vegetables that were quite good and mashed potatoes that had cabbage and something else scattered throughout. Overall, the food was decent. A bit pricy in my eyes, but not bad. Beer selection is decent for a pub attatched to a hotel. On tap, they served about 20 different brews, some domestic, some local micros, including Troeg's Hopback and Troegenator, to some belgians and other stouts. They also had a menu of about 40 different bottles of beer, again, some domestic, local, and imported from Germany, Belgium, Holland, etc. They also had an extensive Scotch and Bourbon drink list! Wow! $65 for a glass of Scotch!!! You gotta be kiddin'! I'll stick to the brews. Food menu was pretty typical of a pub. Appetizers that were pub oriented (typical) and entrees that were true to Irish form. I definitely recommend a stop here if in the area for a brew or some grub.
04-12-2005 01:28:06 | More by Fish113d
O'Reilly's Tap Room & Kitchen in Harrisburg, PA
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.