The Irish Times

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The Irish TimesThe Irish Times

Type: Bar, Eatery

244 Main St
Worcester, Massachusetts, 01608
United States

(508) 797-9599

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Photo of morebeergood
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

Went to a show this past weekend at the DCU Center, and we met my brother and his wife here for lunch beforehand. Hadn't been here in years, and since it was pouring out, this place was a close walk. Large, average looking Irish bar with a stage and game room in the back, and a nightclub upstairs. Our waitress told us up front it was going to be slow service today, since it was only her. Not a good idea, with a Patriots game on and people coming in pre-show at DCU. She was right, food took forever to be served, and we had to literally chase her down to get the check so we could go. Food was average, 10 cent wings were good, but I've had better reubens for sure. Beer selection was just a load of macros, SA & Harpoon, and standard Irish pub beers. Tried to order a Wachusett, but the keg was kicked. Prices were on par with a downtown bar. We met here for old time's sake, but I doubt I'd head back here anytime in the distant future.

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Photo of Schwab
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This is a nice little pub in downtown Worcester. We were in Worcester for wedding in October 2008 and once we got to the hotel next door, we had no clue where to go. We ended up at Irish Times just to find out that they don't brew even though the sign says brewery. They have fair selection of beer including Harpoon IPA, but nothing too outstanding or exotic. The staff was friendly and service was good. Food took a while and it was average bar food. Not bad by any means, but not great either. The overall experience was nice and we wanted to go back for a few beers the day after, but ended up not to for some reason. If you are looking for a casual place downtown, definitely not a bad option.

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Photo of Murph
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

This is a nice little pub in downtown Worcester. They have about 14 or 15 taps with a good selection of decent selection of local micros; 2 Harpoon, 2 SA, 2 Wachusett; and the classic irish pub draughts; Guinness, Harp, Bass, Bulmer's, and Tetleys; as well. They don't really carry anything in the bottle beyond the macro domestic and imports. I used to work at this place so I can attest to the quality. They go through about 30-40 kegs a week of the non-macro brews, including about 15 of Guinness, so the beer is always nice and fresh. They have the best pint of Guinness that you can get anywhere outside of Boston due to the freshness. The service is fairly attentive but not the most knowledgable on beer. The food is very good IMHO, especially when you factor in the prices and huge portion sizes. I've sampled about 95% of the menu and love it all. Mostly classic pub fare with a few other dishes thrown in. The atmosphere is cozy with a pub feel to it. They have live entertainment almost every night so check the website for info. Not a place you go to try rare brews or anything, but a good place to just go and have a few beers and relax.

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The Irish Times in Worcester, MA
3.45 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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