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Tir Na Nog - Irish Pub And Restaurant
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
218 S. Blount Street
phone: (919) 833-7795
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Wandered into this pub while on vacation in Raleigh. Really a rather nice place, if you're looking for a pint while roaming downtown. Rather open interior that kept the place from seeming too crowded. There wasn't a band playing when I went, but it seemed like there wouldn't be any problems with sightlines to the stage. Irish roadsigns cover the place, giving it a bit of atmosphere.
Beerwise, what they have on tap is rather limited, but there was a decent selection of craft brews in bottles. What really made this place stand out was the service. Quick, attentive and friendly, it was nearly flawless. I'll definately drop back in next time I'm in the area.
03-15-2006 17:43:29 |
More by SetarconeX
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Nicely themed place (although it is kind of under-lit with all of the dark paint). The first time I went, I didn't know if they were open or not due to the huge wooden doors that usually remain closed (slightly uninviting since you can't see anyone inside).
They offer traditional Irish pub activities such as darts and Foosball, etc. They have nice "local beer local band" Thursdays where you can hear live music and get discounted pints of local beer. One of the back rooms even houses homebrew classes organized by the local homebrew supply shop, American Brewmaster.
Overall, a nice place to relax with a pint or play some competitive drinking games in a nice atmosphere.
07-16-2009 23:27:01 |
More by FloppyDog
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
First I must say this is the brightest pub I've ever been to. Maybe they turn the lights down later in the evening but when I stopped in at 5 PM on a Wednesday night the place was as bright as an office. That aside, I liked the interior of it. It's a very open bar-restaurant with paintings on the wall and some Irish memorabilia around. The staff was very nice and talkative to just about anyone. The place is large enough that there appeared to be a dart league tournament going on later in the evening and you wouldn't even know they were there. They beer selection was pretty good and the food was very good also. It doesn't look like a whole lot from outside but I was glad I stopped in. I would go back to this place again.
06-09-2010 15:53:37 |
More by brewman63
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4
Located in downtown Raleigh, Tir Na Nog is a good place to have pints. The atmosphere is lively. The three times I've been there, the place has been so loud that you couldn't hear what the person next to you had to say. The bands that play there are less than stellar though.
The pub is pretty big, with the bar in the middle of the place. On the right, you have a few TVs and two dart boards. There's also a cool rugby jersey hanging on the wall. To the left is the stage and additional tables and chairs.
The service is good. The bartenders do an excellent job pouring pints of Guinness. Also, one of the 'tenders hooked me up with a Gilroy pint glass after I asked him if the bar had any left over from the previous week. He found one and gave it to me. That was very cool. The wait staff are friendly and courteous, in the spirit of Southern hospitality.
As for the selection of beers, they only had two local brews on tap. However, they did have Newcastle and Bass on tap. Overall, it is typical fare for an Irish pub.
The food is good. I would recommend the shepard's pie, though it has a buttery flavor, which I'm not used to (must be the Southern cooking). The New York Steak and the Grilled Salmon are def. highlights. Check this place out if you are in Raleigh.
03-23-2004 22:43:24 |
More by tommy78
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited the day after the World Beer Festival in Durham after a recommendation from staff members that were at the festival. A beautiful Irish Pub, not the cheesy corporate rip-off kind, but one with real Irish feeling. The beer selection was not like other places in Raleigh as far as numbers go, but still found something to try. The beers, mine and my friend's seem to have a similiar off flavor, neither one of us could pin point it it was subtle but still there. The Cheese soup was out of this world. A must see place for the atmospheere alone.
10-10-2008 21:14:19 |
More by jimbotrost
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon to drain a few pints and watch the Indy 500. The location, right on Moore Square can't be beat, and the interior is expansive but cozy and inviting, although I can imagine it being messy on a Friday night.
We sat at the bar and were served promptly and efficiently. I was disappointed with the lackluster tap selection; about a dozen brews, including only one real microbrew (Foothills' Hurricane Hefe). Bottles were better with several Left Hand offerings, a few organics, and about thirty or forty others.
It was pretty sedate on a Sunday but I can see this being a fun place to hang out. I would stop in again and try the food but otherwise would rather be down at the saucer about six blocks away.
05-30-2007 01:41:26 |
More by daliandragon
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Where to start...I re-visited the bar after about a six year absence. Lots had changed, some things had not.
It has a good irish pub feel. And the quality is spot on. As was the service...noted, I sat at the bar with few other patrons...so the service was excellent. The time that I visited was not busy. Some dinner crowd filtering into the bar. The overall service seemed adequate.
The selection is limited but typical for an irish pub. They have a good selection of local NC beers. I was encouraged to see this.
The food, as always, was average. Enough said.
06-06-2010 00:43:58 |
More by jhall00
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've hit this place up many a pint night. The weekends are way too crowded, and prices a bit high. However, on tues nights you can really enjoy a good beer and have a good time with some friends. They have the usual irish pub fare and beer. guiness, bass, newcastle, boddingtons, harp, etc. But they do usually keep one tap for something local. The last time I went, it was an edenton brew. They also have a good range of bottle selection- wolavers, Great Divide, duck rabbit, and others. If you are there on a tues night, you might want to walk a couple doors down to the Pour House for their pint night as well.
07-03-2006 02:16:37 |
More by rtratzlaff
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Visited August 19, 2009:
Stopped in for dinner on a Wednesday night and sat at the bar. It took a few minutes for 1 of the 2 bartenders to notice, but once they did, the service was good. The interior of the place is OK, seemed a bit too dark and a little outdated to me and had the usual funk of stale beer.
The food was OK, as I had some wings and the bangers & mash. Nothing special, nothing creative, just average. The beer selection on tap was average, they had Guinness, but no other Irish beers, and I was hoping for Beamish, they also had a few English beers and a few locals, but nothing that I had not already seen around town. The one beer that I did have on-tap was not poured correctly as they left no head and it had a slight taste of the dishwasher.
Overall, there are much better places in town that I would suggest first before trying this chain. Also, just an FYI, this is not a smoke-free joint.
08-26-2009 18:36:57 |
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Tir Na Nog - Irish Pub And Restaurant in Raleigh, NC