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Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

A real Irish pub in the heart of Bath. Lots of beers (like 25 or so) on the list, lots of fun stuff to look at on the walls (my favorite being "I don't repeat gossip so listen very carefully"), a very helpful and personable...waitress and very decent food at a reasonable price. My partner had the shepherd's pie and it was excellent. A substantial serving with lots of ground beef. A winner. I couldn't decide what I wanted so I just noshed on three different appetizers: The blue cheese/avocado guacamole; the "leprechaun balls" (look them up) and an Irish specialty: champ. All were perfectly prepared, fresh and hot and made quite a full meal (if not exactly a tribute to the food triangle). We finished it off with delicious Bailey's Irish Cream cheesecake. One unexpected treat was the musical serenade by eight or more fiddlers, plus guitar and a few other contributors. They sawed away to mostly good (and totally enthusiastic) effect on a 90+ minute potpourri of Irish trad music. Apparently this crew gets together here every Wednesday night. So plan on it if you want some music and avoid it if you don't or if you require playing that is perfectly in tune. We really enjoyed Byrnes and will go back again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

Excellent service! Reuben sandwich with coke slaw instead of sauerkraut was delicious. My husband had the mac & cheese topped with bacon and loved it.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023 via mobile

Food and drinks are fantastic. We tried the Sheppards pie and the Rueben. The Sheppards pie had the perfect ratio of meat veggie and potato. I love that they didn’t skimp on flavor! The seasoning in the meat was delicious! They also put corn peas...and carrots that are cooked perfectly. You have to try the Guinness bread is delicious. The Rueben was stacked with nice tender corned beef and again perfect ratio of beef and sauerkraut.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023

We met friends for lunch at Byrnes shortly after it opened on a Saturday morning, but were not the first in the door. This, in and of itself, was a promising sign that there already was a waiting clientele just as the restaurant opened for...business. Our waiter was pleasant, congenial, and efficient as the dining area began to fill to capacity. Our adult beverages arrived quickly where the stout was properly poured with a sufficient head to make an impression. BTW, a $7 pint of Guinness from the draught is a bargain in today's restaurant world. Our entrees following a short time afterward. We all were pleasantly surprised to find that every meal was well prepared, aromatic and tasty, and reasonable in price. Their Bangers and Mash, with brown onion gravy, was akin to what one would expect in Dublin or many Irish Pubs in Britain or the continent. Similarly, today's Shepherd's Pie was delightful, providing several distinctive layers that satisfied the taste buds. One of our friends who normally requests a box for take home was so pleased by her meal, that there was no need for a box. In summary, Byrnes Irish Pub parallels those establishments we've frequented on the other side of the pond in atmosphere, attention to meals, and an selection of draught Guinness products. We will return.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023

Nice typical Irish pub in downtown Bath. What you should expect in an Irish pub - a good pint of Guinness and Irish-American pub food. Good burgers, fish&chips. When you have seafood overload, it's a good way to break it up.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 31 December 2022 via mobile

Ordered the Shepherd’s pie for $15. It was a small portion that didn’t come with melted cheese like most shepherd’s pies should. I discovered the cheese was an additional $1 upsell. Overpriced and tasted average. The pints are not pints either, just 16ox or smaller...in what appears to be miniature looking pint glasses - overall we were not impressed with our meal. Finally please train your servers not to deliver the check just because we have finished eating. We didn’t ask for the bill and would have probably spent more money on a few more drinks - a below average experienceMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 25 October 2022 via mobile

Had their meatloaf and a Smithwick ale. Both were very good. Nice atmosphere, but then again I love anything Irish. Friendly service.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2022

Charming little pub in a charming downtown locale. Service was really good. Easy parking. Reasonably priced. But the food was just disappointing. First thing my wife and I wanted was a delicious beer. They had a pretty long list on tap. But I'm not a...hoppy IPA guy. They had several IPAs ( some double) and one porter, which was so bitter I had to send it back. We got the Bangers and Mash and Pam's homemade Mac n Cheese. The BnM was ok. It wasn't bad but not memorable. The Mac n Cheese was dry and almost flavorless. If you love your beer bitter maybe give them a try, but don't get the Mac.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022

We had such a fun time about 10 years ago celebrating 1/2 way to St. Patty’s Day so it’s a must when we are in Maine. fantastic brunch and Angie was wonderful.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 July 2022

We stop in here every summer for lunch after our four hour drive. It never disappoints. The staff is always friendly and the food is yummy. We always get the spicy leprechaun balls to start (mainly because it used to make my kids laugh) and...pretzels. After that, there hasn't been a miss on the menu. From shepherd's pie to sandwiches, we've never had a bad meal. Love the interior, it's got a great old bar feel to it. One of our favorite summer spots.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 February 2022

We had a very nice lunch here yesterday, Buffalo wings for my children and a turkey BLT for me. The food was fresh and the service was friendly. I loved looking at the various license plates, signs and other ephemera. It is known as a...favorite spot around town!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 3 December 2021 via mobile

Superb Mac and Cheese. Add the banger, they are delicious. My lunch mate had the chili, huge bowl and delicious. Everything was hot, served fast, with a smile. Rare these days. Will be our new lunch spot here in town for sure.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 23 September 2021

The Pub has a vibrant yet pleasantly quiet vibe, but the Sheppard's pie was severely over spiced. For one of the most expensive items on the menu the shepards pie was not just lack-luster, but tasted like the ground beef was seasoned with a bucket...of dried pizza seasoning herbs.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 23 July 2021

Better than average bar food. Nice waitress. Friendly atmosphere. off the main drag so less noisy.Great selection of sandwiches, soups and salads and of course, beer!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 29 June 2021

This place has character and lots of Irish memorabilia on its walls. The bar counter top was hammered copper. Soft music aired in the background. Soccer and baseball were on TV. A chalkboard beer list covered all the basics. Other chalked signs covered menu items....Signs and symbols of all kinds created plenty of Irish ambiance. I chose a spot at the bar; tables were also available. Service was fast and attentive. A Lone Pine ale was cold and crisp. Tortilla chips and guacamole dip were perfectly delicious. Parking was curbside or in public lots. I liked all that I found here; I disliked nothing.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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I think there may be at least 2 TVs. They are big Red Sox and Bruins fans, so they are probably tuned to NESN or MLB.
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Byrnes Irish Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5