Sunday, April 24, 2016

Ri Ra Irish Pub - Midtown Atlanta Georgia

You can find Rí Rá Irish Pub at 1080 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 in Midtown. This is located on the back-side of the building in the corner of Crescent and 12th Street so it's a bit difficult to find if you haven't been there before. I believe you can use the same parking deck that also feeds RA Sushi and Mi Cocina on the opposite corner of the building (facing Peachtree) if you can't find free parking.

I met about a dozen friends at Rí Rá after an event - it was late afternoon and the pub was about half full. This is a really gorgeous pub done in the classic Irish style with high ceilings, beautiful woodwork and motifs to transport you to the Irish countryside. Even the exterior is very reminiscent of the traditional pub with wood panels and windows opening to the interior on two walls. Once inside there's an expansive great hall providing access to the large bar, and then side-galleries where you can experience a more intimate setting. It was love at first sight for me.

We basically downed multiple pints - I stuck with local craft while others hit pretty much everything offered. For snacks we ordered a few items that can be shared including  calimari, the pub chips and several different types of chicken wings. I really enjoyed the hot "Volcanic" especially with an extra side for dipping. Yum.

The next time I'll make sure to order entrees but it just wasn't the right time. I love pub food and especially fish and chips so I'll make sure to at least have a bite to compare with the others (mostly lackluster fried tilapia instead of the appropriate cod or haddock) I've found in Atlanta.

Service was excellent with many small tables and groups of people and much scurrying to take care of all the different selections. Overall an awesome experience.

-- John

(also posted to Yelp)
Ri Ra Irish Pub - Atlanta Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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