J. Ryanís Pub | Syracuse, New York
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J. Ryanís Pub
Good based on 15 ratings
Type: Restaurant

253 East Water Street
Syracuse, New York United States 13202 [ print map ]
315 399 5533


Hours: 11:30 AM- 2:00 AM Daily

Mayor: rejtable (1) | Taps: 66 | Bottles: N/A

J. Ryanís Pub

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Stone / Ecliptic / Wicked Weed Points Unknown IPA 96, Singlecut Bon Bon 2x TNT 96, Mikkeller Single Hop Citra IPA 96
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15 reviews for J. Ryanís Pub
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  73%
 Selection  82%
 Food  67%
 Value  74%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

Sammy  (611) Toronto, Ontario | October 18, 2007
This place has been around for more than two years and time to go out of the way to see it. I immediately liked: its downtown convenient location, you can do a walking tour to all the key places and drink as much craft beer as you want. It was very nice inside and outside. There were at least 48 taps, likely more, and they were organized, i.e. the Belgiums and Germans were together. And I was immediately greeted and made at ease by Kelly Coles. Oh and the name. Oh and people from the food and beverage industry were hanging out there. And its very comfortable inside. They set a couple taps while I was there. Recommended.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere  (470) Ottawa, Ontario | February 14, 2010
A good replacement to Kelly Coleís and McGregorís. Same amount of taps, good quality, out of state and imports avaialble, and very good service...one thing though...the food was not that great....oh well. As with MacGregorís, they have take out beers availabole for sale at decent prices. A definite stop.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | August 7, 2014
When I visited: Early August 2014. What I had: Jackís Abby Leisure Time Lager, Founderís Nitro Oatmeal Stout, Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Unapologetic IPA, and Victory Prima Pils on tap, Chicken Quesadillas for myself, Chicken Fingers, Fries and several glasses of white wine for the Mrs. What I liked: Very impressive draft list, well laid out beer menu, reasonable prices, bar area is nice if you can find a seat, I enjoyed all of my beers. What I disliked: Food is mediocre, rough and unwelcoming crowd gave us the "not from íround here" stares, service was slow at first but improved as the night went on, not much ambience to this place. Would I go back? For drinks, yes. The tap lineup is awesome, my girl liked her vino, and once you get used to the divey atmosphere, itís not so bad. But I wouldnít eat here again. Overall Rating: 76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu  (216) Victoria, British Columbia | February 6, 2006
Iíve been to the previous MacGregorís and found this place to be little different. Noise and ambience is more suited to family and serious reviewers as MacGregorís seemed to be more of a "party" crowd. They still have a ton of taps and represent the local breweries well. I ordered the Turkey Melt for $8.99 which was a tad cold and bland (was there a sauce on this?). Our waitress was working only her second night so we had to be patient. Our beer order was submitted wrong; food was served to a neighbouring table before us even though we arrived 10 minutes earlier and placed our order further in advance.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable  (203) Ontario | April 16, 2012
Had a great time here. Good mix of people, young, older, beautiful, not so beautiful. Great tap list, service was eager, although when she brought the wrong pint to one of my friends, and he called her on it, she first tried to pass it off as "thatís the way the one you ordered tastes." Umm, he ordered a chocolate porter, and you brought some kind of amber ale. Quite a gap to cover there. Anyway, despite that we all had a great time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186  (186) North Tonawanda, New York | November 17, 2013
Visited: 4-14-12 A: The place has a very laid back feel to it, you can see that it kind fo tries to have an irish motive on the exterior but there is very little decor on the inside. Q: They have probably one of the best tap lists that I have seen in New York State. They had some beers on tap that I have never seen and most of them were solid quality. S: Service was decent, bartenders were willing to provide samples and waitresses were a little lax but nice. S: Solid Selection...69 taps of all different varieites and spread across the country. They were getting Founders on tap for a while now even though there is no Founders distribution in the area. F: Food was solid...at our table we ordered Chili, Reuben Sandwich, and Cajun Chicken Quesadillas and everyone really had no complaints at all. V: Beers were all reseasonably prices, food was reasonably priced. Overall, I would say that this is the premier bar stop while in Syracuse. Enough Said.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops  (170) Epping, New Hampshire | July 29, 2013
Stopped here on two days in a row. 19 and 20 July 2013. The reason I went backĖto-back days is simple, the draft list! 69 Craft taps that change on a weekly basis. (it even changed the second night we stopped in) The bartenders are knowledgeable on most aspects of beer and we had one very good bartender on 20 July that made suggestions and knew exactly what she was talking about. The food is standard pub grub. I had hot wings (with sweet potatoes fries) one night and a Caesar Chicken wrap the other night. No problems there, just standard. Honestly, J. Ryanís is the best place to grab a pint in downtown Syracuse. It has all the other watering holes in that area beat hands down.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ron  (114) Rochester, New York | February 23, 2014
We stopped there in late January with the Finger Lakes Beer Trail winter Passport. Very nice sports bar with a great beer selection. They had a few different sampler flights listed. Did not like that they were set in stone and not able to pick my own beers for my flight.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
AleWife725  (66) Albany, New York | July 5, 2012
November 2011. A worthwhile stop. Lots of brews on tap, though my Breckenridge Vanilla Porter was served slightly warm and under carbonated. The other guests in my party did not have the same issue. Daily beer specials and on good microbrew, not macro junk. Iíll stop back again next time Iím out that way.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert  (61) Syracuse, New York | February 10, 2010
Formerly MacGregorís and then Kelly Coleís Improper, this reincarnation of an Irish-themed watering hole is a welcoming -- if somewhat loud and sometimes crowded -- beer destination. Itís away from the major drinking thoroughfares of downtown, but not that far from Han(g)over Square. The taps -- 66 of them -- are plentiful and with a ton of variety. There was a large chalkboard with some of their temporary offerings, and they were pretty fast getting me my drinks, even on a busy evening. The food was pretty good and the prices were about middle of the road. This place has gone out of business a couple times for failing to pay their taxes, so Iím hoping that this isnít just a quick cash-in and ends up being a Syracuse beer staple for years to come.

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