The Idle Rich Pub | Dallas, Texas
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The Idle Rich Pub
Good based on 15 ratings
Type: Bar

2614 McKinney
Dallas, Texas United States 75204 [ print map ]
214 965 9926 | facebook

Hours: M-TH 3pm-2am///Fri-Sun Noon-2am

Taps: 16 | Bottles: 85

The Idle Rich Pub

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15 reviews for The Idle Rich Pub
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  71%
 Selection  69%
 Food  76%
 Value  64%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  74%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 26, 2013
Visited December 2012.

Interesting set up here with a ton of people squeezing into the little outdoor area by the sidewalk. Luckily the bar and the booths are further into the building and werenít too busy. The kitchen is open late too. I sat at a booth in the back and ordered some weird fried mushrooms and got a beer. The service was friendly but busy with the customers outside. The food was pretty good albeit greasy and strange. The beer selection was good and featured a few Stone and other California-made beers in addition to the regular Texas-made offerings. It gets noisy so be warned in case you arenít into the popular bar scene.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
jackl  (590) Minneapolis, Minnesota | October 12, 2014
A pretty mediocre spot thatís close to much better venues. It has a hyperreal Americanized Irish pub feel to it. Pretty dark with lots of wood. Plenty of space dedicated to food service. It was absolutely rammed when I visited, so it was tough to check out the beer selection and get served. I eventually ordered a Founders Porter then moved on to drinking at the Ginger Man. Overall, meh, this place doesnít offer much to visiting beer geeks.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16  (209) Naperville, Illinois | July 30, 2008
Checked this out on a Tuesday afternoon and it was lively but not at all crowded. Service was prompt, attentive and friendly. Nice atmosphere low light, big bar, lots of seating. Wide selecttion, that does not go very deep but does offer a good variety of countries and basic styles. Nothing rare or cutting edge but Iíll take an Aventinus any day. Food was solid.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Walt  (189) Austin, Texas | February 13, 2008
Cool english style pub...friendly bartender...not the most knowledgable though...very solid selection! Food was very good!!!! Order the Welsh Rarebit!!!!!!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
troyc  (147) Illinois | August 29, 2011
Dark interior with a typical faux Irish Pub feel to it. The beer selection is pretty pedestrian. They donít change out the taps very often at all. The prices were fine, and I had no problem with the food. The service was quite poor on the multiple occasions Iíve been here. A complete waste of time beer-wise with Gingerman right down the street.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
legion242  (117) Richardson, Texas | July 26, 2006
A nice "European" style pub in an otherwise soul-less neighbourhood (beer-wise). Very comfortable inside and the food is great. No surprises in selection, but very well thought out. From the folks who brought you The Old Monk and The Dubliner.
ilovedarkbeer  (87) Arlington, Virginia | June 28, 2008
Went on a Friday night when it was packed. Pretty nice interior with lots of tables and darts in the back. Bartenders are all very friendly. Beer list is actually unimpressive. Had a few interesting taps but they were out of everything that I wanted to try. DId not get a chance to try the food. Very smokey.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 8/20
dukefan  (65) Dallas, Texas | March 23, 2010
Color me clueless, but I would never send a friend who was a beer lover to this place. Like the Dubliner and Old Monk (same owners) these guys carry the most pedestrian, safe, non-offensive beers you can carry. You know the dance - Boddingtons, Stella Artois, Sam Adams, Guinness . . . yawn! I went in and couldnít find an acceptable beer. The food was OK, and the service was only slightly better than self serve. There is ZERO reason to go here with The Gingerman a mere three blocks away.
bhops  (37) Dallas, Texas | June 28, 2007| Updated June 22, 2008
Havenít tried the food but selection is decent by Dallas standards. Decent vibe. Little more upscale than the dubliner, esp. given its location.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11  (33) Dallas, Texas | March 25, 2010
Place has an excellent patio, one of my favorites in Dallas. Very comfortable and right on McKinney. Whoever laid it out knew what they were doing. Service is hit or miss. Sometimes itís fantastic (most of the time), but when itís bad it can be really bad. Selection of beer is pretty safe, safe for the owner of the bar that is. Typical selection of "imports" (Guinness, Stella, Paulaner), but their Belgian seleciton isnít bad either. Some American craft can be found too. Nothing too crazy or "special" but I can usually find something good to drink. Food is probably my favorite part of this place. Above average burgers, mostly pub food but well done nonetheless. Pricing can tend to be on the high side of things, but not unreasonable either. Overall a place worth visiting, but probably not the first place Iíd recommend to an out-of-towner looking for great beer.

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