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Ri Ra The Irish Pub Charlotte NC

££ - £££Irish, ,
208 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2137
+1 704-333-5554
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
208 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2137
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was recently back in Charlotte for a quick business trip but made sure to stop by the Ri Ra for a draught. The Pub has a lot of character and is a nice spot to sit down and enjoy a beer.

Thank Kirkby84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We grabbed a pre-theatre meal here and enjoyed it very much. Nice pub atmosphere, good service and yummy pub food. We made a reservation in advance and were seated immediately. We had the fish & chips and the shepherds pie (authentically made with lamb!) and...More

Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a group of travel industry friends and it had been some years since we were altogether in the one spot, so an Irish pub/restaurant was a perfect choice! There was an event going on in town and many of the restaurants were busy....More

Thank TravelManagerLoveIt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waiting five minutes for someone to see us. Serval staff members looked at us but didn’t help us. We had to ask someone to help. When we asked they rolled their eyes. We always come to RiRa when we come to Charlotte not anymore. My...More

Thank Melinda T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a reservation all set, we picked out the room the night before and then we were told upon arrival that the room was booked, that was the only negative thing. They accommodated us to a different table (party of 9). Good beer selection...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to grab a quick bite to eat. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The food was very good.

Thank missionsmedic
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We went to Ri Ra's because we did the Carolina History and Haunts tour, they gave us a coupon so we tried the place out. Their beer selection is great, they do a great job dividing the beers into sections to make it easier for...More

Thank stephanie C
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Part of our Feast Food Tour. thoroughly enjoyed the whiskey room upstairs. Loved learning about the history of RiRa and its mission to provide authentic Irish Pub experience in a place you'd least expect. Fantastic beer selections.

Thank coolgal500
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I made a reservation online for the wrong day (a week later) and they were slammed. The hostess asked us a couple questions and realized we weren't from around there. She worked really hard to accommodate us and was able to get us a table....More

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This was going to be just a quick stop on our personal walking tour of Charlotte. It was pretty full - it was about 1:00 p.m. and was right after the Women's March. We sat at the bar which ended up being a pretty good...More

Thank Michael M
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Mary S
22 September 2017|
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Response from 633yvettew | Reviewed this property |
If I were you, I would call them directly to make sure they can handle a party of 12 with separate checks. They do have a second floor, but I don't know how many people the second floor seats. I hope this is helpful.
Bruce W
11 August 2015|
Response from attaboy73 | Reviewed this property |
Have to park on the street or in a parking garage.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2137
    (Fifth and Tryon)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
  • Neighbourhood: First Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 704-333-5554
  • E-mail
Rí Rá opened its doors for the first time on March 14th, 1997. The pub survived a major fire in 2009 and will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017. Meticulously restored in Ireland and shipped to the US, Rí Rá embodies everything that you would expect from a genuine Irish pub. The pub has been carefully restored from old Irish pubs and related salvaged artefacts including an original shop bar, a 19th century Victorian bar. The pub and fire restoration required a tremendous effort from a select group of master carpenters, glazers and painters. We are proud to showcase a unique and genuine Irish pub in Uptown Charlotte.
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