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“Visit it to see Tommy the bunny rabbit - he is in a hutch in the window!”
Review of Paddy Whelan's Pub

Paddy Whelan's Pub
Ranked #166 of 1,004 Restaurants in Riga
Price range: US$6 - US$21
Cuisines: Barbecue, Indian, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Paddy Whelan's - the first Irish pub in the Baltic's! Since 1995 we have been offering more than 50 beloved local and global beers and ciders, including the classic Irish Guinness, our own Užava, Brenguļi, Valmiermuiža and other beers, and many more. We also offer a wide range of foods, and because we never want to limit our taste buds, we have traditional Irish dishes, popular burgers and sandwiches, breakfast and lunch offers, popular Latvian foods for our local fans, and our pride and joy - homemade Indian foods at affordable prices! We are still one of the most popular venues in Rīga for live sports broadcasts, leisurely evenings, and a chance to meet local Latvians, local foreigners and guests of the city who have stopped by for a pint of beer, a glass of whiskey and a tasty meal. We are a member of the Latvian Association of Hotels and Restaurants, and we are delighted to help out in improving the hospitality environment in Rīga and throughout Latvia. No matter from where you come and no matter what you do on a daily basis, Paddy Whelan's will always welcome you. Come on in, have a seat, and enjoy a glass of beer. Maybe two.
Bham
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Visit it to see Tommy the bunny rabbit - he is in a hutch in the window!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Good service and range of beers. Particularly liked the kiss cider too!
Had the beer platter on one night and it arrived promptly.
Doesn't play much Irish music - but had good live music on Saturday evening
Tommy the bunny rabbit is a good edition too - thought it was cruel to begin with - but he seems to love it there - chills out when he feels like it, comes up to the wire when he wants some attention - very cute!

  • Visited April 2014
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5 Thank F B
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fine and dandy!”
Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

I sometimes think people go to these places with unrealistic expectations, just enjoy this place for what it is, which in a nutshell is a friendly boozer, equipped with sky tv and a nice range of food. The bbq represents the best value and was a very pleasant cheap eat in an otherwise expensive street in Vecriga

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3 Thank Gen U
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Barnet
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277 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“Service was slow but the end result was worth it”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

We visited here a few times and the place was always buzzing. We did have to wait a while for our meal but as your on holiday this should not matter. When it arrived it was delicious.

Visited March 2014
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3 Thank Superhoopa
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dublin
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Irish Pub (not)”
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Well as a first timer in Latvia and being an Irish person and a rugby
Weekend, I thought where other than an Irish bar to watch it , Well I was so so wrong .
1) The pub theme was no more Irish than i am going to win gold in the Olympics
2) Reading other comments on trip advisor about the GREAT staff , well I'm sorry they were all off tonight or the good staff only work Summer time because not one out of the 5/6 staff could smile or string a two sentence conversation (we are good at talking in Ireland I'm told )
3) For an Irish bar I think I'd say we should watch our native country on TV in English not FRENCH
4) The Beer is much colder and better priced in every other bar we tried
5) Stay away, go to local bars at all costs, more friendly and better prices/quality of bars elsewhere in the city......
6) Also reading other comments the English seem to claim this as there own bar, I agree this is more English bar than Irish

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1 Thank meathpaddy
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england
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Shame about second visit”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Our first visit was excellent and would receive 5 stars but we decided to go back later in the week and this was disastrous. The food took an eternity to arrive and when it did it was stone cold. It was sent back and came back warm which was ok. when the bill came an amount of 58 euros had been added without any explanation and I queried this which was subsequently deducted but no explanation was offered. Our party always leaves a tip but because of the above we did not.

Visited January 2014
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Thank steve443
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