Great place for music and drinks!
Lots of drink and food options. Loved their live music event on Halloween weekend.
Great service and good food. Can't do better than that
I love this place!! Great atmosphere, good service and employees! Always so friendly. Like one big family!! They did a great Halloween Party last night !!
Good scary and lots of laughs. THE dj was good music loud. Inside is SCARY IS ALL I CAN SAY. 3D
Excellent haunt .... well done actors
Great conversation with the bartender. Food is good and it's way cleaner than it used to be
Excellent food/service, local Irish fare nice family atmosphere, including live music!
Best Irish food I have ever had!!!! I have searched various towns for such good food and I am amazed by the mouth watering deliciousness of what I just experienced!!!! If you haven't been here you need to go, like 10 minutes ago!!!!!! More...
Great music nice people
Stop for dinner while on a business trip. Atmosphere was incredible staff were so attentive and friendly. The potato boxty with corned beef and sauerkraut absolutely amazing. An unexpected delight. I wish I lived closer just so I can go again. More...
Would absolutely recommend trying out this place. Exceptional ambience, yummy food, awesome service. 5 stars.
Great place very, very scary
This spot never fails to impress. They serve fantastic food for fair prices, there is no waiting time even when the spot is full.
Great staff, good interior overlooking river in Aurora with excellent Irish food, especially liked cream of potato soup and Reuben
Great neighborhood bar with live music on the weekends. Food is satisfying as well. Definitely give it a try!
Fun atmosphere good food lots of beer choices
Nice place to hang out
Good food good service. Great comfort food
great fish n chips
Good food great service
Great crowd! Excellent band! Cadillac Groove!
Enjoyed the patio at dinner.
On the menu they had two dishes named after the musical at Paramount Theatre. I understand that the restaurant regularly names dishes after the musical or play at the Paramount. I chose the chicken sandwich on romaine lettuce instead of bread. I also ordered a side of fruit. Both were delicious. More...
Good food. Great service. Great music from Rock Nation .
The corned beef tacos were amazing!
Great music and great service!!! Kudos!!!
The restaurant is very, nice and clean. Waitress very nice, polite and curteous. The manager was awesome, polite and curteous. The food wad delicious and great drinks. Definitely a five star... More...
Good food, good atmosphere, GREAT french fries.
Kaitlin was amazing! -From a customer with commitment issues.
It was a very good food and very relaxing very nice place to go the Guinness and corned beef was very good very good staff there a very good service would go back
Had a couple appetizers: fried pickles and fried cheese curds. Both were very good.Nice seating outside.Would go back to try an entree sometime.
Great food and friendly staff and good music good prices too!!!
Awesome place great service. Food was very good. Live music was Good too.
I had the corned beef Reuben with fries. Very good. Staff is very friendly. So are patrons. Live Music started at 8 pm.Too loud to talk inside after that.
We have been to this location many times. The food is great, the staff is great and they do their best to make your dining experience one to remember. The entertainment ads to the experience. You always have a great time at this establishment. More...
Nice beer selection and music
Tasty food. Great beer. Noice.
Great music, room to Dance and Good food too
Great food and drinks. Loved the white sangria! Very refreshing and delicious. Corned beef tacos! Scrump! Enjoyed the beautiful summer night on their patio. Live entertainment, too.
I'll go back to the restaurant to enjoy myself
The customer service is constantly prompt, excellent mood, nice employees. I will return again when I arrive nearby.
Great food, decent service. Absolutely love the donuts. This place slaps.
Great food choice brit beer, excellent atmosphere
Had a excellent experience in this spot with my wife. The food comes quick and the service is just great. Prices are fair.
Great local Aurora place to grab some good food and good drinks. Karaoke Tuesdays, Trivia Thursdays and live music Friday and Saturday!
YUMMY!!! I thought this place was great (although I was not able to drink their Beer)! The corned beef tacos were really good, and the corned beef boxty was different, but delicious!!! The service was great, the restaurant was clean, and the atmosphere was nice. I would definitely go there again!! More...
great pub with good food and staff , live bands and a nice town. had a great night!
I love this loca bar in Aurora! They offer TONS of fun drinks and options. Great place to take family or friends who are visiting. OH, and their food is great! Do check out their super cute patio and enjoy a cold delicious Guinness outside. More...
Nice mellow atmosphere, good Irish food, decent prices. I will go again.
Loved the attitude of this place
Fun Live musicBand does sound check too long
Great atmosphere throughout the pub with serval rooms each with their in theme. Dedicated stage for the numerous bands that play here. Pub food but very well done.
Great local place with live music
Good appetizers and a large beer list. Great patio and live music. Attentive, honest staff. Left my cell phone here during a busy festival weekend and got it back. Definitely going back.
A very nice place to eat and play in Aurora. We go there every week to sing and play in a folk music sing around. The Fox Valley Folk Music Society meets there every Wednesday at 7:30.The food, drinks and service are always wonderful. More...
Nice place. Fair price.
Food was good and wait staff very attentive
Cool little Irish pub. Its usually pretty crowded with the North Central college crowd. Good Irish pub food though.
Great place.The food and service were excellent. Nice atmosphere!
Thursday is trivia, and you can win free gift cards.
Partook in a great meal catered at this place, along with very reasonable priced drinks.
Atmosphere was fantastic. Was there during week for lunch. Loved it!
Cool place if you want a drink, not many food choices however!
Try the Mac N Cheese bites.
Must visit on St Pats day
Server was really nice! Drinks were great!
Great food, great drinks, great entertainment. Highly recommend to people of all ages.
Awesome place for any number of events. Business dinners, birthday parties, and plenty of space for everyone! Great food, great staff. 10 out of 10
We went here as a group of 4 for Sunday brunch and some drinks to unwind. I have nothing but praise to speak of.Food was delicious and prepared exactly as described. Service was good. And the drinks were exactly what we needed.We will be coming back, and probably more often than we should. More...
Live music and a cozy atmosphere - this place is a lot of fun. The beer list is pretty extensive and drinks are reasonably priced. The food is pretty blah. We ordered nachos and they tasted okay but were stacked on a really narrow plate so it was super difficult to eat. Didn't make any sense. But, for a cold beer and some good music, definitely recommend this place. More...
Awesome atmosphere, great live music nights great whiskey selection. Super fun neighborhood spot!
great place live music and huge patio
Great atmosphere and a nice venue for music.
Really like this place, good food & good music.
Great food. Great service.
Really good food and great service
Great food. When busy can be a bit slow.
This was the best dining experience. The food was so good and authentic Irish pub food. Waitress was so fun and friendly and listed to live music. Really had a good time. I highly recommend this Irish pub! More...
Oh my God... delicious food, great service and reasonable prices... the perfect trifecta!!!
Fun service was good
Good food. But it is a very noisy atmosphere.
Great place to eat and see live bands
First time here at the pub. Great service and an excellent atmosphere. Special thanks to my waitress Michelle.
Good music and atmosphere!
They have the best Reuben sandwiches I have ever had!
Awesome food/drink and Band
"Your Mom"the band was fantastic! A good mixture of 1990's favorites with of couple of 80's songs. I hope to see them as a regular fixture.
Great food and atmosphere
Must enjoy this spot when in Aurora!
Had fun seeing Run Forest Run 80's band .
Unique Irish restaurant with a great selection of beer and whisky. Good food and service.
Great music, but the crowd is oldish
Super casual Irish Pub easy to grab a drink and food after work or on the weekend. We especially liked that they had and continue to have live music. The night we were there a band called Whiskey Kitten was playing and they were absolutely fantastic. I definitely will come again to hear this band. They played all the great and awesome songs from the 70s 80s 90s all through today. The drinks were well priced and the appetizers were good. More...
Awesome place. Great live music!!!
Awesome place! Went here for my anniversary. Great food and atmosphere!
Great food and fun atmosphere!
Great environment and delicious food. A staple of Aurora!
Great beer selection
Lizzy Garcia :D
Great food and service! The employee that attended us was amazing! She would come around and see if we needed anything, and when done drinking my coke she would give me a refill without asking! Also, the band playing tonight was amazing, totally coming again with family! Loved the smiling faces and great vibe I got when coming More...
Everything there is pretty good. Not fabulous, just pretty good. Not bad, just pretty good. The live bands are great, great location right off the river and right in downtown. Daily specials are pretty good too. More...
Friendly fun place! Food was great!
I have the Reuben sandwich and fries. Both were really good.
My daughter worked there while going to college, and loved it.
Great food and Irish spirit!
Ballydoyle is THE place to go after a show at the Paramount or whenever you're craving the best Reuben sandwich ever! Service is great, food is fantastic, and the Irish Pub atmosphere always makes me smile. Love this place!
Big bar. Good service
It’s better than other locations down here, their food isn’t too bad either. We have been here a few times but I am not a fan of a live band in a small bar, so as long as one isn’t playing I am ok with this place. Our friends were obsessed with this place when they first moved to Downers grove but no matter how many times they dragged us here I couldn’t fall for it. There was always something off. One day is was the service, one day it was the food, one day it was the band and one day it was drinks. I am not looking for pure consistency but I would have been happier if there was at least one constant thing that stayed good. Not a bad place for any of the above and it was never terrible enough to send me running so over all, not a bad place to chill with friends. Just might want to avoid band nights if you wanna hear yourself think. More...
Probably the best pub in the Western Suburbs
Great ambiance and good place to go on a weekday
Good live music, but not much of a dance floor or room to move inside. Dinner outside was quite nice though.
Brit N Boots
Good food and very patient wait staff for our huge group.
Patrick W Duckhorn
Great restaurant allowed st Valencia to hold event
Incredibly friendly place to meet up with friends and family. Great food and drinks
Fun place with great entertainment!
Excellent food and good service
I love this place! The food is great, the staff is almost always super nice, and if you go during a non busy day/time theres few other people there. And their sweet potato tots are delicious! More...
time. For dinner before seeing Elvis. Great food, beer and service.
Great food great atmosphere and the only problem I have to charge somebody cover charge if they're only having dinner
Great food and staff and the band. The HoneyBadgers are wonderful.
Only been here twice, bit both times were awesome. Great tasting food and really good bar prices. Not a huge place, but it never felt over crowded.
One of my favorite pubs. Good bands. Try the Irish chips.
Wonderful Irish food. Great atmosphere!
Good vegan veggie burger and great beer selection.
Great Irish pub with good drinks and Irish food.
Sat in the "secret" alley bar space, had a nice time. Hope that old door is fixed!!
I had just moved into the area and was recommended this place went here with my boyfriend and we enjoyed the music and the food was great so we will definitely be coming back
Good food with good service. Great atmosphere.
Excellent Guinness pour!
Yummy Irish dishes. Close to Paramount for plays.
Unique atmosphere, great food and service! Would definately recommend a visit!
Great time with friends
Mary Joe Herner
Great place for food and some good music
Pretty good service, but I was a little disappointed in the cover charge at 8pm. Don't go on Saturdays.
Always good food and service hats off to management and excellent employees
Delicious food, great service and a wonderful array of music to listen to in the evening. They have a wide selection of beer and wine and offer a pub atmosphere, complete with wide screen televisions for those desperate to watch the current sports rivalry.Ballydoyle is a perfect place to go to before or after attending a production at Paramount. If going before a production, their staff will flag the table and make sure you are taken care of promptly so you can dine without being rushed and finish without concern of being on time for the performance. They are conveniently located almost across from the casino and about a block from the Paramount. The walk from Ballydoyle to the Paramount, should one choose, can be at least halfway under the cover of a canopy or somewhat heated outdoor enclosure. In this way, even in the freezing winter or rainy season, it is an easier walk than from the parking lot to the Paramount. More...
Irish pub, decent drinks and tasty food. Prices are a little high for the amount of food you get. Karaoke on Tuesdays.
Good food, drinks and live music
Go there on Sun. quite a bit. Good service.
Great atmosphere. Live bands, great food and drinks.
Awesome bread pudding!
Nice irish pub. Try good selection of draft beer.
Good beer and music, as you'd expect
Open mic on Wednesday is great
Great spot for music, food, and drinks. Open mic every Wednesday with an awesome group of musicians. Definitely stop by on a Wednesday evening for a good time!
Great food wonderfu service!
Very pleasant , GREAT SERVICE AND FOOD
Great food and service!
Good food and drinks
Love Ballydoyles! Great bar and music venue!
Very friendly service, and excellent parmesan crusted chicken with garlic mashed potatoes, and yummy green beans. You have to try the warm cinnamon sugar donuts.
Love the Irish flair, great food and drinks! They get us in and out if you mention that you have tickets for The Paramount.
Not a bad place to have lunch with coworkers. We were there on a Thursday with maybe three other tables with people. Service is very good and friendly. Tip, get a bag of donuts after your meal. They are yum-o! More...
Great place. Traditional Irish fare. Good service and a nice atmosphere!
Great food and service
Vibrant Irish pub with traditional décor and a menu representative of the theme.
The bartender, maybe in his 40s, light hair, accent..was really cool. Nice, cozy atmosphere, good menu, and looks like they have a great drink and beer selection. Not overfilled with a million hoppy beers and IPAs like too many bars nowadays. More...
This is our favorite local Irish pub type restaurant, and we've gone here since before they had the waitresses wear short kilts (an unnecessary effort to copy the Tilted Kilt chain?) . The food is good, and we like the cozy atmosphere and unique decor. Get the Irish Chips appetizer with blue cheese sauce--it's a must! More...
Always a great atmosphere, friendly staff and bartender and a nice menu with lots if great options!
Şef Mehmet Ak
Run forest run! Great night
Hopping place. Good food. Nice place to grab a bite before or after the Paramount.
Get venue for good food and great music, except when drunk people crash into your table, spill your adult beverages, and don't bother to apologize. Other than that, we'll be coming back again! More...
Live music good food
A place for a large stage good venue friendly atmosphere good music
Trivia nights are fun!!! Food is ok drinks are great
Pretty good Irish pub. Guinness good and not overpriced. Nice that they have enertainment.
Saw Jameson Shakes perform in the bar area for a special event supporting a family in need. The room is tight and with the good people running sound, they sounded fantastic. Have seen a few shows there and they have live music dialed in. More...
Always fun, great music or trivia, etc.
Fast service, and good food. Didn't get to partake in the Guinness.
Amazing food great atmosphere!
1st class establishment ! Great selection of draft beers and absolutely delicious food !
Very good food. Okay prices for the service.
Great service. .. good food, and really good live music! !
Decent bar food.
Great place, great drinks
Good food, good beer that rotates often to keep interesting seasonal flavors on the menu, and the servers are consistently attentive.
Had the homemade chips with blue cheese!
Not Vegan friendly. Food and drinks were great, but veggie burger without mayo also needs to have no bun cause it was egg-y. Green beans without butter came drenched in butter. Those were the most vegan friendly options without a ton of alterations. Otherwise, it was excellent food. Hope they can have a more accommodating option off the menu soon. (Note: I am vegan because I cannot digest egg or dairy, not because I am trying to make a statement. I like to eat with other people, so I go out to restaurants. I am very open to eating what a restaurant has for vegans, unless they say it is vegan and it us not) More...
Great Irish food and drinks
Great Guinness and great service, food was damn good too!!!
Great service and good food. Fun atmosphere!
Great menu, reasonable cost and frequent live music. We love going here!
Beer was cold and my burger was great.
It's a good place for small groups.
Fried pickles and cold Guinness, that's all that needs to be said
Friendly, attentive wait staff. Fair prices and clean tables. Great live entertainment with the monthly schedule conveniently located by the restrooms
Great food, great atmosphere, great service.
Great music as usual
Friendly Irish pub atmosphere. Our group started out with a salad .I chose the balsamic vinaigrette dressing which was very tasty. There were 3 choices of main entrees . I thought the fish and chips was very tasty and the tortellini pasta which had a very tasty sauce. I was not fond of the Shepherd's pie as I have had much better.We were serve donuts for dessert. I would definitely go back again to try other dishes. It is not far from the Paramount Theatre that we attended after we ate lunch. Also, there is a scenic walkway along the river that you can enjoy before or after your dining experience. More...
A bit pricey, but overall it's the best bar in Aurora
Love love love this place. The ambiance and food is wonderful
I love this place, authentic Irish food, brew, and atmosphere.
Decent beer selection, could be better.
The fried cheese curds couldn't have been any better. Everything was delicious. Very nice owner and staff. Will definitely be back.
Fun environment and delicious food. Was in town visiting and ran across it while searching for live music. Reasonable prices, friendly staff.
Fun place! The Live Music was outstanding
Great beer selection and appetizers
Great Irish pub, good food
Very good food! Hard to find decent Irish food around here the Reuben sandwich there is very good! The wait can be kind of brutal though and it can be pricey those are my only negative sides to this place.
Good food and Guinness, what more can you want?
Good Irish pub food and they have live music! I will be back.
Two words for you.... CORNED BEEF. I mean... I would tape this sandwich to my face if I could! Old school dark Irish setting. Live bands quite often and very nice Irish food. Did I mention the corned beef? More...
Best place in town for lunch.
Great Irish pub downtown Downers. The Rueben was delicious and Guinness was cold. My server was Dana, she's knowledgeable and funny
Had the corned beef boxty and an Irish mule. Good service, fun live band, and excellent food and drink.
What a great place!Driving through Downers Grove. We were looking for a place to grab a bite to eat. Here's the catch! We needed a dog friendly restaurant. Having two well behaved dogs, who also like to enjoy outdoor seating.We came across Ballydoyle and it is a gem!Stephan was our server and made our experience so very enjoyable! Thanks Stephan!! The staff was very accommodating with our furry family along with the human side as well!The food is outstanding! Great beer list!A beautiful outdoor beer garden with plenty of room!Super place! Cheers! More...
Great local eatery and drink with live music
Potato soup was amazing; I would go out of my way just for that. We split the soup and a chicken boxty for lunch (they even plated it separately without being asked). It was perfect for a drizzling day. Magners on tap is always appreciated, of course. More...
This is a great little local spot. The service has been amazing each time I've been in, the boxtys are super good, and the drink selection is awesome - especially for a whiskey lover, but the beer selection is nice too. I love the patio area on cooler nights, but the inside is decorated perfectly with cool touches, like old trunks turned on their sides for table supports. I've taken all of my visiting friends and family here and they've all loved it! More...
Good service and tasty food made my visit well above average.
Lovely place to visit good drinks and excellent food
I have come here several times over several years. The food is great. Great staff. And I like the liver performances.
Kinda expensive to eat
my favorite! literally everything is great!
Spinach artichoke dip is AMAZING!
Tracy D. Johnson
Great music and service.
I've been going to this location for years just for the deals they have and it's a nice atmosphere they have entertainment events sometimes you can participate very good place to go
While my food was fine, my friends' food was okay but the breading on their cod was not done, while the outside was nicely brown the inside was doughy.
Great food, old Irish pub atmosphere, parking not so good, but is close to Paramount Theater. Great place to get something to eat before the show within walking distance in nice weather.
I'm really conflicted on this place. Even the 4 star rating causes some cognitive dissonance. On the one hand, all the food I've had here is good. The wings are great, in particular. The draft list is pretty big, so it's pretty easy to find something you'll like. The venue is nice for seeing local bands, which I've done numerous times. Why not 5 stars? Price. The cheapest item on the menu is their soup, which is good, but is like 6-8 bucks and it only goes up from there. The portions are decent and we've overall been quite satisfied with quality. The worst aspect of the pricing (and not even worthy of 4 stars, if I'm honest) is the beer. You know those places where a particular beer is 8 bucks and it's a 13oz pour? Yeah, this is that place. The price and size are listed on the menu, so it's not underhanded, it's just expensive. More...
Very cool atmosphere in this large pub downtown.
Great Irish bar!
A little pricey, but good food.
Great atmosphere, almost too many options behind the bar. Great spot.
Good food and a large selection of beers and whiskeys. Live music most Friday and Saturday nights.
Great Irishman hamburguer!
Great music and drinks.
I highly recommend trying the whiskey bar. Good scotch selection. I had a burger and it was amazing. Cooked exactly as ordered. The bartender was attentive even though it was busy. More...
Excellent food , service , and music !!
First time here but I had a blast!
Nice eating place. Phenomenal services, good food, respectful and helpful servers.
Nice section of food and drinks. I love this place, their services and food keeps me coming back.
This place is always great, get the Irish chips
Great live music
Has always been fun place with live music and when I have eaten here, the food has been good too. They keep it clean, have easy parking in parking garage directly behind them, and they have nice waitresses.Good place to hang out for few drinks and listen to live music, and when they close for the night, can walk next door to the casino. Would definitely recommend for somewhere to go in Aurora area. More...
Always love their Sheppard's Pie and Corned Beef sandwich. I love the atmosphere inside too.
Good few, fun place.
Went for paint night with the girls! Did pretty good...but mostly it was a fun evening and Steve was quite entertaining! Thank you Steve! Thank you ladies and Ballydoyle in Aurora! More...
Love their live music too. Good food and great staff
Ether than average food but nothing too crazy upscale. Ballydoyle is a nice change from overdone typical American fare. They are always very friendly and the restaurant is huge with plenty of room if you’ve got kids.
This place has good bar food. The service is efficient. The place is clean and the food is good.
Great atmosphere! My favorite place to hang out. If you go, you have to order the corn beef bites. You'll never taste anything else like it. Other than that the food is average. More...
Awesome wings! Chips and fries with cheese.
My favorite place in Aurora. Love that you can split a burger with a friend and they bring it out to you on separate plates all ready to go. Their Guiness is always poured to perfection! The wait staff is friendly. More...
Great bar with great entertainment and delicious food!
James D. Buzzard
Loved the atmosphere! Food was good and the drink selection was even better. Loved the live music entertainment. Very skilled individuals. The service was a bit slow and it wasn't even that busy. That would be something they could work on however, I'd still love to go back!! More...
Good food , had a band that night, took a while to get my food after everyone else at my table, but the food was good would go back again.
This place has become an Aurora staple. Just eat here. Drink here. The live music us great, trivia night is always a blast, and even the afternoons are filled with good food and great people.
Always very good food!
Love this place
Nice Irish pub, very authentic. Good food, good beer and whisky selections, and live music on weekends.
My beef stroganoff was delicious, recommended !
This place rocks! Live music Fri, Sat, Open Mic Wed, and the server Chris is awesome! Makes it a wicked time there. Go to him and only worry about having too much fun ;)!
Great food, fun atomsphere, I had a pineapple upside down drink it was great. Food was delicious and lots of it
Great live band, amazing food, unique drinks, and fun ambiance
Great place downtown to get a dinner and a drink.
Grabbed a quick lunch and was surprised with the quality of the food. Will definitely visit again and explore Aurora more to find gems like Ballydoyle..
Went here for my 21st, good time!
The decor makes it clear that this is first and foremost an Irish establishment, without overdoing it either. The food was great (hint: their Ruebens are the best in a very wide area). Their burgers are delicious as well. The shepherds pie was superb. The service was attentive to our needs and questions. More...
The fish and chips were delicious despite being overcooked. Service was good and THIS END UP WAS TERRIFIC.
Great vibes. Great service most of the time. Best fries I’ve ever had.
Great love music and food
Shepherds pie and potato soup! Amazing. Great service. The live music is really good.
Great ruebens! "drunkin fries" werent as savory as described. Confortable authentic Irish decor.
Always a good bar to have drinks at no matter what time of day or night and has great areas to host partys.
Large Irish pub. Good selection
Always a fun time with friends. Food pretty good.
Good food, was busy so things took time.
Great service! Great beer selection! Great cover bands!
Blue cheese chips are amazing. Great pub for a pint.
Great Irish cuisine and spirits. Large multi-level establishment with a stage for a band. Popular with the locals.
Good food. Slow service.
Great food and atmosphere.