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Ballydoyle

Downers Grove, Illinois

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Ballydoyle

Downers Grove, Illinois

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27 October 2019

Great place for music and drinks!

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Jacklyn Rosado

27 October 2019

Lots of drink and food options. Loved their live music event on Halloween weekend.

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Kevin Callihan

27 October 2019

Great service and good food. Can't do better than that

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Alicia Grossi

27 October 2019

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 !!

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Hector Durruthy

23 October 2019

Good scary and lots of laughs. THE dj was good music loud. Inside is SCARY IS ALL I CAN SAY. 3D

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Lee White

22 October 2019

Excellent haunt .... well done actors

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Michael Nelson

22 October 2019

Great conversation with the bartender. Food is good and it's way cleaner than it used to be

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Allen Denormandie

21 October 2019

Excellent food/service, local Irish fare nice family atmosphere, including live music!

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Kelly Tomasek

14 October 2019

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...

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Paul Flick

14 October 2019

Great music nice people

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Shelley Chasteen

14 October 2019

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...

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Keanu Harvey

14 October 2019

Would absolutely recommend trying out this place. Exceptional ambience, yummy food, awesome service. 5 stars.

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Marvin Maldonado

14 October 2019

Great place very, very scary

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Anson Shaffer

7 October 2019

This spot never fails to impress. They serve fantastic food for fair prices, there is no waiting time even when the spot is full.

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Steven Lebrecht

7 October 2019

Cool joint.

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Tom Hartenburg

7 October 2019

Great staff, good interior overlooking river in Aurora with excellent Irish food, especially liked cream of potato soup and Reuben

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Patrick Alfieri

30 September 2019

Great neighborhood bar with live music on the weekends. Food is satisfying as well. Definitely give it a try!

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Edward Miller

30 September 2019

Fun atmosphere good food lots of beer choices

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Justin Osborne

28 September 2019

Nice place to hang out

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David Stowell

27 September 2019

Good food good service. Great comfort food

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kevin krafthefer

23 September 2019

great fish n chips

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Lisa Smith

14 September 2019

Good food great service

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Bev Rachal

14 September 2019

Great crowd! Excellent band! Cadillac Groove!

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Mike Swiontek

14 September 2019

Enjoyed the patio at dinner.

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Melissa Spitzer

7 September 2019

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...

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John Zeman

7 September 2019

Good food. Great service. Great music from Rock Nation .

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Kara Marquez

7 September 2019

The corned beef tacos were amazing!

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Leslie P.

31 August 2019

Great music and great service!!! Kudos!!!

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angelica arroyo

31 August 2019

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...

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Matthew Erickson

27 August 2019

Good food, good atmosphere, GREAT french fries.

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Landrew Hallstrom

26 August 2019

Kaitlin was amazing! -From a customer with commitment issues.

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Bill Nelson

22 August 2019

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

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S Janes

22 August 2019

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.

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Cathy Berry

22 August 2019

Great food and friendly staff and good music good prices too!!!

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Richard Schuler

15 August 2019

Awesome place great service. Food was very good. Live music was Good too.

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John Carron

15 August 2019

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.

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15 August 2019

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...

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Google Glass

15 August 2019

Nice beer selection and music

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Patrick Crawford

8 August 2019

Tasty food. Great beer. Noice.

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Catherine Lisoleil

8 August 2019

Great music, room to Dance and Good food too

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Charlene Kubik

8 August 2019

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.

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Ernest Lewis

8 August 2019

I'll go back to the restaurant to enjoy myself

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Garreck Laurencho

8 August 2019

The customer service is constantly prompt, excellent mood, nice employees. I will return again when I arrive nearby.

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erin slattery

8 August 2019

Great food, decent service. Absolutely love the donuts. This place slaps.

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Richard Perez

8 August 2019

Great food choice brit beer, excellent atmosphere

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Garrett Livingston

8 August 2019

Had a excellent experience in this spot with my wife. The food comes quick and the service is just great. Prices are fair.

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Brendt Jimenez

26 July 2019

Great local Aurora place to grab some good food and good drinks. Karaoke Tuesdays, Trivia Thursdays and live music Friday and Saturday!

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Muddy Mike

23 July 2019

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...

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martin kerrigan

23 July 2019

great pub with good food and staff , live bands and a nice town. had a great night!

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Brenda Pascoe

16 July 2019

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...

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Tom Kalligher

16 July 2019

Nice mellow atmosphere, good Irish food, decent prices. I will go again.

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Eric M.

16 July 2019

Loved the attitude of this place

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Jennifer Dodd

16 July 2019

Fun Live musicBand does sound check too long

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Rick Jagodzinski

9 July 2019

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.

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RODNEY RAMOS

9 July 2019

Great local place with live music

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Laura Nevling

9 July 2019

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.

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John Sargent

2 July 2019

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...

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Ed Hughes

2 July 2019

Nice place. Fair price.

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jim thornton

30 June 2019

Food was good and wait staff very attentive

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Eric Roberts

30 June 2019

Cool little Irish pub. Its usually pretty crowded with the North Central college crowd. Good Irish pub food though.

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Christine Lewanski

30 June 2019

Great place.The food and service were excellent. Nice atmosphere!

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Andy Meyers

30 June 2019

Thank u

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Aaron Wiseman

30 June 2019

Thursday is trivia, and you can win free gift cards.

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Ross S

30 June 2019

Partook in a great meal catered at this place, along with very reasonable priced drinks.

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Phil Taylor

30 June 2019

Atmosphere was fantastic. Was there during week for lunch. Loved it!

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Daniel Capici

30 June 2019

Cool place if you want a drink, not many food choices however!

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Ken Deardorff

30 June 2019

Try the Mac N Cheese bites.

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Ron Paraf

30 June 2019

Must visit on St Pats day

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Carly Muto

30 June 2019

Server was really nice! Drinks were great!

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Georgia Thompson

30 June 2019

Great food, great drinks, great entertainment. Highly recommend to people of all ages.

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David Souri

30 June 2019

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

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Brian G.

30 June 2019

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...

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Narissa S.

30 June 2019

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...

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Patrick Miller

30 June 2019

Awesome atmosphere, great live music nights great whiskey selection. Super fun neighborhood spot!

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JIm Beard

30 June 2019

great place live music and huge patio

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Juan Ornelas

30 June 2019

Great atmosphere and a nice venue for music.

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Helen Brent

30 June 2019

Really like this place, good food & good music.

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Brian Vorpahl

30 June 2019

Great food. Great service.

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Benjamin Unfried

30 June 2019

Really good food and great service

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Jennifer Wagner

30 May 2019

Great food. When busy can be a bit slow.

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Victoria Noble

30 May 2019

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...

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Jorge Nieves

30 May 2019

Oh my God... delicious food, great service and reasonable prices... the perfect trifecta!!!

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Gerald Benedict

30 May 2019

Fun service was good

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Chuck Roberg

30 May 2019

Good food. But it is a very noisy atmosphere.

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Linda Trostle

30 May 2019

Good food.

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Jeffrey Frick

30 May 2019

Great place to eat and see live bands

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Eric Philips

30 May 2019

First time here at the pub. Great service and an excellent atmosphere. Special thanks to my waitress Michelle.

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Pamela Winnie

30 May 2019

Good music and atmosphere!

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Samantha P.

30 May 2019

They have the best Reuben sandwiches I have ever had!

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John Dewan

30 May 2019

Awesome food/drink and Band

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Bill Heiman

30 May 2019

"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.

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Nancy Garbrecht

30 April 2019

Great food and atmosphere

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Makayla Marolf

30 April 2019

Must enjoy this spot when in Aurora!

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PJ Schmidt

30 April 2019

Had fun seeing Run Forest Run 80's band .

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Greg Ebert

30 April 2019

Unique Irish restaurant with a great selection of beer and whisky. Good food and service.

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Gocev Filip

30 April 2019

Great music, but the crowd is oldish

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Mary Biancalana

30 April 2019

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...

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Todd Steinberger

30 April 2019

Awesome place. Great live music!!!

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Karen Green

30 April 2019

Awesome place! Went here for my anniversary. Great food and atmosphere!

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Autum Doolin

30 March 2019

Love it

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Angela

30 March 2019

Great food and fun atmosphere!

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Janet Hubbard

30 March 2019

Great staff

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Adriana Dougherty

30 March 2019

Great environment and delicious food. A staple of Aurora!

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Barbara Cryer

30 March 2019

Great beer selection

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Lizzy Garcia :D

30 March 2019

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...

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Nightmare Veronica

30 March 2019

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...

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Tammi Jordano

30 March 2019

Friendly fun place! Food was great!

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Gregory Gyllsdorff

30 March 2019

I have the Reuben sandwich and fries. Both were really good.

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Cheryl Vazquez

30 March 2019

My daughter worked there while going to college, and loved it.

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Angela Way

30 March 2019

Great food and Irish spirit!

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Christopher Walsh

30 March 2019

Great food

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Barbara Gosse

30 March 2019

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!

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Michael hoerdeman

30 March 2019

Big bar. Good service

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Cou Berry

30 March 2019

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...

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Olivier Auberger

30 March 2019

Probably the best pub in the Western Suburbs

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Pratin Naik

30 March 2019

Great ambiance and good place to go on a weekday

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Thomas Hengels

30 March 2019

Good live music, but not much of a dance floor or room to move inside. Dinner outside was quite nice though.

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Brit N Boots

30 March 2019

Good food and very patient wait staff for our huge group.

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Patrick W Duckhorn

30 March 2019

Great restaurant allowed st Valencia to hold event

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Maureen Rzasa

30 March 2019

Incredibly friendly place to meet up with friends and family. Great food and drinks

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Angela B

30 March 2019

Fun place with great entertainment!

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Bradley Pacyga

30 March 2019

Excellent food and good service

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katie gates

28 February 2019

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...

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Patrick McDougall

28 February 2019

time. For dinner before seeing Elvis. Great food, beer and service.

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Mark Bregin

28 February 2019

Great food great atmosphere and the only problem I have to charge somebody cover charge if they're only having dinner

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Wendi Mathison

28 February 2019

Great atmosphere

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Christina Thompsom

28 February 2019

Great food and staff and the band. The HoneyBadgers are wonderful.

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Jamie Gwin

28 February 2019

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.

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Bob Reynolds

28 February 2019

One of my favorite pubs. Good bands. Try the Irish chips.

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Melissa Moloney

28 February 2019

Wonderful Irish food. Great atmosphere!

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Rob Riddle

28 February 2019

Good vegan veggie burger and great beer selection.

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Sarah Andrews

28 February 2019

Great Irish pub with good drinks and Irish food.

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James Shepherd

28 February 2019

Sat in the "secret" alley bar space, had a nice time. Hope that old door is fixed!!

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Melissa Monroe

28 February 2019

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

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Mr Smith

28 February 2019

Good food with good service. Great atmosphere.

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John Lavery

30 January 2019

Excellent Guinness pour!

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Cheryl Barkdoll

30 January 2019

Yummy Irish dishes. Close to Paramount for plays.

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Dan Spoke

30 January 2019

Unique atmosphere, great food and service! Would definately recommend a visit!

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Michael Odenweller

30 January 2019

Great staff

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RikWCrlsn

30 January 2019

Great time with friends

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Mary Joe Herner

30 January 2019

Great place for food and some good music

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Christian Page

30 January 2019

Pretty good service, but I was a little disappointed in the cover charge at 8pm. Don't go on Saturdays.

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Derek Dobyns

30 January 2019

Always good food and service hats off to management and excellent employees

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Karin Olson

30 January 2019

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...

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Antonio Bryan

30 January 2019

Irish pub, decent drinks and tasty food. Prices are a little high for the amount of food you get. Karaoke on Tuesdays.

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Barbara Gohr

30 January 2019

Good food, drinks and live music

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Joe Kirner

30 January 2019

Go there on Sun. quite a bit. Good service.

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Sharon Sedgwick

30 January 2019

Great music

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S Joseph

30 January 2019

Great atmosphere. Live bands, great food and drinks.

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Pablo Provost

30 January 2019

Awesome bread pudding!

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zaferhatt

30 January 2019

Nice irish pub. Try good selection of draft beer.

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Todd Anderson

30 January 2019

Good beer and music, as you'd expect

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Charity Benevelli-Zaczek

30 January 2019

Great place!

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Michael Walus

30 January 2019

Open mic on Wednesday is great

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August Domanchuk

30 January 2019

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!

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Rommel Bernal

30 December 2018

Good beer

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Paula Scholwin

30 December 2018

Great food wonderfu service!

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Charrie Hying

30 December 2018

Very pleasant , GREAT SERVICE AND FOOD

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Suzi Zinzer

30 December 2018

Great food and service!

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joe krebasch

30 December 2018

Good food and drinks

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Rachel Ward

30 December 2018

Love Ballydoyles! Great bar and music venue!

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Janet Edson

30 December 2018

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.

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Nanette Moore

30 December 2018

Love the Irish flair, great food and drinks! They get us in and out if you mention that you have tickets for The Paramount.

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Gumaro Esparza

30 December 2018

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...

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Daniel O'Callaghan

30 December 2018

Great place. Traditional Irish fare. Good service and a nice atmosphere!

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Victor Banuelos

30 December 2018

Great food and service

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Dan Burgess

30 December 2018

Vibrant Irish pub with traditional décor and a menu representative of the theme.

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Kristi Emmons

30 December 2018

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...

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Debbie Rea

30 December 2018

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...

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C Moran

30 December 2018

Always a great atmosphere, friendly staff and bartender and a nice menu with lots if great options!

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Şef Mehmet Ak

30 December 2018

Good music

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Jenny Evatt

30 December 2018

Run forest run! Great night

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Lorraine Gould

30 November 2018

Hopping place. Good food. Nice place to grab a bite before or after the Paramount.

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Mr. G

30 November 2018

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...

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MB MB

30 November 2018

Live music good food

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Brian Adam

30 November 2018

A place for a large stage good venue friendly atmosphere good music

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R H

30 November 2018

Trivia nights are fun!!! Food is ok drinks are great

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Aaron Barksdale

30 November 2018

Pretty good Irish pub. Guinness good and not overpriced. Nice that they have enertainment.

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Jonathan Clark

30 November 2018

Awesome place!

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md2128

30 November 2018

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...

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Bobby P

30 November 2018

Always fun, great music or trivia, etc.

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Mary Beem

30 October 2018

Fast service, and good food. Didn't get to partake in the Guinness.

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Rose Cohn

30 October 2018

Amazing food great atmosphere!

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Doug Haase

30 October 2018

1st class establishment ! Great selection of draft beers and absolutely delicious food !

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Rebecca Kraft

30 October 2018

Very good food. Okay prices for the service.

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John May

30 October 2018

Great service. .. good food, and really good live music! !

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Jim Spoolstra

30 October 2018

Decent bar food.

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mike metzger

30 October 2018

Great place, great drinks

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Cassie Moran

30 October 2018

Good food, good beer that rotates often to keep interesting seasonal flavors on the menu, and the servers are consistently attentive.

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Lisa Sanstrom

30 October 2018

Had the homemade chips with blue cheese!

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Jennifer

30 October 2018

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...

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Rafael Valadez

30 October 2018

Great Irish food and drinks

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christopher quinn

30 October 2018

Great Guinness and great service, food was damn good too!!!

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Dave Kruse

30 October 2018

Great service and good food. Fun atmosphere!

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John Reilley

30 October 2018

Excellent

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Mark Sumlin

30 October 2018

Great menu, reasonable cost and frequent live music. We love going here!

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Cassie Chalberg

30 October 2018

Beer was cold and my burger was great.

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tj colborn

30 September 2018

Gooood

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Linda Gower

30 September 2018

It's a good place for small groups.

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Jesse Montanez

30 September 2018

Good place

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Joe Cicci

30 September 2018

Fried pickles and cold Guinness, that's all that needs to be said

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Andrew Dalpini

30 September 2018

Friendly, attentive wait staff. Fair prices and clean tables. Great live entertainment with the monthly schedule conveniently located by the restrooms

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Sue Bowden

30 September 2018

Great food, great atmosphere, great service.

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Arturo Leon

30 September 2018

Good

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Jay Hines

30 September 2018

Great music as usual

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Judy Zimmerman

30 September 2018

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...

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Tegan Marie

30 September 2018

A bit pricey, but overall it's the best bar in Aurora

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Arturo Martinez

30 September 2018

Love love love this place. The ambiance and food is wonderful

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John Becker

30 September 2018

I love this place, authentic Irish food, brew, and atmosphere.

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Mona Wade

30 September 2018

Decent beer selection, could be better.

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Lynn McNamara

30 September 2018

The fried cheese curds couldn't have been any better. Everything was delicious. Very nice owner and staff. Will definitely be back.

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Becky Keating

30 September 2018

Fun environment and delicious food. Was in town visiting and ran across it while searching for live music. Reasonable prices, friendly staff.

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Kris Geeting

30 September 2018

Fun place! The Live Music was outstanding

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Tim Alvarado

30 September 2018

Great beer selection and appetizers

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Jon Josefik

30 August 2018

Great Irish pub, good food

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Dora Corral

30 August 2018

Good place

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Gile Wright

30 August 2018

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.

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Mike

30 August 2018

Good food and Guinness, what more can you want?

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Sandy Dryer

30 August 2018

Good Irish pub food and they have live music! I will be back.

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Mike Tait

30 August 2018

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...

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r j

30 August 2018

Best place in town for lunch.

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D G

30 August 2018

Great Irish pub downtown Downers. The Rueben was delicious and Guinness was cold. My server was Dana, she's knowledgeable and funny

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Mary

30 August 2018

Had the corned beef boxty and an Irish mule. Good service, fun live band, and excellent food and drink.

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Suzette Jaskolka

30 August 2018

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...

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Riah Constantine

30 August 2018

Great local eatery and drink with live music

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KeriAnn Hollerud

30 August 2018

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...

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Mattie Jensen

30 August 2018

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...

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Cary Gordon

30 August 2018

Good service and tasty food made my visit well above average.

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Steve Daniels

30 August 2018

Lovely place to visit good drinks and excellent food

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J S

30 July 2018

I have come here several times over several years. The food is great. Great staff. And I like the liver performances.

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Erin Loeser

30 July 2018

Kinda expensive to eat

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Shaun Reinert

30 July 2018

my favorite! literally everything is great!

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Tammi Rust

30 July 2018

Spinach artichoke dip is AMAZING!

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Tracy D. Johnson

30 July 2018

Great music and service.

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crazy croc310

30 July 2018

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

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Margaret Redfearn

30 July 2018

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.

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Valerie Brockman

30 July 2018

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.

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Paul Connolly

30 July 2018

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...

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Curtis Brown

30 July 2018

Very cool atmosphere in this large pub downtown.

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Daniel

30 July 2018

Great Irish bar!

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Amethyst Holman

30 July 2018

A little pricey, but good food.

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cameronseay

30 July 2018

Great atmosphere, almost too many options behind the bar. Great spot.

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Steven Marchfield

30 July 2018

Good food and a large selection of beers and whiskeys. Live music most Friday and Saturday nights.

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Marcelo Figueroa

30 July 2018

Great Irishman hamburguer!

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J H

30 July 2018

Great music and drinks.

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Nicholas Moore

30 July 2018

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...

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Michael Adams

30 July 2018

Excellent food , service , and music !!

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John Jackson

30 July 2018

Great place

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Katrina Lackhouse

30 July 2018

Great

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linda Estrada

30 July 2018

First time here but I had a blast!

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Douglas Stevenson

30 July 2018

Nice eating place. Phenomenal services, good food, respectful and helpful servers.

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Gerardo Jones

30 July 2018

Nice section of food and drinks. I love this place, their services and food keeps me coming back.

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tom groner

30 July 2018

This place is always great, get the Irish chips

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Darren Parker

30 July 2018

Great live music

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Rob Reynolds

30 July 2018

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...

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Vanessa Charles

30 July 2018

Always love their Sheppard's Pie and Corned Beef sandwich. I love the atmosphere inside too.

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RagingSnail

30 July 2018

Good few, fun place.

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Megan Dugard

30 July 2018

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...

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Debby Cange

30 July 2018

Love their live music too. Good food and great staff

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Mike Piwoni

30 July 2018

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.

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Joe Fosco

30 July 2018

This place has good bar food. The service is efficient. The place is clean and the food is good.

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Margaret G

30 July 2018

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...

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Jaely Pratt

30 July 2018

Awesome wings! Chips and fries with cheese.

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Terri Fisher

30 July 2018

Yum !

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Lisa Horrna

30 July 2018

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...

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mel tet

30 July 2018

Great bar with great entertainment and delicious food!

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James D. Buzzard

30 July 2018

Great drinks

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Stephanie Hernandez

30 July 2018

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...

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Jana Viano

30 July 2018

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.

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Kris Barsanti

30 July 2018

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.

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Chris Reimers

30 July 2018

Always very good food!

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Thomas Losiniecki

30 July 2018

Love this place

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Todd McGowan

30 July 2018

Nice Irish pub, very authentic. Good food, good beer and whisky selections, and live music on weekends.

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Jay Ashley

30 July 2018

My beef stroganoff was delicious, recommended !

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AssShaker Studios

30 July 2018

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 ;)!

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Nancy Horan

30 July 2018

Great food, fun atomsphere, I had a pineapple upside down drink it was great. Food was delicious and lots of it

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Jacquie Parker

30 July 2018

Great live band, amazing food, unique drinks, and fun ambiance

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Avirtiz

30 July 2018

Great service

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Amanda Reyna

30 July 2018

Great place downtown to get a dinner and a drink.

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Reuel Villanueva

30 July 2018

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..

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Peter Saucedo

30 July 2018

Went here for my 21st, good time!

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Geart Bakker

30 July 2018

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...

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Brian Elwood

30 July 2018

The fish and chips were delicious despite being overcooked. Service was good and THIS END UP WAS TERRIFIC.

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Mashed Potato

30 July 2018

Great vibes. Great service most of the time. Best fries I’ve ever had.

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Jenn S

30 July 2018

Great love music and food

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Chris Hove

30 July 2018

Shepherds pie and potato soup! Amazing. Great service. The live music is really good.

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Chris Massier

30 July 2018

Great ruebens! "drunkin fries" werent as savory as described. Confortable authentic Irish decor.

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Manny Perez

30 July 2018

Always a good bar to have drinks at no matter what time of day or night and has great areas to host partys.

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Heinrich Gö

30 July 2018

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Kevin McInerney

30 July 2018

Large Irish pub. Good selection

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Kimberly Zentmyer

30 July 2018

Great place

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john bennington

30 July 2018

Always a fun time with friends. Food pretty good.

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Mike Nash

30 July 2018

Good food, was busy so things took time.

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Jay Connelly

30 July 2018

Great service! Great beer selection! Great cover bands!

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Matt Beckman

30 July 2018

Blue cheese chips are amazing. Great pub for a pint.

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David Coulombe

30 July 2018

Great Irish cuisine and spirits. Large multi-level establishment with a stage for a band. Popular with the locals.

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Jackie Bork

30 July 2018

Good food. Slow service.

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fabio jimenez

30 July 2018

Great food and atmosphere.

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Kim Powell