Saturday night was a rockin' dance scene at Molly Darcy's with The Sneakers Band. The recently renovated pub (old Meritage) has a nice patio bar in the back and a great "people-watching" patio in the front. Didn't get a chance to eat but I'll be sure to go back for some Irish grub. The owners were present and super accessible to guests.
As usual parking downtown can be a nightmare, i.e. stuffing rolled up bills in a slot in a shaky little plastic phone booth type structure in the dark was not much fun. However that's not the Pub's fault. I do wish the City would install machines that spit out a receipt to place on your dash like Roanoke VA does. But that's enough "skyebabble"...
Update, went on a Tuesday night, moderate crowd. Sat at the bar.
Service: one bartender was decent, the other seemed like she would rather be somewhere else.
Beer: still a decent selection of beer, lots of wasted taps, but a few good ones to occupy a pint or two.
Food: sliding down the deep crevasse. I got BLT, did not realize that everything was singular. There were a few slicess of bacon so no off points there, but a single thin slice of tomato and a single wisp of lettuce. BLT's are usually piled high sandwiches, this one barely put space between the slices of bread. It was as if they don't care.
Save yourself and only order beer at this place!
O'Malleys is one of the better bars on upper king street.
The atmosphere is great, the food is surprisingly good, and the bartenders are very professional. I have been frequenting this bar for years and not even once have I had a poor customer-service experience.
This is my goto bar for NFL football. O'Malleys has solid food & drink specials during football games. This year it is $10 for a pitcher of highlife and a 1/4 lb burger.
@crystalk131 go back to mad river on market. A bar is what you make it, not how many lady gaga songs they play
I can't comment on the nightlife, but I did go by there for an early dinner/happy hour and had a great experience! The staff was very friendly and I think they've done a great job with the interior. Everyone at my table enjoyed the meals and I especially loved my chicken pot pie! I was happy to see a place finally go into this spot since Meritage closed and I'll definitely be going back.
This bar really boring, the DJ there was at least 60 years old and played accordingly, would never go there again def a tourist trap it's just in a bad location.
We had the best time at this little bar! Stopped in for a beer in the mid afternoon, wound up staying for a bite to eat and several rounds. The atmosphere here is what really makes this place cool. The beer selection is terrific. Also, the fish & chips. Must have. omg.
Got crowded as we were getting ready to leave (maybe 8 pm or so), so I'd recommend trying to get over there early to really enjoy it and be able to grab a table. Best Irish Bar in Charleston!! LOVE IT!
Started off well but now just a regular sports bar. You won't find a single bar like this in Ireland. This could have been a great place for the family but it isn't. You can't hear a word anyone is saying. Such a disappointment as the area really needed a good place to eat.
Enjoyed the fish and chips, staff was friendly. We live off of whipple road, close to oue house. Great [place to get a beer and relax
Try the Bull Dog Burger, cheese, onion rings and bbq sauce. My wife loves the shepard's pei. Nice touch for Rivertown and Dunes west, Tv's in the restrooms, awesome!!!
Atcpilot sure has alot of things to say about alot of different places, yet according to his bio, he has nothing to say about himself. Maybe that is where his negative opinions are really focused.
Great place to relax and have a great meal. My family has been there twice, first time a little rough but second was pleasant. Food was great and beer was cold. Tv's cover the place, good for sports.
Went on NFL Sunday, very loud as it is a big open space, not much ambience. outside tv, but sort of in the parking lot.
Beer: definitely the highlight as they had a decent tap selection with a couple beers I would enjoy ordering.
Food: just ok, sandwiches were on the smallish side for the price, but tasty. Menu items were adequate.
Some bad points:
Service- took a while to get our first beers, also was not really on top of us when our beers emptied.
Service- so loud she could not hear that my wife ordered turkey reuben and sent a corned beef one (she was right next to my wife too not across the table), took a while for the next one and it appeared thrown together in a hurry (thinking they probably should have comped that??)
As others said, only game on that side of town, they will stay busy.
We would definitely stop back for beers and snacks, probably sit at the bar though.
"Irish pub & seafood restaurant". How about deciding on one theme and do it properly, please... you are NOTHING-- i repeat, nothing---like a real Irish pub. The food tastes like it's pre-packaged meals that have just been warmed up and slid over onto a plate. In years past, it was a fun place to go, now it's just gotten really sad.
this place is horrible... just horrible.
the staff is rude - strange & detached - kinda like robots. i know this place is out in the woods of 41 - but its a freak show in this place when it comes to staff...
the food is basically right out of the harris teeters frozen food section located next door - prices are high for what this place can offer. bug light bottle @ 3$.
i kinda got the idea its the only place to drink in this area and they have the locals trapped...
when you walk in this place -a big a$$ fake fireplace is staring right at you - it certainly sums this carnival side-show in the woods right up.....just freaky / fake/ and wierd.
Nice place inside. Been there three times. Home chips are good. Brie appetizer is good. We've had three entrees and all were really bad. Corned beef and cabbage. Oh man! They served me a pile of deli meat on overcooked cabbage. Not at all what I expected. For the price I was charged, I was expecting real cooked corned beef and cabbage not something thrown together from the deli counter. Gave them a second chance. Unfortunately, the french dip sandwich was MUCH worse. Au jus tasted like it came from a can. The little bit of meat was dry and crumbly. Sorry but it was really, really bad. Husband's pizza was awful, too. In this area, you HAVE to cook great food if you want to continue serving food. There are just too many great restaurants to choose from.
Oh, by the way, the entire time we were there tonight, not one smile, not one thank you from the staff.
Two beers, home chip appetizer, an individual pizza and a french dip sandwich with 3 tablespoons of french onion soup for a side cost us $38.73 before the tip.
And we were so very excited to get a neighborhood pub. It will only be snacks and beer for us from now on.
I was very offended by the staff. Food was below average. A little better than McDonalds.
Not very good. I was very offended by the staff. Food is average at best.
Always enjoy popping into here for a drink or three..the atmosphere is quite chill, love the tucked away tables and booths. My only wish is that they would serve more of those lovely beers in bottles, as draught beer gives me a wicked headache!!
I live in Columbia, but visit my sons in Charleston frequently. Being of Irish descent, I always make a bee-line for Madra Rua. Their service and food are always excellent. Their food and drink are priced right.
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