Great atmosphere but bad service. The food is decent but a bit overpriced. That is about all I have to say on that matter.
Good back in the day. So so now. Lots of time you hear rap music on juke box. At an Irish pub! Crazy. Also overpriced and bad pours...
Great historical Montrose bar that is very nice to attend when you feel like going some place that fits that description.
Great place to get a bite and a drink. The service sometimes is iffy, but you can't win them all. I really like the curry.
I have been coming to this place for a long time and have seen it change over the years. I was a regular long before the green governors on the bottles and the uniforms for the staff. It seems that they hired a corporate bar adviser person that just sucked the life out of the place. The drinks are horribly weak and over priced and the life of the place seems gone. Sorry, but that is the way I see it.
Love this place and have been coming here for years. They atmosphere is very pub-like and the staff is very friendly. The owner is a bit of whack job, but he usually leaves you alone. The food is also great as I love the curry and the other dishes I have tried. It is far better than 'bar' food.
Not to bad . Would have been better but the bartender was slow. The atmosphere was cool plenty of space to stroll. I will go back but they need to work on bartenders.
I've been to Rudyard's 50+ times, and loved it, until tonight. While totally sober, I was assaulted tonight by a person "Mark" who was friends with the bartender as well as the owner, "Bill." When the cops showed up, Bill and the bartender (a blonde woman with dreads) worked together to try to discredit my story. Based on the testimony of a witness who does not work there, the cops told me they plan to arrest the perp. However, the lesson remains clear: if you're in the "in" crowd at Rudyard's, you have free reign to do whatever you want, including assaulting other patrons; if you're not, beware of violence.
I realize that we live in a free country and a private business can make its own decisions, and whatever those decisions might be are usually legal. However, the Midtown Drinkery thoroughly repulsed me last night with its complete and blatant DISCRIMINATION! Prior to going to the Midtown Drinkery, we called to find out if guys could wear shorts. The answer was yes. When we arrived, the guys we were with had no problem getting in with shorts and flip flops. However, one of our friends had a friend come to meet him/us, and that friend was dressed nicely - fashionable jeans, a nice button down shirt, very clean cut (and a smart, successful young man to top it off). I asked why the friend was standing on the other side of the railing (we were outside), and he said "because they won't let me in...they said my jeans were too baggy." After the initial, jaw-dropping shock, I proceeded to watch numerous people come into the bar wearing flip-flops, baseball hats, t-shirts, and the exact same type of jeans our friend was wearing - if not more baggy. Anything less baggy, and our friend would have been wearing "skinny" jeans. Just as I have read in all the other reviews in here, the friend was ASIAN. Do we not live in one of the most diverse cities in the world? Don't we have a thriving city filled with successful, educated individuals who [should] have the right to go out and be treated as equals? Well, last night, this clearly was not the case. Not only did they turn the friend away, but our group of 6 walked out - discarding drinks that were still full - as we are not going to patronize a business that treats people like this. I confronted the door men/"bouncers" whose shirts read "Security" and flat-out told them they are racist and asked what was wrong with them, treating people like this - in this day and age. When I confronted the caucasian man at the door (in a suit - possibly a manager) - who seemed to be the one making all of the decisions - he refused to look me in the eye. He was clearly uncomfortable and had no words to respond to my accusation of them being racist. This place is losing business every night because of their behind-the-times ways. They WILL be exposed for this - beyond just these Yelp reviews. Whatever you do - whatever race or ethnicity you are - DO NOT patronize this place (or its other location on Washington, as they likely share the same backwards mentality). Thank you!
Saw this pub on a TV show I watched..."Diners, Drive Ins, and DIves" on the Food network. Having grown up in England, I may be a little spoiled, eventhough British food would qualify more as comfort food rather than culianry wizardry... I have looked forward to this evening for the past 2 weeks as I have been in Houston on business. Last night I started the evening with a nice English "London" pint. Pretty good.My appitizer was a curry pastry item for $10. I ate one of the 3.My meal was Shephards Pie, which was featured on the show. It was mediorce at best. Certainly not what Grandma in England, made or what I make for that matter. My business associate had the Fish and Chips. The batter was not crispy, and the taste was reasonably bland. Either this was an off night all the way around, or my faith in "Drive-ins, Diners and Dives" will not be so compelling.The atmosphere was just as a pub should be. the service was good...The food for a $35 meal was not. Thank you. I may go back...but it will strictly be to get a good English Pint.