200 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820529.422787 -98.487679
Neighborhoods: Central San Antonio, Downtown
Durty Nelly's DIRTY Manners, very nasty to patrons – This is the only establishment on the River Walk that I would recommend to stay away from. Terrible service, and a piano player who is the absolute worst. Save your money and your time and patronize other establishments that are customer friendly rather than completely nasty to paying customers. Horrible music- piano player has terrible humor ! Definitely not like other Durty Nelly's that are fun and worth the money. Rest of River Walk is fantastic and REAL Texans are a pleasure. Complete disgrace for all of San Antonio and its beautiful and fun River Walk.
Durty Nelly's is DIRTY – This place is packed and extremely hard to get a drink. It has to be over capacity at times and it is so hard to walk arounf the bar without bumping into people and getting a drink spilled on you. The smoke is so bad you feel like you are getting lung cancer.
Steer clear of this place – This place was a HUGE disapointment! We went in and there were only about 10 others in the place.Three waiters walked by us and did not seem concerned about us.We sat there for about 20 minutes and we were never asked for an order.The floor was littered with peanut debris .There was also a BIG sign that says "No Cigar Smoking". You let people throw crap on the floor and smoke nasty ass cigarettes??? But no cigars.You sure wont have to worry about me visiting this place again.I didnt want to give this place any stars but it wouldnt let me.
Be Careful! – We love the idea of a piano pub. Just be careful of when you visit. We have visited several times a year for the past 10 years. In the early years the piano players didn't change much. It seems over the past three years they keep changing piano players (makes you wonder why?).
Some of the piano players are more risque than the other ones. We have NO problem when songs or jokes have sexual innuendos but when they are blunt and disgusting and then you throw in some cursing the piano player has crossed the line.
Calling beforehand to see whose playing. Avoid going when Keith is playing.
And the Guiness flows freely here so try it - it won't be staggnant like other places.
big let down – We came from out of town and went because it was St. Patrick's Day. Smelled like poop-can't imagine anyone actually eating here-especially since the menu I saw listed $15 for a burger! We just wanted to sing one song with the piano player...which we did as we drank overpriced, weak drinks. Loved the handlebar mustach on the waiter! Sorry, that wasn't enough to get over the smell of feces.
best pub in san antonio – Im from a small town in ireland ,and its hard to find a little bit of home here ,but I found this bar and felt like I was back home .this pub is small ,and has a bit of ireland in it ,and the drink specials are grand ,I would recomend it to anyone trying to find out what irish life is like.
Most fun on the Riverwalk!!! – My girlfriends and I just returned from a trip to San Antonio and the entertainment at Durty Nelly's was the most fun we had!!!! The crowd is fun, but it's super crowded so service can be a little slow. But the piano player makes it worth the wait! We were there for a few nights and the Bruce Willis lookalike on Fridays is the best. He seemed to know thousands of songs and was hilarious! We'll be back down and this pub will be on our list of must-dos.....
A Must see on the Riverwalk! – You have to stop by Durty Nelly's it is fun and entertaining, enjoy a beer and sit around listening to the Piano Man! You can request songs or just laugh along with everyone else as your singing and chilling out in this fun bar! If you don't stop by you will regret it! You are sure to take away good memories by stopping by!
MOST FUN ON THE RIVERWALK!!!! – My wife and I have lived here for three years now and unfortunately we are about to transfer back to Seattle, WA. but we have really enjoyed our visits to Durty Nelly's Irish Pub and we will never forget it. I would take a vacation just to come back. By the way, the piano player who looks like Bruce Willis's name is Kevin. Great place, great guy! Everyone who has come to visit us during our stay in San Antonio has fallen in love with the place including my in-laws (in their 70's). It's a bit raunchy sometimes but I think the piano player knows every fight song from every college in the nation and every military theme song. If you are here, visit, stay, drink some beer, have some peanuts but above all, have fun!
Pale ales for the heat; dark lagers for the chill. – In Short
Despite the name, you don't have to be Irish to enjoy Durty Nelly's. This drinking establishment is widely known for having one of the best beer selections in San Antonio. Situated on the Riverwalk, Durty Nelly's attracts quite a bit of pedestrian traffic ready for a cold one; consequently, it can be very busy during the tourist season. It also fills up quickly on regular weekends, so be sure to get there early.
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