Murphy's of Virginia Beach

Pub, Bar, and Restaurant$$$$
Oceanfront, Virginia Beach
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  • Emily K.
    "Loved my fresh tuna and the fireplace!"(6 Tips)
    Lenoeal44
    "Sat at the outside bar it was nice, a great place to hang out with..."(3 Tips)
    Miriam
    "authentic Irish pub in the Hampton Roads area."(3 Tips)
    hugh
    "... especially for live music, is always fun. Hands down the best beef..."(8 Tips)
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  • hugh
    hughJanuary 19
    I always go here for their beef stew, and the atmosphere, especially for live music, is always fun. Hands down the best beef stew in town with homemade soda bread to boot. Great lunch specials as well
  • Paige
    PaigeDecember 4, 2015
    We had some beers and wings here on a Saturday afternoon, the service was good and the wings tasty. They have a wood burning fireplace in the middle of the place. Plenty of T.V.'s with the games on.
  • Mosar10
    Mosar10October 21, 2015
    It's a great locals hangout, the food is great, the atmosphere is dim and relaxing. Great music. Awesome people. The bartenders are all great, but Ashely is my personal favorite. Best pub in the area
  • J. B.
    J. B.August 11, 2015
    The food was amazing and they even have outdoor seating with a bar. And the Beer just kept on coming and it all tasted great. I will definitely be back when the next soccer game is going on.
  • Mary Z.
    Mary ZukasFebruary 23
    Its great food and good people! The food was worth the wait! The Reuben sandwich is amazing, the fish and chips were great. You should absolutely try this place, you will not be disappointed.
  • Lowool368
    Lowool368October 28, 2015
    We were looking for a place for dinner and decided to give Murphy's a try. Really a neat place; great decor, live Irish music, great beer, and pretty good food. Can't beat it for the prices.
  • Lenoeal44
    Lenoeal44September 21, 2015
    Sat at the outside bar it was nice, a great place to hang out with friends and people watch. The beers were cold and the service was typical. Had a great time and can't wait to go back.
  • Anna J.
    Anna JaskoJuly 7, 2013
    We ate here twice while on vaca - surprisingly affordable for being close to the beach - the food was good and the atmosphere was a pub.quieter in the day rowdy after 10 pm. We'll definitely go again.
  • Natalie
    NatalieJanuary 28
    great food. LOVED the music and the patrons getting in on the singing. The dude sang for three hours and what a voice. the violin player was a hoot. it was hard to believe we were there for so long.
  • Catherine
    CatherineNovember 13, 2015
    I have visited for brunch, lunch and dinner, and also sometimes just for drinks. The bartenders and waitstaff have always been polite and helpful. This bar is an excellent Irish pub.
  • N L.
    N LNovember 17, 2015
    This was a fun place to be. They had good food at a good price, Hard to find in VA beach area. They also had parking and entertainment. The wait staff was very pleasant.
  • Zehntners069
    Came here on a cold day. They have a huge wood burning fireplace inside, warmed me up real quick and after a few beverages I had forgotten all about the icy weather outside.
  • Muriel
    MurielJuly 5
    I saw The Fighting Jamesons there, great time and great service! Waiters were friendly and attentive. I will definitely be making this a regular stop when at the beach.
  • Carla
    CarlaNovember 23, 2015
    Great bands such as Cheap Thrill - good bar food. Good Sunday brunch and $2 beers. The bartenders are great and quick. The outdoor bar is wonderful all year long.
  • Wifri25
    Wifri25January 7
    Terrific, reasonably priced meal. My wife had the Irish stew (made with beef, not lamb), good & filling. I'm not a fish & chips expert, but these were the best I've had.
  • Imelda
    ImeldaJuly 28, 2015
    Came here for a few beers with my husband. We sat at the outside bar. It was nice, staff was excellent, beer was good. Very nice location would definitely come back again.
  • Therese
    ThereseJune 14
    We enjoyed some specialty drinks and the Irish stew. Actually pretty great and fresh. Had some live entertainment even on a weekday. It was a nice visit.
  • diramani10
    diramani10March 9
    The event coordinator was GREAT, and they made it an excellent experience putting their finest bartender on the job. The snacks were awesome, and everyone had a great time!
  • Steven
    StevenAugust 2
    Overall a ver good experience. Wait staff attentive, food was good, portions were not gigantic. Live entertainment. I would go back again. For a sports bar, I would consider it excellent.
  • Jenischmi777
    Jenischmi777November 5, 2015
    Good beer and food, both reasonably priced. Atmosphere inside is vibrant, with sports showing on screens on most walls - so you can keep up with the game.
  • T700
    T700October 5, 2015
    This is the best place to come on Sunday morning. Ryan was there to greet us w/ a smile and humor at the bar. There's never a dull moment on Sundays.
  • U.S. Soccer
    U.S. SoccerJune 4, 2011
    Visit Murphy’s in Virginia Beach to catch the next soccer match. This Official U.S. Soccer Bar features soccer, traditional Irish fare and a warm fireplace for those chilly nights.
  • Patsy
    PatsyApril 1
    Nice breakfast for a good price. The wife and I Had the eggs benedict. Patton the ommlett. The service was quick and courteous as well.
  • Bernard
    BernardDecember 22, 2015
    Murphy's was one of our last stops on our bar crawl and it was a decent end to the night. The food was decent, live music was good, and the bar was really clean.
  • VBnightlife.com
    VBnightlife.comJanuary 2, 2012
    When you finish dining and are looking for a place with entertainment, check out http://www.vbnightlife.com for a complete list of bands and DJs in Virginia Beach. Brent Shepard every Sunday night!
  • Brandie
    BrandieSeptember 29, 2015
    Good food, fast/friendly service, plenty of options for different tastes, and decent prices especially considering the nearly beachfront location.
  • Miriam
    MiriamDecember 29, 2015
    This is a great place to go to an authentic Irish pub in the Hampton Roads area. It's the only place I know of locally where the Irish gather on a regular basis.
  • Latoya
    LatoyaDecember 17, 2015
    Nice little bar right off the beach. Went here Saturday night for some college football games and sat outside. I loved the atmosphere
  • Ed077
    Ed077August 18, 2015
    Murphy's is a great place to go! Nothing better then a roaring fire , cold beer and the best server , Renee to make for a perfect Friday night!!
  • Terra F.
    Terra FAugust 4, 2015
    We loved her knowledge of the menu. Great personality! We hope Jessica will be here each year we return for vacation! :)
  • Geoffrey M.
    Geoffrey MooreApril 20, 2011
    Obviously I've been here 2 nights straight so I like the Irish pub. Can't help noticing and am bothered by the fact the staff seems rushed & and forgetful.
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WilsonAugust 18, 2011
    Great service!! Ask for Tori or jackie; they rule! The food is good, and there is live music almost every night.
  • William F.
    William FossMarch 19, 2013
    Great atmosphere and a fun irish place. If it's St. patricks day, don't worry about a coat...you'll burn up.
  • Mo M.
    Mo McKissackDecember 31, 2015
    Great oysters in half shell. Good service. We left just as the live music began.
  • maics l.
    maics legreeOctober 14, 2015
    One of the places I miss the most about Virginia Beach. Great Sunday brunch and everyone is so nice.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KingDecember 2, 2012
    As a former Mayor of Murphy's, and a reliable patron, I'd like to go on the record and state that Timothy Edward Breen(Ned) is not in fact cheating. Captain Jim fully endorses him...Cheers!
  • Emily K.
    Emily King2 weeks ago
    Had such a wonderful time! Loved my fresh tuna and the fireplace! Very nice waitress - great service!
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FurrhSeptember 30, 2011
    Fish n Chips are great. Large pieces enough to share between 2 if u arent a heffer.
  • Donna M.
    Donna MurawskiSeptember 11, 2013
    Awesome sports bar-food great, the people are Rad! Highly recommended
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SparksMay 30, 2014
    Servers are very nice! I will come back just for the friendly vibe.
  • Damion
    DamionJuly 5, 2015
    Great prices. Great beer. The people are awesome. Good times.
  • Heather M.
    Great Irish egg rolls and Soda bread. Fish and chips were delish!
  • Kasey
    KaseyDecember 8, 2015
    Great food, beer, service, etc. We went there three times on our long weekend.
  • Larry R.
    Larry RegulaMarch 5, 2015
    Awesome food ! Coldest beer and the best Guinness pour in town!!!
  • WorldSoccerShop
    WorldSoccerShopDecember 21, 2010
    Live music, draught beer, and live sports on TV. Enough said!
  • Katrina
    KatrinaJune 28
    Live music was good, and the bar was really clean
  • Bryan M.
    Bryan McDonaldMay 7, 2015
    Guinness and a shot of Jameson are just what you want and need sometimes!
  • VBnightlife.com
    VBnightlife.comAugust 16, 2011
    Bands almost every night! For a complete list of happenings in Virginia Beach check out http://vbnightlife.com!!
  • Glen H.
    Glen HubbardJuly 20, 2012
    Great food at great prices! My family of 6 ate for under $60!
  • Zanne
    ZanneFebruary 22, 2010
    Great Irish food - fish and chips and corned beef and cabbage. Relaxing Atmosphere.
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