Murphy's of Virginia Beach

Pub, Bar, and Restaurant$$$$
Oceanfront, Virginia Beach
  • Lenoeal44
    "Sat at the outside bar it was nice, a great place to hang out with..."(3 Tips)
    "They have a wood burning fireplace in the middle of the place."(5 Tips)
    "authentic Irish pub in the Hampton Roads area."(3 Tips)
    "... especially for live music, is always fun. Hands down the best beef..."(8 Tips)
96 Tips and reviews
  • live music
  • beer
  • outdoor bar
  • fireplaces
  • tuna bites
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  • Muriel
    Muriel3 weeks ago
    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.
  • Katrina
    KatrinaJune 28
    Live music was good, and the bar was really clean
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Mo M.
    Mo McKissackDecember 31, 2015
    Great oysters in half shell. Good service. We left just as the live music began.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Kasey
    KaseyDecember 8, 2015
    Great food, beer, service, etc. We went there three times on our long weekend.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brandie
    BrandieSeptember 29, 2015
    Good food, fast/friendly service, plenty of options for different tastes, and decent prices especially considering the nearly beachfront location.
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • 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! :)
  • 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.
  • Damion
    DamionJuly 5, 2015
    Great prices. Great beer. The people are awesome. Good times.
  • Larry R.
    Larry RegulaMarch 5, 2015
    Awesome food ! Coldest beer and the best Guinness pour in town!!!
  • Kim M.
    Kim MOctober 13, 2014
    Just keep on walking. This place has terrible service and was out of everything we ordered...down to the Ranch dressing! 😒
  • Heather M.
    Great Irish egg rolls and Soda bread. Fish and chips were delish!
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SparksMay 30, 2014
    Servers are very nice! I will come back just for the friendly vibe.
  • Donna M.
    Donna MurawskiSeptember 11, 2013
    Awesome sports bar-food great, the people are Rad! Highly recommended
  • 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.
  • Chelsea N.
    Chelsea NeatrourMay 31, 2013
    Worst service ever. We ordered and our food took over 30 minutes when the place was not crowded. Then our waiter forgot to even place the order for one of our entrees'.
  • William F.
    William FossMarch 19, 2013
    Great atmosphere and a fun irish place. If it's St. patricks day, don't worry about a'll burn up.
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AmericaFebruary 18, 2013
    Apparently Sunday night is not the night to go. They were out of all the seafood except shrimp, plus the Jameson steak, and at least four other entrees. Very disappointed.
  • 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!
  • James W.
    James WallenMay 15, 2012
    Not worth the 60.00 tab for two people. Steak overdone, broccoli undercooked and cold, potato tasted old and was hard... Not usually so picky but the food was bad... Nice atmosphere though.
    VBnightlife.comJanuary 2, 2012
    When you finish dining and are looking for a place with entertainment, check out for a complete list of bands and DJs in Virginia Beach. Brent Shepard every Sunday night!
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FurrhSeptember 30, 2011
    Fish n Chips are great. Large pieces enough to share between 2 if u arent a heffer.
  • 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.
    VBnightlife.comAugust 16, 2011
    Bands almost every night! For a complete list of happenings in Virginia Beach check out!!
  • Monica M.
    Monica McChesneyAugust 14, 2011
    Worst service ever... Waitress brought our drinks then never came back... Coming from a waitress of a busy restaurant myself, not a fan...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WorldSoccerShop
    WorldSoccerShopDecember 21, 2010
    Live music, draught beer, and live sports on TV. Enough said!
  • Zanne
    ZanneFebruary 22, 2010
    Great Irish food - fish and chips and corned beef and cabbage. Relaxing Atmosphere.
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