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)
    b Z.
    "We had Irish stew, bangers and mash and beer-battered fish'n'chips-all very..."(3 Tips)
    Therese
    "We enjoyed some specialty drinks and the Irish stew."(3 Tips)
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  • hugh
    hughJanuary 19, 2016
    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
  • Eric B.
    Eric BoazSeptember 21, 2016
    1/2 lb 1/2 price Angus burger that was awesome paired with top shelf Woodford bourbon. Great atmosphere, friendly/attentive staff w/ plenty of sports on multiple screens. Wonderful dining at VA Beach
  • 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.
  • Anna J.
    Anna JaskoJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • Mary Z.
    Mary ZukasFebruary 23, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • Natalie
    NatalieJanuary 28, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • Zehntners069
    Zehntners069July 20, 2016
    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, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • Wifri25
    Wifri25January 7, 2016
    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.
  • Therese
    ThereseJune 14, 2016
    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, 2016
    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!
  • 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.
  • Steven
    StevenAugust 2, 2016
    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.
  • 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, 2016
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Brandie
    BrandieSeptember 29, 2015
    Good food, fast/friendly service, plenty of options for different tastes, and decent prices especially considering the nearly beachfront location.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • b Z.
    b ZNovember 21, 2016
    We had Irish stew, bangers and mash and beer-battered fish'n'chips-all very tasty. Kids loved it too!
  • 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! :)
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WilsonAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great service!! Ask for Tori or jackie; they rule! The food is good, and there is live music almost every night.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KingDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    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!
  • 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.
  • Mo M.
    Mo McKissackDecember 31, 2015
    Great oysters in half shell. Good service. We left just as the live music began.
  • MZhenn
    MZhennDecember 9, 2016
    EXACTLY what an Irish Pub should be! Murphy's has it's own parking lot, and is close enough to the beach to be an easy walk.
  • 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.
  • Donna M.
    Donna MurawskiSeptember 11, 2013
    Awesome sports bar-food great, the people are Rad! Highly recommended
  • Emily K.
    Emily KingSeptember 9, 2016
    Had such a wonderful time! Loved my fresh tuna and the fireplace! Very nice waitress - great service!
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SparksMay 30, 2014
    Servers are very nice! I will come back just for the friendly vibe.
  • Heather M.
    Great Irish egg rolls and Soda bread. Fish and chips were delish!
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FurrhSeptember 30, 2011
    Fish n Chips are great. Large pieces enough to share between 2 if u arent a heffer.
  • Damion
    DamionJuly 5, 2015
    Great prices. Great beer. The people are awesome. Good times.
  • 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!!!
  • Nancy
    NancyOctober 21, 2016
    bartenders were prompt and friendly and the place had a nice atmosphere.
  • Royal S.
    Royal SonOctober 7, 2016
    Great place, gave plenty of food and it was excellent!
  • Glen H.
    Glen HubbardJuly 20, 2012
    Great food at great prices! My family of 6 ate for under $60!
  • Bryan M.
    Bryan McDonaldMay 7, 2015
    Guinness and a shot of Jameson are just what you want and need sometimes!
  • Katrina
    KatrinaJune 28, 2016
    Live music was good, and the bar was really clean
  • Julia K.
    Julia KnightMarch 2, 2013
    Great food and good service, the prices aren't too bad either
  • Evelyn
    EvelynDecember 16, 2016
    I love the little girls room! It is SO clean! Ryan Hoover was AWESOME
  • VBnightlife.com
    VBnightlife.comAugust 16, 2011
    Bands almost every night! For a complete list of happenings in Virginia Beach check out http://vbnightlife.com!!
  • Fran
    FranSeptember 14, 2015
    Bartender Mike in the back bar is the best. Awesome Irish Coffee
  • Shonta
    ShontaJanuary 12, 2016
    Fantastic food and choices were plentiful
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AmericaFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Luis C.
    Luis CardonaJune 13, 2014
    Saltiest chicken I've ever eaten. Like they left it in the ocean for a week then cooked it.
  • JulieA
    JulieAAugust 25, 2015
    Ambiance- nice and cozy. Liked the fireplace.
  • WorldSoccerShop
    WorldSoccerShopDecember 21, 2010
    Live music, draught beer, and live sports on TV. Enough said!
  • Kasey
    KaseyOctober 14, 2016
    THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE STAFF ARE THE BEST.
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AmericaFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuna bites and salmon are really good.
  • F S.
    F SSeptember 30, 2016
    Excellent food! Great service.
  • perrimon
    perrimonDecember 27, 2016
    Always a great place to eat when on vacation!
  • Haoe249
    Haoe249July 12, 2016
    Ryan was willing to go all the way to help us.
  • Marc S.
    Marc SandersJune 15, 2011
    Get the tuna bites. You will not regret.
  • Meg R.
    Meg RyanNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the murphys draft. Cheap drink and tasty-ish!
  • 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.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa P.July 28, 2013
    Try the Irish Reuben! It's amazing!
  • Larry R.
    Larry RegulaMarch 5, 2015
    Here's a tip ask for Chip!!!!
  • Ken M.
    Ken MalinowskiJuly 28, 2011
    The wings are awesome! Cooked perfectly.
  • 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'.
  • Geoffrey M.
    Geoffrey MooreApril 19, 2011
    Fish & chips quite good. Good atmosphere
  • Jesse C.
    Jesse ChongMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    I'm here every Monday night playing solo with Chip behind the bar 10pm!
  • Zanne
    ZanneFebruary 22, 2010
    Great Irish food - fish and chips and corned beef and cabbage. Relaxing Atmosphere.
  • Chloe
    ChloeMarch 17, 2016
    Loved the wood fire.
  • terberg
    terbergNovember 10, 2016
    Yummy Sunday brunch spot.
  • Brian A.
    Brian AlvesNovember 15, 2012
    Every year i come this is my first stop...love the bangers & mash
  • Georgia
    GeorgiaOctober 28, 2016
    Excellent server.
  • Louise
    LouiseDecember 2, 2016
    Thanks for making my birthday brunch great!
  • Robert K.
    Robert KinnerFebruary 3, 2013
    They have a click counting down to saint patrick's day.
  • Shari G.
    Shari GrimesJune 28, 2014
    Try their orange crush.
  • Steve L.
    Steve LaVoiseJanuary 15, 2011
    Bangers and mash are pretty good for being in the us
  • JamieSue C.
    JamieSue ClarkSeptember 11, 2010
    Good sirloin burger though a bit too rare
  • Jenna
    JennaAugust 17, 2014
    Crabs were advertised on their sign but they didn't have any.
  • Madd J.
    Madd J.July 26, 2016
    Fun times. Happy campers.
  • Knigui61
    Knigui61September 9, 2015
    The best deal 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! 😒
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AyalaMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best brunch in the beach.
  • Rakk
    RakkSeptember 1, 2015
    Always a great experience.
  • A S.
    A SSeptember 23, 2016
    Good food, great prices!
  • Anubis W.
    Great Drinks and Food :)
  • Dan T.
    Dan TolandJune 10, 2011
    Eat the meat pie. Meat+Pie crust+gravy=WIN.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MooreJune 10, 2012
    Great place, great service!!
  • Anne C.
    Anne CraddockAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Haters will hate. Place is amazing. Bad service here = you're an a-hole.
  • Shannon C.
    Great fish tacos!
  • Jason M.
    Jason MatthewsOctober 20, 2013
    Sit by the fireplace
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    Calypso Bar and GrillOctober 14, 2011
    Guinness is the perfect temp!
  • Chrissy J.
    Chrissy Jubic HainesSeptember 29, 2013
    Great food
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