fam of 5 eats for $18. ok- so its a little bar like- the foodd is plentyful and cheap- service was great on a sat. we were very happy. we are going back tonight - in a down economy this is what we needed for a family date!
This place is a neck magnet. When I say neck I don't mean just your average country boy, I mean your sleazy night time trash. It's awful.
The people who work there, well 75% of them wouldn't know customer service if it kicked them in the hind end.
It's just a sleazy place, with rude employees that is swarmed with necks on Friday and Saturday. I will never go back. The beer prices might be pretty good, but I'll pay and extra dollar not to feel likeI'm in a Kid Rock video.
This place has majorly turned around!.
o'Dwyers has done a complete 180!
Banned smoking back in August and the crowd that goes with it. Greatly improved the beer selection with micro breweries and premium beers.
Either sent the old chef to cooking school or back to prison, either way the food has improved greatly.
No more bikers, TVs have child appropriate content playing, no more blasting heavy metal.
Great place to go for dinner and let your kids occupy themselves in the game room.
Congrats for turning this place around.
it has gone from the very last resort to my favorite place!
Friday Nights are great.
Not sure about all of the others on here or the comments about "canned" music. I would rather have a DJ playing hits than some lousy band shredding a good song.
The DJ at O'Dwyers (Brian Pate) has really added life to this place. They only use him on Friday nights but the party is always off the hook.
Friday is the only night I go to this place, and I don't go to a tavern looking for 5 star service like some of the others on here. I go for a drink and good music and I get both at this place.
Nothing To See Here...Keep Moving.
Not sure what the last review was referring to when they mentioned great live music... The new owners have stopped bringing in bands and have settled on DJ's and open mic nights. So....if you want to hear canned music or some talentless hack that's dying to play for free, this is the place to go. If you want to hear a decent live band, you probably have to go downtown, which is sad because O'Dwyers used to be one of the few places in Wake Forest that had decent live music.
Beyond that, I've got to agree with the other negative reviews. Marginal food, marginal beer selection, nothing too special about this place. Not a dump, but definitely not worth going to when there are at least 3-4 significantly better bars within 3 miles of this place.
BTW, I can't speak for others, but I'm not a disgruntled former employee, just a disgruntled former patron. I've taken my business elsewhere...I suggest others do the same.
Definitely best spot in Wake Forest....
Having suffered through the nuances of the previous owner, I was excited to hear about the change in ownership! Almost immediately the kitchen staff was replaced and the quality of the food reflects it. Looking for a quick snack? YOU GOTTA GET THE WINGS!!! Something a little lighter maybe? Go for the Club salad, Its delicious and HUGE - be prepared to take half of it home. Something you don't find at the local Chain's or the mom & pop watering holes...
The entertainment has improved with more quality live bands and DJ's as well as a new Karaoke DJ on Wednesdays. The new owners also upgraded the ventilation system so no more "wall of smoke" when you walk through the door. In addition, they also expanded the No Smoking section in the dining area so you and your family can enjoy your meal with out it tasting like an ashtray...
I only recognize a few of the employees that were around before the new owners so it seems that the wait and bar staff have been overhauled as well. Long waits for food and/or drinks are a thing of the past. (I can't help be think that some of the negative reviews here are by former employees)
All-in-all, the place has undergone huge improvements! If your looking for a great place to hang out, meet some friends, grab a quick bite, have a couple cocktails, OD's is the place to go.
I see many improvements with the new ownership. I personally think that the new owners have made a difference. Putting ventilation in the bar was a great improvement!!!!! Adding Brian Pate as the DJ on Friday nights another great move! Putting exxit doors off of the resturant side also a good idea! The service at Carolina Ale House really isn't better...... some people just prefer the chain type of bar and I do not.....only on occassion. Give them a try.
Worst Bar in Wake Forest.
Beer selection is marginal. Food is hideous. I'm from upstate NY and I'd be embarrassed to eat this mess, much less serve it. Cheese on Spiedies?? Worst Rueben I've ever had and every chicken dish I've ever ordered there has been bone dry. Wait staff is inconsistent--sometimes pleasant, sometimes nasty, usually inattentive. Last owners were grumpy. New owners are rude and incompetent. They're no longer offering live music because they want to be "a total sports bar", but the last time I was in there on a Saturday night, they had Finding Nemo playing on the three largest TVs in the dining area. The truth is that these guys don't know how to run a bar around here and they're cutting every cost they can in a pathetic attempt to salvage this place because they can't decide if they want to be a watering hole or Disney World. If they kept it simple, hired some decent cooks, revamped the menu, and stopped treating customers like an inconvenience, they'd be golden, but for some reason, they just don't get it.
If you want great food and a FANTASTIC selection of beers, go to Old Chicago. If you don't mind mediocre food, you can get a respectable selection of brews at Carolina Ale House. Oh'Mulligans offers a decent selection of beers and great food with a pleasant atmosphere. Honestly, the bar at Applebees has more cred than O'Dwyers.
Avoid at all costs. I don't know anyone who's been there who has anything decent to say about it. It's only a matter of time before they close their doors for the last time.
New Management/Owners - same rudeness and horrible atmosphere... go to Ale House!!!.
Under new management - and STILL horrible. Didn't think it could get worse, but it did. Previous owner
was rude and seemed a bit slow and dumb....but new owners are rude with an attitude too boot, like you
owe them something. You want a good, friendly bar and great place to watch sports - go to Carolina Ale House which is 2 minutes away....do yourself a favor, drive the extra 2 miles.
New Management but awful changes!. Okay use to love this place and was a very frequent customer ( weekly if not bi-weekly). The last time I was in there there were kids in the place. I heard they want the place to be more family friendly but be for real why buy a bar if you want a family friendly place- you should have bought a restuarant. Tthe new owners don't have any personality they act like they are doing you a favor. The last guy was quirkly but at least he knew your name. I like Oh Mulligans' much better- its smaller but at least the appreciate your business.
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