The Idle Rich Pub
The Idle Rich may be in the heart of Uptown, but inside it feels like any old pub in Ireland. Dark wood covers every inch of the bar, and Celtic etchings abound. The Idle Rich attracts your typical Friday- and Saturday-night crowd from SMU and the surrounding Uptown neighborhood, and it definitely gets crowded by midnight. (Read: expect to fight your way to the bar.) That said, if you show up any other time of the week, you’ll find an inviting pub with good Irish food and a wide selection of brews on tap and in the bottle. If you’re craving something other than beer, Idles Rich has more than 50 whiskeys from Scotland, Ireland and the States.