Eat some peanuts, drink lots

124 Welch Ave

Ames, IA

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Paddy's in Ames

Bar - Irish Pub

This has one of the largest inside seating areas. There are many booths as well as tables. It is split somewhat into two parts with a bar on each side in the middle. If you are coming with a big group this is one of the best places to go.
starstarhalf starno starno star 2.7/5 with 208 votes
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pool tables
free peanuts
Price Range
moneymoneyno moneyno money Moderately Expensive
Generally college students
Saturday Drink Special 
Employee Pricing
Friday Drink Special 
FAC - $2 You Call It
 $2.50 16oz Bud & Bud Light
Thursday Drink Special 
$2 Domestic Draws and Shots
Wednesday 8:00pm - 11:00pm Drink Special 
Buck Bottles Miller/Coors
Tuesday 8:00pm - 12:00am Drink Special 
2fers and Karaoke
Monday-Friday 4:00pm - 8:00pm Drink Special 
Happy Hour
 Half price drinks & Free pool
Monday Drink Special 
$5 Domestic Pitchers
Sunday Drink Special 
$1.50 Domestic Draws
 Free Texas Hold-Em Tourney
64 User Reviews & Comments
January 12, 2014 starno starno starno starno star
Simply awful. Dirty and smelly. Rude, inattentive staff. Can‘t tell you how many times I had to wait for a staff member to check their phone. The bartenders are always talking to their friends and just serving them up free drinks. Expensive (and poorly made) drinks. Again, always have to wait. It‘s like they don‘t want your money. Not really sure why my friends ever go here.
November 9, 2013 starno starno starno starno star
yea im that guy your bouncer took my real id real sweet couldnt find a cop to get it back i get one to get it back turns out my id is magically gone this bar is a joke
October 8, 2012 starstarstarno starno star
One of my favorite bars on Welch. College bar no doubt about it with occasional passer throughs on business trips. I feel that this bar is a neutral place for just about anybody. All sorts of crowds here: jocks, preps, hicks, nerds, and so forth. I have spent a lot of time here in my undergrad days and go back for football games.

Bar is always packed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays by about 10 pm. Floor is very sticky and the bathrooms may as well be five gallon buckets. Service in my opinion is decent. I recommend this bar to anybody wanting a good college town bar experience.
July 13, 2012 starstarstarno starno star
This place smells like ASS. And you get a whiff of it as soon as you step in the door. It is NEVER clean. The floor is sticky, so don‘t where flip flops.

The crowd is one of the better on Welch until everyone is drunk. Good mix of people.

Don‘t attempt the bathroom.
November 5, 2011 starstarstarstarno star
The addition of the new back side bar has been really nice. Free pool tables, peanuts and popcorn has been a big draw for my buddies. However he prices usually the best in ames with the exception of legends new deals. this is a great place for fac. Only thing i would like is if they re did the bathrooms. otherwise my favorite bar and great for groups
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