Briny's is a large waterfront "pub" located towards the rear of the Riverfront complex. With live music daily, its a casual hangout for friends and families. You NYers who remember OBI South might feel at home with the overdone decorations. As a club the place fails for some reason. It just doesn't work, so a restaurant it is.
I'm not a huge fan of the food here; it's irish fare without the authenticity. I've had the shepard's pie and it just seems like hamburger and mashed potatoes. There's too much smoke and too many pets. Sometimes there are as many dogs as there are people.
There are 2 days I'll go to Briny's. The day of the St Patrick's Day parade, and St. Patrick's day. They have live music all day; it's a fun place for the celebration.
Here's a video from this year after the parade (March 8, 2014).