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30/23 O'Connell's Pub, St. Louis
30/23 O'Connell's Pub, St. Louis
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O'Connell's Pub
4652 Shaw Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

O’Connell’s has been a family owned St. Louis tradition for over 50 years and is home to our world famous ground sirloin burger & roast beef sandwich. O'C's was founded in 1962 in Gaslight Square and bought by Jack Parker in 1965. Jack was a regular and helped with the founding and eventually started to work there as a bartender. When the original investment group had had enough they sold it to Jack. When he moved to the current location in 1972, he brought everything from the original wooden bar to the 1904 World's Fair chandeliers to the chairs, booths and kitchen equipment. The “new” building was built in 1905 by Anheuser-Busch and had gone thru a few manifestations before Jack bought it. When Jack opened the new location he famously said, "anyone who behaves in a civilized manner is welcome in my establishment", and this inclusive spirit continues to this day.

We are family friendly but are also a traditional Irish pub where conversation flows freely. Guinness is on tap and the burgers are served hot. Our homemade soups are made daily each morning by our kitchen staff that takes great pride in serving great food. Our servers and bartenders are professionals who work hard for the money. We are a family that has formed over the past 50+ years with regular customers coming in who have done so for decades. We rarely if ever make changes to the place because when it ain’t broke, ya don’t fix it. Come on in and have a pint in this St. Louis fixture and start your own tradition. You can talk to people who are third generation customers and feel the tradition of the pub which holds that everybody is equal when they enter these doors. We only ask that you treat your fellow patron with respect as well as the staff that loves the place just as much as you do. We will see you soon for a pint! Cheers!