O'Gara's Bar and Grill

Bar/Pub/Tavern/Restaurant/Gastropub

Hours today: 10:00am - 2:00am

You are seated in one of the finest entertainment establishments in the Twin Cities, a place of nostalgia, charm and good humor.
In March of 1941, James Freeman O’Gara opened the doors of this tavern providing a wholesome atmosphere for conversation and camaraderie. Initially food and liquor was served to the local residents who fought World War II at home by manufacturing supplies and munitions for those overseas. You could even get a haircut from Carl Schulz, whose son, Charles gained international fame with the cartoon strip “Peanuts.” Schulz’s original shop was located in what is now the Shamrock Room.
Gradually, the O’Gara reputation for serving excellent food and drink at a fair price became known and has ensured an ever-growing trade. In fact, O’Gara’s is the oldest family owned operation of its kind in Saint Paul still at the original location. Several people lay claim to employment at O’Gara’s of 35 years or more. The bar has always been an Irish haunt by virtue of its name and clientele, but the family has burnished that image over the years, and they’ve seen the bar become perhaps the busiest place in town on St. Patrick’s Day.
If the O’Gara name isn’t Irish enough, certainly the décor is. The mural of leprechaun cobblers on the south wall of the main dining area was done from creation by founder, Jim O’Gara. The shillelagh over the adjoining all-wood bar is also the real item, coming from the County Sligo, home of the first O’Gara clan. One glance at it and you’ll see why unruly behavior doesn’t exist here! The new bar and dining area speaks for itself. The etched glass, alternating family name with family crest, along with a three-quarter ton green granite bar top adorned with brass, were specifically designed for this expanded section.
The expansion of O’Gara’s is the fulfillment of a dream by Tim, who succeeded his father Jim in 1972. Tim’s knowledge and desire to satisfy has resulted in the expansion of new rooms, including the Shamrock Room, Brew Pub and The Shanty. The main bar, The Shamrock Room, established in 1982, hosts jazz/big bands and acoustic sing along music with traditional O’Gara hospitality. This room has played host to many banquets and private parties. O’Gara’s Garage was established in 1985 and renovated in 2011 to become The Shanty, one of St. Paul’s premiere music clubs, featuring the Twin Cities finest local/national acts. The Brew Pub, opening in 1996, once consisted of a wide selection of O’Gara’s own handcrafted brews, brewed on site.
The tradition continues with the third generation of the O’Gara clan. Dan, Tim’s son, started learning the business at an early age and grew to share the same passion for providing great food, fine spirits, and entertainment to thousands of people. Dan and his wife Kris now carry on the O’Gara’s tradition since Tim’s retirement in March of 2003.
Over the past five years, O’Gara’s legendary reputation in the Twin Cities has created opportunities to expand, becoming one of Minnesota’s finest establishments. O’Gara’s at the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport opened in October of 2007 serving as a warm welcome and bon voyage for travelers at the end of Concourse F. In addition, O’Gara’s at the Fair opened in 2002 on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in the Food building. In 2010 they opened their own standalone restaurant and expanded to include the O’Gara’s Paddyo in 2011. O’Gara’s at the Fair is currently located in the same spot at 1626 Dan Patch Ave, just inside the main gate of the fairgrounds on Snelling Avenue. O’Gara’s at the Fair is open for several events during the year offering a full menu and numerous craft beers on tap, in addition to ample indoor restaurant and outdoor patio seating! The fair location continues the O’Gara tradition of providing entertainment along with food and fun in a family-friendly setting. Stop by O’Gara’s at the Fair to enjoy live Irish music every afternoon during the Minnesota State Fair and see the classic woodwork from the original O’Gara’s Bar and Grill back when Jim O’Gara opened the doors in 1941.
O’Gara’s has come a long way since it’s establishment in 1941, but remains a place with a welcoming atmosphere for conversation and community camaraderie.

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Map of O'Gara's Bar and Grill
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Tap List - 19


Fulton 300 IPA

Fulton 300 IPA

American IPA6.9% ABV74 IBU

Fulton BreweryMinneapolis, MN

It's an IPA built on a base of Weyermann Pilsner malt and heavily hopped from start to finish with Mosaic, one of our favorite -- and unfortunately nearly impossible to find -- hop varieties.

Fresh

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider

Fruit Cider5.0% ABV7 IBU

Angry Orchard Cider CoCincinnati, OH

This crisp and refreshing cider offers sweet apple notes up front with a subtle dryness at the finish for a balanced cider taste.

August Schell's Grainbelt Nordeast

August Schell's Grainbelt Nordeast

American Lager4.7% ABV

August Schell's Brewing Co.New Ulm, MN

A light-bodied lager designed with drinkability in mind.

Blue Moon Belgian White

Blue Moon Belgian White

Witbier5.4% ABV9 IBU

Blue Moon Brewing Co.Golden, CO

Brewed with oats and spiced with orange peel and coriander. An unfiltered wheat ale spiced in the Belgian tradition.

Castle Danger Castle Cream Ale

Castle Danger Castle Cream Ale

Cream Ale5.5% ABV

Castle Danger BreweryTwo Harbors , MN

Soft malty aroma, slightly sweet creamy texture with a balanced bitterness, while finishing smooth and clean.

Coors Light

Coors Light

American Light Lager4.2% ABV12 IBU

Coors Brewing CompanyGolden, CO

Coors Light has a nice, bright appearance when poured and a crisp, clean taste.

Dogfish Head Festina Peche

Dogfish Head Festina Peche

Berliner Weisse4.5% ABV8 IBU

Dogfish Head Craft BreweryMilton, DE

Fermented with peaches, this "neo-Berliner Weisse" has a mild tartness for a taste that is full of summer refreshment.

Founders Double Trouble

Founders Double Trouble

Double IPA9.4% ABV86 IBU

Founders Brewing CompanyGrand Rapids, MI

An imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down.

Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout

Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout

Oatmeal Stout4.5% ABV38 IBU

Founders Brewing CompanyGrand Rapids, MI

Brewed with flaked oats, chocolate malt, roasted barley and Nugget hops. Nitrogen-infused to give it an extra smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

Grain Belt Grainbelt Premium

Grain Belt Grainbelt Premium

American Lager4.6% ABV10 IBU

Grain Belt New Ulm, MN

A light-bodied lager designed with drinkability in mind.

Guinness Extra Stout

Guinness Extra Stout

Irish Stout5.6% ABV47 IBU

St. James Gate (Guinness)Dublin, Ireland

A Guinness stout from the first velvety sip to the last lingering drop, and every deep-dark satisfying mouthful in between! Pure Guinness!

Harp Lager

Harp Lager

International Pale Lager4.5% ABV21 IBU

St. James Gate (Guinness)Dublin, Ireland

Harp, the best selling Irish lager, with its sparkling colour makes it a distinctive, yet approachable import.

Michelob Golden Draft Light

Michelob Golden Draft Light

American Light Lager4.1% ABV10 IBU

MichelobSt Louis, MO

Michelob Golden Draft is a premium lager brewed using two-row barley malt, premium American hops and corn to achieve its smooth, full taste.

Smithwick's

Smithwick's

Irish Red Ale4.5% ABV20 IBU

St. James Gate (Guinness)Dublin, Ireland

Smithwick’s exceptional taste, distinctive colour and purity of ingredients make it unique.

Stella Artois Lager

Stella Artois Lager

International Pale Lager5.2% ABV25 IBU

Stella ArtoisLeuven, Belgium

One of the World's best selling beers, enjoyed in more than 80 countries. Low malt sweetness with a crisp finish.

Stone Fear.Movie.Lion Double IPA

Stone Fear.Movie.Lion Double IPA

Double IPA8.5% ABV60 IBU

Stone Brewing Escondido, CA

Taste:Fresh-squeezed fruit juice, strawberry, blueberry, grapes and a hint of white sage.This our take on a hazy East Coast Double IPA.

Summit EPA

Summit EPA

American Pale Ale5.2% ABV49 IBU

Summit Brewing Co.St. Paul, MN

Its light bronze color and distinctly hoppy flavor have made it a favorite in St. Paul, Minneapolis and the rest of the Upper Midwest ever since we first brewed it back in 1986.

Summit Skip Rock

Summit Skip Rock

Witbier4.5% ABV

Summit Brewing Co.St. Paul, MN

A refreshing wheat ale very pale in color

Surly Rising North Pale Ale

Surly Rising North Pale Ale

American Pale Ale6.5% ABV25 IBU

Surly Brewing CompanyMinneapolis, MN

A moderate, refreshing ale with noticeable hop aroma balanced by supporting malt flavors.

Bottle List - 25


Amstel Light

Amstel Light

International Pale Lager3.5% ABV12 IBU

Heineken Nederland B.V.Netherlands

A moderate amber lager with soft malt characteristics at the forefront that finishes well balanced.

Angry Orchard Rose

Angry Orchard Rose

Common Cider5.5% ABV1 IBU

Angry Orchard Cider CoCincinnati, OH

Each apple is crisp, juicy and red to the core creating an irresistible rosy blush cider with a refreshing apple-forward taste.

Bud Light

Bud Light

American Light Lager4.2% ABV10 IBU

Anheuser-Busch, Inc.St. Louis, MO

Brewed with a malt and hops ratio different from Budweiser for a distinctively crisp taste with fewer calories.

Bud Light Lime

Bud Light Lime

American Light Lager4.2% ABV10 IBU

Anheuser-Busch, Inc.St. Louis, MO

Light-bodied brew with a delicate malt sweetness; clean, crisp finish, and the taste of a fresh-squeezed lime for ultimate refreshment.

Budweiser

Budweiser

American Lager5.0% ABV10 IBU

Anheuser-Busch, Inc.St. Louis, MO

Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavorful, and crisp with blended layers of premium American and European hop aromas.

Clausthaler N/A Premium Lager

Clausthaler N/A Premium Lager

International Pale Lager0.5% ABV9 IBU

Binding-Brauerei AGFrankfurt, Germany

A highly carbonated, medium-bodied lager that is well-balanced.

Coors Light

Coors Light

American Light Lager4.2% ABV12 IBU

Coors Brewing CompanyGolden, CO

Coors Light has a nice, bright appearance when poured and a crisp, clean taste.

Corona Extra

Corona Extra

International Pale Lager4.5% ABV10 IBU

Grupo ModeloMazatlan, Mexico

Corona's aroma is fruity-honey with a touch of malt and the flavor is crisp and well-balanced between hops and malt, toward the malt side.

Crispin Original

Crispin Original

Common Cider5.0% ABV15 IBU

Crispin CiderColfax, CA

Crisp refreshing natural hard cider, served over ice. A classically styled and untraditional hard cider with a fruit forward nose.

Heineken

Heineken

International Pale Lager5.0% ABV23 IBU

Heineken Nederland B.V.Netherlands

Mildly bitter taste, fresh, fruity aroma, bright color and clarity are obtained using only the purest water, hops and barley malt.

Leinenkugel's Original

Leinenkugel's Original

American Lager4.7% ABV

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing CompanyChippewa Falls, WI

A light-bodied lager designed with drinkability in mind.

Michelob Golden Draft Light

Michelob Golden Draft Light

American Light Lager4.1% ABV10 IBU

MichelobSt Louis, MO

Michelob Golden Draft is a premium lager brewed using two-row barley malt, premium American hops and corn to achieve its smooth, full taste.

Michelob Ultra

Michelob Ultra

American Light Lager4.2% ABV10 IBU

MichelobSt Louis, MO

Michelob Ultra appeals to beer drinkers interested in a superior tasting light beer that promotes an active, social lifestyle.

Mike's Hard Lemonade

Mike's Hard Lemonade

Fruit Beer5.0% ABV

Mike's Hard Lemonade Co.Chicago, IL

Lemonade for Grown-ups. Cold. Hard. Refreshing.

Miller High Life

Miller High Life

American Light Lager4.6% ABV10 IBU

Miller Brewing CompanyMilwaukee, WI

Yeast our founder brought over from Germany, light Galena hops from the pacific northwest, and a combination of malted barley.

Miller Lite

Miller Lite

American Light Lager4.2% ABV12 IBU

Miller Brewing CompanyMilwaukee, WI

Miller Lite is a pilsner-style beer brewed with choice hops, the finest blend of American-grown barley malts and pure, soft water.

Modelo Especial

Modelo Especial

International Pale Lager4.4% ABV3 IBU

Grupo ModeloMazatlan, Mexico

With inspiration from German brewmasters, we created a consistently crisp and well-balanced beer that we fittingly named Modelo Especial.

O'Doul's Amber

O'Doul's Amber

American Light Lager0.1% ABV18 IBU

Anheuser-Busch, Inc.St. Louis, MO

A light-bodied and very refreshing lager.

Old Style

Old Style

American Lager4.7% ABV

Pabst Brewing CompanyMilwaukee, WI

Old Style is a beer that revives the crisp rich freshness of a classic Pilsner: light in color and body, medium in aroma and bitterness, full flavored with a delicate aftertaste.

Pabst Blue Ribbon

Pabst Blue Ribbon

American Lager4.6% ABV10 IBU

Pabst Brewing CompanyMilwaukee, WI

Pabst Blue Ribbon is brewed in the finest traditions of an American Premium Lager dating back to 1844.

Rolling Rock

Rolling Rock

American Lager4.4% ABV9 IBU

Anheuser-Busch, Inc.St. Louis, MO

Using a time-honored recipe with only the finest malted barley and blend of hops, Rolling Rock is a classic American lager that is as well-known for its distinctive, full-bodied taste as it is for its craftsmanship, heritage and green bottle

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

American Pale Ale5.6% ABV38 IBU

Sierra Nevada Brewing CompanyChico, CA

Unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades and made this beer a classic.

Stella Artois Cidre

Stella Artois Cidre

Common Cider4.5% ABV38 IBU

Stella ArtoisLeuven, Belgium

Stella Artois Cidre is a crisp and refreshing European-style cider made from hand-picked apples.

Summit Saga

Summit Saga

American IPA6.2% ABV80 IBU

Summit Brewing Co.St. Paul, MN

A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.

White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer

White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer

5.0% ABV

White ClawUnited States

all-natural sparkling seltzer water with 5% alcohol and a hint of honest-to-goodness fruit.

On Deck - 10


August Schell's Firebrick

August Schell's Firebrick

Vienna Lager5.0% ABV

August Schell's Brewing Co.New Ulm, MN

A refreshing all-malt lager with an amber-red hue that reflects the feeling of the brewery itself.

Badger Hill Traitor IPA

Badger Hill Traitor IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV70 IBU

Badger Hill BrewingShakopee, MN

A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.

Fulton 300 IPA

Fulton 300 IPA

American IPA6.9% ABV74 IBU

Fulton BreweryMinneapolis, MN

It's an IPA built on a base of Weyermann Pilsner malt and heavily hopped from start to finish with Mosaic, one of our favorite -- and unfortunately nearly impossible to find -- hop varieties.

Fulton Lonely Blonde

Fulton Lonely Blonde

Blonde Ale4.8% ABV29 IBU

Fulton BreweryMinneapolis, MN

The Lonely Blonde has an aroma of German noble hops, with white wheat and American pale and crystal malts for a smooth body and white head.

Michelob Golden Draft Light

Michelob Golden Draft Light

American Light Lager4.1% ABV10 IBU

MichelobSt Louis, MO

Michelob Golden Draft is a premium lager brewed using two-row barley malt, premium American hops and corn to achieve its smooth, full taste.

Miller Lite

Miller Lite

American Light Lager4.2% ABV12 IBU

Miller Brewing CompanyMilwaukee, WI

Miller Lite is a pilsner-style beer brewed with choice hops, the finest blend of American-grown barley malts and pure, soft water.

Odell IPA

Odell IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV60 IBU

Odell Brewing Co.Fort Collins, CO

Boldly hopped American IPA. Highly aromatic hops create a distinctive bitterness profile and an incredible earthy and citrus hop character.

Oskar Blues IPA

Oskar Blues IPA

American IPA6.4% ABV70 IBU

Oskar Blues BreweryLyons, CO

The hops strum juicy and sweet aromas with headline notes of passion fruit, raspberries, pineapple and citrus

Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Samuel Adams Boston Lager

American Lager4.9% ABV30 IBU

Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)Boston, MA

Samuel Adams Boston Lager® offers a full, rich flavor that is both balanced and complex.

Smirnoff Ice

Smirnoff Ice

Fruit Beer5.0% ABV0 IBU

SmirnoffUnited States

The Original Premium Flavored Malt Beverage - with delightfully crisp, citrus taste.

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