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O'Gara's Bar and Grill

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Bar/Pub/Tavern/Restaurant/Gastropub in Minneapolis–St. Paul

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. 



Free Wifi   Happy Hour   Irish Bar  

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Map of O'Gara's Bar and Grill

  164 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104
  (651) 644-3333
  www.ogaras.com
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Tap List - 35


Anchor Christmas Ale   
Anchor Brewing  ·  San Francisco, CA
The Ale’s recipe is different every year, but the intent with which we offer it remains the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life.
Winter Seasonal Beer
5.5% ABV  ·  28 IBU
Just Added

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider   
Angry Orchard Cider Co  ·  Cincinnati, OH
This crisp and refreshing cider offers sweet apple notes up front with a subtle dryness at the finish for a balanced cider taste.
Fruit Cider
5.0% ABV  ·  7 IBU

August Schell's Grainbelt Nordeast   
August Schell's Brewing Co.  ·  New Ulm, MN
A light-bodied lager designed with drinkability in mind.
American Lager
4.7% ABV

August Schell's Snowstorm   
August Schell's Brewing Co.  ·  New Ulm, MN
The Snowstorm of 2015 draws inspiration from the artisinal and experimental traditions of the Wallonian brewers to create a malt-focused brown ale with hints of nut, biscuit and stone fruit.
American Lager
6.2% ABV  ·  3.6 IBU

Bell's Two Hearted Ale   
Bell's Brewery  ·  Kalamazoo, MI
A significant malt body balances the hop presence, together with the fruity yeast aromas, lead to a remarkably drinkable American-style IPA.
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  55 IBU

Bent Paddle Hop Golden IPA   
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.  ·  Duluth, MN
Non-traditional IPA is golden in color with an enormous floral/citrushop aroma and a supporting malt profile.
American IPA
6.2% ABV  ·  68 IBU

Blue Moon Belgian White   
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.
Witbier
5.4% ABV  ·  9 IBU

Boulevard Simcoe Harvest Wet Hop IPA   
Boulevard Brewing Company  ·  Kansas City, MO
With bright aromas of berry and pine, Simcoe Harvest Wet Hop IPA opens with a subtle grassy/green flavor that transitions to apricot, woodsy
American IPA
7.5% ABV  ·  56 IBU

Castle Danger George Hunter Stout   
Castle Danger Brewery  ·  Two Harbors , MN
A fairly strong, highly roasted dark stout with pronounced bitterness.
American Stout
8.0% ABV
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Coors Light   
Coors Brewing Company  ·  Golden, CO
Coors Light has a nice, bright appearance when poured and a crisp, clean taste.
American Light Lager
4.2% ABV  ·  12 IBU

Deschutes Pinedrops IPA   
Deschutes Brewery  ·  Bend, OR
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
6.5% ABV  ·  70 IBU

Excelsior Bitteschlappe Brown Ale   
Excelsior Brewing Co.  ·  Excelsior, MN
A malty beer that uses its hop flavor to complement and enhance its chocolate and caramel characters.
American Brown Ale
6.8% ABV  ·  25 IBU

Finnegan's Irish Amber   
Finnegan's  ·  St. Paul, MN
A moderate, hoppy beer with a distinct caramel malty flavor.
American Amber Ale
4.75% ABV  ·  20 IBU

Fulton 300 IPA   
Fulton Brewery  ·  Minneapolis, 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.
American IPA
6.9% ABV  ·  74 IBU

Fulton Lonely Blonde   
Fulton Brewery  ·  Minneapolis, 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.
Blonde Ale
4.8% ABV  ·  29 IBU

Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial   
Funkwerks  ·  Fort Collins, CO
A wild-fermented beer containing funky sour flavors and a variety of aromas
Belgian-Style Sour Ale
4.2% ABV
Just Added

Grain Belt Grainbelt Premium   
Grain Belt  ·  New Ulm, MN
A light-bodied lager designed with drinkability in mind.
American Lager
4.6% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Guinness Extra Stout   
St. James Gate (Guinness)  ·  Dublin, Ireland
Unmistakably Guinness beer, stout from the very first velvety sip to the last lingering drop, and every deep-dark satisfying mouthful in between! Pure Guinness
Irish Stout
5.6% ABV  ·  47 IBU

Harp Lager   
St. James Gate (Guinness)  ·  Dublin, Ireland
Harp, the best selling Irish lager, with its sparkling colour makes it a distinctive, yet approachable import.
International Pale Lager
4.5% ABV  ·  21 IBU

Harpoon IPA   
Harpoon Brewery  ·  Boston, MA
A well-balanced, New England-style IPA that provides depth in body and color, and is balanced by a pleasantly hoppy finish with citrus and pine notes.
American IPA
5.9% ABV  ·  42 IBU

Indeed Stir Crazy Winter Warmer   
Indeed Brewing Company  ·  Minneapolis, MN
A somewhat strong dark beer with added spices that suggest the winter season
Winter Seasonal Beer
6.5% ABV  ·  22 IBU
Just Added

Insight Devils Companion   
Insight Brewing  ·  Minneapolis, MN
London-style brown porter. The forefront of this beer is malt with a delicate, distinct dark chocolate overlapping a subtle toffee character
English Porter
5.3% ABV  ·  29 IBU

Leinenkugel's Bavarian Dunkel   
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company  ·  Chippewa Falls, WI
A dark, rich beer with with rich, complex ready notes and chocolate-like flavors.
Munich Dunkel
5.5% ABV  ·  12 IBU

Miller Lite   
Miller Brewing Company  ·  Milwaukee, WI
Miller Lite is a pilsner-style beer brewed with choice hops, the finest blend of American-grown barley malts and pure, soft water to deliver the great taste of a true pilsner beer.
American Light Lager
4.2% ABV  ·  12 IBU

Odell Cut Throat   
Odell Brewing Co.  ·  Fort Collins, CO
A moderately strong brown beer that explores roasted malt flavors of chocolate and caramel.
English Porter
5.1% ABV  ·  17 IBU
Just Added

Samuel Adams Winter Lager   
Bold and rich, with a touch of holiday spice, Samuel Adams Winter Lager is a wonderful way to enjoy the cold evenings that accompany the season.
American Lager
5.6% ABV  ·  22 IBU

Saugatuck Cottonmouth Quencher   
Saugatuck Brewing Company  ·  Douglas, MI
This beer is tart and funky with some nice cherry notes, dangerously drinkable at 9.7% ABV.
Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer
8.25% ABV  ·  14 IBU

Sierra Nevada Celebration   
Famous for its intense citrus and pine aromas, Celebration is bold and intense, featuring Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops—honoring everything we have at Sierra Nevada.
American IPA
6.8% ABV  ·  65 IBU

Smithwick's   
St. James Gate (Guinness)  ·  Dublin, Ireland
Smithwick’s exceptional taste, distinctive colour and purity of ingredients make it unique.
Irish Red Ale
4.5% ABV  ·  20 IBU

Stella Artois Lager   
Stella Artois  ·  Leuven, Belgium
One of the World's best selling beers, enjoyed in more than 80 countries. Low malt sweetness with a crisp finish.
Czech Pale Lager
5.2% ABV  ·  25 IBU

Stone Delicious IPA   
Stone Brewing Co.  ·  Escondido, CA
This intensely citrusy, beautifully bitter beer is worthy of the simple-yet-lordly title of Stone Delicious IPA.
American IPA
7.7% ABV  ·  80 IBU

Summit EPA   
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.
American Pale Ale
5.2% ABV  ·  49 IBU

Surly Furious   
Surly Brewing Company  ·  Minneapolis, MN
Brewed with a blend of American hops and Scottish malt, this crimson-hued ale delivers waves of citrus, pine and caramel-toffee.
American IPA
6.2% ABV  ·  99 IBU

Surly Hell   
Surly Brewing Company  ·  Minneapolis, MN
American hops takes a back seat to the Pils malt sweetness and fresh bread aroma.
Munich Helles
4.5% ABV  ·  20 IBU

Wabasha Cave Stout   
Wabasha Brewery  ·  St. Paul, MN
A fairly strong, highly roasted dark stout with pronounced bitterness.
American Stout
8.8% ABV

Bottle List - 32


Amstel Light   
Heineken Nederland B.V.  ·  Netherlands
A moderate amber lager with soft malt characteristics at the forefront that finishes well balanced.
International Pale Lager
3.5% ABV  ·  12 IBU

Bud Light   
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.  ·  St. Louis, MO
Brewed with a malt and hops ratio different from Budweiser for a distinctively crisp taste with fewer calories.
American Light Lager
4.3% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Bud Light Lime   
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   
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.  ·  St. Louis, MO
Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavorful, and crisp with blended layers of premium American and European hop aromas.
American Lager
5.0% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Clausthaler N/A Premium Lager   
Binding-Brauerei AG  ·  Frankfurt, Germany
A highly carbonated, medium-bodied lager that is well-balanced.
International Pale Lager
0.45% ABV  ·  9 IBU

Coors Light   
Coors Brewing Company  ·  Golden, CO
Coors Light has a nice, bright appearance when poured and a crisp, clean taste.
American Light Lager
4.2% ABV  ·  12 IBU

Corona Extra   
Cervecería Modelo  ·  Tijuana, 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.
International Pale Lager
4.5% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Crispin Original   
Crispin Cider  ·  Colfax, CA
Crisp refreshing natural hard cider, served over ice. A classically styled and untraditional hard cider with a fruit forward nose.
Common Cider
5.0% ABV  ·  15 IBU

Heineken   
Heineken Nederland B.V.  ·  Netherlands
Heineken's mildly bitter taste, fresh, fruity aroma, bright color and exceptional clarity are obtained using only the purest water, hops and barley malt.
Munich Helles
5.0% ABV  ·  23 IBU

Labatt Blue   
Labatt Brewing Company  ·  London, ON
Labatt Blue, brewed using specially selected aromatic hops, is a well-balanced, fully matured, full-flavored beer with a fruity character and a slightly sweet aftertaste.
International Pale Lager
5.0% ABV  ·  12 IBU

Leinenkugel's Original   
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company  ·  Chippewa Falls, WI
A light-bodied lager designed with drinkability in mind.
American Lager
4.67% ABV

Lift Bridge 93x Brotherhood Lager   
Lift Bridge Brewing Company  ·  Stillwater, MN
A light-bodied lager designed with drinkability in mind.
American Lager
4.5% ABV  ·  15 IBU

Michelob Golden Draft Light   
Michelob  ·  St Louis, MO
Michelob Golden Draft is a premium, cold-filtered lager beer that is brewed using two-row barley malt, premium American hops and corn to achieve its smooth, full taste.
American Light Lager
4.1% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Michelob Ultra   
Michelob  ·  St Louis, MO
Michelob Ultra appeals to beer drinkers interested in a superior tasting light beer that promotes an active, social lifestyle.
American Light Lager
4.1% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Mike's Hard Lemonade   
Mike's Hard Lemonade Co.  ·  Chicago, IL
Lemonade for Grown-ups. Cold. Hard. Refreshing.
Fruit Beer
5.0% ABV

Miller High Life   
Miller Brewing Company  ·  Milwaukee, WI
Yeast our founder brought over from Germany, light Galena hops from the pacific northwest, and a combination of malted barley.
American Lager
5.0% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Miller Lite   
Miller Brewing Company  ·  Milwaukee, WI
Miller Lite is a pilsner-style beer brewed with choice hops, the finest blend of American-grown barley malts and pure, soft water to deliver the great taste of a true pilsner beer.
American Light Lager
4.2% ABV  ·  12 IBU

Newcastle Brown Ale   
Caledonian Brewing Co  ·  Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The quintessential rich, English brown ale. It is is sweet, malty, somewhat nutty, yet refreshing.
British Brown Ale
4.7% ABV  ·  25 IBU

O'Doul's Amber   
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.  ·  St. Louis, MO
A light-bodied and very refreshing lager.
American Light Lager
0.1% ABV  ·  18 IBU

Old Style   
Pabst Brewing Company  ·  Milwaukee, 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.
American Lager
4.7% ABV

Pabst Blue Ribbon   
Pabst Brewing Company  ·  Milwaukee, WI
Pabst Blue Ribbon is brewed in the finest traditions of an American Premium Lager dating back to 1844.
American Lager
4.6% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Rolling Rock   
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
American Light Lager
4.4% ABV  ·  9 IBU

Samuel Adams Boston Lager   
Samuel Adams Boston Lager® offers a full, rich flavor that is both balanced and complex.
American Lager
4.9% ABV  ·  30 IBU

Samuel Adams Truly Spiked & Sparkling Colima Lime   
In well-made examples of the style, the fruit is both distinctive and well-incorporated into the honey-sweet-acid-tannin-alcohol balance of the mead. Different types of fruit can result in widely different characteristics; allow for a variation in the final product.

Samuel Adams Truly Spiked & Sparkling Grapefruit & Pomelo   
In well-made examples of the style, the fruit is both distinctive and well-incorporated into the honey-sweet-acid-tannin-alcohol balance of the mead. Different types of fruit can result in widely different characteristics; allow for a variation in the final product.

Samuel Adams Truly Spiked & Sparkling Pomegranate   
In well-made examples of the style, the fruit is both distinctive and well-incorporated into the honey-sweet-acid-tannin-alcohol balance of the mead. Different types of fruit can result in widely different characteristics; allow for a variation in the final product.

Small Town Not Your Father's Root Beer   
Small Town Brewery  ·  Wauconda, IL
A harmonious marriage of ingredients, with a silky smooth and satisfying finish that is unmatched in flavor.
Hard Root Beer
5.9% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Smirnoff Ice   
Smirnoff  ·  United States
The Original Premium Flavored Malt Beverage - with delightfully crisp, citrus taste.
Specialty Fruit Beer
5.0% ABV  ·  0.1 IBU

Stella Artois Cidre   
Stella Artois  ·  Leuven, Belgium
Stella Artois Cidre is a crisp and refreshing European-style cider made from hand-picked apples.
English Cider
4.5% ABV  ·  38 IBU

Summit Hopvale Organic Ale    Can  
Summit Brewing Co.  ·  St. Paul, MN
A moderate, refreshing ale with noticeable hop aroma balanced by supporting malt flavors.
American Pale Ale
4.5% ABV  ·  55 IBU

Summit Saga   
Summit Brewing Co.  ·  St. Paul, MN
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
6.4% ABV  ·  80 IBU

Third Street Minnesota Gold Lager   
Third Street Brewhouse  ·  Cold Spring, MN
We know that great beer doesn’t have to be fancy to taste good. That’s why our brewers made Minnesota Gold. Nothing fancy. No Fuss. A smooth, premium quality lager with a classic crisp taste.
American Lager
4.9% ABV  ·  15 IBU

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Blue Moon White IPA   
Blue Moon Brewing Co.  ·  Golden, CO
For our white IPA our brew masters wanted to combine the citrus flavors of an IPA with the smooth, balanced malts of a Belgian white Belgian-Style Wheat Ale.
American IPA
6.0% ABV  ·  45 IBU

Boulder Mojo On Nitro   
Boulder Beer Company  ·  Boulder, CO
Our big, citrusy Mojo India Pale Ale, served nitro-style for a smooth, creamy finish that mellows the beer’s big hop punch
American IPA
7.2% ABV  ·  70 IBU

Deschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA   
Deschutes Brewery  ·  Bend, OR
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  60 IBU

Lakes Legends The Great Wit North   
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company  ·  Minneapolis, MN
A somewhat fruity and easy drinking Belgian ale which is less aggressive than many other Belgian beers
Belgian Pale Ale
5.6% ABV