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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  

Updated 3 days ago
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


21st Amendment Blood Orange IPA   
21st Amendment Brewery  ·  San Francisco, CA
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.1% ABV  ·  70 IBU

Able Seedhouse First Light IPA   
Able Seedhouse + Brewery  ·  Minneapolis, MN
This is the kind of IPA we love to drink. Kind of selfish, we know. Juicy and clean, with a slightly sweet finish.
American IPA
6.0% ABV  ·  60 IBU

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 Fort Road Helles   
August Schell's Brewing Co.  ·  New Ulm, MN
A clean, malty, gold-colored German-style lager with a grainy-sweet flavor and a soft, dry finish.
Munich Helles
4.0% ABV

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

Bell's Oatsmobile   
Bell's Brewery  ·  Kalamazoo, MI
This hop-forward session pale ale uses a blend of classic and modern Pacific Northwest hops for a pungent blend of peach, mango and tropical aromas. The signature ingredient - oats - are what makes Oatsmobile Ale stand apart, and gives it a body that you don’t see in most other session Pale Ales.
American Pale Ale
4.3% ABV  ·  60 IBU

Bell's Oberon Ale   
Bell's Brewery  ·  Kalamazoo, MI
Bell's Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell's signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas.
Food Pairings: Pair Oberon Ale with delicate fish, salads, sushi and vegetable dishes. It also goes well with fresh berries or a fruit soup. Try it with fish & chips, crab cakes, a chef salad, sushi or snapping turtle soup. Pairs well with cheeses like chevre, Butterkase, Lemon Stilton, Buffalo Mozzarella, Brick, Tournevent, Benning Goat Gouda or Edam.
American Wheat Ale
5.8% ABV  ·  10 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 14 Degrees Nitro   
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.  ·  Duluth, MN
A moderate, hoppy beer with a distinct caramel malty flavor.

Bent Paddle Bent Hop   
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.  ·  Duluth, MN
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
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.
American Wheat Beer
5.4% ABV  ·  9 IBU

Boulevard The Calling   
Boulevard Brewing Company  ·  Kansas City, MO
Blend of Simcoe, Bravo, Topaz, Cascade, Mosaic, Equinox, Galaxy, and Amarillo hops.
Double IPA
8.5% ABV  ·  75 IBU

Castle Danger Cream Ale   
Castle Danger Brewery  ·  Two Harbors , MN
An ale that is light and crisp while medium-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel.
Cream Ale
5.5% ABV


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 Passion Fruit IPA   
Deschutes Brewery  ·  Bend, OR
Juicy citrus aroma and flavor highlighted by tropical hop character and background caramel malt notes.
American IPA
7.2% ABV  ·  58 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

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

Insight Crazy Aunt   
Insight Brewing  ·  Minneapolis, MN
A beer that derives some of its taste and aroma from the particular spices, herbs or vegetables

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy   
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company  ·  Chippewa Falls, WI
Brewed using wheat, malted barley and Wisconsin honey. Mixed with fresh lemonade to create an adventurous taste.
American Wheat Beer
4.2% ABV  ·  13.5 IBU

Lift Bridge Mango Blonde   
Lift Bridge Brewing Company  ·  Stillwater, MN
Light bodied blonde ale, finishing with a subtle mango sweetness that does not overpower the golden malt.
Blonde Ale
5.8% ABV

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

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.
American Light Lager
4.2% ABV  ·  12 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.
International Pale Lager
5.2% ABV  ·  25 IBU

Summit 30th Anniversary Keller Pils   
Summit Brewing Co.  ·  St. Paul, MN
A gold-colored, light-bodied German-style beer with crisp, floral hop aroma.
German Pils
5.1% ABV  ·  38 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

Summit Summer Ale   
Summit Brewing Co.  ·  St. Paul, MN
A crisp, clear beer balanced with subtle fruit and hop characters.
Kölsch
4.9% ABV  ·  41 IBU

Summit Wit Bier   
Summit Brewing Co.  ·  St. Paul, MN
Kettle additions of orange peel, grains of paradise and fresh-ground coriander give this refreshing, citrusy and herbal ale a light body.
Witbier
4.8% ABV  ·  15 IBU

Surly Rising North Pale Ale   
Surly Brewing Company  ·  Minneapolis, MN
A moderate, refreshing ale with noticeable hop aroma balanced by supporting malt flavors.
American Pale Ale
6.5% ABV  ·  25 IBU

Third Street Hunny Do Wheat   
Third Street Brewhouse  ·  Cold Spring, MN
A refreshing wheat beer with a crisp honey dew melon flavor, a hazy wheat that’s subtly sweet! You’ve earned it!
American Wheat Beer
4.8% ABV  ·  18 IBU

Wabasha Red Desert   
Wabasha Brewery  ·  St. Paul, MN
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.3% ABV

Bottle List - 39


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

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA   
Ballast Point Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
A trophy beer that’s a testament to our homebrew roots.
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  70 IBU

Blitz-Weinhard Henry's Hard Orange Soda   
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.  ·  Hood River, OR
Henry’s Hard Orange is here to help push the limits of social etiquette. It tastes a lot like the orange soda you’re used to, just 4.2% harder. After you taste it, you might wonder: why hasn’t anyone done this before?

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
4.2% 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.
American Light Lager
3.2% ABV  ·  10 IBU

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

Dogfish Head Sea Quench Ale   
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery  ·  Milton, DE
A wild-fermented beer containing funky sour flavors and a variety of aromas

Founders All Day IPA   
Founders Brewing Company  ·  Grand Rapids, MI
Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops.
Session IPA
4.7% ABV  ·  42 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.
International Pale Lager
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
4.2% 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.
American Light Lager
4.2% ABV  ·  12 IBU

Modelo Especial   
Cervecería Modelo  ·  Tijuana, Mexico
With inspiration from traditional German brewmasters, we created a consistently crisp and well-balanced beer that we fittingly named Modelo Especial.
International Pale Lager
4.4% ABV  ·  3.2 IBU

Modist Phresh   
Modist Brewing Co.  ·  Minneapolis, MN
A moderate, refreshing ale with noticeable hop aroma balanced by supporting malt flavors.
American Pale Ale
4.5% ABV  ·  14 IBU

New Belgium Juicy Watermelon   
New Belgium Brewing  ·  Fort Collins, CO
A beer with additional flavors and aroma from fruit
Fruit Beer
5.0% ABV  ·  7 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

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale   
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.
American Pale Ale
5.6% ABV  ·  38 IBU

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

Stiegl Radler Grapefruit   
Stieglbrauerei Zu Salzburg Gmbh (Stiegl)  ·  Salzburg, Austria
Real fruit juice gives this radler a distinct tart aroma and natural cloudiness.
Fruit Beer
3.2% ABV  ·  9 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

White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer   
White Claw  ·  United States
all-natural sparkling seltzer water with 5% alcohol and a hint of honest-to-goodness fruit.
5.0% ABV

White Claw Lime Hard Seltzer   
White Claw  ·  United States
all-natural sparkling seltzer water with 5% alcohol and a hint of honest-to-goodness fruit.
5.0% ABV

5.0% ABV

Events - 1


6

Thu
July 06, 6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
For only $30 a person enjoy your choice of an appetizer, flight of 4 Schell's Beers, ticket to the MN vs Baltimore & transportation to and from the game on the O'Gara's Shuttle! Stop in to reserve your spot. Deadline for paid reservations is Thursday, June 15!

On Deck - 6


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

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

Rhombus Dark Matter   
Rhombus Brewing  ·  Grand Forks, ND
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
10.3% ABV