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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Tap List - 35


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.

Fresh

Deschutes Hop Henge Experimental IPA

Deschutes Hop Henge Experimental IPA

American IPA8.9% ABV90 IBU

Deschutes BreweryBend, OR

Stonehenge is a mystery. Hop Henge is a discovery. Millennium, Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops come together to erect a hop sanctuary. Revere the almighty hop!

Fresh

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

Fresh

21st Amendment Blood Orange Brew Free

21st Amendment Blood Orange Brew Free

American IPA7.0% ABV70 IBU

21st Amendment BrewerySan Francisco, CA

Blood Orange Brew Free is brewed like our original west coast style Brew Free! or Die IPA, but with an abundance of fresh blood orange puree

Abita Bourbon St. Whiskey Sour

Abita Bourbon St. Whiskey Sour

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer9.0% ABV

Abita Brewing Co.Abita Springs, LA

A wild-fermented beer containing funky sour flavors and a variety of aromas

Alaskan Husky IPA

Alaskan Husky IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV

Alaskan Brewing CompanyJuneau, AK

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

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.

Bell's Oarsman Ale

Bell's Oarsman Ale

Berliner Weisse4.0% ABV

Bell's BreweryKalamazoo, MI

Designed as a flavorful session beer, Oarsman Ale uses a classic German brewing technique to impart a light, refreshing tartness.

Bell's Two Hearted Ale

Bell's Two Hearted Ale

American IPA7.0% ABV55 IBU

Bell's BreweryKalamazoo, MI

A significant malt body balances the hop presence, together with the fruity yeast aromas, lead to a remarkably drinkable American-style IPA.

Bent Paddle Bent Hop

Bent Paddle Bent Hop

American IPA6.2% ABV68 IBU

Bent Paddle Brewing Co.Duluth, MN

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

Blue Moon Belgian White

Blue Moon Belgian White

American Wheat Beer5.4% 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 Cream Ale

Castle Danger 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.

Castle Danger Red Hop Rising

Castle Danger Red Hop Rising

Red IPA6.9% ABV

Castle Danger BreweryTwo Harbors , MN

A malty, rich, full-bodied ale balanced by Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe hops. A crowd pleaser, enjoyed by malt lovers and hop aficionados alike.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale

Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale

American IPA7.5% ABV64 IBU

Lagunitas Brewing CompanyPetaluma, CA

A truly unique style featuring a strong hop finish on a silky body. A filtered pale wheat ale that is great for both IPA and wheat beer fans.

Lake Monster Murmur Milk Stout * Nitro*

Lake Monster Murmur Milk Stout * Nitro*

Sweet Stout6.0% ABV

Lake Monster BrewingSt. Paul, MN

A very dark, full-bodied stout with creamy notes that soften its roasted, coffee-flavored qualities.

Lakefront Fuel Cafe

Lakefront Fuel Cafe

American Stout6.4% ABV17 IBU

Lakefront BreweryMilwaukee, WI

This unique stout combines the flavor of organic roasted malts and Milwaukee’s renowned organic Fuel Café coffee. Pours a deep, dark color with a beautiful creamy tan head. Coffee aromas dominate the nose, with a background of roasted malt.

Michelob Golden Draft Light

Michelob Golden Draft Light

American Light Lager4.1% ABV10 IBU

MichelobSt 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.

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 Drumroll APA

Odell Drumroll APA

American Pale Ale5.3% ABV40 IBU

Odell Brewing Co.Fort Collins, CO

A bold, juicy, citrus-inspired and tropically hop forward APA that looks and tastes like pineapple, orange, mango, and grapefruit.

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.

Samuel Adams Octoberfest

Samuel Adams Octoberfest

Märzen5.3% ABV16 IBU

Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)Boston, MA

Our Octoberfest blends hearty malts for a deep, smooth flavor with caramel notes creating a brew that’s perfect whatever you’re celebrating

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.

Squatters Outer Darkness

Squatters Outer Darkness

Imperial Stout10.5% ABV65 IBU

Squatters Craft BeersSalt Lake City, UT

Rich roasted barley, oak, molasses and licorice root combine to create an utterly unique and complex imperial stout experience

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 Enjoy By 09.04.17 Unfiltered IPA

Stone Enjoy By 09.04.17 Unfiltered IPA

Double IPA9.4% ABV90 IBU

Stone Brewing Co.Escondido, CA

An intensely hoppy pale ale with minimal malt character, designed to showcase its strong hop flavors.

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.

Surly Furious

Surly Furious

American IPA6.2% ABV99 IBU

Surly Brewing CompanyMinneapolis, MN

Brewed with a blend of American hops and Scottish malt, this crimson-hued ale delivers waves of citrus, pine and caramel-toffee.

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 - 35


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.

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV70 IBU

Ballast Point Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

A trophy beer that’s a testament to our homebrew roots.

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.

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

Cervecería ModeloTijuana, 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.

Dogfish Head Sea Quench Ale

Dogfish Head Sea Quench Ale

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.9% ABV

Dogfish Head Craft BreweryMilton, DE

A wild-fermented beer containing funky sour flavors and a variety of aromas

Founders All Day IPA

Founders All Day IPA

Session IPA4.7% ABV42 IBU

Founders Brewing CompanyGrand 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.

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.

Labatt Blue

Labatt Blue

International Pale Lager5.0% ABV12 IBU

Labatt Brewing CompanyLondon, 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.

Lagunitas 12th Of Never

Lagunitas 12th Of Never

American Pale Ale5.5% ABV45 IBU

Lagunitas Brewing CompanyPetaluma, CA

The magical, mystical 12th of Never is a blend of Old and New School hops that play bright citrus, rich coconut, and papaya-esque flavors, a

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, cold-filtered lager beer that is 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 Lager5.0% 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

Cervecería ModeloTijuana, Mexico

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

Newcastle Brown Ale

Newcastle Brown Ale

British Brown Ale4.7% ABV25 IBU

Caledonian Brewing CoEdinburgh, United Kingdom

The quintessential rich, English brown ale. It is is sweet, malty, somewhat nutty, yet refreshing.

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

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.

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.

Small Town Brew Not Your Fathers Mountain Ale

Small Town Brew Not Your Fathers Mountain Ale

5.0% ABV

Small Town BrewLa Crosse, WI

Smirnoff Ice

Smirnoff Ice

Specialty Fruit Beer5.0% ABV0 IBU

SmirnoffUnited States

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

Stella Artois Cidre

Stella Artois Cidre

English Cider4.5% ABV38 IBU

Stella ArtoisLeuven, Belgium

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

Stiegl Radler Grapefruit

Stiegl Radler Grapefruit

Fruit Beer3.2% ABV9 IBU

Stieglbrauerei Zu Salzburg Gmbh (Stiegl)Salzburg, Austria

Real fruit juice gives this radler a distinct tart aroma and natural cloudiness.

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.

Surly Xtra Citra

Surly Xtra Citra

American Pale Ale4.5% ABV60 IBU

Surly Brewing CompanyMinneapolis, MN

This sessionable, low ABV Pale Ale’s flavor and aroma are driven by Citra hops. Expect refreshing tropical, citrusy hop notes with a pleasant bitterness & body.

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.

White Claw Ruby Grapefruit Hard Seltzer

White Claw Ruby Grapefruit Hard Seltzer

5.0% ABV

White ClawUnited States

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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.

Michelob Golden Draft Light

Michelob Golden Draft Light

American Light Lager4.1% ABV10 IBU

MichelobSt 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.

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

Rhombus Dark Matter

Rhombus Dark Matter

Imperial Stout10.3% ABV

Rhombus BrewingGrand Forks, ND

A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.

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