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James E. McNellie's Public House

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James E. McNellie's Public HouseJames E. McNellie's Public House
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world-class

61 Ratings
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

409 E 1st St
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74120-1826
United States
phone: (918) 382-7468

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mcnelliestulsa

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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 40
Reviews by rudyarmand:
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4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I had never been to Tulsa, and I thank the beer advocate website for the recommendation of the James E. McNellie's Public House.

I actually drove to Tulsa from Atlanta, GA since the flights took almost 10 hours if you include waiting around at the airport. When I got to my hotel out in the suburbs (Broken Arrow), I thought that this was going to be a TORTUROUS TRIP.

I drove downtown with my colleague and as we approached the Public House we thought that we were in the middle of a zombie apocolypse. There is absolutely nothing going on in downtown Tulsa!

We parked across the street and headed in to James E. McNellie's, and it was like we were in Chicago or Portland or Asheville. A beautiful bar with tons of taps of old favorites as well as Southwest brews I was happy to try.

Service? Great! The ladies working the bar were great at recommending the local brews and we left it all in their capable hands. We also dined there and the food was hearty, affordable and tasty as hell!

The second trip there, we experienced a bloody-mary bar where customers ordered their choice of vodka and mixed the tomato juice concoction with almost two dozen spices. There were some happy people there I can assure you!

Please go to McNellie's if you are in Tulsa. It is a great place. The rest of the town is absolutely depressing as hell, but there's a glimpse of greatness in this pub!

P.S.- There is also a great old town area with a knock-out museum (Philbrook)in Tulsa that was utterly charming. Like going into the Twilight Zone! The rest of Tulsa...absolute suckage!

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4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of rapayn01
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Friendly atmosphere with employees that generally have a solid beer knowledge. One of the best tap and bottle selections in Tulsa. Prices are okay. Maybe a little steep for OK, but better than other states I guess. Food is better than your avg pub fare. Cheap burgers on Wed.

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5/5  rDev +16%

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Photo of zerocrane
5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Amazing environment, the food is out of this world, the service is great 99% of the time. There is a smoking and non-smoking section, which you just don't see anymore. Not to mention, they have the largest beer selection in town. 60 handles and about 250 bottles. Fun activities held year round, check out the centennial club, and buy a mug, because you'll be back!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Photo of remccaskey
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

If you are looking for a place that has probably the best beer list in Tulsa, then this is the place. They have over 40 beers on tap and probable over a hundred different beers in bottle. Every Monday they have a pint glass give away, I got a couple of Moose Drool pint glasses last month. The staff is always friendly and if you are in the downtown area then this is the play to go to enjoy great beer and pub food.

Photo of sneezye
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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James E. McNellie's Public House in Tulsa, OK
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