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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

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
95
world-class

47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.08%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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(Place added by: keithatoz on 04-03-2005)
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Charlie_Richardson

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +15.5%

04-23-2014 18:27:49 | More by Charlie_Richardson
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Velogas

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +15.5%

07-12-2014 19:27:05 | More by Velogas
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zerocrane

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +15.5%
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!

03-24-2014 23:38:32 | More by zerocrane
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Irasema

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +15.5%

07-11-2014 17:52:19 | More by Irasema
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BradleyR

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +15.5%

05-08-2014 15:54:34 | More by BradleyR
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eerickson7

Missouri

4.95/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

No other pub in Tulsa comes close to McNellie's. They recently expanded into what was another bar next door. The beer selection is far, far better than one would expect in a town like Tulsa. Many larger cities don't even have a bar of McNellie's caliber. It truly is a diamond in the rough.

It doesn't look all that big at first, but when you do some exploring, you'll see it's very large. There are two rooms downstairs (non-smoking) and two rooms upstairs (smoking), plus a party room upstairs.

The service is always good. The bartenders knowledgable, and no more than one or two of their 60ish taps are wasted on macrobrews.

02-17-2009 06:39:41 | More by eerickson7
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Squelch

United Kingdom (England)

4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

The wife and I went here on our Thanksgiving visit to T-town. I was in Awe at the beer menu and had to order a couple brews unavailable in our area. The waiter was very familiar with all the beers on the menu and especially the local brews from the area. The food was excellent. We had the cheese plate, then I had the cottage pie (shepherd's pie) and a carrot cake. All were excellent. As for the brews, I had a Kwak and a local IPA by Marshall's.

Don't miss if you're in Tulsa. It's the best beer bar/pub they have to offer.

11-25-2008 03:25:23 | More by Squelch
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joeldp144

Mississippi

4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Beer lovers look no further. McNellie's Public House is a must if you want good brew in the Tulsa area.

I had an opportunity to travel to Tulsa, OK recently, and I stopped in McNellie's almost by accident. I was impressed by the selection that was available. I had a Great Divide IPA (on tap), a local brew (trappist style), and a Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout along with my burger and sweet potato fries. The meal was pretty decent for bar food, and the server was very knowledgeable of the beer selection.

I highly recommend going here if you want real beer.

06-16-2009 16:11:16 | More by joeldp144
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tronester

Oklahoma

4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

McNellie's is one of Tulsa's most popular bars. It is also, IMO Tulsa's best beer bar (even though I've seen staff there wear shirts that say "Probably Tulsa's best bar").

The tap selections are quite impressive, almost all are craft imports or U.S. microbrews, and there are a LOT of them. The bottled selection is even bigger. The best feature, however, is the beer engine with two taps. The only cask ale in Tulsa can be found here.

The Pub seems to be crowded just about all the time, even on a Saturday afternoon the downstairs bar can be almost full. If you go at peak times, expect to wait a bit. However, the wait is worth it, for the food is almost as great as the beer. The burgers are tasty, shepherds pie great, and the sweet potato fries have a cult following.

If you are in Tulsa, this is the place to go if you are looking for Beer. Have a pint of the Marshall Brewing Mcnellie's Pub Ale on Cask, you will never want to leave.

07-27-2009 23:37:41 | More by tronester
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wolfinthemirror

Oklahoma

4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

After wanting to visit this pub for quite a while, I got to stop by in the afternoon on my birthday wich just so happened to coincide with pint night. Buy a Great Divide Hercules Double IPA, and take home the pint glass it's served in!

Inside it was quaint and cozy, a nice refuge from the cold on a windy winter day. As we waited about an hour and a half for pint night to kick off, I got to sample the menu a little bit with a few pints and sweet potato fries while taking in the atmosphere. I started off with a couple of local offerings, first the COOP F5 IPA (a must try), and then Marshall's winter seasonal Big Jamoke on cask. smooth and delightful. I then noticed they had Boulevard's Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, and couldn't pass up a chance to try it on tap. Although, they didn't always use the proper glassware. While serving a Saison in a pint glass was a bit cringe worthy, I was able to look passed this minor infraction.

There are plenty of local and regional offerings, foreign beer from the likes of St. Bernardus, Unibroue, Paulaner. The service is quick, and the waitstaff checked back on us a lot, which is always nice.

As Pint Night kick off time (5 p.m.) neared closer, people began piling in, and the place filled up pretty quickly full of people ready for their share of the nectar that is Great Divide's Double IPA. The food people were ordering looked and smelled fantastic. Every beer I ordered also tasted extremely fresh, so i don't think you have to worry too much about the freshness of their beer, as they seem to go through a lot of it, and switch up their selections monthly.

Everything is very reasonably priced. 4 pints, a Great Divide pint glass, sweet potato fries appetizer, and a pepsi for the designated driver came to a total of $25. You really can't beat that. I had a great time visiting, and will definitely be returning for a proper meal and of course, more beer!

12-14-2010 20:26:29 | More by wolfinthemirror
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James E. McNellie's Public House in Tulsa, OK
95 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.