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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

41 Ratings
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: n/a
Taps: 60
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1100 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73103-2608
United States
phone: (405) 601-7468

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mcnellies_okc

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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 16
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4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Got the Irish lunch. A Guinness and a bowl of irish stew for like 7 bucks. It was great. I love this place.

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4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.85/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.32/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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1.25/5  rDev -71.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Narthax
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Location: As other reviewers have said, toughest part is finding a parking spot. Would recommend early arrival or you may have to walk a bit. Inside the bar has three levels so you can kinda choose your environment (horse shoe bar, tables area, smoking bar)

Quality: All the on tap stuff is good and fresh. You can occasionally get a bottle past its prime but you face the same risk at most such establishments, most bottles are great.

Service: Been here several times and the staff is always friendly and knows their stuff. One time I helped educate a new hire about some different beer, but the fact that she was curious and listens to customers so well is just a mark of great service to come

Selection: Top Notch. You'll be hard pressed to find more of what's available in Oklahoma.

Food: Better than most bar food you'll find for that price. I would eat here but I would not go just for the food.

Overall: This is a great place to visit and one of my favorites in OKC. Definitely worth stopping by if you are in town.

Photo of Amp
4.93/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

My favorite place to get a pint in OKC. Good food and great selection! I would strongly recommend this place to anyone wanting some great beer in a relaxed atmosphere. This location has three levels. The first floor is a horseshoe type bar with tables around the edges, the second floor is all tables, the third door is another bar and is the smoking section.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Beertraveler73
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

So after spending a lot of time lurking, I've decided to start reviewing the places I go to.

- Location - tough for parking. If you get here early, you can park in the lot. If it's after 4pm on a weekeday, you are SOL due to the hospital across the way

- Selection - pretty decent tap and bottle list. Always have a special bottle for the "beer geels" Fantome Hiver was on special for 14$ when I was there. I will say that the local OK beers are lacking on draft but were there in bottle selection.

- Service - I sat at a two seat table across from the bar. When I got here at 3:30pm there wasn't a spot at the bar. Kat was amazing. She made some great recommendations and was a pleasure to have as a server. She didn't push anything and was very informative about the questions I had about the beer. I had a beer that was clearly past its date and she came over and swapped it out without a second question.

- Food - well, they have 3.99 Burger Wednesdays. I'd recommend that. I had the cheese platter and that was more than enough for one. They had huge bricks of cheese and enough plain crackers to keep me happy

Overall, it was a great experience. They do have a smoking floor on the third floor. I will say that the second floor does get a decent smell of smoke due to the floor above. That would be my only knock about the place as I loathe the smell of cigarettes.


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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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James E. McNellie's Public House in Oklahoma City, OK
96 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.