Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine by selecting auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

James E. McNellie's Public House

Not Rated.
James E. McNellie's Public HouseJames E. McNellie's Public House

15 Reviews
Reviews: 15
Visits: 45
Avg: 4.19
pDev: n/a
Taps: 60
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
[ 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

Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-29-2008

No notes at this time.
Place: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Reviews: 15 | Visits: 45
Reviews by HardTarget:
Photo of HardTarget
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Oh my.
Atmosphere: Mix matched chairs cover a two story location. Upstairs more dinner seating, downstairs tables around the impressive bar. You must have "X" many tattoos in order to work here, but you must know beer too.

Quality: Was concerned about the age of bottles and some of the taps given the extensive selection, so stuck to more local brews on tap. All in excellent condition and appropriately served.

Service: Friendly, knowledgeable, attentive even during a busy evening rush, top notch.

Selection: Just silly. So many tap selections, so many bottle selections, a freaking firkin. Just wow.

Food: One of the best steaks I've had. Hard to say from a Texan. Everything was tasty and multiple dining partners had only praise.

Value: Through the roof. Cheap eats, very reasonable beer prices, excellent quality, just a world class place. Almost enough to make me consider living in OKC.

 900 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of sgt_187em
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

The parking sucks, but other than that, it's a nice spot. Three levels, nice staff. Beer selection is awesome, food is on point

127 characters

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of socon67
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Jbrett13
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of AdamTebbs
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

107 characters

Photo of StaciaTai
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of intovert2438
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SeppeBroso
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of NodakEric
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of CTbrew32
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of shortbus126
1.25/5  rDev -70.2%

Photo of Afroman
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Wilke68ok
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of pinged89
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of DrumKid003
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of johnbuddha
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of MammothTarantula
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Jach
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Spike-likes-beer
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Narthax
4.65/5  rDev +11%
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.

 1,027 characters

Photo of Amp
4.93/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

 359 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
James E. McNellie's Public House in Oklahoma City, OK
92 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.