O'Connell's Pub

Welcome to O'Connell's Pub

O’Connell’s has been a family owned St. Louis tradition for over 50 years and is home to our world famous ground sirloin burger & roast beef sandwich. O'C's was founded in 1962 in Gaslight Square and bought by Jack Parker in 1965. Jack was a regular and helped with the founding and eventually started to work there as a bartender. When the original investment group had had enough they sold it to Jack. When he moved to the current location in 1972, he brought everything from the original wooden bar to the 1904 World's Fair chandeliers to the chairs, booths and kitchen equipment. The “new” building was built in 1905 by Anheuser-Busch and had gone thru a few manifestations before Jack bought it. When Jack opened the new location he famously said, "anyone who behaves in a civilized manner is welcome in my establishment", and this inclusive spirit continues to this day.

We are family friendly but are also a traditional Irish pub where conversation flows freely. Guinness is on tap and the burgers are served hot. Our homemade soups are made daily each morning by our kitchen staff that takes great pride in serving great food. Our servers and bartenders are professionals who work hard for the money. We are a family that has formed over the past 50+ years with regular customers coming in who have done so for decades. We rarely if ever make changes to the place because when it ain’t broke, ya don’t fix it. Come on in and have a pint in this St. Louis fixture and start your own tradition. You can talk to people who are third generation customers and feel the tradition of the pub which holds that everybody is equal when they enter these doors. We only ask that you treat your fellow patron with respect as well as the staff that loves the place just as much as you do. We will see you soon for a pint! Cheers!



Tiffany D.
This place was cool! I went in for a burger and fries. This place is just a experience. There are big chandeliers everywhere. The lighting gives a cool...
Marian Brockel
Food was very good. Staff took a lot of precautions, wiping down the seat, back, arm rests and tables after the customer left. The hamburger was awesome. We'll be back again
This is an old school tavern that was the backdrop to so many Anheuser Busch commercials. The place is dark, low key and is known for their burgers (often voted best in the country). Their burgers are big and thick like the kind you would make at home...oh, and they're cheap. ...
Rose Marinucci Taylor
O'Connell's. Cheeseburger. You can't beat the price and quality. Pair it with their pub ale and you're good to go! Sharing this photo to reveal my deep deep love - not just for the burger - but their daily specials, like rib tips that make for at least two meals. Can't wait to be...
David Warner
Great food,wonderful patio,generous pour,and great friendly staff!
Lisa Clinton
Finally able to visit the establishment my little brother, Kenny, worked at and loved. Their burgers are indeed top notch. Delicious and juicy. Highly recommended!

Monday - Saturday
  • 11:00AM - Midnight
  • Closed