We stopped here on a Saturday afternoon, not very crowded this time of year. The menu had a good variety of Irish foods and several decent Irish beers and Red Ales. Also had several bottled craft beers. Worth a visit if you are in the area.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
Waxy O’Shea’s is an Irish-style pub in the middle of Branson Landing. I went on a Wednesday night to hear a friend’s band play. It was a full house for a couple of hours, but thinned out around 10pm. Lighting (at night) was nice and dark, like a pub should be. Fortunately, (for me) they do allow smoking.
The first thing I noticed about their beer list was that there were no German beers at all. I realize it’s supposed to be an "Irish" pub, but they do carry several Belgian ales, some craft beer and the typical American rice-beers. Nothing German. They had a few British ales, but nothing from Fuller’s, Greene King or Belhaven; just a few Samuel Smith products and Boddingtons. The only Guinness they had was the watered-down Draught version. I didn’t see O’Hara’s Stout on the list, so I ordered a Gulden Draak. It was served in a pint glass. I kid you not.
Note: Do not let the waitresses pour your Belgian ale for you.
Overall, Waxy’s has great live bands throughout the week and probably has the best beer selection of any pub/nightclub in Branson. But, it is Branson.