J.K. O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House | Fort Wayne, Indiana
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J.K. O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House
Good based on 16 ratings
Type: Bar

121 W Wayne St
Fort Wayne, Indiana United States 46802 [ print map ]
260 420 5563


Hours: Monday-Thursday 11-11 & Fri. & Sat.11-12a.m.

Mayor: patrick767 (2) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 78

J.K. O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House

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Beer Available At J.K. O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House (arranged by most recent)
Flat 12 Winter Cycle 87, Colorado Vintage Black Rapadura 94, Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA 98
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16 reviews for J.K. O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  72%
 Selection  75%
 Food  74%
 Value  68%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
indianabeerman  (20) Indiana | June 29, 2014
great staff with good knowledge of the beers. they have a nice selection of beers that rotate. also have nice bottle selection. is located downtown with several other bars in walking distance. parking is free after 5pm and on the weekends
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
JStax  (275) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | April 28, 2014
Stopped in on a Friday evening. I walked the mile or so from Mad Anthony’s so that gave me a little time to sober up. It’s located in a downtown type area. Street parking only. It was metered as well. When I walked in, I immediately noticed how busy it was, but there were some tables open in a back corner room that felt separate from everything else. It was fairly loud. It’s traditional Irish Pub decor with lot’s of wood. The tap list was nice and at least half of the handles were Irish. The rest were nicer micros like Bells, Founders, Stone. I ordered a Kilkenny because it was the only tap I had never had before and it came in an imperial pint glass with the Kilkenny logo on it. Pretty cool. Even though the bar was full, I was able to order my beer with just a short wait and take it to a sort of wall setting area. Prices were really good. Four beers total plus an appetizer and dinner for two for under $40. Irish fare for the most part. Both mine and my wife’s food was tasty. I would come back here for sure, but if I had any control, I would rather go on a less busy night.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
olr1984  (5) fort wayne, Indiana | September 28, 2013
Great bar good food and beer
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 2/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 10/20
Dro  (17) Fort Wayne, Indiana | February 19, 2012
Not a great stop if you’re looking for a selection of US micro’s. Service erratic.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
VRBJG  (11) Fort Wayne, Indiana | November 30, 2011
Probably the best place to get a craft beer on tap in Fort Wayne. Place is always busy. Availability of some items on the menu has been an issue, but not too much to cry about. Great food. This was the place where I first had Old Rasputin...my life was forever changed.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
jobeman  (14) , | November 3, 2011
Great little ale house we visited while in town. Had an Alpha King and the Hopivore which was a new one to me. Good service and food was quite good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
ESBob  (17) Indiana | February 18, 2011
JK’s is a nice addition to the downtown area. It does have an Irish Pub atmosophere. Decent beer selection and staff is always friend. Food selection is limited, which prevents take a variety of out of town friends for dinner. BUT, a great place for after work drinks and socializing.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Hoffdawg47  (2) | November 23, 2009
Good beer selection for the fort ! needs some belgian beers ! a little to stuffy for me always an older crowd when there !
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
screigh  (5) Fort Wayne, Indiana | October 18, 2009
Was one of the 1st places in The Fort to offer a large selection of craft beer. The food was very good. A little expensive.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
jameswolfe  (3) Fort Wayne, Indiana | March 31, 2009
My favorite place to hang out in Fort Wayne. Its a very nice pub with an Irish theme and run by Irish. They have daily specials prepared by the staff and it is authentic. But we come for the beer and they have an outstanding selection. They have beers that you cannot get in the stores around town. FFF Behemoth, Westmalle, Karmeleit. They may not have the hugest selection, but it is impressive and they have gems of evey style.

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