James E. McNellies Public House - Tulsa | Tulsa, Oklahoma
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James E. McNellies Public House - Tulsa
Exceptional based on 23 ratings
Type: Bar

409 E. 1st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma United States 74120 [ print map ]
918 382 7468


Mayor: Kicker0fE1ves (1) | Taps: 60 | Bottles: 180

James E. McNellies Public House - Tulsa

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23 reviews for James E. McNellies Public House - Tulsa
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  70%
 Selection  87%
 Food  70%
 Value  74%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths  (1271) Boulder, Colorado | May 8, 2006| Updated January 21, 2013
Visited on a Sunday afternoon with my wife to have lunch. More bars need to be like this one. Simply the best beer bar in Oklahoma. Not too big, very clean and polished looking, quaint and personal atmosphere, long bar with a number of GOOD taps. We ordered the fish and chips and some IPA because we were in our west coast traveling mood, and I have to admit that the fish batter was passable. Even the bartender warned us that the fish and chips wonít come near what you can find at the coast, but we wanted fish to drown in malt vinegar. It was decent enough, but Iíd order something else next time. Beer list was comprehensive for what is available in Oklahoma, including the hard to find 75cl bottles of Duchesse De Bourgogne.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu  (388) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 8, 2010
McNellieís is right in downtown Tulsa, and from everything Iíd read, it was the place to go for a beer bar. Looks like I got good advice. The inside is exactly what I want a bar/restaurant to feel like- woody, lived-in, vibrant, and heavy on character without being kitschy or pretentious in any way. The tap list is very strong, with Oklahoma well represented and a number of other great American and foreign brews. There are over 60 taps and almost 300 bottles as of Summer 2010. I started with an Oklahoma-centric beer flight to introduce me to the local stuff. The food is definitely above-average pub grub. The service was very good; we sat at the bar and all servers and bartenders were really friendly and were sure to give opinions about the food and any other questions we had. If I ever make it back to Tulsa, Iím coming back here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale  (169) Lansing, Kansas | June 23, 2013
Very nice visit to this establishment. Had several hard to find Oklahoma beers. Service was fast and friendly. Tap selection and bottle selection were both excellent. Prices seemed very fair. Will visit whenever I have the chance.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
csaso  (150) Missouri | November 15, 2012
Nice little place, especially for Tulsa. Probably about 50 or so taps, and maybe a couple hundred bottles, great selection - US micro (including Oklahoma beers) plus imports. Food was basic English/Irish pub fare. Burger I had was good. Bartender doesnít appear to be the most knowledgable about beer, but sheís not doing a bad job. Very decent prices. Will definitely come back if in Tulsa again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
troyc  (147) Illinois | April 5, 2007
Great selection for Oklahoma. Some unusual stuff that you typically donít see here. Food was pretty good for a bar. Service was good as well. A nice place to drink.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng  (133) Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas | August 9, 2007| Updated June 14, 2011
As noted previously, a couple of hundred beers with about 50 on tap. Huge selection but fairly mainstream. A good selection of German and British styles. Food is mostly pub fare but Iíve had no bad food in 3 visits here. Nice bar area and attentive service. Nice place to hang out in Tulsa-off the beaten track if youíre not staying downtown. Recommended.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
legion242  (113) Richardson, Texas | August 22, 2005
Great addition for this town. Looks like they really care about bringing some good beer to the plains of NorthEastern Oklahoma. Nice selection- much better then I could have imagined.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
changeup45  (109) Mount Dora, Florida | October 24, 2012
Following what many others have said, this is the place to go to in Tulsa for good beer. This is actually my second trip to Tulsa, but missed out on this place last time I was in town. The place is located in downtown Tulsa and was quite busy on a Wednesday night. Of course it was after I ordered a Monterey Chicken wrap (which was good) did I find out it was $3 burger night! Inside the place is spacious, with a couple bars, decent seating area, and an upstairs for pool and darts. The vibe is woody and cozy in some local beer decor. I sat at the bar, and although they were clearly busy, the service was fast, friendly, and they were willing and able to answer any questions. The beer selection, as stated already, is the best I found in town. They had the best Oklahoma offers, including Marshall and COOP, to go with many other regionals, and a large import list. Oklahoma may not be the beer capital of the world but I left rather impressed with this place. Next time Iím in Tulsa Iíll be sure to go back.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich  (108) North Ridgeville, Ohio | May 1, 2012
Visited on a Tuesday evening around 6pm was quoted 45 minute wait time, got a beer at the bar and started the wait 60 minutes later no seats still and was told people just arenít leaving tonight.. So we left.. Pool tables and 2 bars help, smoking room upstairs is first come first serve
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
gururyan  (33) Stillwater, Oklahoma | September 10, 2010| Updated September 22, 2010
Service is consistently mediocre to poor, selection is good though. What really kills this place is the poor layout for catching bands, and the clientele is a mish-mash of hipsters, posers, and the like.

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