James E. McNellies Public House - Tulsa

Mayor: Beachmaster (9) | Taps: 60 | Bottles: 180
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Travlr  (3055) Charlotte , North Carolina | February 4, 2017
Glad I made it to the original location. At first glance it looks cozy, and then you notice the second room, larger than the first with its own bar. And after that you notice there’s an upstairs. Large taplist but maybe less exciting than the other locations with the same bullshit rule that the flights are set by the house and can’t be changed. And food is lower quality pub food. Oh well.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
3fourths  (1569) 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 won’t come near what you can find at the coast, but we wanted fish to drown in malt vinegar. It was decent enough, but I’d 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (1458) Burnaby, British Columbia | May 16, 2014
Nice comfortable English style pub. Service was very good and helpful, didn’t talk much beer but she was really busy. Selection was good, with a varied mix from all parts of the world. Food was filling pub food. Decent prices and lots of parking, A winner.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (740) Minneapolis, Minnesota | July 13, 2014
Bar/restaurant with a very large footprint. Most people drinking seemed to be pre-gaming for the AA baseball that was about to start at the stadium nearby. I scored a spot at the bar and had pretty friendly service. There’s a lot of taps, but plenty of it won’t be interesting to the visiting Ratebeerian. Stuff like Smithwicks and Guinness abounds. However, there was some cool regional stuff on tap. I settled for a draft-only impy stout from Prairie. Prices were fair, though certainly not cheap for the area. Overall, definitely one of the best places in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
PRBeer  (681) Parsippany, New Jersey | November 1, 2014
Only had one night in Tulsa...needed me some good local beers...especially Prairie Artisan...fortunately found this place on Rate Beer. As soon as I sat down I had a flight of all Prairie Artisan beers...which included my first taste ever of Prairie Bomb...amazing beer! I also got to try a nice selection of other OK and surrounding area local craftbeers. The people here were very friendly and helpful. The food was good enough...not amazing or anything...but I came for the beer...and enjoyed the atmosphere and staff as well. Good choice when in Tulsa.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu  (590) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 8, 2010
McNellie’s is right in downtown Tulsa, and from everything I’d 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, I’m coming back here.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale  (391) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Terminus  (367) St. Louis, Missouri | February 7, 2016
Could be my favorite beer bar in Oklahoma. I have not been to the OKC location, but this one is fantastic. right in the edge of downtown Tulsa. At one time, it was surrounded by historic buildings that are all torn down. Very irish pub feel to it. great selection of OK beers which i was able to get alot of ratings from. Service is top notch and friendly. Food is excellent with very cheap priced specials. I will go here everytime i go through Tulsa thats for sure!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
csaso  (173) 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 doesn’t appear to be the most knowledgable about beer, but she’s not doing a bad job. Very decent prices. Will definitely come back if in Tulsa again.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
bleeng  (168) Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington | 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 I’ve 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 you’re not staying downtown. Recommended.

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