patrick767 (9) fort wayne, Indiana | August 24, 2008| Updated May 17, 2010
This Irish themed establishment has the best selection of beers in Fort Wayne. There may be one place with more beers available, but the quality of the 70 or so selections available at O’Donnell’s isn’t even close to being matched by any other restaurant or bar in town. Enjoy an Olfabrikken Porter, Ommegang Hennepin, or Stone Arrogant Bastard among others in their wide selection. Get Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen on tap.
I haven’t had a lot of their food, but what I had was very good. Okay, so all I’ve had were a couple of their desserts, but they’re delicious.
It is pretty pricey. You don’t go to O’Donnell’s for a cheap drink and food. It’s so worth it though. I did mark them down a little bit for too often being out of some beers on the menu.
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
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.
Not a great stop if you’re looking for a selection of US micro’s. Service erratic.
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.
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.
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.