Opening Hours

Sun - Mon 16:00 - 01:00
Tues - Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 14:00 - 02:00

Kitchen Hours

Tue - Thur 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat 14:00 - 01:00
Sun - Mon Closed
Open early on weekends for Premiership football

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Welcome to O'Connell's Irish Bar - the premier Irish Bar in the City of Tampere, Finland.

Come on in, kick back for a while and have a look around.

The Grapevine

Founder's Centennial IPA back on tap!

Founder’s Centennial IPA has made it’s way back on tap:

Founder’s Centennial IPA 7,2%
Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry hopping. This one’s sweet, yet balanced. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that never turns too bitter.

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21 Oct 14, while the bar was opening.
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ComedyO'Connell's - Stand Up Club on Thursday!

O’Connell’s Irish Bar is proud to present: ComedyO’Connell’s!

ComedyO’Connell’s is Tampere’s only English Speaking Stand Up Club. We will be bringing both professional and amateur stand up comedians from around the globe to perform live on stage for you! And, like always, its FREE at OC’s!
It’s a brand new comedy show that combines Amateur and Professional Stand Up Comedy, Comedic Storytelling and Sketch Comedy!

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21 Oct 14, while the bar was opening.

Astrid Swan playing live on Friday!

MAGNERS STAGE PRESENTS:

Astrid Swan playing live on Friday, 24th of October!

Astrid Swan (Astrid Joutseno) is a Finnish singer-songwriter, whose piano based, atmospheric songs have often been compared to such great female artists as Tori Amos, Kate Bush and Laura Nyro. Astrid’s lyrics have influences from Anglo-American culture and literature and all her songs are in English. Besides the piano and keyboards she also plays guitar and clarinet. Despite her young age she’s been a professional musician for years and has already toured both Europe and America, mixed and produced her own albums, warmed up for José Gonzáles and played and sung in different bands.
Her fifth album Astrid4 comes out on October 25th.

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21 Oct 14, while the bar was opening.
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Halloween Party on the 30th

O’Connell’s is hosting a Halloween Party on Thursday, 30th of October, for all the monsters and witches out there! There will be a prize for the best costume and we hope you put in the effort and enjoy yourself in Halloween style.
Improv Team JadaJada is also doing an extra special Halloween show that night at 20:00, so it’s bound to be a fun night!
The staff has invented some horrible cocktails for the evening at special prices!
So come and be scary or at least scared!
The best costume wins a prize!

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20 Oct 14, while the bar was opening.
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B-Day Date decided!

Remember to save the date, Sunday 30th of November…

…That’s the date for O’Connell’s 18th Birthday Party!
It’ll be an inglorious unchained party from dusk till’… We can’t wait!

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13 Oct 14, during T.V. prime-time and O’C’s warming up time.

Reserving and Renting Space

The library room is available for reservations, if you want to hold a small meeting or party in a more secluded area. All you need to do is discuss about the reservation and /or other details in advance with the staff. There is also the possibility to pre-order food or a buffet style menu. Food related details should be discussed with our chef.
We cannot insure the availability of the premises on short notice, so make sure to reserve the space you want early enough.

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13 Oct 14, during T.V. prime-time and O’C’s warming up time.

Jo' Buddy & Down Home King III playing live on Friday!

Jo’ Buddy & Down Home King III will be playing live on our Magners stage on Friday, 10th of October!

Jo’ Buddy (Jussi Raulamo) has a very individual & personal style: His laid back music spreads joy of life, being simultaneously timeless, earthy & spiritual. It’s a raw, rootsy & wide open mixture of Ragtime, Down Home Blues, Old Spirituals, Boogie Woogie, Early Jazz, Western Swing, Folk, Country, Zydeco, Swamp Boogie, New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Rock´n`Roll, Rockabilly, Garage Rock, Heartfelt Ballads…and even echoes Rhythms of Western Africa or Spanish Flamenco!
And his versatile live repertoire consists only of his original world class songs. Since 2004 he’s been working on the road as a duo with the drummer wizard DOWN HOME KING III (Tyko Haapala) and they’ve toured all over the Western World since. They’ve also released 3 albums & 2 45rpm singles & 7” vinyl EP.
Members:
-Jo´ Buddy: lead vocals, guitar, banjo, piano
-Down Home King III: drums, percussion, backing vocals

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06 Oct 14, while the bar was opening.
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Oktoberfest is here!

Frohes Oktoberfest!
O’Connell’s is joining the Oktoberfest celebrations too!
We have Paulaner Oktoberfest beer and Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest Märzen flowing on our taps…

Willkommen!

Paulaner
Paulaner at 6.0 % ABV is festive, full-flavoured and ultra delicious, and is brewed specially for the most famous festival in the world.

A German brewer is only permitted to use four ingredients – no more. According to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516, these are hops, malt, water and now yeast. The Paulaner master brewers only use the region’s best ingredients. The hops approved for Paulaner come from the Hallertau region of Bavaria, the yeast from its own pure culture, the precious brewing malt from the region and the purest, softest brewing water from its own two deep wells on the Nockherberg. The higher quality of the ingredients, the better the beer. The Paulaner experts therefore check everything thoroughly using their considerable experience and good noses

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29 Sep 14, while the bar was opening.
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Events


Thursday 23 October 2014

The Thirsty Club is here!

Feeling thirsty on Thursday? Maybe a little bit peckish also? Well O’C‘s is here to help. We give all our newsletter subscribers the opportunity to drink quality beer and eat quality food all at an affordable price. Sign-up for the newsletter and receive the secret password contained in the email.


From: 16.00 Until: 01.30


Friday 24 October 2014

The hard slog through the week is over...

Now, you can finally relax and head over to O’C‘s to have a nice quiet pint. Then you can go crazy and celebrate a good job well done with the best people in town at the best place in town: O’Connell’s Irish Bar.


From: 16.00 Until: 01.30


Friday 24 October 2014

Astrid Swan playing live

MAGNERS STAGE PRESENTS:

Astrid Swan

Astrid Swan (Astrid Joutseno) is a Finnish singer-songwriter, whose piano based, atmospheric songs have often been compared to such great female artists as Tori Amos, Kate Bush and Laura Nyro. Astrid’s lyrics have influences from Anglo-American culture and literature and all her songs are in English. Besides the piano and keyboards she also plays guitar and clarinet. Despite her young age she’s been a professional musician for years and has already toured both Europe and America, mixed and produced her own albums, warmed up for José Gonzáles and played and sung in different bands.
Her fifth album Astrid4 comes out on October 25th.


FREE ENTRY!


From: 21.30 Until: 23.00


Saturday 25 October 2014

Saturday night fever!

Saturday is the day to step on down to O’C‘s and show us all how it’s done! The fun never stops and if that’s not enough, we’ve got all that top quality beer and the excellent service to go along with it. Not to mention all the LIVE football games on the big screen!


From: 14.00 Until: 01.30


Sunday 26 October 2014

The Sunday evening 'Real Ale Sale'

Tonight, we celebrate beer the way it was originally intended. Real ale is the all natural, cask conditioned ale brewed in the traditional method. What makes tonight special? Well, you can get your hands on several pints of this wonderstuff for just €6.00 (norm. €8.00).

(and for you students: all the taps minus 2€ / pint by showing your valid student card!)


From: 16.00 Until: 00.30


Monday 27 October 2014

Take a chance!

Throw the dice for your drink!
When you can’t decide what to drink, you can always take a chance with our Lucky Mondays dice throw. Here’s how it works: you pay 5€ and throw our 20-sided die to see which of our 20 draught products you’ll be drinking… pint sized, of course!


From: 16.00 Until: 00.30


Tuesday 28 October 2014

Student Discount Days

We all know that students can sometimes struggle to make ends meet. We also know that students can be a thirsty bunch. But we also know that students can appreciate good beer. What’s O’Connell’s answer to the student population out there? We call it Student Discount Days… Get quality beer at a price that you can afford, all pints on tap minus 2€. That’s what we call value for money from Sunday to Tuesday!


From: 16.00 Until: 01.30


Wednesday 29 October 2014

The Wednesday night pub quiz

The Quiz master has been at it again… having scoured the planet for useless information, he feels he is now ready to test your general knowledge with all the great worldly wise questions he holds up his sleeve.

There are great prizes to be won and the start-time is 19.00. See you there!


From: 19.00 Until: 21.00


Thursday 30 October 2014

The O'C's Thirsty Thursday!

Tonight, for newsletter subscribers, we discount the beer and food. There is a password contained in our weekly newsletter that must be given to get the discount. So, if you’re not signed up already, do so now!


From: 16.00 Until: 01.30


Thursday 30 October 2014

HALLOWEEN PARTY in O'Connell's!

O’Connell’s is hosting a Halloween Party for all the monsters and witches out there! There will be a prize for the best costume and we hope you put in the effort and enjoy yourself in Halloween style.
JADAJADA Improv Theatre is doing a special Halloween Show at 20:00, so laughs are guaranteed!
The staff has invented some horrible cocktails for the evening at special prices!
So come and be scary or at least scared!

FREE ENTRY!


From: 16.00 Until: 01.30


Thursday 30 October 2014

JadaJada Improvisational Theatre - Halloween Special!

AN EXTRA SHOW FROM JADAJADA in HALLOWEEN SPIRIT!

Team JadaJada is here and ready to perform a two hour show in English! They’re doing a special Halloween Show with costumes and all…
All you have to do is give them an idea and they will run with it…

JadaJada Improv is Tampere’s Premier English Language Improv Team!

JadaJada is a collection of Improvisers from several of the area’s most prominent Improv teams who got together and decided to perform exclusively in English!
“We’re JadaJada: We Make Stuff Up!”

FREE ENTRY!


From: 20.00 Until: 22.00


Friday 31 October 2014

Thank heavens, it's Friday!

And now it’s time to party like you mean it. O’Connell’s is just the ticket to get your weekend started off in style: Great beer. Great cheer. The best people and the nicest staff.


From: 16.00 Until: 01.30

Precious Memories

Fun in O'Connell's Album

Real Ale Situation

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Big Screen Action

Premier League & SM Liiga games

West Ham - Manchester City
Sat 25 Oct @ 14:40

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