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

Did you know...?

…That we have an extensive list of interesting bottled beers

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

ComedyO'Connell's Stand Up Club on Thursday, 17th April

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! Once a month on every third Thursday of the month.
And, like always, its FREE at OC’s!

We’ve got another dose of English Language Stand Up Comedy coming your way!

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15 Apr 14, during your after work pint!
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O'C's Suamiräp Ilta on Friday!

O’C‘s Suamiräp ilta!
Three great performers on our Guinness stage on Friday, 18th of April:

Tykopaatti
Has just released his new album, ‘Bäk in Bisnes’ on April 4th.

Tyko Haapala, better known as the artists Tykopaatti, started his musical career at the age of ten behind a drum set listening to Motörhead. Later he got interested in Hip Hop when he got hold of a tape by Naughty by Nature. In 2003 he started to work on his own lyrics in English under the name Frankly Irrational. Then he teamed up with the producer Gabro and the duo evolved into The Irrationals, whose debut album came out in 2011. Now he is performing his Finnish beats under the name Tykopaatti. You can also spot him with such artists as Jo’ Buddy, Hobo News and Joku Roti Mafia

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15 Apr 14, during your after work pint!
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale on tap!

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, 6,8% ABV, is festive fresh hop holiday fun.

“The start of Celebration season is a festive event. We can’t start brewing until the first fresh hops have arrived, but once they have the season is officially under way! First brewed in 1981, Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA and one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. Famous for its intense citrus and pine aromas, Celebration is bold and intense, featuring Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops—honoring everything we have at Sierra Nevada.”

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14 Apr 14, during your after work pint!
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BrewDog Dead Pony Club on tap!

We now have BrewDog’s Dead Pony Club on tap too!

Dead Pony Club 3,8%

This Californian Pale Ale packs a huge hoppy punch. A 21st century low amplitude, high voltage hop hit. Some people say slow is good. We believe fast is better.
Being shot from a Hoppy Howitzer beats the hell out of trotting round a submissive paddock. That’s why the internal combustion engine got mounted onto two wheels.
Screw down the throttle and listen for that dull banshee howl floating back from those malted mufflers.
Drink fast, live fast, sleep late and rip it up down empty streets.
This pale ale is chopped, tuned and ready to roll. Fuel up and hold tight, this little thoroughbred kicks like a mule.
Malts: Spring Blend, Cara and Crystal Malts
Hops: Simcoe, Citra and HBC
Twist: 3.8% but hoppy as hell

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14 Apr 14, just as the bar was coming to a close...
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CLUB HARHA & Close Up Magic on Thursday!

Club Harha goes close up!

Jose & Johannes , Tampere’s own modern magic duo, are starting a close up magic evening in O’Connell’s Irish bar every second Thursday of the month from 8 to 10 pm.
Come sit around and Jose & Johannes will tour the bar going from table to table doing close up magic, magic that happens right in front of your eyes if not in your own hands!
Next show is on April 10th

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09 Apr 14, while the bar was opening.
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The New Tigers playing live on Friday!

O’C‘S GOES FULL STEAM AHEAD:

The New Tigers

The New Tigers is a fuzzy pop group from Finland. The band was founded in 2006 in order to play noisy yet melodic freewheeling pop music. Some people have described the band’s sound similar to Yo La Tengo, Jonathan Richman and Teenage Fanclub, yet in the same sentence underlined the band’s quirky originality.

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09 Apr 14, while the bar was opening.
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BrewDog Clown King now on tap!

We are getting back in action with our changing BrewDog tap. At the moment there is:

Clown King 12%

The infamous Clown King is in town, with his twisted circus of salaciousness. Ready to corrupt the senses, he’s brought together two show-stopping acts in a riot of flavour and aroma. In this two-ring extravaganza, an imperial pale ale and a barley wine come crashing together, and left standing in the sawdust is an American Barley Wine.

This freak of nature might be red, but that’s where the similarities with a normal clown’s nose end – on Clown King’s nose you’ll find all the fun of the fair, with caramel and toasted marshmallow aromas, but also raisin and dried fruit. With toasty malt and sweet dark fruit flavours, and a smooth, chewy mouthfeel, you’ll be lulled into a false sense of security, before the Clown King springs up and flings a bucket of spicy, fruity hops right in your face.
OG: 1113
IBU’s: 85
Malts: Extra pale, Cara, Crystal, Brown Munich
Hops: Simcoe, Mosaic, Ahtanum, Magnum
Twist: A barley wine with a hoppy punch and a light finish

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09 Apr 14, while the bar was opening.
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Blast from the past!

Jukka is back for one more quiz!

Jukka, our former Quiz Master, is back to fill in this Wednesday at the pub quiz. He has made the questions himself and he is ready with that Love Boat -voice of his to test your knowledge, old school!
Be there to experience a blast from the past at 19:00 sharp!

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01 Apr 14, while the bar was opening.

Events


Thursday 17 April 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


Friday 18 April 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


Friday 18 April 2014

Suamiräp ilta: Kalle Kinos, Tykopaatti & Tapani Kansalainen

O’C‘s Suamiräp ilta!

Tykopaatti
Has just released his new album, ‘Bäk in Bisnes’ on April 4th.

Tyko Haapala, better known as the artists Tykopaatti, started his musical career at the age of ten behind a drum set listening to Motörhead. Later he got interested in Hip Hop when he got hold of a tape by Naughty by Nature. In 2003 he started to work on his own lyrics in English under the name Frankly Irrational. Then he teamed up with the producer Gabro and the duo evolved into The Irrationals, whose debut album came out in 2011. Now he is performing his Finnish beats under the name Tykopaatti. You can also spot him with such artists as Jo’ Buddy, Hobo News and Joku Roti Mafia

Kalle Kinos
The golden boy of Tampere, The Charisma of Kaleva, Kalle Kinos, is also getting ready to release his new EP, ‘Hyvä Ätmös’ on May 9th.
Earlier known as ‘Idän Ihme’, Kalle Kinos got his original stage name from a popular pipe implement. His first official performance was in 2001 in Flagmaatikot’s ‘Jotain pientä’ remix. In 2002 he popped into general awareness with Seremoniamestarit’s ‘Chilllaa Meiä Kanssa’. In 2003 Idän Ihme and Supersankari came out with their first album ‘Liian Kuuma Käsitellä’. As the years have gone by Kalle Kinos has been a popular visitor on different artists records, including: Cheek, Brädi, FLG, Sere, HKI Crates, Hannibal & Soppa, Tykopaatti, Silkinpehmee…
In December 2010 the long wait was over when Idän Ihme released his first solo album, ‘Tästä Ei Sitte Kerrota Kellekkää’.

Tapani Kansalainen
Tapani Kansalainen originates from Savo, but lives nowadays in Tampere. He’s a multitalented hiphop musician, who’s talented in rapping, laying down the beats and playing several instruments. Despite his late debut he has been a force in the Tampere hiphop scene already over a decade. In the beginning of the millennium he called himself Cityzen John and lead the band Ionics. Later he switched to Finnish lyrics and spent countless hours in his home studio perfecting the beats still relying heavily on live instruments, but not forgetting the traditional sampling.
Tapani Kansalainen can also be found playing in Joku Roti Mafia, Hannibal’s live band and Edorf’s live band Historiallisen miekkailun seura.

Dj Aku-Setä will be taking care of the spinning of the discs and the music in between…


FREE ENTRY!


From: 21.30


Saturday 19 April 2014

It's Saturday... Let's Party!

A busy day for creationists… And that’s a good enough excuse as any to drop into O’C‘s and have a party! The beer is cold and the company is warm. Let’s enjoy the time we have and make Saturday a night worth living!


From: 14.00 Until: 01.30


Sunday 20 April 2014

Real ale for just €5.00?

Yes, it’s true! Traditionally, all beer was poured straight from the barrel or pumped from the cellar without nitrogen or carbon dioxide pushing it out the pipe.

Beer was also brewed with natural ingredients so artificial additives (stabilizers, flavourizers and colourizers) played no part – the way it is supposed to be.

That craft of real brewing is back and you can sample a pint or nine every Sunday for the super low price of €5.00 per pint.


From: 16.00 Until: 00.30


Monday 21 April 2014

We are CLOSED today

The staff is having a wee bit of a staff party, but we’ll be back tomorrow…


From: 16.00


Tuesday 22 April 2014

The super student discount Days

It’s hard being a student and we at O’C‘s know that. It’s always hard to make ends meet. That’s why we want to give the students a chance to taste some of the world’s greatest beers without busting the bank balance from Sunday to Tuesday!

All draught beers and ciders are available with a healthy discount and there’s other stuff available too. Bring your student ID along and ask how much you can save!


From: 16.00 Until: 01.30


Wednesday 23 April 2014

Pub quiz Wednesday

The great O’Connell’s bi-lingual pub quiz. Quiz Master has searched every corner of Wikipedia for best questions to baffle, confuddle and bedazzle the greatest minds of the last two centuries. Maybe you are smarter.

One way to find out is to join us at 19.00 and see if you can walk away with all the glory. Oh and there’s some super prizes to be won for the top 3 teams.


From: 19.00 Until: 21.00


Thursday 24 April 2014

The newsletter special

When you subscribe to our newsletter, not only will you find out all about the latest and greatest in O’C‘s before anyone else, you’ll also find out what is so special about this day!


From: 16.00 Until: 01.30


Friday 25 April 2014

Friday ends a hard week of work and begins a hard weekend of party!

The traditional weekend starts here and what better place to kick it off than at O’C‘s. Get into the mood with some great beer and the best of cheer.


From: 16.00 Until: 01.30

Precious Memories

Fun in O'Connell's Album

Real Ale Situation

Lifeboat

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Big Screen Action

Premier League & SM Liiga games

Tottenham - Fulham
Sat 19 Apr @ 14:40

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