Opening Hours

Sun - Mon 18:00 - 01:00
Tues - Fri 18:00 - 02:00
Sat 16:00 - 02:00

Kitchen Hours

Tue - Thur 18:00 - 00:00
Fri 18:00 - 01:00
Sat 16:00 - 01:00
Sun - Mon Closed
Last orders 15 minutes before kitchen closes

Did you know...?

… That O’Connell’s serves excellent pub food.

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

O'Connell's CLOSED for Midsummer! (Fri-Mon)

Yes, you read it right…
We apologise to everyone staying in town for Juhannus, but the doors of O’Connell’s will stay shut from Friday to Monday. We recommend the Valtteri Festival for everyone in town.

We will be happy to welcome you back again on Tuesday at 18.00 ‘till 02.00.

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19 Jun 16, while the bar was opening.

Black Rye IPA soon on tap!

We’ll soon have another beer from The Flying Dutchman Nomad Brewery on tap:

Ronald de Waal aka the Flying Dutchman is a true NoMad brewer. With more than 20 years of brewing experience under his belt Ronald is one of the torchbearers of the craft beer movement. He has brewed beers in Finland, Holland and Belgium, partnering always with the best craft breweries. He loves to roam the road from one brewery to another and dream exciting new beer recipes.

Black Is Black And I Want My Baby Back, Black Rye IPA 5.5%
Black Rye IPA brewed with roasted wheat and rye malt. Hopped with Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe and Citra. Smooth, soft roasted malt character, balanced with fresh hop flavours.

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19 Jun 16, while the bar was opening.
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Guest improv night: Valetarinoiden ilta on Thursday!

Guest improv night brings us different visiting improv teams from around Finland to our Comedy Stage once a month!

Special Guest – improv night is happening every third Thursday of the month!

Each month, our show features a new GUEST improv team who will come and perform their own unique format in the first half of our show. Then, one lucky player will be chosen at random to perform a never before seen or rehearsed Two-Man show with our very own Trent Pancy.

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13 Jun 16, during your after work pint!
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Cornish Orchard Gold Cider coming on tap soon

Cornish Orchard Gold Cider 4,5%

This immensely refreshing cider has a light, champagne sparkle,with fruity apple tones and a long dry finish. The creative blend of bittersweet and dessert apples impart this classic cider with body and crispness.
Serve chilled as instant refreshment or enjoy with a hot bowl of pasta.

This flagship cider was awarded Gold at the prestigious International Cider Awards 2015. The competition forms part of the International Brewing Awards, which are often dubbed ‘the Oscars of the brewing industry’. The cider has not only been recognised for it’s fantastic flavour, but also it’s appeal to an international market of cider drinkers.

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13 Jun 16, during your after work pint!
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O'Hara's Stout now on tap!

O’Hara’s Stout 4,3%

The flagship of the O’Hara’s brand, this uniquely Irish stout brings one back to how Irish stouts used to taste. O’Hara’s Irish Stout has a robust roast flavour complemented by a full-bodied and smooth mouth feel. The generous addition of Fuggle hops lends a tart bitterness to the dry espresso-like finish. This sessionable stout beer is filled with rich complex coffee aromas mingled with light liquorice notes. The combination of traditional stout hops with an extra pinch of roast barley allows us to stay true to Irish tradition.

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13 Jun 16, during your after work pint!
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Summer opening hours 2016

O’Connell’s has moved to Summer timetable!
During Summer we will be open as follows:

Sun-Fri 18.00-02:00
Sat 16:00-02:00

Tue-Thu 18.00-24.00
Fri 18.00-01.00
Sat 16:00-01:00

The bar is closed for Midsummer, 24-27.6.2016

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10 Jun 16, during your after work pint!

Fantasy Football winners 2015-2016!

Alright folks…
The results are in and we have a winner!!!

Many congratulations first goes to all the teams that took part. It’s been a great season and we can’t wait to get it all started again in August.
So,Ville Tuominen’s Lakeside Gunners picked up 1st place and a voucher for €50 with 2312 points.
2nd place goes to Santeri Kotajärvi’s Tammelan Pallo with 2265 points. He’ll be getting a voucher for €30 exchangeable at the bar counter.
And in 3rd place comes Lauri Nieminen’s Ruddy Can’t Fail with 2203 points for a nice voucher worth €20.
Please do come by the bar to collect your prizes!

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10 Jun 16, during your after work pint!
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EURO 2016 games are afoot - starting on Friday!

The European Championship Football games start on Friday (10.6.) and O’Connell’s will be showing all the games possible on our big screen and TVs. This means that we’ll miss the early games during the week, because we open only at 18:00, except on Saturdays when we open already at 16:00. The Wednesday night pub quiz will also effect the 7 o’clock game on Wednesdays.
You can check out the upcoming games from our website

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09 Jun 16, just as the bar was coming to a close...
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Monday 27 June 2016

Sorry, folks. We're closed for Midsummer.

Sorry, we’re closed for the weekend…
We’ll be taking a few days off to celebrate Juhannus (Midsummer). Lots of sausages to be eaten and all that!
O’Connell’s staff wishes everyone a nice Midsummer weekend and hopes to see you all again on Tuesday!

From: 18.00 Until: 01.00

Tuesday 28 June 2016

Students! Get cheap beer every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at O'C's!

While many bars offer cheap domestic beer, O’Connell’s offers the discerning student the chance to experience the world of beer by discounting all of our tap products.

Be sure to bring your valid student ID card along to avail of our discount prices.

From: 18.00 Until: 01.30

Wednesday 29 June 2016

The great O'C's Pub Quiz!

The quiz master is ready to quiz the minds of all the geniuses out there with questions of the most irrelevant and, occasionally, relevant nature. As always, top gift vouchers up for grabs for the first three teams.

Kick-off time is 19.00! Turn up early to get your seat saved.

From: 19.00 Until: 21.00

Thursday 30 June 2016

Thursday night equals thirsty night

The special night for our beloved newsletter subscribers. Get discount beer and food all night long when you mention the password that’s in our weekly newsletter.

From: 18.00 Until: 01.30

Thursday 30 June 2016

The improvAcademy Showcase

Welcome to ComedyO’Connell’s newest show: The improvAcademy Showcase!

It’s happening every fourth Thursday of the month and each month we will present performances by ensemble members and rising stars from The improvAcademy!
Come and check out some of Tampere’s fastest growing improvisers!

The improvAcademy

The improvAcademy is a group from Tampere’s Improv Training Center, who offer weekly Chicago-Style Improv classes in English right here in Tampere since 2011! The improvAcademy is formed by the students and performs enthusiastically all over Tampere.

Showtime 20:00

From: 20.00 Until: 22.00

Friday 01 July 2016

A hard week at the office means that you deserve a little party!

Friday comes around once again and after a hot and bothering week at the office you deserve to relax just a little!

Stop by O’C‘s and grab yourself a few cold ones to take the edge off and start relaxing into the wonderful weekend ahead.

From: 18.00 Until: 01.30

Friday 01 July 2016

Mikko Joensuu playing live!


Mikko Joensuu

Mikko Joensuu is was known for leading the cult shoegaze band Joensuu1685. This was a temporary state of affairs.
On his solo career, his deep music, drawing from a hazy kind of world of sound, has already made Joensuu a top draw in the Finnish indie circuit.
He has kept his integrity in his solo career; the strength comes from the content, not from extra frill. The rugged lyrics and the fragile naked compositions create the base for his intensive and powerful performances.

“Mikko’s wonderful rich vocal tone brings to mind classic singer-songwriters such as Neil Young and contrasts with the delicate electro backdrop and cosmic bleeps, which are subtle nods to psychedelia.” Ja Ja Ja, UK

“The drone of Joensuu’s former band has been shed to reveal crystalline pop, yet the hymnal quality still lingers.” Prefix Magazine, USA


From: 20.30 Until: 22.00

Saturday 02 July 2016

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: 16.00 Until: 01.30

Sunday 03 July 2016

What? Real Ale for just €6.50 per pint?!!!

Yep, it’s true and only from O’C‘s. Nature’s nectar, real ale is discounted every Sunday at the bar for one and all. Be sure you get yourself a pint or three!

It’s also Student Discount Day!

From: 18.00 Until: 00.30

Monday 04 July 2016

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: 18.00 Until: 00.30

Monday 04 July 2016

Monthly Multimedia Movie Quiz Night

Time for the Monthly Multimedia MOVIE Quiz!

It’s all about the vast world of movies and takes place at 19:00 on the first Monday of each month!
(So it’s happening only once a month, not weekly like our regular pub quiz on Wednesdays)

Our Quiz Master digs into his magic bag of trivia to pull out some of the most astonishing questions concerning the world of movies. So, if movies are your thing and you fancy a challenge, come along and take part in our super quiz and win some super prizes.

From: 19.00 Until: 21.00

Precious Memories

Fun in O'Connell's Album

Real Ale Situation

O1 Original 4,0%