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

Black Motor playing live on Friday!

MAGNERS STAGE PRESENTS:

Black Motor

“Even though the members of Black Motor come from the coastal town of Pori, the rural municipality of Kangasala and the small inland city of Jyväskylä, the roots of the trio lie deep in the soil of the city of Tampere. Saxophonist Sami Sippola, bassist Ville Rauhala and drummer Simo Laihonen could undoubtedly have congregated elsewhere as well, but the easy-going, brotherly and open rock and jazz community of Tampere provided the perfect breeding ground. After taking their individual tentative steps in the scene, a new band became an inevitability.
In January 2005, after making their mark and gathering many lifetimes’ worth of experience with various line-ups both transient and permanent, the threesome felt that the time was right to set up something new, something they all could call their own. The framework would come from the soulful and rootsy free jazz of Albert Ayler and John Coltrane, but the attitude and method was snatched from punk rock.”

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23 Nov 14, during T.V. prime-time and O’C’s warming up time.
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O'C's 18th birthday party on Sunday!

Only a few days left before the birthday party!

We have the bands, we have the food, we have the hosts, we have the staff… Seems like we’re set to have a great party!

Our apologies to all the football fans out there, we won’t be showing any games on Sunday, the 30th of November. We’ll be far too busy having a great time!

O’Connell’s will be closed to the public up until 22.00 and then everybody’s welcome to join in the celebration of 18 years of this great bar.

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23 Nov 14, during T.V. prime-time and O’C’s warming up time.
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We are closed on Monday 1st of December

Sorry, folks…
We will be closed on Monday 1st of December as the staff recuperates from the birthday party…
But no worries, we’ll be back to serve on Tuesday!

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23 Nov 14, during T.V. prime-time and O’C’s warming up time.
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Gift Vouchers as Christmas Presents!

Can’t figure out what to get your friends or family for Christmas?
O’Connell’s has the perfect solution!
With our gift vouchers your troubles are over. Just get your friends a gift voucher to the sum you prefer and they can come in and enjoy it whenever they wish. The vouchers work both for the refreshing liquid products as well as for the delicious food dishes on the menu.

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22 Nov 14, during prime-time O’C’s

ComedyO'Connell's - Stand Up Club on Thursday!

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

TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW

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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17 Nov 14, while the bar was opening.

Talmud Beach playing live on Friday!

MAGNERS STAGE PRESENTS:

Talmud Beach

“A Trio of bearded men playing sparse, ultra-relaxed, hypnotic blues pieces,soft and to the bone, with traces (and for friends ) of: JJ.Cale (rocking chair), Suicide (past Future R’n‘R), Canned Heat (Falsetto), ZZ Top (Beards, Boots), Neu (plingplongplucker), 22-Pistepirkko (hot finnish potatoes). This here is special, Talmud Beach have their very own, humorous approach, coming up with gentle minimal groove, which points to the past as well as to some future. You don’t need to be even a blues fan to get this, although for some blues enthusiasts it might be a revelation, as well.

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17 Nov 14, while the bar was opening.
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Draught Green Goblin expected

Great news for you cider lovers out there!
We have pre-ordered some Green Goblin cider kegs and can’t wait for them to arrive to the country!
We were expecting for them to have been here by the end of October, but, alas, no such luck. As it stands now, it seems we should finally have them arriving next week before the end of November…

“Here comes the Green Goblin from deep in the wood – 100 year-old oak vats, that is. Made with Somerset apples, and matured in the oak, Green Goblin cider is a full-flavoured, bittersweet blend, beautifully balanced to give a fresh character with a medium dry finish.

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17 Nov 14, while the bar was opening.
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Changes in the food menu

Yep, we’ve redone the whole food menu for the Winter season. We kept some favourites AND brought old favourites back. There’s also some classic Irish dishes there too.
Check it out on our website by clicking here

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11 Nov 14, while the bar was opening.
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Events


Tuesday 25 November 2014

The revolutionary 'Student Discount Days'

Sure there are plenty of bars looking to get the students in with the appeal of cheap beer. The only problem is that, while the domestic products are alright, nothing is done with any of the great imported beer coming in.

O’C‘s is here to change all that by giving generous discounts on all of our tap selection. With a minus 2€ discount per pint you can have your choice of the best beers from around the world. Bring along your valid student ID on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays!


From: 16.00 Until: 01.30


Wednesday 26 November 2014

Pub quiz madness at O'C's

The fantastic O’Connell’s bi-lingual pub quiz continues this Wednesday as our Quiz master scours the encylopaedias for yet more useless information to boggle the best of them.

Questions are in English and Finnish and cover a broad spectrum of subjects aimed at an international audience. Check out our online Pub Quiz archive for a feeling of our style.


From: 19.00 Until: 21.00


Thursday 27 November 2014

Thirsty night club for the thirsty newsletter subscribers

When you subscribe to the O’C‘s newsletter, you’ll be entitled to discount beer every Thursday in O’Connell’s with the aid of a password that is contained therein.

Don’t delay, sign up today.


From: 16.00 Until: 01.30


Friday 28 November 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 28 November 2014

Black Motor playing live!

MAGNERS STAGE PRESENTS:

Black Motor

“Even though the members of Black Motor come from the coastal town of Pori, the rural municipality of Kangasala and the small inland city of Jyväskylä, the roots of the trio lie deep in the soil of the city of Tampere. Saxophonist Sami Sippola, bassist Ville Rauhala and drummer Simo Laihonen could undoubtedly have congregated elsewhere as well, but the easy-going, brotherly and open rock and jazz community of Tampere provided the perfect breeding ground. After taking their individual tentative steps in the scene, a new band became an inevitability.
In January 2005, after making their mark and gathering many lifetimes’ worth of experience with various line-ups both transient and permanent, the threesome felt that the time was right to set up something new, something they all could call their own. The framework would come from the soulful and rootsy free jazz of Albert Ayler and John Coltrane, but the attitude and method was snatched from punk rock.”

FREE ENTRY


From: 21.30 Until: 23.00


Saturday 29 November 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 30 November 2014

O'C'S 18TH BIRTHDAY PARTY!

O’Connell’s is turning 18 and it’s time to party!
The evening starts with a private party for the invitees only until 22.00, but then the doors are open for all party people to join the mayhem and the band continues to play!


From: 18.00 Until: 00.30


Monday 01 December 2014

We are CLOSED today

Sorry, folks…
O’C‘s is closed today while the staff recuperates from all the b-day partying last night…


From: 16.00 Until: 00.30


Tuesday 02 December 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 03 December 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

Precious Memories

Fun in O'Connell's Album

Real Ale Situation

Guzzler 3,6%

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Big Screen Action

Premier League & SM Liiga games

Leverkusen - Monaco
Wed 26 Nov @ 21:40

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