Barman, stage tech, owner
simon [at] oconnells.fi
Starting at the bottom way back in ’97, Simon crawled up to the top by 2003 when he and Valtteri bought the place. Simon tries to make stuff sound good on stage and struggles to keep the taps stocked with top quality beer.
Chef de cuisine, owner
waltsu [at] oconnells.fi
This old pro joined Simon on the frontline in ’98 and took over the ownership by his side in 2003. Valtteri keeps the grills warm and the arteries clogged with his mouth-watering cuisine as well as partaking in the occasional bar shift challenge.
mari [at] oconnells.fi
Mari was stolen away from a ‘competitor’ in 2007 and operates the social machinery of the bar as well as keeping the boys in line and the bar organised, especially the keg rooms! She’s often to be found mixing a drink or pouring a pint behind the counter too.
Salla did an internship back in 2012 and then forgot to leave. For a while she handled those extra shifts that popped up every now and again but these days she’s hanging around all the time charming the punters with her killer wit and award-winning smile! – Salla’s been on maternity leave since November 2018
When Valtteri needs a break from the hot stove, we turn to this fiery red-head to keep the pots from boiling over. She’s great with the shopping list as it’s a sorry sight watching Valtteri trying to read the small print with two pairs of glasses. Also, she’s our baker ‘cos Valtteri hates baking!
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