O'Gara's Bar and Grill

at 164 Snelling Ave N , 55104

A family-owned neighborhood bar since 1941. Interested in having your band play at Ogara's? Please send all band info to: ogarasbooking@yahoo.com

O'Gara's Bar and Grill
164 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul , MN 55104
United States
Contact Phone
P: (651) 644-3333


In March of 1941, James Freeman O’Gara opened the doors of this tavern providing a wholesome atmosphere for conversation and camaraderie. Initially food and liquor was served to the local residents who fought World War II at home by manufacturing supplies and munitions for those overseas. You could even get a haircut from Carl Schulz, whose son, Charles gained international fame with the cartoon strip “Peanuts.” Schulz’s original shop was located in what is now the Shamrock Room. Gradually, the O’Gara reputation for serving excellent food and drink at a fair price became known and has ensured an ever-growing trade. In fact, O’Gara’s is the oldest family owned operation of its kind in Saint Paul still at the original location. Several people lay claim to employment at O’Gara’s of 35 years or more. The bar has always been an Irish haunt by virtue of its name and clientele, but the family has burnished that image over the years, and they’ve seen the bar become perhaps the busiest place in town on St. Patrick’s Day. The tradition continues with the third generation of the O’Gara clan. Dan, Tim’s son, started learning the business at an early age and grew to share the same passion for providing great food, fine spirits, and entertainment to thousands of people. Dan and his wife Kris now carry on the O’Gara’s tradition since Tim’s retirement in March of 2003. The expansion of O’Gara’s is the fulfillment of a dream by Tim, who succeeded his father Jim in 1972. Tim’s knowledge and desire to satisfy has resulted in the expansion of new rooms, including the Shamrock Room and The Shanty. The main bar, The Shamrock Room, established in 1982, hosts jazz/big bands and acoustic sing along music with traditional O’Gara hospitality. This room has played host to many banquets and private parties. O’Gara’s Garage was established in 1985 and renovated in 2011 to become The Shanty, one of St. Paul’s premiere music clubs, featuring the Twin Cities finest local/national acts. You can also find O'Gara's at the MSP Airport in concourse F, and at the Minnesota State Fair.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 10:00- 02:00
  • Tuesdays: 10:00- 02:00
  • Wednesdays: 10:00- 02:00
  • Thursdays: 10:00- 02:00
  • Fridays: 10:00- 02:00
  • Saturdays: 10:00- 02:00
  • Sundays: 10:00- 02:00


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Take our free shuttle to the Luke Bryan concert this Saturday! First bus for the show leaves at 3:30!

Published on 2015-06-16 14:47:48 GMT

It's championship trivia week! If you've been with us for 8+ weeks you can win $150! Also have gift cards and $9 pitchers

Published on 2015-06-16 20:47:51 GMT

Back to the 50's is this weekend at the fairgrounds and our building is open! If you're at the show be sure to stop by!

Published on 2015-06-18 16:07:47 GMT

We have a HUGE announcement! Stay tuned..........

Published on 2015-06-19 14:42:02 GMT

Be a BAAD BOY and go down the REALLY COOL WATERSLIDES you might get your FIRST KISS! All three 3 Sheeps beer $4.00 pints 3 Sheeps Brewing Company

Published on 2015-06-19 17:19:47 GMT

We are your pre and post Luke Bryan headquarters! Stop in for a drink and take our free shuttle to and from the show today starting at 3:30!

Published on 2015-06-19 23:10:43 GMT

It's time to reveal our HUGE announcement! GB Leighton will be performing on our patio this Wednesday @ 6pm to kick off our Summer Sessions on the Paddy-O!

Published on 2015-06-22 17:27:47 GMT

Great win from our Minnesota Twins last night! Don't forget, O'Gara's has a free shuttle to all games! Leaves 45mins before first pitch! Go Twins!

Published on 2015-06-23 15:19:39 GMT

GB Leighton is playing on the patio tomorrow from 6-8! If it rains we will move into the south bar!

Published on 2015-06-23 18:42:32 GMT

Patio is ready! Come on down and enjoy happy hour from 3-6pm and stay for GB Leighton who starts 6pm!

Published on 2015-06-24 18:17:34 GMT

It's Friday and we just tapped Angry Pirate brewed by Third Street. What better way to start your weekend; drinking an Angry Pirate and enjoying happy hour prices! Happy starts at 3pm.

Published on 2015-06-26 15:30:32 GMT

We are shuttling to Dave Matthews this Wednesday!

Published on 2015-06-29 13:21:35 GMT

Come in and try our Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich or if you are looking for something a little lighter; our Southwest Chicken Salad!

Published on 2015-06-30 16:01:21 GMT

The Twins are back home on Monday for a seven game homestead! Don't forget, we shuttle to ALL home games!

Published on 2015-07-02 16:25:41 GMT

For those that are staying in town this weekend, we are open on the 4th of July! Serving cold beer and a full menu!

Published on 2015-07-03 14:15:33 GMT

Just tapped a new beer! Crosscut Pale Ale Liftbridge Brewery.

Published on 2015-07-06 15:32:45 GMT

Looking for things to do this week? Here are some options for you; enjoy some great craft beers during happy hour (3-6pm Mon-Fri), come out on Wednesday night at listen to Tim Mahoney on our patio (6-8pm) or if you heading to a Twins game this week grab a ride from our shuttle bus!

Published on 2015-07-06 17:27:41 GMT

The twins are back in town this week! Just a reminder that we have free shuttles running to every home game!

Published on 2015-07-06 19:15:58 GMT

We've got two big events this week that you won't want to miss! ★ The Third Street Brewhouse Pre-Dabbler on Sept. 3. Enter for your chance to win a ticket package to the The Beer Dabbler! ★ The Saint Paul Bag Toss Tournament: $40 gets you tournament entry, beer, food, tourney shirt, and helps feed a family of 4 for a week. http://www.ogaras.com/events/

Published on 2014-09-03 01:55:00 GMT

Thank you to everyone for visiting us at the Minnesota State Fair again this year! Your support and love means everything to us :)

Published on 2014-09-02 17:05:00 GMT

We're opening at 4pm today in honor of Labor Day. Our kitchen will be closed, but we'll still be serving pizza!

Published on 2014-09-01 15:00:01 GMT

Can you believe it's the last day of the Minnesota State Fair? Time sure flies when youre having fun! Make sure to stop in O'Gara's at the Fair today for great food, beer, and entertainment.

Published on 2014-09-01 13:04:18 GMT

We're opening at 4pm tomorrow for Labor Day. Kitchen will be closed but we'll be serving Heggie's Pizza!

Published on 2014-09-01 01:00:00 GMT

Don't miss The Bill and Tom Show live on our Paddyo at the Minnesota State Fair today and tomorrow!

Published on 2014-08-29 19:55:00 GMT

We're serving $3 Grainbelts, Nordeasts, and Shells all day in Honor of Hockey Day and our troops overseas!

Published on 2015-01-17 20:42:16 GMT

We are so excited to host the Minnesota RollerGirls after party tonight! The party is in Shake The Shanty from 10:30-1:30am-and we'll be jammin' out to some Live Band Karaoke with Alive & Social Network Le'BANG! All are welcome!

Published on 2015-01-17 20:21:19 GMT

Our first shuttle to Holman Field leaves at noon! #HockeyDay

Published on 2015-01-17 15:11:30 GMT

Tonight the St.Paul Police take on the St. Paul Firefighters at 7:30 to kick off Hockey Day and we will be having a shuttle for anyone heading down to watch the game. First shuttle leaves at 6:30. If you're planning on watching the games on TV, head down here for $3 Grainbelts, Nordeasts, and Shells!

Published on 2015-01-16 18:59:13 GMT

The Fleetwood Mac concert is tonight at the Xcel Energy Center at 7:30! For all you you lucky ones going to the show,as FM would say, "You can go your own way" OR you can take our shuttle to and from the concert!

Published on 2015-01-16 18:12:57 GMT

Tonight we are having the Pre-Dabbler in preparation for the real deal next weekend. We will be giving away two tickets to The Beer Dabbler , two free Grand Teton beers and a free shuttle ride to the dabbler on the 24th. The giveaway is tonight at 8pm and you must be present to win!

Published on 2015-01-15 19:25:19 GMT

Come party with the Minnesota RollerGirls at their after party HERE, in the Shanty this Saturday from 10:30-1:30am featuring Live Band Karaoke with music by Le'BANG! This party is completely open to the public and there is no cover!

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