John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub And Garden Bar St Louis, Guide & Review
Founded in 1978 as a one-room pub, John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden ranks among the Irish pubs in St. Louis and has made it to the top of the class. In fact, Esquire Magazine selected John D. McGurk’s as its only award-winning bar in the city of St. Louis. Louis in its June 2011 issue, paying tribute to the best bars in America. National Geographic also named us one of America’s Most Authentic Irish Pubs! McGurk’s is known throughout the Midwest for its great Irish music, food, drink, and over 15,000 square feet of outdoor garden, complete with breathtaking landscaping, fountain, waterfall, and three amazing outdoor bars. Inside and out, McGurk’s is 20,000 square feet of pure Irish fun.
Irish musicians entertain their patrons every night, traveling to St. Louis from Galway to Dublin, Cork to Derry. Inside McGurk’s are a series of interconnected dining rooms and bars. Its brick and wood decor, complemented by beautiful Irish artifacts, makes guests think they are visiting a pub in Dublin. McGurk’s has become the perfect venue for celebrating special occasions such as rehearsal dinners and private banquets.
McGurk’s has every Irish beer and spirit available and serves lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday, and opens at 3 pm on Sunday. In addition to typical pub grub, McGurk’s offers great steaks, a variety of fish entrees, pasta specialties, and some wonderful traditional Irish dishes.
With comfortable hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and the soothing sounds of live Irish music, everyone feels right at home at this quaint Soulard pub. Authentic Irish bands regularly entertain crowds with their Celtic rhythms. The traditional Irish menu features homemade potato soup, beef and cabbage, and County Cork beef and barley soup, along with pints of Guinness to wash it down.
Great food, drink, and entertainment makes McGurk’s a memorable stop. We look forward to having a pint with you on your next visit. Join us where Irish history meets Soulard tradition.