Established in 1978 as a one room pub house, John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden has risen to the top of the class among the Irish Pubs in St. Louis. In fact, Esquire Magazine chose John D. McGurk’s as its only bar honored in the city of St. Louis in their June 2011 Edition, saluting 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 15,000+ square foot outdoor garden, complete with breathtaking landscaping, a fountain, a waterfall, and three terrific outdoor bars. Inside and out, McGurk’s is 20,000 square feet of pure Irish fun.
Irish musicians entertain the patrons nightly, traveling to St. Louis from Galway to Dublin, Cork to Derry. The inside of McGurk’s is a series of strung together dining rooms and bars. Its brick and wood décor completed with wonderful Irish artifacts makes guests think they are visiting a pub in Dublin. McGurk’s has become the perfect place to celebrate special occasions like rehearsal dinners and private banquets.
McGurk’s has all the available Irish beer and spirits and serves lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday and opens Sunday at 3pm. In addition to typical pub grub, McGurk’s offers wonderful steaks, assorted fish entrees, pasta specialties, and several delightful traditional Irish dishes.
Great food, drink, and entertainment make McGurk’s a memorable stop. We look forward to raising a pint with you upon your next visit. Join us where Irish history meets Soulard tradition. Sláinte!
• Esquire Magazine: Best Bars in America
• Complex City Guide: #3 Best Irish Pub in the US
• National Geographic: America's Most Authentic Irish Pubs
• Buzzfeed: Best Irish Pub in Missouri
• Business Insider: Best Irish Pub in St. Louis
• Duvine: 10 Best Irish Pubs in America
• Thrill List: 21 Best Irish Pubs in the US
• RFTs 40th anniversary edition: Mcgurk's is named best pub and Soulard is named best neighborhood
• Alive Magazine: People's Choice Best Bar in St. Louis Three Years in a Row
• Sauce Magazine Readers' Choice: Favorite Patio Two Years in a row!
• Trip Advisor: Certificate of Excellence
• 2019 Sauce Magazine Readers' Choice: “Best Patio” and “Best Pub”