The pub was opened by Alan Field and Eddie Bohan in 1996. The premises had been a paint store called Beck & Koller which had traded at this location for 120 years. They relocated across the road where they are open today. Converting the premises to a pub from a paint store took nearly a year and a lot of effort. The contents of a pub from Churchtown Co Cork was acquired and shipped to Vienna where together with local and Irish workers a great pub was created. Eddie left the company later concentrating on his property business in Ireland.

In 2003 the pub was voted Best Irish Pub in Europe by expedia.co.uk the only year they held this competition. The pub over the years has served many pints to its local Viennese and International customers and became very much part of the city.

Happy Clients

Best guinness draft bear in town.
Ermiya Karan
Ermiya K.
Best Guinness in Town
Jürgen Umbrich
Jürgen U.
Vienna Sports Bar.
Johannes Linzer
Johannes L.
Leckeres Essen und Trinken. Ein perfekter Ort um mit seinen freunden zu entspannen und auch zu feiern. Ich liebe dieses Lokal.
Zeljko Predjeskovic
Zeljko P.
Cercate un vero pub? Ottima birra? Posto giusto, atmosfera perfetta. Consigliato.
Wiener Traditions-Pub. Unser zweites Wohnzimmer seit Jahrzehnten. Auch in Zeiten von Covid19
Christian Theiretzbacher
Christian T.
English breakfast einfach super😍
Laura Gattone
Laura G.
Great atmosphere, large variety of draft beers! Rugby and premier league. Many screens, outdoor area- nice location 1st district:)
Marc M
Marc M
A great place in Vienna to have a Guinness and feel like in Ireland. Kind of cultural act.
Zoran V
Zoran V
Always good full English breakfast.
Francis Robertson
Francis R.
Irish Pub....wie er sein muss.... Original.
Manfred Kasa
Manfred K.

The Churchtown, Co Cork Connection

We wanted to build Flanagans with authentic materials and approached Billy O’Sullivan to source salvage of original pub fittings for us. As it happened Flannerys of Churchtown had closed and Billy O’Sullivan quickly acquired much of its contents in particular the back of the bar shelves or dresser. This was initially transported to Waterford where Billy and his team assembled it and literally built the bar in their warehouse before being loaded onto trucks and moved to Vienna in 1996.

In an inspiring twist, Gerry Murphy who was from the town but living in Dublin read about this in the newspaper and decided that something had to be done to save his village from further decline. This inspired him to leave his job with a bank in Dublin and reopen the pub in 1999 calling it Boss Murphys. This started the Churchtown Renewal project which saw the building of new houses and businesses to bring life back into the village. Recently Jerry Murphy wrote about this in his book the “Accidental Entrepreneur” which saw his project inspired from the pub closure grow to become a €100 million business in three years.