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

Great pub for a drink and a feed. Comfortable and easygoing. Recommend.
Maarit Linsbauer
Maarit L.
Fantastic place to relax, full but not rammed like a London pub would be. Food looked good though we didn't eat.
Lynne Short
Lynne S.
Sehr gutes Preis- Leistungsverhältnis und gutes Service
Monika Lafer-Wohleser
Monika L.
Uma pérola.
Antónia Peças
Antónia P.
Wonderful barcwhere you are always made to feel welcome by the owners with dead friendly staff.
Barry Stevens
Barry S.
Quality IPA beer, good and friendly atmosphere and delicious nachos.
Ömer Kara
Ömer K.
Een breed assortiment aan (speciaal)bieren, geweldige muziek (lees: veel Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The Strokes, The Rolling Stones en Blur), genoeg ruimte en een fijne toiletindeling.
Youri van den Berg
Youri van den B.
Había un ambiente muy tranquilo
Jorge A Venté Ramirez
Jorge A Venté R.
Abends sollte man reservieren. Ich liebe das britische/irische Flair !
Andrea Psenner
Andrea P.
Atmosphere is super. servis is friendly and nice. And Guinness was perfect
Svitlana Kapitonova
Svitlana K.
Perfect guinness
William Mahood
William M.
Icäh liebe diesen Pub.Total authentisch, Personal sehr freundlich und das Essen ist auch sehr gut.Komme hier immer wieder gern her.Sláinte
Jan Age Okocha
Jan Age O.
Best Irish pub in town; they show rugby on the telie.
Kuwabatake Sanjuro
Kuwabatake S.
Can’t fault this place, definitely return on my next visit to Vienna, real Irish people and in an Irish pub makes all the difference. Good food too. Cheers.
Martin Whitmore
Martin W.
Great Location! It's always great fun to go there. 😀🍻
Got served the slops by benjis, picked out the bits and it was amazing, 10/10
Oisin Flood
Oisin F.
Ik heb hier een hele leuke avond gehad met mn compagnon! Verschillende en lekkere bieren, maar ook hele goede muziek. Ben je op zoek naar een leuke avond, kom dan zeker hier heen!
Xander Tak
Xander T.
Authentic pub with a simple and cozy atmosphere, a warm and welcoming place in the middle of central Vienna. Staff is nice and attentive, food goes beyond standard pub offers, including salads, vegetarian wraps, veggie variants of pot pie and burger. Prices are excellent, 5.2 € for a half liter of Guinness and food also fairly priced. Lots of beers on tap and more by the bottle, even mocktails, and waiting times were short. Only thing we missed was an Irish cider on draught (they offer Stowford). We'll be back as soon as we can.
Daniel Matthai
Daniel M.
Standard Irish pub. Can't go wrong.
Peter Jonason
Peter J.

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.