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

Fresh salad with avocado, egg and creamy balsamic❤️🤩👍
Tomáš Škrha
Tomáš Š.
Durante nuestras vacaciones de pascua en Viena hemos comido y cenado en éste lugar un par de veces. Es un local céntrico y agradable con mucha variedad de cervezas. La Guinness la tiran bastante bien. La cocina tiene horario continuado y amplio (creo que abría hasta las 22h) y la comida que probamos estaba muy rica, nos gustaron especialmente las alitas y el fish & chips. El tiempo de espera para las comidas fue normal, incluso en días que estaban a tope. Sólo tardaron un poco el día que pedí el pastel de pollo, pero mereció la pena ya que fue porque la masa se horneo al momento. El personal muy amable y atento en todo momento. Lo único que eché de menos fue vinagre y patatas más gruesas para el fish& chips. Un sitio al que volveremos cuando estemos por Viena.
sonia velasco
sonia V.
Ya hace un tiempo que estuvimos mi marido y yo ( fin de año de 2021). Nuestra primera cena en Viena fue en esta taberna irlandesa. El ambiente fue estupendo, como estar en casa, el servicio bueno y atento y la comida muy rica. Volvimos antes de marcharnos de la ciudad y corroboramos nuestra primera sensación.
Maite Chavarria
Maite C.
Nice place. Ceasar’s salad was great
Biba Balabol
Biba B.
I think they might really have the best burgers in Vienna .. because they are just down to earth delicious … and they make their own buns 🤓
Michael-Alexander Brandstetter
Michael-Alexander B.
Klassischer Irish Pub mit sehr gutem Service!
Kai Unbekannt
Kai U.
Best irish pub in Vienna
Kevin Wall
Kevin W.
Great pub. Food was tasty and plenty of it. Service was fast efficient and friendly
Francois Du Plessis
Francois Du P.
Richtig toller Pub mit schönem Ambiente! Verkaufen sogar eigene T-Shirt auf Nachfrage. Hatte leider keine Zeit was zu essen, aber der Burger vom Nachbarstisch sah richtig gut aus. Ich würde definitiv wiederkommen 🙂
Alina Tsyganok
Alina T.
Dobre piwow dobrej cenie miła i uprzejmą obsługa, polecam
Słoninek Botszkofski
Słoninek B.
Guter Irish Pub, sind in 3 Tagen Wien Aufenthalt eigentlich jeden Abend auf mind. ein Bier rein gegangen, nette Bedienung und entspanntes Ambiente. Essen sah sehr gut aus, haben aber außerhalb gegessen
Kevin Fahrenbruch
Kevin F.

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.