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

Wir haben uns super Wohlgefühl, sehr freundliches Personal
Manuela Mayrhuber
Manuela M.
It was great
Techpro 360
Techpro 3.
So cool!!
Sarah F
Sarah F
They offer a vatiety of beers on tab. Hard to find a bar with more than one beer brand in Austria.
Frederic Schneider
Frederic S.
Sehr gutes britisches essen, sehr nettes Personal
Heinz Werner Beck
Heinz Werner B.
Lively bar close to Karlsplatz, good selection of drinks and food and shows premiership football
Tony Grey
Tony G.
Great bar.. 👍Very friendly staff
Linda Cook
Linda C.
Hier kun je gewoon lekker zitten👍
Hessel Puite
Hessel P.
Ich war zum erstenmal hier.Essen und Getränke waren super.Die Bedienung sehr nett.Ich komme auf jedenfall wieder.
Inge Schwing
Inge S.
איל ציון
איל צ.
Sehr gutes Essen, große Auswahl an Getränken, sehr nettes Personal, zu Mittags kann es jedoch mal länger dauern.
Karim Schierbauer
Karim S.
Yeah, that's really cool here ! Perfect atmosphere and delicious food 👌
maximus dezimus meridius
maximus dezimus M.
Great service with very chipper people! Also great food and very delicious drinks. Everyone speaks English which is great for tourists!
Isabel Oats
Isabel O.

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.