About

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

Top Biere 🍻
Fabian Binder
Fabian B.
Great place to meet people.
Leif Etzold
Leif E.
Vero pub austriaco molto caratteristico on personale super gentile
marco bonomo
marco B.
Good beer good people
Koszorus Ferenc
Koszorus F.
Nice spacious place with alot of LARGE screen TV's freindly staff.
Mark Harris
Mark H.
Grüner Pass wurde sehr gewissenhaft kontrolliert
Manuel Brunnflicker
Manuel B.
Great place, great atmosphere, friendly staff.
Paul Phillips
Paul P.
Sehr gutes Pub. Gibt nichts auszusetzen
Oliver Maierhofer
Oliver M.
Most authentic Irish Pub in Vienna
Thomas Schroll
Thomas S.
Ohne Reservierung einen Platz bekommen - wahrscheinlich auch dank der Uhrzeit, Ausweis und grüner Pass wurden sofort und genau kontrolliertMitarbeiter freundlich und flott, auf Bestellungen wartet man kurz trotz der Massen dann zu späterer StundeGut besucht - dementsprechend lauterEssen gut und preislich voll in OrdnungGetränke - auch ok - man muss ja nicht das 5eur Cider trinkenWCs sauber - nur über Treppen erreichbarEs wird Englisch gesprochen - man versteht sicher aber auch Deutsch
Vicki Braschel
Vicki B.
Su sette giorni a vienna, ben 2 cene le abbiamo passare in questo bar. Ottimo il mangiare, tantissime birre alla spina da poter scegliere e sopratutto la gentilezza di tutti il personale specialmente quello femminile. Super consigliato
gianpio bottalico
gianpio B.
Thanks to Stephen (Charlie) Emma and Fiachra for their wonderful service in looking after us over the weekend they went above and beyond.Food was beautiful,Pints top class as usual.Can’t wait to return .Thanks again guys
james harbourne
james H.
Super Ambiente! Die Mitarbeiter sind allesamt nett und reden mit einem nur auf Englisch (sollten Sie^^) wodurch das irish Pub feeling mehr hervorgehoben wird
Sascha
Sascha
Been my favorite hang for a while now, officially the unofficial turf of Vienna Celtic Rugby, it is a wonderful pub to meet friends, have a drink and watch a game!
Eugenio Curia
Eugenio C.
Gutes Bier und nettes Essen!
Markus M.
Markus M.
eines der wenigen lokale, wo man beyond meat burger bekommt. (auch mit speck, wenn man dies möchte, wie andere bereits schrieben lässt sich das menu anpassen, kostet dann aber je nachdem mehr)kilkenny und natürlich guinness gibt es hier. leider kein smithwicks, das wäre echt der oberhammer!gastgarten ist auch nett.
salsa dip
salsa D.

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.