This genuine Irish pub was a welcome addition to the small lake suburb of Excelsior. Since its opening in December 2006, Jake O'Connor's has been bustling with patrons of all ages. Owner Dermot Cowley, a native of Ireland, has been in the restaurant industry for most of his life (he also owns O'Donovan's in downtown Minneapolis). His newest venture boasts a menu of traditional and contemporary Irish fare, plus a full bar complete with Irish favorites like Guinness, Smithwick's, and Jameson. If you prefer wine, choose from more than 200 varieties on the impressive list. Jake O'Connor's has an authentic pub ambiance, created from the mahogany-wood bar and other furnishings that were designed in and shipped directly from Ireland.
Photo Credit: Sarah Cameron, Acappella Portraits