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O'Lacy's Irish Pub Celebrates 25 Years!

by Lauren Humphrey

For 25 years,

Batavia, NY has been fortunate to be home to one of the most authentic Irish pubs this side of Dublin! O'Lacy's Irish Pub, owned by one of Genesee County's own, Kent Ewell, is a staple for locals and visitors alike! 

Kent started in real estate, but after a visit to a pub in Providence RI on St. Patricks Day in 1996, he returned home and built the School Street pub from the ground up! Named after Kent's mother, O'Lacy's is a hometown hangout with a quaint atmosphere surrounded by décor that features a little bit of local, and a lot of Ireland - new décor items are added weekly to keep visitors searching! Enjoy the daily local chatter, while you indulge in a shepherd's pie, or fish & chips! The full-service bar has 16 premium taps and they're consistently honored with the designation of "Perfect Guinness Pour."  

Live music on a weekday evening is often a feature at O'Lacy's, and there's never a cover charge! Enjoy everything from traditional Irish folk singers to open jam sessions, referred to as "Irish Seisiún."

For the month of March, O'Lacy's will host several events to celebrate the season. Don't miss out on the fun; add these to your calendars:

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
March 8-19
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at O'Lacy's Irish Pub! They'll be serving traditional corned beef & cabbage with all the fixings!

Guinness St. Patrick's Day
March 10
Head to O'Lacy's for an evening of good eats and great beer. The first 40 guests to order a Guinness will receive a prize from the grab-bag!

Live Music: Dave North & Diane
March 15
Join O'Lacy's as they welcome back, Dave North! Dave has been playing Celtic folk music in the Upstate New York area since the mid eighties. 

During the month of April, the O'Lacy's team will be celebrating their 25th year. Be sure to join in on the celebration with a Rueben and a pint. Keep an eye on the calendar for live music and other events happening at the pub!

5 School Street, Batavia, NY 14020 | 585-343-3270

Click here to learn more about Kent and O'Lacy's Irish Pub in this "Behind the Business" Podcast episode.

O'Lacy's Irish Pub is a must-visit, but don't take our word for it! See what one happy guest had to say:

A true pubIf you're looking for the real thing O'Lacy's is it. You won't find quesadillas next to the shepherds pie on the menu here. The best place to get a pint of guinness. The clicky bird is my favorite, don't miss the homemade chips and dip
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