The Branded Hour: O’Rourke’s Public House

Welcome to another Friday edition of… The Branded Hour. Where we are in search of “The Perfect 30” We are doing some very hard research to give you the top notch grades of the best Happy Hour’s around. (Remember if there’s one thing here at Branded Sports that we know besides sports, it’s Bars.)

Last week Shorty’s Bar received: 29.8 out of 30.

Today’s spotlight review is:

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Name: O’Rourke’s Public House

Location: South Bend, Indiana

Happy Hour Times: Always HR at ND!

Specials: A ton each day…


Phone: 547-251-0355

Twitter: ORourkes_Pub

Facebook: O’Rourke’s Public House

This week The Branded Hour goes to another bar that has a special place in my heart. A place that every time I am there… I can’t help but to be happy.

I have been out to South Bend three times, for three home Notre Dame Football games. 3-0 I might add… Every time I have been there I never miss O’Rourke’s, and usually more than once.

I drink there. I eat there. I laugh there. I sing there. I cheer cheer for Old Notre Dame there!!

The bar/restaurant sits right off the heart of the campus. Right on the corner of famous “Eddy Street” and across from the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. And, overlooking the beauty that is… Notre Dame Stadium.

They have two huge bars, with a ton of seating. A bunch of high top tables and even more low top tables. And a nice outside area with great views. So, no matter what you want to do, eat or drink you are set. It is my favorite spot to hit right after the Friday Pep Rally!

Image – Trip Advisor

They even have a “Dome Bar” so after you hear the “Trumpets Under The Dome” you can “Drink Under The Dome”

Image – Trip Advisor

If you can’t tell… I love this place. Here are some of their great specials:

MONDAY: Pub Quiz @ 10 with Prizes for 1st,2nd & 3rd place!

Wing Night:

35¢ Boneless Wings*

60¢ Original Wings*

$3 Yuengling

$4 Fireball

*with purchase of beverage

TUESDAY: Karaoke

21 and older @ 10pm    NO COVER

$2 Well Drinks

$2 PBR Cans

WEDNESDAY:  Fireball Presents: Spelling Bee @ 9pm

$4 Pub House Burger

$5 Tito’s & Red Bull

$4 32 oz Miller Lite & Coors Light


1/2 Price Select Appetizers All Day

$4 Guinness, Smithwicks, Harp, & Magners

$6 32 oz Clover Quart


$5 Jameson, Jim Beam, Jack Daniel’s

$4 Select Craft Beer


$2 Featured Shots

$3 Captain Morgan

$2.50 Coors Lt Pint


Wing Night:

35¢ Boneless Wings*

60¢ Original Wings*

$4 Bloody Mary and Mimosas

$2.50 Miller Lt Pints

*with purchase of beverage

Specials subject to change and are not available Home Football Weekends


GRADES (All out of 30)

Alcohol: Whether you want an ice cold beer (I loved my Blue Moon last weekend) a martini (my wife loved her’s) some “good luck Irish shots” or more… They have you covered and with great prices and specials! Score: 9.4

Food: Nom.. Nom.. Nom!! Last week I crushed a Ruben… I mean when in Rome (South Bend) you have to right? My wife and friends all loved their burgers! I also suggest the Gipper Wings, Irish Spring Rolls, Loaded Fries and Pretzel Bites. All.. Bangin. Score: 9.1

Atmosphere: I mean.. RALLY SONS OF NOTRE DAME. It is in the heart of ND. Inside, outside and there’s a Dome Bar! Everyone is in Irish gear and if your not, you are welcomed in.. But be ready for the BOO BIRDS! Score: 10☘️

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The voice of the Irish, Jack Nolan does the weekly Coach Brian Kelly Radio show there. If you are in town, stop by for one. If not, catch it online!

Street parking available. Uber/Lyft fully available in the area… Don’t be stupid!

Overall Score: 28.5 out of 30. A HUGE IRISH SCORE!!

“Is this Heaven? No… It’s Notre Dame”

Go for the great food. Go for the great drinks. Go for the great time. Go for the Irish. Just Go!

Drink responsibly #ForTheBrand

Let us know when you try one of our featured Happy Hours, give us your own score!

Have a bar you want us to review? Message me on Twitter kmess22

-Kevin “That Guy”

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