Brandon >Food & Dining > O'Brien's Irish Pub
701 W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL | Directions 3351127.921847 -82.295121
Daily, 10:30am - 3am
worst kitchen experience ever – I worked in the kitchen of the O'briens of Plant City. While working there I saw people pick food up off the ground and set it on plates. Recook 4 hour old food and serve it. One guy even spat in a customers soup. hands down the worst kitchen i've been in in years.
bouncers are horrible – to whoever posted about the bouncers, i agree 100%. i was there for a friends birthday, and the bouncer apparently didnt like where we were standing (even though the bartender, who was a friend of someone in our party, indicated to us to wait there for our tab). He then decided to shove me in the back, spilling beer all over a lady sitting at the bar. The bouncers proceeded to yell at us and again i was shoved, at which point i decided it was best to just leave. as i was walking to the exit, a very large bald african-american gentleman in plain clothes proceeded to shove me in the back multiple times, despite the fact that i was walking to an exit trying to leave, i told him that, and i was in no way being aggressive. once in the parking lot, the bouncers continued to taunt us and push people in the group, one guy even shoved a girl that was with us. one guy that was walking with the bouncers indirectly threatened that someone would get shot if we didnt leave asap. i was there about two months later and as i was leaving, i glanced back at the bouncer checking IDs (one of the guys from the first incident) and he yelled after me "you got a problem?". the bouncers are definitely a bunch of meatheads that think that they have license to do whatever they want and from my experience do more to escalate situations than prevent or end them. that being said, i have never had a problem with the service, and i do think they have pretty good food. and, being a die-hard steelers fan, i love watching football there on sundays with the rest of the black and gold faithful. so check it out, but you better make sure you steer clear of any problems with the staff....
Best wings,atmosphere, and safe hang out in Brandon – My Husband and I have been long time patrons of O'briens it is one of the few places in Brandon that are alot of fun an actually safe. I am no sure what a previous reviewer was saying about the bouncer problem...sounds like a situation someone antagonized or you would have heard about it on the news after the police arrived??? The have the BEST wings in Brandon and the staff from the managers, bartenders,wait staff and bouncers are superb. They treat their customers like family! We recently attended St Pup's Day and brought our dog for an awesome afternoon with children and other familes. SO if you are in Brandon looking for a fun Happy Hour or Dinner spot give them a try and be sure to try the gravy fries!!!
Be very careful. – My friends and I always enjoyed O'Briens, but over time we noticed things were a little out of control.
O'Briens has a serious bouncer issue, as in, O'Briens does not hire pros, just gorillas who understand their job description as "I get to beat people up for a living." And they take thier jobs seriously.
On more than one occasion, I've seen the bouncers chase people into the parking lot and beat them up. FOR NO REASON. One of my friends went to OB's the other night, and now I'm feeding him pudding because he was chased through the parking lot and beaten until almost every bone in his face was cracked and he almost died. My friend weighs 140lbs. 3 weeks out of work, a bottle of morphine pills and the inability to eat, all for a few beers at his favorite bar.
Sound like fun?
Brandon's Best Bar – O'briens is the only bar in Brandon where you know you'll have a great time no matter what day of the week. Friday and Saturday are always really crowded, but I prefer the off-nights. Drink prices are a little lower than most bars in the area but about average. Service is awesome every night, a little slower on Friday and Saturday but there are a ton of people waiting for drinks. The food is average, nothing I've ever had there has wowed me. Tuesday nights at 730 they have trivia where you can when up to $300. Every night they have great live music.
You won't be disappointed.
Good drink specials... crowded nightlife... great music! – O'Briens has long been a local favorite... very crowded on the weekends at night... mixed crowd, young and old. Great live music. Service could be better when you have the luck of finding a table... but it could have been the fact that it was standing room only.
Favorite place to hang out – We got a group of friends together and went there this past Friday and had a blast. The band was great. It was crowded as usual, but the outside bar staff was super quick for the amount of people who were out there. The dart boards are true boards, not the plastic tip stuff you see in alot of other places.
O'BRIENS IRISH PUB – Let me tell you all out there, that we did charity bachelor auction on 8/19 and the place was packed, everyone seemed to be having a great time, i would recommend this to anyone go have a few drinks, and meet some new ppl. I will be back there myself.....
Love it...you should go! – Everytime I have been there it has been an excellent time.
User review by nightweasel10 – GREAT PLACE to hang out after work and friday nights are fantastic
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