McGurks Public House in historic Downtown O'Fallon Mo opened in 1978 and has been voted one of the top 10 Irish Pubs in America by restaurateur Tom Horan for five years in a row and, in 2007 was named Missouri's best bar by Esquire Magazine. In addition to above-average pub fare and Irish Pints, the sprawling restaurant offers live Irish music, with many artists hailing from the Emerald Isle, seven nights a week. The pub also has an in-house Uilean piper, Tommy Martin. At nearly 20,000 square feet (including an 8,000-square-foot garden and two outdoor bars). McGurks is a frequent choice for special events.