A new Irish pub opens on the south side of on Wedneday.
is located off Highway K at 3449 Pheasant Meadows, the former location of .
Co-owners John Harris and Gordon Reiter, both of Irish descent, decided on the name because they say, "Two shamrocks are better than one."
Harris, of Chesterfield, who also owns John P. Fields Pub and Restaurant in Clayton, said he was drawn to the area by Dave Mitchell, who opened both and the in O'Fallon. He said Mitchell convinced them O'Fallon was the place for their pub.
"It's such a growing area and so many fantastic people are out here," Harris said.
Harris said Two Shamrocks appeals to a wide demographic.
"We think we’ll have a little something for everybody," he added. "Our big thing is, I know we’ll have good food, we don’t want to be anything fancy."
Two Shamrocks features five flat screen TVs, where Harris said they'll make sure to show sporting events--but he said Two Shamrocks is not really a sports bar.
"It's a place where guys can come in after golf and have a few beers or for a family to come in with their kids," he said.
Two Shamrocks also has a dining area for parties that seats 8-10 people. Harris said this is called the "Hooley Room," which is gaelic for "Party Room."
Patrons of Two Shamrocks can expect large portions, according to Harris. The menu features signature items including the Big Beef and Boursin, piled high with cheese.
A few traditional Irish menu items include corn beef and cabbage made from scratch and Irish nachos, with potato chips topped with sweet sauteed onions, fire roasted peppers and ground beef.
Harris said eventually, Two Shamrocks will have a smoker and offer smoked trout, an Irish inspired item he says will set them apart from other pubs.
The pub's drink menu features Guinness Stout, Harp, Killians, Magners Cider, wine by the glass and a wide array of Irish whiskey.
Harris said you won't likely hear "no" very often at Two Shamrocks Public House.
"We want to be the friendliest place in O town," he said. "We want to make people feel welcome."
Two Shamrocks Public House opens Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 11 a.m.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Monday-Saturday and 12-10 p.m. on Sunday.