Kelleher's Irish Pub

619 Sw Water St, Peoria, IL, 61602, United States
(309) 673-6000
Latitude: 40.68587, Longitude: -89.59405


  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Sunday: Closed
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.38 | Atmosphere: 4.13 | Service: 4.13 | Food: 4.00
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emerge077 (360)
Wednesday 30th of December 2009 11:00:38 AM
Stopped in here today. It was tucked back next to the Rhodell brewery, adjacent to a seemingly abandoned building undergoing renovations inside.

There was a hostess station just inside the door, with a fireplace and small seating area. Once inside, the bar was on the right, with tables to the left. The narrow space opened up to even more table seating and wooden booths. The bar itself was fairly small with seating for 12. Overhead there were exposed wooden beams and flooring, with salvaged architectural ornaments framing the dining area. "Purveyors of stout, fine ales, and lagers" signage adorns the row of french doors on the front end of the building. There were lots of beer signs and knick-knacks around. Three large old-timey landscape paintings hung above the bar.

Selection was great with few rarities from Port and Boulevard (Older Vis, High Tide, Saison Brett, BB Quad). There were a few quality taps, 60/40 craft macro, but the craft taps were choice (Perkulator, Left Hand Milk Stout on nitro). The bottle list had alot of filler also, a ton of AB and Miller varieties alongside 5 Goose Island, 7 Boulevard, 6 DFH, a few Founders, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Alpha King, and some nice featured seasonals. Other notable taps were Bells Rye Stout, Northwind, and Delerium. Top shelf bourbon selection.

Service was ok, pretty standard, no beer conversation, just pretty girls, which is fine for what they're shooting for. More of a place that has a broad appeal while being a specialty beer bar at the same time.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A

ghampton (1)
Thursday 14th of August 2008 12:09:42 AM

This person needs 3 or more reviews on the site for their scores to start counting.

Not much to add to the other comments, other than to say Kellehers also features an extensive selection of whiskey and whisky's that will compliment any beer you choose there.

The are located near the Peoria riverfont and not far from all the downtown nightclubs and river front events.

They will often feature live bands, celtic-style bands in particular. The bar features an extensive bottle selection as well, everything from Miller Lite to some of the more obsure microbews. Each month they feature a particular microbrew that you can buy a glass from them with logos featuring the beer of that month. I highly recommend you visit there any opportunity you can - especially St. Patricks's just crazy there.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.0

Redrover (157)
Tuesday 25th of March 2008 01:12:52 PM
I make it to Peoria once or twice a year. I’m glad there are some decent options for better beer.

I stopped in Kelleher’s after the visiting the brewpub next door. This is a nicely decorated and airy pub. The made great use of stone, the existing brick and wood to carve out a warm and inviting atmosphere. They also have a nice patio in front.

The tap list was very nice. They have 17 beers and one cider. The offerings included 2 beers each from Great Lakes & Founders, plus single offerings from Schlafys, Rouge and others. Only two semi macro tap offerings and they were Blue Moon & Leinies Honey Weiss. The bottle selection was also good, I would guess they have about 50 choices and 30 of these will interest you.

The service during dinner was professional but not overly friendly. The bartender however was very nice and was happy to talk beer. A real pro!

The food was decent. I liked my Bass Ale fish & chips. The fish was light and tasty. The Irish chips were a bit of a let down. Another plus, they have decent slaw.

I would recommend this to any Beer lover who ventures to Peoria
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.0

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