Flannery's in Fanwood Becomes Oh Brian's Pourhouse

Oh Brian's Pourhouse will have an updated menu, additional taps, new uniforms and an eventual expansion.

The popular Fanwood pub Flannery's on South Avenue is undergoing changes by the end of this year, starting with a name change to Oh Brian's Pourhouse.

Part-Owner and head chef Brian Walter, said the change is "not the end of Flannery's, but the beginning of Oh Brian's Pourhouse."

The new pourhouse is receiving 15 new taps, an updated menu and new uniforms for the staff. The outdoors of Oh Brian's is also getting a facelift, it was painted a bright red and is awaiting a new sign featuring the new name.

Part-Owner Brian Costello said the two are looking to re-invent what they already are, which Walter likes to say is a hyperlocal pub. 

"Our food is something we are very proud of," Costello said. He added that the new menu is something they are very excited for.

It's both the favorites and the adventurous, Walter said.
The Brians already have in place a preliminary menu which they hope to implement by the end of the year.

The new menu will keep original favorites but include additions such as steaks, seafood and salads. 

Another new addition to the menu will be breaded frog legs. The frog legs will come from HoppinPoppers.com, a company that both Walter and Costello are a part of. Being a part of HoppinPoppers.com is how Costello and Walter met and became friends. 

The company was established in 2011 by Walter and Professional Restaurateur Luciano Ingrao.  It is the only breaded frog leg company in the world, Walter said.
The name change of Oh Brian's Pourhouse was a simultaneous change with their plans to update.

The 15 new taps and menu change should be in place by the end of the year, most likely after the holidays, Walter said.

A lot of the original plans got pushed back by storm, but the name change was something they did not want to hold off on any longer.

The Brians are also very proud to introduce back into Fanwood, Lewis Boch head bartender and mixologist. 

"I'm very proud of this guy," Walter said.

In addition to the expansion of the menu and taps, an architect is currently drawing up plans to expand the pourhouse. Oh Brian's Pourhouse will eventually have three different rooms with three different atmospheres, from the current pub to both casual and fine dining rooms.

"With all the changes we are going to make, it's important not to change who we are," Costello said. "We're looking to build on that."

Cuchi Frito November 19, 2012 at 08:53 PM
I'm so Glad Louis is back!! Great job guys!
Natasha Morris November 19, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Can't wait, I'm so excited for all the new changes and so happy to be part of the Oh Brian's family :)
Westfield 86 November 19, 2012 at 09:43 PM
It should be Brian's POORHOUSE - way over priced and over rated!!
Erik Gabriel November 19, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Sounds like a great adventure. Cuchi, when will you be visiting from Oaxaca? Erik Gabriel
JoeyD November 19, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Hyperlocal b/c there is room for 3 to sit.....
Toni November 19, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Very excited for all the new changes! The prices are just right, you get what you pay for :)
Jim November 22, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Yeah this place sucks
Colleen November 23, 2012 at 12:23 AM
So excited for what's to come at Oh' Brian's ! Great LOYAL customers and an even better staff!! Couldn't ask for a better place to work :)
Amy Walter November 23, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Love it! Can't wait to go!
Sally Rosenbell November 23, 2012 at 12:44 AM
What a great place to hang with friends and family. Congrats on the new name.
Patrick November 23, 2012 at 12:50 AM
@Jim- You suck. Happy you won't be there to ruin the good mood. We love Oh Brian's and are loyal customers to the end! Congrats Brian. Thanks for all you do in Fanwood.
Mike November 23, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Awesome can't wait best food.
Stephanie November 23, 2012 at 12:59 AM
I guess it sucks if you don't like drinking with friends, awesome bartenders, delicious food and having a great time. But if u do enjoy those things then you'd be crazy not to come! Oh Brian's Pourhouse is a laid back good time with good friendly people. We NEVER close early and guarantee will know your name and drink when you walk through the door. This is my second home and I'm proud to be apart of the past present and future of Oh Brian's Pourhouse :)
Cuchi Frito November 23, 2012 at 01:02 AM
I have to agree with patrick. I think jim must be a dummy, prob a geek too i assume. Certainly a proven composer of only the most intelligent blogs. I love coming to Oh Brian's! The prices, food and staff are perfect for me and my friends. Can't wait for the expansion!!
Ibbq November 23, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Great food great atmosphere. It's like the Cheers of fanwood
Ipoopdaily November 23, 2012 at 02:20 AM
I welcome Oh Brian's Pourhouse. Congratulation to both Brians the food is great, the drinks are stiff and fair priced and the bartenders are all awesome always know your drink and name.
Never again December 08, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Got my burger overcooked, everything's overpriced, beers too warm and place is too small. They seem like nice people but this place isn't worth the effort. Im sry but the girls look so trashy
Oi Oi Oi April 12, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Oh Brians is my second home, love the joint to pieces. It really is like Cheers. The girls trashy??? Wow, hot, attractive,smart but not trashy.


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