JK O’don­nell’s

This Irish ale house, fondly called JKS or “the pub” by lo­cals, has a buzzy, wel­com­ing vibe and a witty staff that knows how to please beer lovers.

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What it is: Irish pubs might seem a dime a dozen—un­til you step into JKS, a no-gim­micks es­tab­lish­ment in the city’s heart where folks have been flock­ing for 11 years. Here, you won’t just find a bar claim­ing to be Irish be­cause it serves Guin­ness. In­stead, you’ll find twenty taps, ten ro­tat­ing through lo­cal and re­gional cre­ations, cen­tered on the U-shaped wooden bar, cen­trally lo­cated as a gather­ing spot. Just count your­self lucky if you snag a bar seat. Al­though you can’t see the soc­cer or rugby games on the cor­ner TVS, you’ll prob­a­bly gain at least one new friend.

Why it’s great: Not sure what you want? You not only get gen­er­ous sam­ples here, you also can choose from beer and whiskey flights. Or play the dice game. Each num­ber rep­re­sents a dif­fer­ent area be­hind the bar. Bar­tenders shake un­til you say stop, and what­ever num­ber the dice lands on is the bev­er­age you get, be it draft, bot­tle, or liquor. Soak that up with JKS fare, in­clud­ing fish-and-chips or curry-and-chips. Then keep your eye on the cal­en­dar, as there are al­ways events from adult spelling bees and Irish tra­di­tional mu­sic ses­sions to the Win­ter Warmer, a Jan­uary fes­ti­val with nu­mer­ous brew­eries serv­ing higher-grav­ity beers un­der an out­door tent. —Karen Asp

DE­TAILS Hours: 11 a.m–11 p.m., Mon­day–thurs­day; 11 a.m. –mid­night, Fri­day–sat­ur­day; Closed Sun­day Ad­dress: 121 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, IN Web: jkodon­nells.com

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