Authentic food, perfect pints, and legendary craic Welcome to the largest authentic Irish Pub in North America. At Gus O'Connor's we are telling the story of Ireland’s rich history. We celebrate pub culture - a culture of hospitable surroundings, good food, good drinks and friendly conversation - what we call "Craic".
Gus O'Connor's was designed and built in Waterford, Ireland (home of Waterford Crystal) by O'Sullivan Interiors, one of only five Guinness approved authentic Irish pub builders in the world. The finished pub was shipped to the States and received by the same Irish craftsmen who built her and then reassembled her here in Novi, Michigan.
There is a great deal of history in this Irish pub. Some particular items to take special notice of are the floor boards located on the raised seating areas on the first and second floors. These boards were harvested from the Guinness warehouse located in Dublin and are hundreds of years old.
The liscannor stone used for flooring near the fireplace at the main entrance is from the fishing village of Liscannor on the western Atlantic seaboard of County Clare. The stone occurs principally in the quarries along the edge of the Cliffs of Moher and is a very hard, naturally riven quartz sandstone. The stone was formed in the Carboniferous Period over 320 million years ago and bears the fossil tracks of the marine animals that lived during this time.
The actual stone on the fireplace is from the hillside quarries in the townland of Lough, north of Liscannor. The timber for the fireplace mantels were harvested from a shipping channel in County Waterford, where the finest of timbers are used for this purpose.
The stone tiling used throughout the Pub is from County Cork (home of the world's oldest yacht club and Murphy's Irish Stout).