For those just looking for a drink or food, there’s no cover.
O’Riley’s food menu is a little on the smaller side. In the way of appetizers and snacks, it has mini cheeseburgers and queso, chips and salsa. But the real winner that keeps everyone coming back is sub sandwiches.
“You wouldn’t even believe how many sandwiches we sell,” Brewster says.
And regarding the short menu, he believes that’s the way to do it.
“They’re really good. I mean, it’s a big old hoagie,” he says. “Like I tell everybody, ‘If you only serve one thing, you better be damn good.’”
Hoagies are served hot with a choice of roast beef, turkey or ham, plus cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard and a pickle spear. Sliced pickles and jalapeños are available upon request.
If you’re lucky, you’ll come across a coupon for a buy-one-get-one sandwich. Brewster never paid for the coupons and hasn’t ever been able to figure out how they got there, but he always honors them.
It’s been like that since he can remember. He’s had just about the same nine staff members since opening. He and his wife do whatever is needed of them on a daily basis, and family friend and manager Kelly Yanko takes care of any office work.
“We’re like family here,” Brewster says. “It’s a nice little group we got.”
While O’Riley’s was closed during COVID-19, Brewster made renovations. The bar got upgrades, including new sets of LED lights, and the stage received a full makeover.
Anyone 21 and older is welcome to come check out O’Riley’s upgrades and weekly events, and to say “hi” to the Brewsters.
“We’ve managed to run this place and raise three kids doing it,” Brewster says. “Believe it or not.”