By Christina McDonough Hunt
On June 10th, Conroy’s Public House opened its third location in south Leawood, taking over the space that formerly housed Bogey’s Bar & Grill at 12924 Stateline Rd.
Majority owner Ray Dunlea is excited about the new location. “I really love the south Leawood area. It is a great area to open a new location,” he said.
Conroy’s offers authentic Irish food. “Everything is made from scratch,” Dunlea said. “From the cottage pie, to the authentic fish and chips, to the Guinness brownie. It’s all made in house and tastes great!”
The menu features items such as sandwiches, fish and chips, burgers, pizza, fisherman’s pie, steak and fries, and more. A delicious Irish brunch is offered on Saturdays from 11am-3pm with a choice of biscuits and gravy, Irish sausages, Irish scones, corned beef hash and other Irish breakfast foods.
The bar consists of 14 beers on tap and a variety of wines and original cocktails, such as Irish coffees and sangrias.
Conroy’s has a dark, yet inviting atmosphere, typical of a traditional Irish pub. The interior features antique decor and pictures that complement the Irish pub feel. Wood planks on the walls in the dining room were salvaged from the original bar at Bogey’s, and then arranged on the wall to add a unique twist to the decor. The current bar’s countertop has a unique green wood.
“The green stain on the bar is our signature. We have that same stain on the bars at all our locations” Dunlea said. “Our goal is to create that Irish pub feel and we built the decor with that in mind.”
Twelve original limited edition Guinness prints hanging on the walls tell the story of how Guinness is made.
“My friend had these prints in his basement for 20 plus years. The 12 prints represent each month of the year because there are 12 stages to making Guinness,” explains Dunlea.
Conroy’s Public House offers outdoor patio seating. Local bands perform on weekends.
Hours are Monday-Friday 11am-12am, and on Saturdays from 10am-9pm. Currently they are not open on Sundays, but as football season gets closer, that will change.