Pub Life Inn over Ann O’Malley’s

It was my hubby’s BIRTHDAY and, well, you only turn 33 once!¬† ūüėČ I surprised Chris with a Birthday Beer Weekend and it all started at Ann O’Malley’s Pub Life.¬† This great little Inn is perched above Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub and offers a perfect base for a¬†Historic St. Augustine beer¬†getaway.

At check-in, Chris received a Park Now Card for free parking in the garage, tokens for¬†beer¬†and tokens for¬†2 sandwiches downstairs at Ann O’Malley’s!¬† We hadn’t even stepped into our room yet and the hospitality was flowin’!!

Check out our spacious suite-

Say “buh-bye” to cramped hotel rooms; Pub Life is spacious and comfortably decorated.¬† A queen bed takes center stage in the large bedroom,¬†the bathroom¬†boasts a¬†claw-footed tub and¬†you’ll enjoy a tv, microwave & mini-fridge¬†in the comfortable living room.¬† I peeked in a closet to discover a cache of board games!!¬† Next time we need to plan some down time just to enjoy games on the private balcony of Pub Life.¬† {You can view a video¬†tour of the whole place here: Pub Life Inn}

Back to the bedroom… We unpacked and I was about to put my clothes in the dresser {yes, I do this even for one night stays-¬†go ahead and make fun of me, Chris does} when I spotted these on the dresser:

LuLi’s cupcakes!!!¬† What a sweet surprise!¬† We took a bite- just one because we were headed out to dinner- then another- then another… these are seriously tasty cupcakes!¬† Thank you, Ann O’Malley’s!

Now, you must keep in mind that Pub Life is nestled above a bustling {read: loud} pub that closes at 2 am!¬† In fact, we enjoyed the band from our room almost as much as if we were in the pub downstairs.¬† So you book Pub Life for a party weekend, not a relaxing writer’s retreat.

Protip: Pub Life staff had playing music when we arrived in our room {sweet!}.¬† We turned it off when we were listening to the downstairs band but next time I’ll remember to put it back on before bed.¬† It’d help mask some of the “cleaning up in the middle of the night” noises.

That being said, Saturday morning was peaceful and quiet.  I woke up before my hubby and poured a goblet of OJ from the fridge {another thoughtful touch!} opting out of the champagne that was chilled beside it.

What a view to wake up to!!!!  I sat back in a chair and breathed in the brisk air we enjoy in October here in St. Augustine.  I love waking up to crisp cool breezes but wearing a tank top by lunchtime.  #spoiledfloridagirl

Check out the view of the inlet through my zoom lens!!¬† That’s the Atlantic Ocean!¬† Man, I love St. Augustine!¬† What a beautiful view of God’s amazing creation!

You have to check out the blue bucket hanging over the far rail.¬† It kind of blends into the trees here, but it’s the coolest thing ever.¬† Room Service!!!¬† You call downstairs and place your order then lower the bucket.¬† Ann O’Malley’s puts your food or beverages inside and sends the bucket upstairs!

Another super-cool thing about this balcony… I’ll be standing here St. Patty’s Day as the parade goes by!¬† Yep, yours truly will be one of the judges of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!¬† Can’t wait.¬† ūüôā

We already love Ann O’Malley’s– and after a night in the adorable Pub Life we like it even more!¬† Nothing was overlooked¬†by¬†our hosts. ¬†We truly look forward to returning for more memories {and car bombs}!

Ann O’Malley’s and Pub Life
23 Orange St


  1. Babbs Cooper says

    So cozy and fun. Lights the fires of Love I am sure.
    Would be a wonderful gift for my daughter and her man this fall ….just because they deserve it!
    Thank you for the share Allie and many Happy Happy Day’s to you both.


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