About Clancy & History


It did not take long for the public to discover Clancy’s Irish Pub at the Barn at Lucerne. Good news apparently travels fast, and so does the aroma of Clancy’s hickory-smoked barbeque. Wildwood residents Sean and Lisa Clancy own and operate Clancy’s. 

“We’ve been in the meat business for years,” said Sean Clancy, noting that his children, who help out at the restaurant, are the sixth generation of Clancy’s to work in the family business. According to Clancy having the butcher shop on-site also is a big plus for restaurant customers because steaks are cut to order at the meat market, where the meat is always fresh. Because of the fresh meats on the premises, no smoking is permitted in the restaurant, but smoking is welcome on the patio.

The atmosphere at Clancy’s is warm and casual. Clancy’s also offers catering services in the form of pig roasts, barbeques or steak dinners for parties of 25 or more. Quote from WEST Newsmagazine.com

Riverfront Times
Riverfront Times

The once-rural spot at Clayton and Kehrs Mill roads used to be home to one of the nation’s largest dairy barns. Fast-forward several decades and developments, and the Barn at Lucerne now houses West County’s only Irish pub/barbecue pit/catered buffet/butcher shop. 

<br>In Your Neighborhood - The Barn at Lucerne - Ballwin, MO (KTVI)

In Your Neighborhood – The Barn at Lucerne – Ballwin, MO (KTVI)

FOX 2 News in the Morning is live in your neighborhood from Ballwin. John and Randi pay a visit to the Barn at Lucerne, located at 930 Kehrs Mill Road, and sample the food inside Clancy’s Irish Pub.
Posted May 8, 2015 – by Staff writer

It ‘keeps getting better’ at ‘Clancy’s at the Barn’
It ‘keeps getting better’ at ‘Clancy’s at the Barn’

St. Patrick’s Day is days away, and Sean Clancy is busy. “I’ve been making corned beef for a couple of weeks now,” said Clancy, owner of Clancy’s Irish Pub at the Barn at Lucerne, who estimates he’ll have almost 2,000 pounds of corned beef cured and ready for St. Patrick’s weekend.
Posted March 6, 2013 – by Suzanne Corbett

The Best Burgers in St. Louis
The Best Burgers in St. Louis

Neighborhood Hangouts
Clancy’s collection of tables and booths occupies the darkened yet welcoming nooks of a 105-year-old dairy barn; it’s home to not only the pub, but also a butcher shop staffed by the fifth generation of the Clancy family. Six-, 8- and 12-ounce Black Angus burgers are ground and spice-rubbed in-house. Pass on the uninspired sides in favor of a larger burger, which promises to make all eyes Irish, and smiling.
Posted January 21, 2011 – by Andrew Mark Veety

The History of the Barn At Lucerne

A landmark of yesterdays rural countryside has become a landmark of today’s booming suburban life in the Barn at Lucerne at Clayton and Kehr’s Mill Roads. The barn was built in 1916 for the Ganahl family and was designed by Spernelli, a Swiss architect. (The Henry Bopp family had owned the property. but the Ganahls bought it from a firm called Schisler and Corneli.) It was one of the first large dairy barns in the country and the largest in the state. Built of a reinforced concrete shell, the 50,000 square foot barn had steel window sash, running water, electric lights and fireproofing. It was home to the finest of dairy cattle. Ganahl ran the dairy for 15 years and then sold it to an investment group of whom a member was Firmin Desloge. In 1941, St. Louis Dairy took over. The operation was eventually absorbed by Sealtest before its use as a dairy barn came to an end. It sat idle except for a time when it was used as an antique auto museum.

In 1968, a fire of undetermined cause damaged the barn extensively. Vandalism, and its accompanying expense, continued well into the beginnings of the project of changing the barn into a shopping center. In 1974, shops and restaurant spaces were made from the old stalls and from buildings added to augment the old structure. Quote from Ballwin Historical Commission

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