James E. McNellie's Public House, closed for renovations since Sept. 9, will reopen this week in time for its popular Burger Night. 

The kitchen is twice the size of its original 600 square feet, and new draft lines for beers have been installed from the keg room to the taps. 

Some of the changes include a snug in the side dining room, foot rails around all of the bars, new bench seating next to the fireplace in the side room and a new no-smoking policy in the large upstairs dining room. A snug is a small, enclosed private dining area served by a dedicated pass-through to the bar. The snug, which holds up to eight diners, also is a feature at McNellie's South City, 7031 S. Zurich Ave.

Get a first look at the changes to this iconic Tulsa location before it reopens this week. 

The bar upstairs has been refinished, and the upstairs section will be nonsmoking when McNellie's Publ reopens Wednesday afternoon. The restaurant-pub has been closed since Sept. 9 for renovations. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World 

Jim O'Connor opens the door to a new feature at McNellie's called a Snug. Snugs were once used in Ireland for people who wanted to drink discreetly. McNellie's downtown location is undergoing renovations and management hopes to reopen on Wednesday afternoon. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World 

McNellie's Pub downtown has been undergoing renovations since Sept. 9. It is scheduled to reopen Wednesday afternoon in time for its popular Burger Night. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World

The bar upstairs has been refinished and the upstairs section will be non-smoking as McNellie's downtown location is undergoing renovations and management hopes to reopen on Wednesday afternoon. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World

McNellie's downtown location is undergoing renovations and management hopes to reopen on Wednesday afternoon. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World 

The kitchen at McNellie's Pub has been doubled in size and features more cooking space and new equipment. It is part of renovations made since Sept.9. McNellie's is scheduled to reopen Wednesday afternoon. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World

The snug is a new feature at McNellie's Pub. Snugs once were used in Ireland for people who wanted to drink discreetly. This private, enclosed snug seats up to eight and is served by a pass-through window to the bar. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World

Barrels on the sidewalk will be a new feature at McNellie's Pub. In Ireland, barrels like these are used by pub patrons as tables so they can drink outside. No food will be served at the tables when the restaurant-pub reopens following renovations Wednesday afternoon. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World

Jim O'Connor of the McNellie's Group sits in the new snug at McNellie's Pub. The snug, a private, enclosed space that seats up to eight diners, is part of the recent renovation of the 15-year-old-restaurant-pub. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World

Behind the scenes, the beer room at McNellie's has been completely refinished. McNellie's downtown location is undergoing renovations and management hopes to reopen on Wednesday afternoon. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World

 McNellie's downtown location is undergoing renovations and management hopes to reopen on Wednesday afternoon. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World

Adam Price rolls a barrel out onto the sidewalk on Monday afternoon to demonstrate a new feature at McNellies. In Ireland, barrels like this are used by pub patrons as tables so they can drink outside. McNellie's downtown location is undergoing renovations and management hopes to reopen on Wednesday afternoon. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World

A space that once housed a vent from the kitchen is being renovated as McNellie's downtown location undergoes renovations. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World 

By John Clanton Tulsa World