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Peeper is Pouring!

Maine Brewing Company is back on TAP!

We have some awesome drafts on deck as well, Goose Island Octoberfest, Cisco’s Whales Tale Pale Ale, DogFish Head Namaste Wit, in no particular order!


Saturday’s are the new Friday’s!! Two nights in a row you are guaranteed to hear some tunes at Shillelagh. Upcoming acts and events are listed on the calendar attached to the Shillelagh Club website.

First Monthly Blues Jam

The last Saturday of every month is going to fill the Shillelagh bar with some soulful blues tunes and playful riffs between talented musicians.

Hosted by Joe Taino and attended by several local musicians, our first edition was a great success. The tables were filled with friends and food, the bar was lively. We look forward to seeing everyone for the next Jam, Saturday, October 27th.jam

Iron Beard IPA Promo Event


October 4th 5-7

STEPHEN KRESS MEET AND GREAT Stephen Kress, Seton Hall Prep Alum and Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach will be behind the bar at Shillelagh Club THIS Thursday night October 4th from 5-7pm. You can chat with Stephen about the beer that we have been serving for a few weeks now!

Iron Beard IPA is an all American IPA that delivers a delicious flavor of Citra and Mosaic hops. Lower bittering additions and large late kettle and dry hop additions, make this an easy to drink hop pleasure. Iron Beard is distributed through 902 Brewing.

Official Event Page




Live music this Friday 8/31

903474B7-D04C-4B77-B893-CED889CC9708This Friday start your long holiday weekend off right with Happy Hour at the Shillelagh Club from 7 til 9 as we welcome the Threshers, featuring Lance Doss, Mark Moran and Rick Wagner. The Threshers play classic folk and country tinged Rock & Roll, including many of your old favorites. They use mostly acoustic instruments, including guitars, mandolin, bass, banjo and lap steel guitar.

The kitchen will be open and the deck’s always available for your al fresco dining pleasure. So come c’mon up the pub for some great music and grub. The Shillelagh is open to the public and all are welcome!

Friday, Joe Taino will be at your club!

Joe has opened for, The Allman Brothers, Johnny Winter, John Myall, Robin Trower, and Ruth Brown. He’s toured some of the best blues clubs in Europe, Japan, Brazil and the Caribbean. Friday he will be at your club: The Shillelagh Club.

Start time is a bit earlier than usual: 6 PM. The kitchen will be open, the deck’s always available for your al fresco dining pleasure and the craic will be mighty!

Joe Taino

Scotch and Cigar Night Thursday August 23rd

James “Whisky Jim” Patterson will be at the club to guide a tasting of Glenfiddich 12 Year, 15 Year and 18 Year Single Malt Scotches. It’s not a sit-down tasting. Just a casual evening with a knowledgeable guy.

He will also bring Alec Bradley Cigars rolled just for the occasion, because what goes better with whisky than cigars on the deck? Non-smokers can remain safely inside.

Jim’s dual careers as whiskey expert and professional fireman make him the PERFECT guy for us.

$25 gets you the tasting and a welcome Blood and Sand Cocktail and a cigar.

Reserve a spot

(973) 325-9338 or

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Walk-ins welcome – until we book up or run out of whisky!




Scotch and Cigar Event. August 23 6:30-8:30

Our host is James (Whiskey Jim) Patterson. Jim was born and raised in the Irish/Scottish infused Kearny, NJ. Jim brings a degree in science paired with passion for whiskies that he has cultivated over a 10 year career that’s involved the discussion of raised Drams across the U.S. For 15 years Jim sold laboratory equipment and after 9/11 he traded in his briefcase for a helmet, becoming a Professional Fire Fighter here in New Jersey.

Tasting will include a Welcome Cocktail, Glenfiddich guided tasting and a hand rolled Cigar to be enjoyed on our deck. Cost: $25 per person. More.

Friday Night Happy Hour – 8/3

Friday August 3rd the 4th St. NiteOwls will be returning to the Shillelagh Club for and encore performance. The 4th St. NiteOwls are a 4-piece ensemble that perform an extensive repertoire of 1930’s prohibition jazz classics, inspired by Thomas “Fats” Waller, Louis Armstrong, Mildred Bailey, Hoagie Carmichael, Wynonie Harris and Cab Calloway. The group features David Rubin on arch top guitar, Jerry Fabris on upright bass, Megan Burleyson on snare & vocal and Dale Burleyson on arch top guitar & vocal.


Summer Hours

The Shillelagh Club will be closed Sundays during the summer months! We will reopen again on Sundays just in time for Football!

Until then, the Club is open to the public every Monday thru Saturday, so stop on by!