Category Archives: Happy Hour / Entertainment

Friday Happy Hour – Joe Taino – 4/14/17

This Friday the Shillelagh Club welcomes the incredibly talented Joe Taino to play our Happy Hour celebration for the first time. Joe is a veteran guitarist and has been doing what he does for a long time. There are many great guitarists out there, but Joe has a “sound” that is uniquely his own. Joe says that he became interested in music after watching the Beatles’ movie A Hard Day’s Night, when he was nine years old and growing up in Puerto Rico. He got his first guitar when he was eleven and says that he started learning “everything he could get this hands on.” His early influences were the Beatles, Elvis, The Monkeys, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and Santana, to name a few.

“I got hooked on the Blues, after hearing Eric Clapton’s Sleepy Time and Sitting on Top of the World,” Joe says, “and from that point on I did nothing but play records and listen to English speaking stations where they played rock and roll, jazz, rhythm and blues by artists like B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Etta James, T-Bone Walker and Taj Mahal.”

By the early 1980s Joe was doing well enough to open shows for artists like, The Allman Brothers, Johnny Winter, John Myall, Robin Trower, and Ruth Brown. Joe has frequently toured Europe, Japan, Brazil and the Caribbean, and can be seen at the best Blues Clubs as well as the major Blues Festivals. Joe has also recorded for many commercials including Dial Soap, 7-UP and Schafer Beer. Joe now plays continuously in the tri-state area and is currently promoting his new CD, “Incognito”, which he has recently released.

Joe Taino

Shillelagh Happy Hour with an Entertainment Double Header! 3/31/17

This Friday, March 31st starting at 6pm, we will be offering a special live music double feature edition of our weekly Happy Hour.  The kitchen also opens at 6pm with regular menu, plus weekly dinner special: ‘Seafood Combo’. 

Here’s the entertainment rundown:

6pm – The Dangerous Gentlemen

The Dangerous Gentlemen are a super talented blues combo who will be back at the Shillelagh this Friday to perform their own brand of rockin’, jumpin’, shufflin’ and strollin’ blues for our happy hour celebration.  The have played the club a few times over the past several months and have never disappointed!

9pm –  The Will O’Connor Live Acoustic Show

Those who joined us for our St Patrick’s Day Celebration a couple weeks ago got a chance to see Will and the crew put on quite a great show.  Now the band is coming back this Friday, to see if they can top it!

As always, the Shillelagh Club is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. All are welcome – come on up! 

Happy Hour & Team Trivia This Friday 3/24

This Friday we return to our usual weekly schedule of live music and great food.  Starting at 6pm, we’ll have some great live entertainment featuring Ed Tripold, a singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitar player. His major influences are James Taylor, The Eagles, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Jimmy Buffet, and many others. He perform many standard “covers” and keeps up with some newer artists too. Ed adds music and life to a gathering while maintaining a volume level that allows people to converse.

The kitchen will be open, serving our regular menu plus weekly special: chicken giambotta with sausage, peppers, onions, and potatoes in a light tomato sauce.

Team Trivia starts at 9pm, and is always free to play. The Shillelagh Club is open to the public and all are welcome!

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Shillelagh Club this Friday – March 17th at 5pm

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than at the Shillelagh Club with friends and family?

Starting at 5pm this Friday, we’re serving a full corned beef and cabbage dinner, paired with a special evening of Irish music provided by The Will O’Connor Live Acoustic Show. It’s a long-standing tradition and a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Not to fear, we will also be serving chicken fingers, hot dogs, fries, etc., for those among us who have grown tired of corned beef!

Also, please note: the band is going to be playing well beyond the dinner hour, so latecomers should plan to come up and join our celebration in progress as it carries into the evening.


Shillelagh Happy Hour: Dinner, Trivia, and Live Music By “The Gutter Kings” – Fri. 2/10

This Friday, Feb. 10th, The Gutter Kings, featuring Scott, Nelson, and Anthony, bring their live acoustic show back to the Shillelagh Club for our Happy Hour celebration from 6 – 8.

Team Trivia at 9.

The kitchen will open at 6pm, offering a great menu and weekly dinner specials.

As always, the Club is open to the public and all are welcome!

Super Bowl at the Shillelagh Club

Shillelagh Super Bowl Party, this Sunday at 6pm! 

Come watch the big game on our new TVs and new upgraded sound system. Whether you’re rooting for the Patriots, the Falcons, or just like to watch the commercials, the Shillelagh Club is the place to be!  $2 Rolling Rock drafts during the game, and full Super Bowl buffet!  It’s a great time every year – Bring your friends and family!

Shillelagh Happy Hour Friday 2/3/17

Shillelagh Happy Hour with Dinner and Live Music by ‘The Dangerous Gentlemen’, this Friday at 6pm

‘The Dangerous Gentlemen’ are back at the Shillelagh Club this Friday to perform their own brand of rockin’, jumpin’, shufflin’, and strollin’ blues for our happy hour celebration.

The kitchen opens at 6pm with regular menu plus weekly dinner specials:  

Chicken Scampi

Bangers & Mash

Friday, 1/20, Friday Happy Hour with ‘The Wee Doggies’, 6pm

This Friday’s Shillelagh Happy Hour welcomes Wee Doggies, playing classic bluegrass, straight up and pretty, with great instrumental chops and sweet vocal harmonies. Earl Karlsen – mandolin; Arnie Reisman – banjo; and West Orange’s own Jerry Fabris – upright bass.

The kitchen also opens at 6pm with regular menu, plus the following weekly dinner specials: – Bangers & Mash – and – Sautéed chicken breast over mashed potatoes with string beans and carrots in a cream sauce.


This Friday,1/13  the Shillelagh Club welcomes back Dean Dobbs and Kevin Behan of Grafton Street for our Happy Hour celebration from 6 til 8, followed by Team Trivia at 9pm.

Dean is a guitarist and singer/songwriter who regularly plays at Irish Pubs and Fairs in Northern New Jersey, NY, and PA. He is a favorite with fans that come to shows to hear performances of traditional Irish Folk Songs and those written by: The Wolfe TonesThe Dubliners, Clancy Brothers, The Furey’s, Christy Moore, The Saw Doctors, The PoguesFlogging Molly and many others along with requests for original tunes. Dean has performed festivals and benefits that were headlined by the likes of Black 47, Gael Force, Cherish the Ladies, Celtic Cross, Seanchi & The Unity Squad, Spirit of 16, Kilbrannan, The Dicey Riley Band and the Eamonn Ryan Band to name a few.

The kitchen opens at 6pm this and every Friday with regular pub menu plus weekly dinner specials

This Friday 1/6 – Happy Hour: Music & Dinner

This Friday, Jan. 6th, the club welcomes back West Orange’s own Malcolm Marsden to play at the Shillelagh Happy Hour. Malcolm plays covers and original material, taking inspiration from a mixed bag of genres including folk ballads, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B and gospel roots music, which he blends into a distinctly 21st century American groove.

The kitchen opens at 6pm this (and every) Friday, serving our regular menu, plus weekly dinner special:

Shillelagh Chicken” – chicken breast sautéed with sliced tomato mozzarella over sautéed spinach