Category Archives: Special Events

The NY/NJ metro area all star BLUES JAM – December 29th

Do you love the blues? Do you play the blues? Then come on out to the Shillelagh Club the last Saturday of the month, where you can not only hear, but also participate in the blues with some of the best players in the NY/NJ area! We’ll be holding an open jam hosted by blues great Joe Taino, so if you play guitar, drums, bass, or harp, you are invited to join in and showoff your chops.

Joe has opened shows for artists like, The Allman Brothers, Johnny Winter, John Myall, Robin Trower, and Ruth Brown. He has frequently toured Europe, Japan, Brazil and the Caribbean, and can be seen at the best blues clubs as well as the major festivals. But don’t let that intimidate you, because he is also one of the coolest cats you’ll ever meet. Music kicks off at 8:00.

Additional Dates: January 26th 2019, February 23rd 2019.


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




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.

Holiday Schedule!

In honor of Memorial Day, The Shillelagh Club will be closed this Monday May 28.

To start the long weekend early we are opening at noon on Friday, May 25. Make the club your meet up spot!

Then this Friday evening, the Shillelagh Club welcomes for the first time The Hardcases-Solo Acoustic Entertainment to play our weekly Happy Hour celebration from 6:30 until 8:30. The Hardcases features Scott Heath, a multi-instrumentalist and member of those veteran pub rockers, The Skels. Scott plays a wide range of cover songs and even a few originals, arranged for a variety of instruments. The kitchen will be open and offering some great pub favorites as well as specials, and the deck will be available for your al fresco dining pleasure. As always, the Shillelagh is open to the public and all are welcome. So com’on up the Club!

This Saturday, May 26, the bar will be showing the UEFA Champions League Match, Liverpool vs Real Madrid at 2:30pm. We have drink specials and the kitchen will open early for the game! As always emails for more information.

Sunday from 12-8 is Joanie behind the bar if anyone’s around to chat with her she’d love to see you!!

Enjoy the holiday weekend.

Attention all Cooks – Wing Man Challenge at the Shillelagh Club!!

Saturday May 19th 4-8pm is our first annual Wing Man Cook Off.
Accepting applicants for judges and chefs! Please email to sign up. Specify chef or judge.

Wing Man Challenge at the Shillelagh Club – Rules and Specifics

1.    Wing Category – Wings Any way! This is your recipe, there are no
restrictions. You may enter with more than one recipe. Please clarify how
many entries you have when signing up.

2.    Ingredients and Preparations – Contestants are responsible for all
their own ingredients.  A minimum of 50 wings is needed per entry. Wing
buying tips are available on our FB event page. There are no restricted
ingredients or sauces. All wings are to be prepared before the competition
begins. Each contestant will get 15 minutes of prep to heat and sauce
their wings before they are distributed. The Club will provide plates and
napkins for contestants if desired.

3.    Cooking– Options for heating wings include a deep fryer, oven, warming
oven or broiler. Sanitation is expected through out all stages of this
event. Please leave our prep areas ready for the next contestant.

4.    Judging – Wings will be served to our judges, two a piece, from one
contestant at a time. The judges will score each entry and vote after
having tested all entries. Criteria for judging will be TASTE, APPERANCE,
ORIGINALITY. Each Judge will choose a favorite entry in each category, the
favorites will be totaled and the contestant with the most votes in all
categories will be the winner. Score cards with room to make notes will be
given to all judges.

5.    Prizes – The winner will be awarded our Wing Man Cook Off Trophy and a
gift certificate for $75 in food and drink at The Shillelagh Club.

6.    Registration– Upon arrival please check in with our bar staff and you
will be given a time slot to present your wings.

Contact with any questions or concerns. GOOD LUCK!!!