In 1986 three guys opened up Mamie Riley’s on Clark Street. Mamie’s closed after a year in business. The following spring, the show moved two blocks west, to our current location and the Hidden Shamrock was established.
At the time, we were the second tavern on the North Side to have Guinness on tap, the first to use imperial pint glasses, the first to show live soccer matches from Europe and first to feature live Irish music and a full Irish breakfast.
Over the years, the best part about the Hidden Shamrock will continue to be the people. We’ve had people from all over call the bar home. Husbands have met their wives. Wives have met their husbands.
There are a lot of great taverns in Chicago, but very few that feel like your own living room.
Let us take care of all your private event needs. We have two distinct spaces that can be used independently or together to create a fantastic environment for parties large or small!