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The Old Shillelagh

7.76 reviews
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Burgers, Breakfast & Brunch, Pubs
Ranked #21 in Detroit restaurants
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349 Monroe, Detroit, MI
(313) 964-0007
http://www.oldshillelagh.com/
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Local from Detroit

This is a great bar, I always have allot of fun, rather you like dance music or want to listen to a band this is a good place to get drunk

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Local from Detroit, Michigan

Very fun Irish pub - nothing fancy but good beer selection and been around a long time

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Taylor

At the corner of Monroe and Brush in Greektown is one of my favorite haunts, “Downtown Detroit’s Irish Pub” The Old Shillelagh. The interior is pretty low key, nothing too flashy and fancy, and the music isn’t so unnecessarily loud that you have to scream at the top of your lungs for your friends to hear you. True to its roots, this place has Irish favorites such as Killian’s, Smithwicks, and of course the mandatory Guinness on draft; along with several domestic and a couple Michigan craft brews. They also offer free shuttles to all major sporting events and concerts going on Downtown.

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SF Bay Area, Western US

Think Cheers without the attractive hollywood actors. Replace them with more gritty blue collar 40 somethings.

This little old drinking establishment is right in the heart of downtown Detroit. It is 90% Caucasian in patronage and about 85% Fugly in the mirror. They have 6 flat screen TVs and they are only 2 blocks from Ford Field baseball stadium, so you could say this is a sports bar of sorts.

There are a lot of regulars here, with the small clumps of passers thru looking for a different Friday night vibe. They have live music or a DJ most nights, where they clear out the back brick decor room of chairs and tables and make room for some bitchin white boy shaking.

The good thing is that they serve greasy finger food till late, and they have 20 beers on tap, including Stella Artois for the uppity out-of-towners and everything else you can normally want. They have those skinny aluminum Bud cans too.

And, if you miss out on smoking where you drink, don't worry, even the bartenders are puffing while their pouring!

It is mostly a sausage fest, so girls, if you are looking for loud, a little goofy, down home Irish, Greek and a little bit of everything else manhood, half-drunk and ready to party, bring your booty down and shake your tail feather to 80's music. It helps to sing along with Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline", some Bon Jovi, and because of the recent news, some Michael Jackson. So "Busta Move" and "We're Halfway there" with "Billy Jean" even though she's not my lover.

Come on down to "the Love Shack" with the Cougs and their suitors at Ye Old Shillelagh!

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Sydney, Australia
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Great Irish pub near Greektown area. There are 3 floors, all with different vibes as well as a large outdoor area. The bottom floor has a few bars and a dance floor playing top-40 hits, the 2nd floor usually hosts live bands and is a bit more chill, the top floor is more loud music and dancing. The food is pretty good bar food and this place is always packed. They have a huge bach for St. Patty's and is always packed on game days.

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