Our rescheduled *Snow* Roll season finale this coming Sunday, March 3rd, with a new start time of 4pm, will introduce many to Macky’s Shamrock Room at 1634 Bailey Avenue just north of Broadway, an East Side offshoot of Macky Moberly’s West Side staple Essex Street Pub. 

After our eight-mile ride around the East Side, we’ll return for Shamrock Room’s first-Sunday open house and mic featuring a free buffet while it lasts, an open stage with backline, arcade games, full bar and the low-key, low-lit charm that’s helped make Essex Pub a destination for decades.

Come early, too, as Shamrock Room will be open and our presenting partner Independent Health will have its Redshirt team in-house giving away free gloves.

Learn more from Macky below, and join us for the ride and hang this Sunday!

What inspired you to open the Shamrock Room?

After opening the kitchen and starting to get a lot of catering and private party requests at Essex Street Pub, without enough room to do private parties only casual happy hours up to 25 people, I started looking for a place to have an Essex for rent.

What makes the Shamrock Room unique?

The Shamrock Room is equivalent to a banquet hall but in a much more comfortable setting, and is essentially a tavern for rent.

What inspired you to take over Essex Street Pub?

When my boss past away unexpectedly in 2008, I had been working at Essex for 22 years. I kept running the bar for the family until they sold it to me.

Was Essex already popular among bicyclists when you took over, or did you bring about that vibe?

The pub has always been known for its patrons being from the neighborhood on foot or bike more than driving, as parking is tight.

What should Snow Rollers expect at Shamrock Room and with the open house and mic this Sunday?

Expect an Essex Street Pub-type atmosphere. Same bar, same pool table, same jukebox with similar selections. A lot more room. All-you-can-eat buffet filled with Essex BBQ and sides, while it lasts. Plenty of free parking across the street on Bailey.

Our monthly open house is our way of showing how much fun it is to have a private party at the Shamrock Room. The open mic is reminiscent of years past when there was open mic every Wednesday night at Essex Pub. If anyone would like to jam a little, there is always a guitar and bass rig as well as a drum set.