Green Day

Long an LGBT Hangout at night, drop in any weekday lunch and you’ll find bigwigs, bureaucrats, barristers and a residual barfly or two. The setting is post-twentieth-century Wisconsin tavern and the fare a similar farrago. But they all come here for the cheeseburgers and fries. There is nothing particularly Irish about the Shamrock Bar except for its name. That is, until St. Patrick’s Day. Downtown becomes Dublin and the Shamrock as merry as any pub on O’Connell Street. Revelers pack the place to savor a holiday ritual … corned beef and cabbage. The Shamrock also does brunch on weekends, one of the best deals in town.

Shamrock Bar

117 W. Main St., 255-5029

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