The jig is up — the Irish American Club is a jiving good time with live bands performing a wide range of music, from traditional Irish and Celtic tunes to classic rock by local artists Jim Riley and Mary Agnes Kennedy.
During Lenten season, the East Side members-only club opens its doors to the public, serving a $12 menu replete with fried and baked perch, fried or grilled shrimp and crab cakes, all served with your choice of sides, such as mac ‘n’ cheese or french fries.
Even the kids get a spot at the table, with $6 meals made up of personal pan pizzas, grilled cheese and french fries or mac ‘n’ cheese. Between bites, as live bands perform, kids are encouraged to dance and explore in the family-friendly environment.
“The atmosphere is good, because we have the kids running around too,” says Kevin McCluskey, vice president of the Irish American Club. “We’re not a place that says the kids have to sit down during the music.”
For more than 25 years the club has been pulling in 200 to 250 people each year by opening up to the community for the annual fish fry. “Around our neighborhood, there aren’t many people that are doing it,” says McCluskey. “Everybody is welcome.” Fridays during Lent, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 22770 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid, 216-731-4003, eastsideirish.org