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Shenanigan’s Irish Pub renovates

Boardwalk mainstay debuts enhancements to bar area and entryway this season
By Kara Hallissey | Apr 13, 2017

(April 14, 2017) Shenanigan’s, on Fourth Street and the Boardwalk, has renovated the entryway and bar area to its popular Irish pub in Ocean City just in time for its 29th summer.

The bar area is now lighter and brighter with new furnishings and a tin ceiling, which had mostly stayed the same since the 1970s.

“I always wanted a tin ceiling and I finally got a tin ceiling,” said owner Greg Shockley. “The family crests are a point of interest and we made sure they are still accessible to the public.”

The entrance to Shenanigan’s “flows better when coming into the door” and a T-shirt display received an update.

A new bar top is the next enhancement for the Boardwalk mainstay and customers will be asked for input on the design all summer long.

“We’re not sure yet, but the plan is to complete over the winter for St. Patrick’s Day,” Shockley said. “There will be a new bar top for everyone [next year].”

Shockley plans on giving away pieces of the old bar including the embedded family crests.

“The bar ties everything together,” Shockley said. “The place is brighter and we have insinuated the view the last couple of years. We are very fortunate to have a great location.”

Shockley also praised his employees for giving great customer service, the loyal patrons and consistent food, which is different from other Boardwalk eateries offering anything from Irish favorites to healthy dishes. There is also an oceanfront patio.

“It’s a cool place and you can’t beat the view,” Shockley said. “We try to stay with the times and make the space enjoyable.”

Currently, Shenanigan’s on Fourth Street and the Boardwalk, is open on the weekends from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

“Come in and see us,” Shockley said. “Tell us what you think about what we did. It is a good reason to come in, if you haven’t been for a while.”

In mid-May, the restaurant and pub will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

For more information, call 410-289-7181 or visit www.ocshenanigans.com.

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