Recent News

Shamrock's New Menu

Happy New Year to our Shamrock family! 2016 has been great so far and we are excited to roll out our new menus with some new items and a new look. The Fried Green Tomatoes were a big hit last summer and made it to the menu three times. Once as an appetizer, once on a BLT, and you know we'll put just about anything on an O'Round! Our homemade beef and chicken pot pies are perfect heading into this cold and dreary winter season. Finish up your meal with one of our new cookie skillets as well. Come on in and check out what The Rock's got cooking!

UK Basketball

Join us for all UK Basketball Games!  Remember that 1 person can save a table for 4, 2 people can save a table for 8 and so on.  GO BIG BLUE

Shamrock Logo Growlers

If you have a favorite beer and want to take it home, by a Shamrock logo Growler and take it home with you!

About Us

Shamrock Bar and Grille opened it’s doors in September of 1993.  John Lynaugh and Bob Blackburn brought the feel of Lynagh’s Pub on campus out to the suburbs of Lexington.  Everything John does is very unique, including the large wood table he and Bob turned into a 21 tap draft wall that was the centerpiece of the bar!  We recently updated our draft wall and put in a new draft system that boasts 24 taps!  Shamrock’s soon became a melting pot of everything Lexington had to offer; college kids, professors, suits and everything in between.

Over the years, changes have been made to help the improvement of Shamrock’s.  A deck was constructed to add a new feel in the spring and summer.  In 2004, C.O. and Heather Trump came full-circle (C.O. was a bartender for “The Rock” when it first opened) and bought out John Lynaugh.  In December of 2013, Steve Reed, a former cook/kitchen manager/General Manager bought out Bob Blackburn.  While John and Bob have retired, their vision is still alive and well two decades later.  Through all of the changes, the constant has always been the food.  While the O’Round burger keeps the tried and true coming in, the entire menu is well known for being some of the best pub food anywhere!  Generous portions and great quality that won’t break the bank has always been our motto.  With great food, cold beer, live music, a great place to watch sports and a friendly atmosphere, Shamrock’s is a no-brainer, for those looking for a “true” neighborhood bar and grille.

In April of 2006, we opened our second location on Hartland Parkway.  Rick Perry joined in with us on our new adventure, making his and Heather’s world also come full-circle (Heather had worked for Rick for years when he was the proprietor of Spud’s).  Our new location has become a huge success for us on the south side of Lexington.  This location has become a great gathering spot for families and youth sports teams.

Both locations welcome everyone, we strive to continue the tradition of being exactly what our community expects of us.  While times and trends have changed, some things have stayed the same.  We love making homemade food, serving cold beer, supporting local musicians and being a great spot to watch all of your favorite sports teams.

Shamrock’s is a mom and pop bar and grille.  We don’t try to pretend to be anything other than what we are.  The owners, employees and customers are all family.  Everyone is welcome and we strive to be great, whether it be for lunch, dinner or just a drink!  Erin Go Braugh!  

Events Calendar - April 2018

Patchen Live Team Trivia
Trivia starts at 8 on Mondays and 9 on Thursdays
Hartland Live Team Trivia
Trivia starts at 8 on Tuesdays and 9 on Saturdays
Saturday, April 28
Patchen Live Team Trivia
Trivia starts at 8 on Mondays and 9 on Thursdays
Monday, April 30
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We can create a party menu to fit your specific needs whether it is our delicious Wings O’ Fire for your Super Bowl Party or Shrimp Cocktail and a Veggie Platter for the baby shower.  Just give us a week or so in advance and we’ll make sure that all of your needs are met.  Also, we can accommodate any of your box lunch needs especially for business functions.  Just leave the work up to us and we’ll make sure everyone’s appetite is fulfilled.


For any questions about catering your next event, please contact Steve Reed at (859) 269-7621, or

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