Shamrock Brewing Company
Located just two blocks from the Marriott Hotel and the Convention Center in the heart of Pueblo, Shamrock Brewing Company offers a distinct dining alternative. Equal parts Irish pub, brewery and restaurant make Shamrock Brewing Company a truly unique Pueblo Restaurant experience. We believe great beer, excellent food and good friends go hand in hand. The food is great, the beer world class and the CRAIC outstanding. CRAIC (Pronounced crack) means a fun, friendly and exuberant atmosphere.
Whether it is business or pleasure Shamrock Brewing Company is the place to meet. Our antique mahogany bar is warm and inviting. We offer an extensive list of top shelf Irish and Scotch whiskeys, a good wine selection and specialty martinis and manhattans. Stop in to use our high speed wireless Internet connection and stay for our awesome ½ price happy hour on our covered patio. If you are a sports fan don’t miss any of the action on our all HD system or enjoy a game of QB-1, NTN Trivia or Texas Hold-em anytime.
History of 108 West 3rd
Originally constructed as a mercantile building in 1908, the first notable tenant was Johnson Bros. Motor Co. in 1913. Founded as a bicycle shop, Johnson Bros. became one of the first Xcelsior dealerships west of the Mississippi. Notably, around 1940 the Shamrock Café opened for business in the east side of the building. The age of the mahogany bar is not certain, however it was the original bar when the Shamrock Café opened and there is a picture of the café set in the bar top. Over the years the west side of the building housed numerous businesses including a cigar shop and pool hall.
The Shamrock Café was owned and operated by the Calantino family. Over the sixty plus years of operation the Café evolved into the Irish Pub and eventually the Irish Brew Pub with the addition of the brewing component. The Pub was the meeting place in downtown Pueblo for many years and locals reminisce about past business deals, raucous St. Patrick’s Days and old romances. Some couples still frequent the establishment on the anniversary of the day they met.
In February of 2005 the property was bought by Shawn Sanborn and a complete renovation/restoration began. What initially was going to be a simple update turned into a six month project. Great care was taken to preserve some of the historic aspects and charm of “The Pub”. The 98 year old wood floor in the dining room was refinished. The World War II era tile floor in the bar was cleaned, repaired and resealed. However, with over 180 hours, the most tedious task was the restoration of the mahogany bar top while preserving as many pictures as possible. Although Shamrock Brewing Company has its own comfortable character, some of The Pub’s 60 year old history and charm still lives on.