Gracie O’Malley’s Irish sports pub opens Six Corners store on Friday

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PORTAGE PARK – A new bar is set to revive an empty Six Corners storefront since late 2019.

Irish sports pub Gracie O’Malley’s is scheduled to open Friday at noon at 4058 N. Milwaukee Ave. Staff have spent months preparing the space, chief executive Brad Goldstein said. The space had been empty since another bar, the Fischman Public House, was forced out in 2019.

“We’re looking to engage with the audience and be a local neighborhood bar,” Goldstein said. “We know this neighborhood can’t wait to see something coming” at this location.

Goldstein said the bar will offer a wide selection of craft beers on 24 tap lines – 22 draft lines and two nitro lines – all kept at Fischman’s. The bar will also have 16 sports TVs, three darts, Golden Tee and other video games.

The Six Corners location is the third location for the small Irish pub chain owned by Dana Ronk. Opening of the first Gracie O’Malley’s in April 2019 at 6334 N. Clark St. in Edgewater and the second location opened in September 2019 at 1635 N. Milwaukee Ave. at Wicker Park.

The bars at Gracie O’Malley, named after famous Irish nobleman Grace O’Malley, are known for their sports bar vibe, darts leagues and themed events, as well as full kitchens. The menu includes breaded chicken strips, shepherd’s pie, meat and vegetable burgers, salads, jalapeño bites and a selection of craft beers.

Goldstein said a darts league at the Six Corners site will begin in the fall.

Unlike its sister bars, the Six Corners space will offer a separate room for parties and events that people can hire. The bar will also have a patio.

Deputy Director Dave Aitken said the team has 50 years of management experience and wants to extend that experience to the neighborhood. He hopes Gracie’s will have a fun atmosphere and a relationship with the community.

“We want to know the neighborhood and everyone’s names,” Aitken said.

The Horseshoe Bar is next to the Six Corners Chamber of Commerce. Michael Giordano, director of operations at the chamber, said the neighborhood organization was excited about what the bar will bring to the area.

“From our first meeting with Dana, her genuine enthusiasm for being a part of the Six Corners business district was infectious,” Giordano said in a message to The Block Club. “We look forward to working with Gracie O’Malley’s on future events and promotions. “

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