O'Shaughnessy's Public House is the Ravenswood neighborhood hangout. Open since April 2008, the authentic Irish pub is a comfortable place where everyone is welcome to relax, enjoy a great meal or refreshing drink and have a good time.
The southeast corner of Wilson and Ravenswood is forever tied to Chicago history, including at least two area legends. The Pickard Building was built by Pickard China in the 1890's to house the artists who hand painted the imported white china stock. These artists hailed from England and elsewhere in Europe. Foreman Brothers Bank were located in the building in the 1920's. The firm held the mortgage loan note of Albert "the sausage king" Luetgert, who was rumored to have disposed of his wife in his sausage works. More recently the building housed the Zephyr Ice Cream Shop. The Ravenswood Industrial Corridor as a whole has given birth to a number of world class companies: Abbott Labs, Bell and Howell, Deagan Musical Instruments and others. In recent decades the housing surrounding the corridor was rejuvenated. Now the area is dense with workers as well as residents.
The Ravenswood corridor was crying out for a local hangout, a comfortable and affordable place to meet with friends and relax. Now located in the historic Pickard China Building, O'Shaughnessy's Public House is a friendly neighborhood pub where everyone is welcome to enjoy great food and drinks in our traditional Irish setting. O'Shaughnessy's is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and breakfast on weekends. The affordable menu features both healthful and hearty Irish and American fare; we have a few vegitarian or vegan options. There is also a children's menu with fun food such as Bangers and Mash, as well as Fish and Chips, Toasted Cheese Sandwiches and Burgers. We stock imported soda pop, Club Lemon and Club Orange and offer an assortment of Irish/English Crisps (potato chips).
From the archives...........Photo taken October 21, 2017.
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