There’s a reason family-owned Clancy’s Public House on FM 359 in Richmond was recently voted “Best New Restaurant in Fort Bend County.” They dish out Texas-sized portions of your favorites with an Irish twist—a nod to the family’s heritage. “It’s what I’ve always wanted to do,” says owner Sean Bielstein. “When I was a little kid I would watch my dad barbeque…and as soon as they trusted me to jump on that pit, I was cooking.”
Don’t be fooled by the word “pub.” This is a full service, family-oriented restaurant with two in-house chefs. Regulars can’t get enough of the ribeyes and sirloins…and the chicken fried steak is quite possibly the biggest in the county. “Our Clancy’s Sauce wings are a must try,” says Sean. “This sauce is Irish green…it’s spicy with a delicious kick. I’ve been asked more than once if I could bottle it up and let people take it home!”
And the selections at the bar don’t disappoint. Clancy’s has more than 30 beers on tap. High-end liquors like Midleton Irish Whiskey and Johnny Walker Blue are always available. With three Golden Tee machines, darts and a jukebox…this pub has everything. “We really cater to our families during lunch and dinner,” says Sean. “But come 10 or 11pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday…we’re more of a pub until 2am.”
Planning a graduation party or other gathering? Clancy’s Dublin Room can accommodate up to 80 people and the Shamrock Room 25 to 30. And Clancy’s is committed to giving back. “We love fundraising nights,” says Sean. “Schools, churches, and charities…pick a night and a portion of the proceeds go back to your organization!”
Drop in to Clancy’s for Irish Cinco de Mayo and enjoy Irish fajitas, Cinco de Shepherd’s Pie and an Irish margarita…or maybe a Mexican specialty beer from Silver Eagle’s one day “tap takeover.” Or just stop in for Happy Hour. With food and drink specials, it runs Monday-Friday, 3-7 and all day on Saturday.
Coming soon…Irish Sunday brunch. Sláinte!