Take a Gander Inside the Restored, Century-Old House of Shields

Photo: Brian Smeets/Grub Street

House of Shields reopened last night, and as a present to you, dear readers, before we sign off for the weekend, we thought we'd show you around inside, assuming you're too busy with holiday parties right now to get over there to see it for yourself. New owner Dennis Leary (Canteen, The Sentinel), as we mentioned, isn't planning on rolling out a food menu for a while, and when he does it will likely just be geared toward portable, late-night-type noshes. That said, there's a new sheriff town, and the place looks right spiffy. Now if only we can get access to that secret tunnel that runs underneath New Montgomery between the Palace and the bar, that dates back to Prohibition days...