• Megann Horstead

Pelican Harry’s entertains patrons for seventh anniversary


The lights are turned down low and the bar is buzzing from wall to wall as the waitress lays down a thin crust cheese pizza for a man and a trio of buddies. The night soon sped into action with laughter and cheer swirling in a sea of flat screens and a live mix of Motown, jazz, funk and blues.

The evening of Saturday, Dec. 5 marked the seventh anniversary celebratory bash at Pelican Harry’s Bar & Grill, which is located at 14807 Founders Crossing in Homer Glen, with guests pouring in to commemorate the milestone with friends and family.

Jim Dobek, owner at Pelican Harry’s, said it’s nice to see community come together to celebrate the bar’s seventh year with a special anniversary bash.

“They love the atmosphere,” he said. “They feel like they’re home when they’re here.”

John Shurhay, of Berwin, sat huddled together with buddies at a table four after placing an order for food.

“I wanted to visit with old friends from an old bar we all used to attend,” he said, noting that they’d met and became friends at another bar years ago.

Bob Stacy, one of Shurhay’s friends, said he loves the food at Pelican Harry’s. Stacy said he has been a customer at Pelican Harry’s for six years.

“I love the atmosphere,” he said, noting how friendly everyone is.

Mike Sanocki, of Homer Glen, was listening to the live band as he sat with family celebrating his 60th birthday.

He said he loves going to Pelican Harry’s, but seeing them commemorate a milestone amplified his feelings about being there that evening.

“The band sounds good,“ he said, noting that they’d been looked forward to this day.

He added that they were interested in watching some college football on the many screens that line the walls at Pelican Harry’s Bar & Grill.

Samantha Smith, of Orland Park, mingled with a group of friends at Pelican Harry’s that evening.

She said it was only her third time visiting the bar & grill, but she enjoys being there.

“They have a lot of huge [Chicago Blackhawks] fans here,” she said, noting that it’s nice how spirited everyone gets.

Sean Haramija, of Homer Glen, shared the same enthusiasm for visiting Pelican Harry’s Bar & Grill.

“It’s a cool sports bars,” he said. “I love Chicago sports teams.”

He said he’s been visiting the bar for about a year and what keeps him coming back is seeing how easily a sense of community is created.

“It gets pretty packed in here—good times,” he said.

For more information on what’s offered at Pelican Harry’s Bar & Grill, find them on Facebook or call 708-301-5555.

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