There really was a Johnny Malloy...the pride of the mounted police
When we were searching for a name for our first Irish sports pub, we decided to name it after a much admired family hero from the past, by the name of Johnny Malloy.
Johnny Malloy grew up in the early 1920's in Cleveland, Ohio, in a tough area populated by Irish immigrants. And like many young Irish lads, he dreamed of becoming a policeman.
He not only achieved his dream, he was assigned to the Mounted Division. A bit of Irish luck, since Johnny also loved horses. It was a perfect match.
Johnny Malloy and his horse Sonny were loved by all who knew them.(even the bad guys) always friendly and ready to lend a helping hand.
One of Johnny's most enjoyable duties was riding in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, carrying the "Stars and Stripes".
Johnny would have loved it-an Irish pub named after himself- the relatives back in Ireland would sure be proud.
"So, when you visit a Johnny Malloy's, eat hardy, have fun, drink responsibly...And every once-in-a-while, raise one for Johnny Malloy!"