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Finnegans Wake

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No.6 Xinanli Street, No.400 Zhongshan South Road, Qinhuai District, Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, cold beer... And the owner Ian, is a Scottish born engineer. He opened this pub 8-years ago after his day job brought him to China. A visit to Nanjing isn't complete without a stop to this pub...

Thank Ryan L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great pub with a huge selection of whiskers. Food was simple and delicious. Well worth a visit in my humble opinion. A little Irish in a sea of China.

Thank Hkpilot
hong kong
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great beer, great food and great atmosphere. The décor is more 'smart British pub' than your 'standard' Irish theme bar (it's owned by a Scotsman!), it's very clean and the newly opened Malt Room is a real gem. The Guinness is brewed in Dublin. Thoroughly recommended. Best place to eat, drink and socialise in Nanjing.

2 Thank dbchippy
Nanjing, China
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I've been here once, and the food was good. We went near closing for a friend's birthday, and although they did take awhile with our food, it was all nice. It is a "western style" atmosphere and the workers were very friendly.

1 Thank tRaveL2Move
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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this pub by accident, looking for a place to have a beer. That seems impossible in Nanjing, so we were happy to find this bar. The owner is a super friendly guy that showed us around, there is a whiskey bar upstairs with rare bottles. The food is what one expects in an Irish pub in China,... More 

1 Thank Michiel_van_D
Nanjing, China
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Spent 3 months in Nanjing and would come here at least twice a week, good solid food, good service and a good drinks selection, Ian and the staff go out of their way to make your time here more enjoyable and they always had any live sports I wanted to watch on the TV, this is my Nanjing local for... More 

1 Thank Ashmountandy
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Biggest choice of Whiskey's in Nanjing!! A great place to stay and have a couple of drinks with your friends and/or colleagues!

1 Thank Gerco25
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I enjoy an occasional evening out at a restaurant in Nanjing, and one of the few places to go and truly make an evening of it is Finnegan's Wake. The food is quite good. The service is excellent. The atmosphere is that of a European pub. The manager often comes to my table for a few words and willingly recommends... More 

Thank Macky M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Ian is such a nice guy. Made myself and my friends feel straight at home. Sampling us some Whisky and entertaining us for a couple of evenings (wish I had found it sooner in my trip). The upstairs part is perfect to relax or even have a meeting in with a private meeting room which was beautifully decorated. The whole... More 

2 Thank SirSamuelBuca
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

I really enjoyed my first visit here a couple of months ago & was long overdue a return visit. Return I did & enjoyed some beautiful Killkenny beer & a delicious Guinness & Steak Pie. But the absolute highlight was when Ian showed us the Whisky bar upstairs. Its a haven in this bustling city & has a great range... More 

2 Thank lurchouk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, International
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.6 Xinanli Street, No.400 Zhongshan South Road, Qinhuai District, Nanjing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Nanjing
  • Phone Number: 862552207362

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