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Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge)


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner

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Finnegans Wake is Nanjing’s premier Irish bar. Established in 2008 Finnegans has been offering a high quality of food and service to the Nanjing community. The bar is situated in the oldest part of the city near GanXi residence the largest and best-preserved private house in Nanjing. The Malt Room – Whisky & Cocktail Lounge is located on the second floor of Finnegans and is warmly decorated to compliment the old Qing dynasty style of the building. In this unique and intimate setting, hidden away from the commotion of the Nanjing streets, you can enjoy your favourite draught beers, single malt whiskies and classic cocktails. A private dining room is available for up to 8 persons and the lounge
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, International
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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All reviews steak fish and chips apple pie great atmosphere his guitar host ian excellent pub big screen punk ipa the main bar area on tap on wednesdays home from home a great evening delicious cocktails look no further single malt
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice and cozy kids friendly environment. It feels like a little European island in the heart of China. We ordered steak and Guinness pie. They were suprisingly amazing. This place is a must-go if you are in Nanjing and want to eat something different...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank maria z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place, amazing Fish’n Chips ! Draft beer (Brewdog IPA) and Cider (Draft Zeffler red apple) was just perfect.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank AGrillet
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

Good service, delicious cocktails, the staff went above and beyond. Hope to come back before the end of our trip! We would highly recommend!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank josiew771
Reviewed May 22, 2019

Excellent food and a true home away from home. Good variety of drinks on tap whilst Ian (the owner) always goes the extra mile to an authentic ambience.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank James H
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Nice Irish pub, very authentic run by a Scotsman. Great fish n chips and lovely beer, the punk IPA seems popular. Very friendly staf and owner. It isn't the cheapest place around, but it won't break the bank and it's worth it. Portions and beers...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank D13O
Reviewed April 22, 2019

The Guiness beer anf Chicken wings were good. Unfortunately the main course was not up to the mark. Quite expensive too!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mathewebby
Reviewed April 9, 2019

It's the kind of no-nonsense pub that you might expect in a working class town in Ireland - or really any number of places where Irish pubs can be found. They've got a decent selection of alcohol, and the food was quite good. Of course...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank airwickga
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

This is a little gem.the food is surpurb.ice cold Heineken fabulous pina colados.what a lovely Irish pub.spotless clean .As we stayed for the music the manger Julian supplied us with heaters and cosy blanket.well done to Julian who is on top if his game.We will...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Amy C
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

The environment is unique in Nanjing, service is friendly and kitchen is consistant in delivering a great selection of dishes, snacks and cocktails from the menu. Music is clearly appreciated and it is always high in quality in this great Irish Pub!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank bsatrade
Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

As soon as you enter, you wouldn’t think you’re in China. Finnegans has the proper pub-feel atmosphere, and the owner (Ian) is very hospitable and friendly. All his staff are very courteous and attentive as well. The menu has a lot to offer like our...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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November 21, 2017|
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Response from FinnegansWakeNanjing | Property representative |
Hi Katherine. I’ll be at Finnegans until 22nd December then I’ll leave for Scotland. I’ll be back early January.
September 9, 2016|
Response from FinnegansWakeNanjing | Property representative |
Hi, I'm with you. As a Celtic fan my first and only choice would be to watch the Celtic game. However, most of our customers prefer the English premiership and as a rule I am out voted on which game is shown. Next time we'll... More
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