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“Best Pub Food and Live Music in the City”

Hooley's Irish Pub and Restaurant
Ranked #73 of 7,219 Restaurants in Guangzhou
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Hooley's Irish Pub brings an authentic slice of Irish culture to Guangzhou. On a daily basis we'll whip you up a menu of traditional Irish pub grub, freshly baked bread, traditional Irish fare and even some modern fusion cuisine. Guinness, Kilkenny and much more on tap. Big frozen fruit drinks and a modern cocktail menu for the ladies! Regular live music performances plus big screen satellite sports.Hospitality exudes naturally from our staff; they have a good-natured mixture of gossip, wit, conversation, debate and information, proffered with friendly efficient service and that all important smile.
Reviewed April 17, 2010

Not sure what other reviewer is on about. Tavern food is awful, furniture looks like it came from a Panyu market, and staff dont know the first thing about service. Last time I went my girlfriend ordered a dish and 30mins late they told her it wasnt available. I work down the road from Hooley's and go there almost every night. Food is consistently awesome and the live music kicks butt. Try a Philly Cheese Steak at Hooleys and then order a sandwich at Tavern. Youll see what I mean.

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Reviewed January 11, 2010

so ... here's the review:
IF YOU WANT GOOD BEER OPTIONS --> Thumbs UP.
I love Hoegaarden ... and other good beers. They have a decent selection (especially for Guangzhou)

IF YOU WANT EXCELLENT SERVICE
IF YOU WANT EXCELLENT VALUE
.... then I would say skip it.

A for instance is ... Mondays (today) have discount Buffalo Wings (they're charging USD 0.66 PER WING - which is the DISCOUNTED PRICE) ...

So, as that is "economical" on the menu ... I ordered 6. I got a lot of veggies ... so ... I asked for a 2nd (small) helping of bleu cheese dressing

The waitress CLEARLY didn't want to give it to me - but (as I speak Chinese fluently) I convinced her to do so. Even EFFICIENTLY using the blue cheese, I ran out of dressing before veggies

So, I thought the VALUE was better than ANYTHING else on the menum ... so I ordered another round of 1/2 dozen wings. Then I convinced her to bring the 2nd TINY side of dressing. She did.

THen I had TONS of veggies left and I asked for more dressing. She replied that she was SUPPOSED to charge me USD 1.50 per TINY thing of dressing, and THEN she'd have to charge me.

I told her to have her supervisor come ... and he waived the fee after I winged in Chinese .... but to be honest I don't think he thought I had a total of four tiny dressings for 12 wings.... i think he thought i had 3 dressings for 12 wings.

They're making MONEY on the beer ... and the other food ... all of which is priced towards the top end of market.

Service was ok to mediocre ... especially weighing the attitude towards dressing. Food is not cheap nor mid-range .... (a hamburger is RMB 68 (USD 10) ....)


I go for the beer.... and the OPTIONS on beer.... its pricing is OK (mid-range)



Good luck

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