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Finnegans Wake Irish Bar: "real Irish bar" Nanjing Nightlife Tip by fthirsby

Nanjing Nightlife: 10 reviews and 7 photos

popped into Finnegans Wake this week and had a pleasant surprise. I’m a BlueSky stalwart and will remain ever-devoted to their friendly staff and cold beer, which is somehow supplied via internet. However, Finnegans has definitely earned a weekly visit. It is the first genuinely western-style bar in Nanjing.

Here were the high points I noticed on my visit:

-good tap beers, at the right temperature, and poured professionaly.
-authentic British Isles-origin people runninng the place (if not Irish, a Scotsman is close enough for me).
-a food menu which would be tempting, if I was someone interested in food.
-live music that did not include a scantily-clad Phillipine-origin band or volume loud enough to drown out reasonable conversation.
-I can’t stand James Joyce but they let me stay anyway.

Looking around the place, I could really forget I was in China for awhile, something that is sometimes a valuable feeling. Danny’s is ok if you happen to be staying at the Sheraton. Otherwise, get thee to Finnegans.

Directions: s. of Xinjekou see website
Theme: Eating and Drinking
Website: http://www.finneganswake.com.cn

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 9, 2008
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