Finnigan's Wake

★★★★☆
  • 537 N 3rd St

    Philadelphia, PA 19123

    Cross street: Spring Garden St.

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  • 215-574-9240

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Finnigan's Wake is a cornerstone in Philadelphia's Irish community. Never mind the great beer and drink selection, awesome music acts, and wonderful staff. There are few pubs ANYWHERE which gives back to the community, like Finnigan's Wake. A brilliant spot.

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Finnigan's Wake is a cornerstone in Philadelphia's Irish community. Never mind the great beer and drink selection, awesome music acts, and wonderful staff. There are few pubs ANYWHERE which gives back to the community, like Finnigan's Wake. A brilliant spot.

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On the weekends, if you are in college, this is a great bar. If you are not in college, stay away - you will be immensely annoyed by the patrons and the people who frequent this bar. Parking is tough - take a cab.

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★★☆☆☆

On the weekends, if you are in college, this is a great bar. If you are not in college, stay away - you will be immensely annoyed by the patrons and the people who frequent this bar. Parking is tough - take a cab.

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Great bar for St Patty's, and Weekends...always lots of women and great music! Bartenders are personable and remember you when you come back, the DJ's and bands keep the women dancing---which is always good, and everybody always has a good time...the only drawback is the fact that it leans toward a college-aged crowd---which can sometimes get a little tiresome...

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★★★★☆

Great bar for St Patty's, and Weekends...always lots of women and great music! Bartenders are personable and remember you when you come back, the DJ's and bands keep the women dancing---which is always good, and everybody always has a good time...the only drawback is the fact that it leans toward a college-aged crowd---which can sometimes get a little tiresome...

Pros: Bartenders, entertainment, and women---oh my!

Cons: crowds...

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My Friends & I have gone to Finnigan's multiple times over the past 6 (yea that's right 6!!!) years. We've had bachelorette parties here, birthday parties...and have gone just to hang out.
However, this past weekend, celebrating my cousins 26th birthday, she was carded and denied. She had her new drivers license picture taken 4 days before hand, but she wasn't carrying a purse and I believe the bouncer saw that and that's why he asked for backup. Happy Birthday to her, apparently she lookes under 21 HA!
Also their website says no cover before 10. LIES!!!!!!!! The cover starts whenever the bouncer/manager decides. The cover was all night. with happy hour ending at 8, $5 cover started immidiately (I know five dollars isn't alot, but you can't help but think the bouncer may be pocketing the money haha).
They need to fix their website and get some bouncers with less attitude.

But the bouncer definitely put a drag on the beginning of the night, BUT We ended up at McFaddens right down the street and had a BLAST!
Not that Finnigan's doesn't get enough patrons, but still they lost out on alot of money, we had about 20 people with us.

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★★☆☆☆

My Friends & I have gone to Finnigan's multiple times over the past 6 (yea that's right 6!!!) years. We've had bachelorette parties here, birthday parties...and have gone just to hang out.
However, this past weekend, celebrating my cousins 26th birthday, she was carded and denied. She had her new drivers license picture taken 4 days before hand, but she wasn't carrying a purse and I believe the bouncer saw that and that's why he asked for backup. Happy Birthday to her, apparently she lookes under 21 HA!
Also their website says no cover before 10. LIES!!!!!!!! The cover starts whenever the bouncer/manager decides. The cover was all night. with happy hour ending at 8, $5 cover started immidiately (I know five dollars isn't alot, but you can't help but think the bouncer may be pocketing the money haha).
They need to fix their website and get some bouncers with less attitude.

But the bouncer definitely put a drag on the beginning of the night, BUT We ended up at McFaddens right down the street and had a BLAST!
Not that Finnigan's doesn't get enough patrons, but still they lost out on alot of money, we had about 20 people with us.

Cons: Crowds, Young, Cover, Bouncers are jerks

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Planned a rehearsal dinner here. Beware of contract! The 18% sevice charge is not a gratuity. In addition get the name of the manager on duty. There were no managers available the night I was there. Our food that was contracted for was not served. When I complained continously over the next few days no one ever called me back. I finally wrote a letter to Mike Driscoll but he never contacted me. I was accused of walking out on a tab, lying and eating too much food. My guests left hungry. In addition, they closed the bar one hour earlier. The night was a disaster!

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★☆☆☆☆

Planned a rehearsal dinner here. Beware of contract! The 18% sevice charge is not a gratuity. In addition get the name of the manager on duty. There were no managers available the night I was there. Our food that was contracted for was not served. When I complained continously over the next few days no one ever called me back. I finally wrote a letter to Mike Driscoll but he never contacted me. I was accused of walking out on a tab, lying and eating too much food. My guests left hungry. In addition, they closed the bar one hour earlier. The night was a disaster!

Pros: None

Cons: Everything - this place has gone down hill - what a disappointment

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finigans offers a fun atmosphere. everyone here is always has a great time and so are the barmaids! they are very friendly and you wont have to wait at the bar more than a few seconds before your order is taken.
im always greeted with a smile and can count on delicious food. the appetizers are the best. just right to go with the fun and spirits.they always have special events going on so call to see whats going on!

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CONS: parking, take public transportation

5
★★★★★

finigans offers a fun atmosphere. everyone here is always has a great time and so are the barmaids! they are very friendly and you wont have to wait at the bar more than a few seconds before your order is taken.
im always greeted with a smile and can count on delicious food. the appetizers are the best. just right to go with the fun and spirits.they always have special events going on so call to see whats going on!

PROS:
CONS: parking, take public transportation

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The history related to this great pub is the local flavor, but those who ask and find the history about Abraham Lincoln upstairs is in for a treat. Clean, great food, a place to maKe friends if you can speak up and be polite! The beer taps flow and the bottles are flying and so are you if you know how to have fun. Great sports bar too. Don't miss St. Patty's Day at Finnigan's, it's worth the trip after the Festival at Penns Landing.

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★★★★★

The history related to this great pub is the local flavor, but those who ask and find the history about Abraham Lincoln upstairs is in for a treat. Clean, great food, a place to maKe friends if you can speak up and be polite! The beer taps flow and the bottles are flying and so are you if you know how to have fun. Great sports bar too. Don't miss St. Patty's Day at Finnigan's, it's worth the trip after the Festival at Penns Landing.

Pros: Good Food, Pratical Pricing, Easy to find

Cons: stairs up to the main

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Finnigan's is always a reunion for me. Everytime I go I run into all types of people for different times in my life. The atmosphere is great. It's definitly my favorite spot downtown and the best place to go to get crazy.

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★★★★★

Finnigan's is always a reunion for me. Everytime I go I run into all types of people for different times in my life. The atmosphere is great. It's definitly my favorite spot downtown and the best place to go to get crazy.

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Finnigan's is a good place to be on the weekend because of the mixed crowd of college age people to the older more refined patrons. The bar itself has a good selection of beer and prices are the same as anywhere else you would go. Good music and good times are had by all!

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★★★★★

Finnigan's is a good place to be on the weekend because of the mixed crowd of college age people to the older more refined patrons. The bar itself has a good selection of beer and prices are the same as anywhere else you would go. Good music and good times are had by all!

Pros: Music, Young crowd

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This is not a bad bar early. They let to many people in and you find yourself wrestling to get to the bar for a drink.

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★★★★☆

This is not a bad bar early. They let to many people in and you find yourself wrestling to get to the bar for a drink.

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Great place on weeknights,But forget it on Saturday.Unless waiting online to get in then not being able to move let alone get a drink once inside is your idea of a good time.

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★☆☆☆☆

Great place on weeknights,But forget it on Saturday.Unless waiting online to get in then not being able to move let alone get a drink once inside is your idea of a good time.

Cons: crowded, hot

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great live bands, best drink specials, very easy to get to

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★★★★★

great live bands, best drink specials, very easy to get to

Cons: gets too crowded

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I had the best times going to this place after work. Its best in the summer because they have the back deck open and its a nice atmosphere- there are usually bands playing out on the deck. The drinks are reasonably priced- maybe $5 for a mixed drink. Its a bit crowded during happy hour but this is probably when its the most fun. I wouldn't recommend going here unless for happy hour.

2
★★★★☆

I had the best times going to this place after work. Its best in the summer because they have the back deck open and its a nice atmosphere- there are usually bands playing out on the deck. The drinks are reasonably priced- maybe $5 for a mixed drink. Its a bit crowded during happy hour but this is probably when its the most fun. I wouldn't recommend going here unless for happy hour.

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Despite the name, Finnigan's is a GREAT time. No saddness or mourning is going on here. It's a great spot to hang after work, especially on a Friday. There's always something going on and the free buffet isn't half bad either.

2
★★★★★

Despite the name, Finnigan's is a GREAT time. No saddness or mourning is going on here. It's a great spot to hang after work, especially on a Friday. There's always something going on and the free buffet isn't half bad either.

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I'm origionally from the Texas/NM area and ever since I've been in NJ and going to Philly I've always ended up at Finnegans and had a blast. I've never had a bad time and I've never left without meeting someone new to spend some time with. Besides the people, the bands at Finnegans are always good to really rockin. In Philly, Finnegans is the place to be.

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★★★★★

I'm origionally from the Texas/NM area and ever since I've been in NJ and going to Philly I've always ended up at Finnegans and had a blast. I've never had a bad time and I've never left without meeting someone new to spend some time with. Besides the people, the bands at Finnegans are always good to really rockin. In Philly, Finnegans is the place to be.

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I have been going to Finnigan's since i turned 21, and I have never had a bad time. All the bartenders are fast, polite, and handsome. The bands are always top notch. And the people are always cool. I love it at this bar.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Finnigan's since i turned 21, and I have never had a bad time. All the bartenders are fast, polite, and handsome. The bands are always top notch. And the people are always cool. I love it at this bar.

Pros: happy hour, bartenders, bands

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Standard dishes including Guinness beef stew, shepherd's pie and fish ‘'n' chips as well as sweet potato fries with sweet-and-sour dipping sauce and Philly cheesesteaks are served at this Irish pub. The food is just fine, but the real draw…

 

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