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“What a great meal and very nice People!”

Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge)
Ranked #2 of 2,714 Restaurants in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$22
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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 malts and classic cocktails. A private dining room is available for up to 8 persons and the lounge is available for private functions for up to 40 persons. THE LOUNGE IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT.
Nanjing, China
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123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“What a great meal and very nice People!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

So my friend who lives here said this was the place for American type food. I have only just moved to China but I cant eat Chinese food everyday and be happy. This place had all the good food and the Manager or owner guy was so nice and friendly and that all it took for me! The food was very good I licked the plate clean really! The staff was fast and friend everyone spoke English and made me feel great! The upstairs was like heaven I living in London for a few months and this place with like that but even better. They really made this a great place. Make sure you go see this this bar and have a drink. Yes its Dark but its a bar!

  • Visited May 2014
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Chesterfield, Michigan
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

One of my favorite hangouts here in nanjing. It's tucked away in a private cove, quiet away from the noise of the city... You would never know you are in China. As expected, great Irish beer and food

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1 Thank Bill K
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Nanjing, China
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“She had to use her phone so we could see the menu!”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

20 minutes for a "chicken Cesar salad" which wasn't (had pepperoni in it.)
35 minutes for fish and chips (no vinegar, no tartar sauce.)
45 minutes for chicken curry.

and the lighting was insufficient to see the menu. I was expecting a friendly pub atmosphere and delicious pub food. Pretentious and overpriced.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Steven_in_China
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Wilsonville, Oregon
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Sit upstairs and you'll forget you're in China.”
Reviewed 16 January 2014

An Irish pub in the middle of China being run by a Scot. A nice analog to the menu, which is an amalgam of Western traditions. Very friendly, with a quite cozy upstairs area that's more sedate than the dining room. I've never before encountered an Oregon Rogue ale this far from home. You'll pay a premium for the expat menu, but it's a worthy stop if you need a break from traditional Chinese.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank djc900
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Nanjing, China
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, paired with great booze”
Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

A tucked away bar on Shan San Rd with great food and booze. It's an all around great place to bring friends and dates. Be sure to check out their website for daily specials and comedy shows. Their lamb chops are to die for!

Visited November 2013
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