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

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
No.6 Xinanli Street, No.400 Zhongshan South Road, Qinhuai District, Nanjing, China
+86 25 5220 7362
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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No.6 Xinanli Street, No.400 Zhongshan South Road, Qinhuai District, Nanjing, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to Finnegans to watch Celtic-Rangers. Owner Ian Ross is fantastic. Knowledgeable in his whiskey and most importantly a through and through Hoops fan from Dundee. Great food , service and atmosphere.

Thank scott2622014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the finest bars/restaurants in Nanjing. I have been to many bars and restaurants in Nanjing and I have to say the Malt room definitely stands out. They pay attention to many aspects. The food is really good. I ate one of the best...More

Thank shifraic1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is as close to an Irish pub as you will find in Nanjing. The alcohol is real and the food/drinks are good.

Thank billco73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling for a week and starting to get palate fatigue in China so thus was a nice break. 4 for business dinner. Very quiet on a monfay night. Took a bit to find it but worth the trip. Burger was very nice and my colleagues...More

Thank DrKahless
Ian R, Owner at Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review. We all need a burger now and again. I'm glad you enjoyed the food. All the best and I'll catch you the next time you drop in to Finnegans.

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely place. Great atmosphere to relax. Delicious food and good beers. Staff was very nice and welcoming! Must visit if you look for a relaxing western dinner after a day around Nanjing!

Thank Marco P
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I can’t recommend Finnegan’s enough! The atmosphere provides the perfect break from life/work in China. With friendly staff, excellent food, perfectly executed cocktails, and of course Guiness, Finnegan’s has become our “go-to” restaurant since moving to Nanjing a few months ago. Everything we have tried...More

Thank Jason H
Ian R, Owner at Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge), responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Hi Jason, Kayla, thanks for the reveiw . It's always a pleasure to see you both at Finnegans. Talk soon. Cheers

Reviewed 9 August 2018

Fantastic drink menu including an assortment of the best cocktails I have had in Nanjing. The food is fantastic as they offered about 6 vegetarian options with at least 3 that could be made vegan. Definitely a must if you are looking to eat something...More

Thank Delaney C
Ian R, Owner at Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge), responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review. We will be updating our menu soon so we'll do our best to add a couple more veggie options. All the best and see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant and bar attracts westerners who are looking for a comfortable place to get western comfort food and a familiar libation. You will not be disappointed. Here were plenty of Chinese there too. The owner was front and center and made us feel welcome....More

Thank Jellins1
Ian R, Owner at Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge), responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thanks for the review Jellins. Your comments are on board. We're working on it! Thanks for dropping by and I'll see you the next time you're in town. Have a safe journey home

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic, relaxing atmosphere with a super friendly owner who makes you feel welcome. Drinks are reasonably priced and food is authentic pub food.

Thank julian13488
Ian R, Owner at Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge), responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks Julian, your comments are very much appreciated. All the best.

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Great food, wonderful atmosphere. A superb collection of single malts. A true gem of a bar. Everything a bar should be. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Thank richard s
Ian R, Owner at Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge), responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks a lot Richard. We'll keep adding to the single malts. hope to see you again soon.

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kimenges
21 November 2017|
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Response from Ian R | Property representative |
Hi Katherine. I’ll be at Finnegans until 22nd December then I’ll leave for Scotland. I’ll be back early January.
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Libertysaint
9 September 2016|
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Response from Ian R | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:00
Monday
17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.6 Xinanli Street, No.400 Zhongshan South Road, Qinhuai District, Nanjing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Nanjing
  • Phone Number: +86 25 5220 7362
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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 malt whiskies 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.
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