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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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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (3 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, International, British
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
No.6 Xinanli Street, No.400 Zhongshan South Road, Qinhuai District, Nanjing, China
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First off it’s a bit off the road but that makes it that much more of a gem. Be sure to check the time before heading over because they don’t open until 5pm so I came back the next day since I was so early....More

Thank Trekking_Thalita
Ian R, Owner at Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge), responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

You’re right Thalita, we’re not the easiest to find but I’m glad you persisted. What matters most to us is that people have a nice time while they’re here. I’ll look forward to seeing you again. All the best for Christmas and New Year.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our time at Finnegans. The service was excellent, drinks were great, and had a wonderful time chatting with Ian, the owner. Will return next time we’re in Nanjing!

1  Thank allenjbb
Ian R, Owner at Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge), responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Very much appreciated. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. All the best and I’ll see you the next time you’re passing through. Ian

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my night for steak. If I am on Nanjing on Wednesdays I am here getting a fillet steak. ... That says something because I am here about 2 times a month.

Thank Todd T
Ian R, Owner at Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great stuff Todd. It’s always good to see you come through the door. See you next Wednesday for Steak Night if not before. All the best. Ian

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ian runs a great little venue to unwind. It is a bit difficult to find, but well worth seeking out. If you like Irish beers and a good burger, you will find it here

Thank Tim D
Ian R, Owner at Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Very much appreciated Tim. I’m heading back to Scotland soon so expect a few more additions to the whisky collection. All the best. Ian

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friends had such a great time there! The staff was very friendly and music was great! If you want to have good time, go there!

Thank Maria L
Ian R, Owner at Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Maria. Happy to hear you all had a good time. Good luck and all the best. Ian

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Irish pub I’ve been to in China. A little pricey (think western prices) but excellent quality. Dublin Guinness and New Zealand cider on draught, excellent cocktails and Irish coffee. For food we opted for the mix grill to share since the haggis was sold...More

Thank Mark B
Ian R, Owner at Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Mark. I’m glad you enjoyed the whisky. There’s plenty more here for you to try. Slainte Mhath. Ian

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everything in this pub is quality - the decor, the staff, drink selection, food. You name it. The owner, Ian, is an absolute class act as well.

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

Hey Aaron, it was great having you guys here. Let me know the next time you’re coming to town and we’ll arrange a whisky tasting. All the best. Slainte Mhath. Ian

Reviewed 6 November 2017

I am living in Yangzhou which is only 1 hour away by car. Finnegans Wake is a great place with good Food and Drinks. Great ambience and lots of visitors. We go there twice a month. Absolutely recommended!

Thank marcelkaeppeli
Ian R, Owner at Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge), responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thanks very much for the review and I’ll look forward to seeing you next month. All the best. Ian

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I stop counting how many time I was there. My second home and my second family. Good prices, nice drinks and delicious food! What else do you want?) The owner - Ian is always relaxing and funny. Sometimes you will just forgot that he is...More

Thank Олег С
Ian R, Owner at Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge), responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thanks for the super review Jim. We’ll always do our best to make you feel at home. All the best. Ian

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Found by luck on trip advisor and well worth a visit especially on Wednesday for steak night. The staff are friendly, the beers and cider on tap are great and the steak was surprisingly good. Recommended you give it a try if you like good...More

Thank beijing-nigel
Ian R, Owner at Finnegans Wake Irish Bar & The Malt Room (Whisky & Cocktail Lounge), responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks. It's not easy for us to reach people so we rely on people like yourself who take the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we'll see you the next time you're in town. Cheers....More

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail
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.
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