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Finnegan's Wake

1361 First Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.768518 -73.955509
at 73rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-737-3664 Send to Phone

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    6 out of 10


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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Classic NY, Irish/Pub, Neighborhood Bar, Restaurant & Bar
Photo by Patrick Siggins

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Daily, 11am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 77th St.

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This traditional Irish pub may share the name of Joyce's notorious swan song, but its literary pretensions end with a crooked portrait of the author as a wall ornament. It's a humble local spot through and through, occupied every evening by older professionals sharing after-work beers, with investment advice and business news blaring on two big screens. Those without an AARP card or a solid knowledge of the surrounding neighborhood may feel a bit out of place, but Finnegan's certainly offers a quaint alternative to the usually far-younger postgrad mob. The Wake's full restaurant remains its major draw, with staples like steak, shepherd's pie, and the ever-pleasant bangers-and-mash anchor making excellent drunk comfort food.