Finnegan’s Irish Bar & Restaurant is located opposite the marina at Straits Quay and a more picturesque setting could not be found.
Finnegan’s has a capacity of around 400 people and 150 of this is outside overlooking the yachts and cruisers moored in the marina with views over to the mainland and the hills beyond. Straits Quay really comes alive at night visually and literally.
Starting this Friday and Saturday night at 9.30pm – 12.30am live music becomes a weekly event at Finnegan’s Irish Pub and this large venue is ideally suited to seeing and listening to a great band. The band – Acidic Bunch, who have showcased at Hard Rock Hotel, Bayview Hotel, G Hotel and many other popular music spots – are an acoustic cover band that should not be missed.
Finnegan’s Irish Bar has been open at Strait’s Quay for just under 1 year and is proving to be a very popular venue. The choice of beers (Guinness, Kilkenny, Old Speckled Hen, Tiger, Paulener Brau and Strongbow Cider) Food and an excellent marina fronting location makes this the place to go anytime of day or night.
Finnegan’s new Outlet Manager, Derrick Gomez, comes with substantial local experience having worked at many of Penang’s major nightlife venues. He hopes to make Finnegan’s Irish Pub an even more popular place to be, with more musical events such as Acidic Bunch which as mentioned will be playing every week on a Friday and Saturday night.
Finnegan’s has just introduced a lunchtime special menu – all coming with free flow soft drinks – featuring 7 mouth-watering items to choose from.
Finnegan’s Irish Bar & Restaurant has 3 sister branches in and around KL but this is their first venture into Penang. Irish pubs have always been as popular outside of Ireland as they have in Ireland, just like the redoubtable Irish themselves.
As an englishman with most of my genealogy coming from County Cork I often consider myself more Irish than English! Add my love of the “Liffey-water” (better known as Guinness – The River Liffey is the main river running through the centre of Dublin – the home of Guinness – and loosely means The River of Life. So the double meaning, and the Irish love double meanings, for Liffey Water is Water of Life – Guinness) and I am sure I have more than a little Irish in me.
Come join the crowd at Finnegan’s Irish Pub this weekend and make sure you get some Irish Liffey Water in you too!!
A little bit more about a drop of the “Black Stuff” – Guinness Information
Sales of Guinness in Ireland and Britain accounts for more than a quarter of all beer sold in Ireland.
Guinness has a significant share of the African beer market, where Guinness has been sold since 1827. About 40% of worldwide total Guinness volume is brewed and sold in Africa, with Foreign Extra Stout the most popular variant.
Guinness Stout is brewed under licence internationally in several countries, including Nigeria, the Bahamas, Canada, and Indonesia.The unfermented but hopped Guinness wort extract is shipped from Dublin and blended with beer brewed locally.
The UK is the only sovereign state to consume more Guinness than Ireland, and the third largest Guinness drinking nation is Nigeria, followed by the USA.