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 Finnegans Wake, Grassmarket, Edinburgh


Finnegans Wake
9b Victoria St

Tel: 0131 226 3816
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About the Pub
  This typically Irish pub has a great atmosphere at night when they have live bands. During the summer months it may be necessary to queue to get in, but, well worth it if you like Irish music. Inside there is a large circular bar and small booths around the perimeter. The floors and walls are all wood with a small raised area to one corner where the bands play. Bar food is served during the day and ,of course, Guinness is on tap! Great night time place whatever your choice of music.
Linda - Feb 2001
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Not coming in
Yes i was not allowed in finnigans for wearing an Iron Maiden t shirt
and trainers ??????????????????
and there was only about people in there anyway
can't see the pub lasting through these hard times.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Gina Fordyce
Tartan wearers beware!
Think twice about visiting this pub if your dressed in tartan as you'll not be welcome. We were on a hen night dressed in full tartan(kits etc) and refused entry as we were told by an abrupt doorman that they didn't let fancy dress in! First time I've heard of tartan being fancy dress especially in Scotland and from an irish pub!
Monday, July 9, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Finnegan's has been closed for a while now due to fire damage
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

The RooDs
hi, I'm from Italy and I've been coming at FINNEGANS WAKE for 1 month each year since 7 years (everyday of the week) and it is the best place I ever been!! I'm going to be back again in september but tell me, is it still the same? Are there THE ROODS on sundays? thank you bye bye-- my email: tim@finneganswake.it
Thursday, August 3, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Oli (switzerland)
Lots of Fun!
Great Pub with a good atmosphere, even throughout the weekend. We enjoyed going there whenever we could! The bands are really good quality and play some great stuff! Hope to come back soon!
Thursday, July 6, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Visit finnegun`s wake
I am visit Edinburgh last year and the finnegans wake are the best pup in hole Edinburgh ;-) greats to brian, the Band, and Marianne from Aarau (switzerland), the nice lady behind the bar ;-) I search the songs from the band, but i Can`t find, i hope you can me send list with the songs. Thx I wish you the best
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Rating: rosettes

The boys are back in town
Hi!! I,m an italian guy, me and my friends have a good time in Finnegans Wake in December 2005. You're the best bye bye.
Saturday, January 7, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Claude Le Noallec
I'm a guy from Lorient in Brittany. I came three times in your beautiful city and saw each vacation our very goog friends in your PUb: Roy, Ali, Paul and John but John left the band. I really enjoyed my parties in your fantastic pub. I look forward to go there again.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Will Dunlop
I'm a American Firefighter working Kuwait who came to Edinburgh on vacation. I went down to Finnegans on a Sunday night and got to hear Absent Friends play. They were really good and I had a blast. If anyone has anymore information about this band like a website or anything email me...
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Rating: rosettes

I'm From Canada and was visiting a friend and Edinburgh, cant say I saw a lot of night life because all we did was come here! The best pub ever! and definatly coming back some day to visit!
Thursday, September 1, 2005
Rating: rosettes

After11: so cool, so amazing!
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Rating: rosettes

it used to be my second home;-)
2 years ago, it was the last time, that I've visited Finnigans. And I'm looking forward to my next scotland (Finnigans) trip;-).......greets from switzerland :-)
Friday, April 29, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Stuart Nicol
Great pub!!!!!!!!!
This the best pub in Edinburgh
Monday, January 17, 2005
Rating: rosettes

ferret mcstumpy
yip its braw
great pub, one long laugh, the bands are great and the atmosphere is superb. if you are looking for a loud enjoyable night then you wont beat this. another magners please!
Friday, December 31, 2004
Rating: rosettes

Good bar for a bit of a boogy, just wear lots of layers cause it gets like a sauna!!

BTW, Magners was only lauched in Scotland this year and is still hard to come by. Finny's is one of the few places you can now find it.

Monday, October 11, 2004
Rating: rosettes

Absolutely magic
Should you be looking for a peaceful place to sit and have a chat, you're not going to get it at Finnegan's Wake! You'll get a night of careless, great fun and with great music to match. Should you on Sundays, you'll catch The Roods who are most probably one of the most talented and eclectic group of musicians I've ever seen. But do be prepared to dance: before you know it, somebody's twirling you around or sticking a pint of guinness in your hand. Such a great atmosphere!
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Rating: rosettes

Magners is called Bulmers in Ireland
Friday, September 3, 2004
Rating: rosettes

Dave Heenihan
Poor excuse for an Irish bar
Majority of staff aren't even Irish and know less about Ireland than George Bush! Where are the Irish products? Don't even have Magners. A few t-shirts and posters don't make an Irish bar!!
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Rating: rosettes

Worked There
Well its ok I suppose, just cant stop going there now thats my problem! ;-)
Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Rating: rosettes

Possibly the most fun, friendly bar in Edinburgh
This is definitely the most friendly, lively and laid back place in Edinburgh with a relaxed mixture of locals and tourists and a guaranteed atmoshphere almost every night of the week save perhaps mondays and tuesdays. The draft beer, however, is a big disappointment - lukewarm and tasteless - I recommend you drink the malt whisky or bottled beer!
Sunday, May 9, 2004
Rating: rosettes

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Finnegans Wake
9b Victoria St

Tel: 0131 226 3816
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