Finnegans Wake

Restaurants , British & Irish Lenox Hill
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Finnegans Wake
In direct contrast to the James Joyce book that it’s named after (a novel that has surely turned some English majors into geography majors), Finnegans Wake pub is easy to figure out. The laid-back bar is as much about eating as drinking, and the menu is as authentic as the Irish waitresses (many of who will answer your questions with “Oh, aye.”) The fried fish is batter-dipped and served with vinegar, the shepherd’s pie is spot-on, and corned beef and cabbage is a frequent special. A portrait of Joyce lords over the bar, as if assuring the neighborhood crowd, “Relax, drink, eat fried things.”
Venue name: Finnegans Wake
Address: 1361 First Ave
New York

Cross street: at 73rd St
Opening hours: Mon 11:30am–1am; Tue–Sun 11:30am–1am
Transport: Subway: 6 to 77th St
Price: Average main course: $8. AmEx, MC, V
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