Fran D.10/10/11The Franklin Room at Finnigan's Wake, great place for a wedding, or any catering event.
537 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Billards / Gaming,College Bar,Dance Club,Irish Pub,Live Music,Pickup / Singles,Restaurant / Bar
Finnigan's Wake became so popular so fast that it is hard to remember a time when it was not an integral part of the City of Brotherly Love. We hear tell that Benjamin Franklin himself originated the idea of an authentic Irish pub in the environs of Northern Liberties, where immigrants from the Emerald Island settled once those pesky Brits were dealt with. Leave it up to Old Ben to roll out the welcome mat, but what would you expect from a man who said "Beer is living proof that God loves us"? The third floor catering hall is named after Benjamin Franklin, which is graced with a beautiful view of the bridge that bears his name. Did you know that National Geographic Traveler's Magazine named Finnigan's Wake one of the 10 must see places in Philadelphia right up there with the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall? The Second floor of Finnigan's Wake is our Civil War floor dedicated to both the Irish 69th Brigade and Abraham Lincoln, and is home to the famed "Lincoln Level." There are several portraits of the N.Y. 69th Brigade, the "Irish Brigade" which suffered tremendous casualties during the Civil War. Did you know that Finnigan's Wake has appeared in several TV shows and mentioned in several murder novels? All Irish bands in Greater Philadelphia want to play in the Quiet Man's Pub, which is chock full of mementoes from that great movie. Even the great Maureen O'Hara herself loves the pub and can reminisce for hours about the movie and her co-star, John Wayne. The Pub also contains invaluable antiques from the"Dicken's Village" which was a major attraction at Strawbridges during the Christmas Season. Did you know that Finegan's Wake is a famous novel written by James Joyce? Did you also know that Finegan's Wake is the name of a riotous Irish drinking song? Some claim that Finnigan's is haunted and that items, particularly keys, disappear routinely. It may be Old Abe, it may be the late Mr. Finnigan himself, or any one of the thousands buried in Standard Caskets! Come and ghost hunt for yourself, but, watch out for your credit card. We have recovered over 5,000 missing credit cards since we opened. Our ghosts have a penchant for collecting them, it would seem. Did you know that over 65 couples met each other for the first time at Finnigan's Wake? And that several of them returned to have us cater their wedding reception? And that a couple met during "Running of the Santas" and returns on that day as well? The famous and infamous, the old and young, the legends and want-to-be's, musical standand bearers and the up-and-coming bands of the future, all flock to Finnigan's Wake. You name it: The Wolfetones, Cranberries, Thin Lizzy, Clancy Brothers, The Irish Tenors, Lords of the Dance, Violent Femmes, the Nerds, Smokin' Joe Frazier, members of the Flyers, Sixers, Eagles, Phillies, all have been spoted in Finnigans. The closing party of the Republican National Convention of 2000 was at Finnigans!
Eats & Drinks
Finnigan's Wake is getting a reputation, not only for our wonderful catering, but also for the wonderful lunches and dinners coming from our kitchen. The number of lunch and dinner guests are growing at a steady and impressive rate. You will not find better food at a more reasonable cost anywhere. Molly Finnigan has staked her reputation on it. There are, of course, the standard Irish dishes: a Guinness Beef Stew to die for, Shepherd's Pie, Fish and Chips, like your mom used to make. And if you like potatoes, (what self-respecting Irishman does not?) try the sweet potato fries with that marvelous sweet and sour dipping sauce. There is always potato soup. Wonderful salads exist for those watching their weight. We also have standard "pub fare" for those who want a Philly Cheese steak. And, as a special treat, try the home-made crab cakes.
Stephen D.4/3/10Don't go sober... You'll be annoyed
Kristen P.3/14/11The top floor is usually less crowded than main floor, and easier to get a drink at too
Jerry B.10/17/10Fridays is $10 all u can drink happy hr 530 til 730..best happy hr in the city by far! Make sure u say hello to pat and Bobby!!
Jason B.4/27/13@SlammBand twitter and Facebook Check our calendar, see when were back