What’s in a name?
Our pub’s namesake is a character from Finnegan’s Wake, a novel by Irish writer James Joyce. A ballad of Finnegan’s Wake arose in the 1850s in the music-hall tradition of comical Irish songs. In the ballad, the hodcarrier Tim Finnegan, born “with a love for the liquor”, falls from a ladder, breaks his skull, and is thought to be dead. The mourners at his wake become rowdy, and spill whiskey over Finnegan’s corpse, causing him to come back to life and join in the celebrations. Whiskey causes both Finnegan’s fall and his resurrection—whiskey is derived from the Irish phrase uisce beatha meaning “water of life”.
The newest addition to Delray Beach’s world class culinary experience is family owned and operated Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub located on South Federal Highway in Delray Beach, FL. Our pub offers authentic Irish food prepared on premise using traditional recipes of our parents’ using only the finest and freshest ingredients available.
A comfortable decor surrounded with the ambiance conducive to a private conversation or fun night out with friends. Adorning the walls of the pub are photographs of the Emerald Isle taken by local Irish artists featuring picturesque landscapes and local Irish landmarks.
The music covers a wide range of genres, from Celtic rock, Traditional Irish Music Sessiuns, Blues, Folk, as well as some good old Rock n’ Roll. The live music selections on Friday and Saturday feature local and national acts on a steady rotation. The Irish Whiskey selection is vast and we carry brands not commonly found in other Irish Pubs. We feature a pair of separate draft systems for Guinness Stout kept at the perfect temperature, perfectly poured and served in the traditional 20 oz glass. We offer nightly dinner specials and our Happy Hour from 11am until 7pm, seven day’s a week.
We want to bring Delray Beach a part of not only the Irish theme but also the culture which surrounds pubs in Ireland. The authentic Irish pub is the center of all things in the community and we want to bring this culture to Delray Beach. We found that the Irish bar scene, and the pub scene as a whole, has lost that comfortable home away from home feel. We are committed to giving our guests the utmost experience of a true Irish Pub.
With outstanding customer service and true value for money, this is one place you should frequent, if just for the awesome “Sausage Rolls” or our “Piled High Corned Beef Brisket”.
Please take a moment to look around our web site and see everything we have to offer. Thanks for visiting and we look forward to seeing you at Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub in Delray Beach.