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Finn McCools Irish Bar

How good are all things Irish? The people, the Guinness pies, the Guinness, the actual physical place that is Ireland. BEST. Since all those things are quite the trek from Oz, we’ll take the second best thing, Irish bars and hooray, a new one is coming to Surfers Paradise next month.

Finn McCools Irish Bar is set to open in early November and prep your drinking shoes friends, there’s bulk fun to be had.

Finn McCools, which is the singlemost smile-inducing name we’ve ever come across, is the wee sister venue of the Brisbane version and that place is the goods (award-winning in fact). It has taken over the space where Fiddlers Green once lived and we’ll miss you big guy.

The name of the venues comes from an Irish myth about a hunter-warrior who fell in love with a giant woman (a few other things happened but turns out it’s a really long tale) and that gives us hope to be honest. Anyway, they say the bar is also the stuff of legends due to their delicious pub grub, array of tasty beverages and all of the live music.

Not to mention, they broadcast MANY sporting events on their MANY giant screens. There’s also something called “the hottest ginger competition” and guess we’ll have to wait and see what that entails.

As you’d imagine, the space boasts a huge bar, cosy booth seating and all the good vibes you’ve come to know and love from an Irish establishment.

Because everybody loves a bit of Irish culture, Finn McCools’ menu will feature all the Irish classics including Beef and Guinness pie, Irish Stew, Chicken Curry and traditional Irish breakfast of bacon, eggs, mushroom, pork sausage, black pudding, beans and Barry’s tea (a much-loved Irish blend).

The main bar will feature must-sips including Guinness and Kilkenny, plus all your fave beers, ciders, wines, spirits, and cocktails. Perfect for a session with a crew that doesn’t mind a few, because that is the Irish way.

Finn McCools is brought to us by the team behind Retros Cocktail Bar and Shooters Nightclub so you know it’s going to be a good time.

Stay tuned for the exact opening date, to be sure.

LOCATION: 39 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Words by Kirra Smith

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