We have lived all over the United Sates. Everywhere we went, we were always able to find that comfortable little pub where we could go and relax and have a good cocktail or beer. When we moved back to Ohio back in 2002 we considered owning a place of our own. We looked off and on at places that were available, but nothing seemed to fit our needs. In 2014 while looking through some business listings, we saw Doolin's Pub for sale. We had always liked the pub and decided to make an offer on it. The details were finalized and Finnegan's Wake was born.
Many people ask us about the name 'Finnegan's Wake'. The name comes from an old Irish folk song written around 1850 and generally attributed to John Durnal. It is also the title of a book written by Irish author James joyce in 1939 which has been called one of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language. I have always loved the song and when it came time to name the pub, It seemed to be a good fit. There are other pubs named Finnegan's Wake, notably one in Edinburgh Scotland that a colleague of mine frequented while attending Edinburgh University. It was his suggestion for the name that ultimately sealed the deal.
While deciding what we wanted Finnegan's Wake to be, we considered many things. We eventually decided that we wanted our pub to be a friendly place where people can come together and enjoy a good drink, whether it be a craft beer, a cocktail, or a fine whiskey. We have expanded the beer and whiskey selection immensely and continue to try to provide a wide variety to suit all tastes. We also wanted to provide quality entertainment by local musicians. We currently have live music three days a week and are considering adding a fourth day for our country music fans.
Come and relax. Listen to great music, enjoy a couple of drinks with your friends or colleagues. and experience Finnegan's Wake for yourself.
James and Andrea Crutcher
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