You Deserve a Nightcap at Finnians Irish Pub

by - Thursday, May 18, 2017

Finnians is a pub located along the streets of San Juan. I've hardly scratched the surface of this city, which is why I'm glad that my visit to Finnians opened my eyes about the hidden gems around this area, this pub included.

Non-smoking Area

Smoking Area
The Bar
Anyone who knows me is familiar with my hatred of bars, or practically any place with loud music and rowdy people. I really didn't think that I'd be able to step into a bar these days, but I was brave enough to enter Finnians' doors and I was relieved to see that the pub is unlike any drinking places I've seen before. It has a simple yet pretty elegant interiors, which made me perfectly comfortable.

We arrived at 7pm and sat together with the other guests. We were then served with some of their cocktails and food.

Shepherd's Pie P275
This pie filled with mashed potatoes and creamy beef is this Irish bar's pride. I'd gladly gobble up a whole order of this on my own. Every spoonful is just so sensational and highly addicting.

Garlic-Buttered Chicken P240
Who could ever resist the classic butter and garlic combination, especially when it's fried chicken? This fork-tender chopped chicken stir fried in low-calorie butter and garlic is the perfect snack to go with your drinks and conversations. 

Honey Bourbon Ribs P340
This was my all-time favorite dish from Finnians! This gorgeous, melt-in-your-mouth baby back pork ribs, generously smothered with sweet and flavorful honey bourbon sauce is a dish you surely can't miss.

Fish & Chips P175
Your good ol' fried battered fish with a side of thinly sliced fried potato chips and tartar sauce. I'm not really very critical about the type of fish any restaurant uses in their fish and chips. What matters to me is that the totality of the dish is not only delicious, but also not rubbery, or tough. More importantly, I enjoy fish and chips when it is paired with good tartar sauce, and Finnians got all of it right. 

Bangers & Mash P285
A traditional British dish with obese sausages and buttery mashed potatoes. You might ignore their bangers & mash thinking that it's a pretty simple dish, but think again. These sausages were surprisingly better than expected. It packed enough saltiness to enjoy even without the gravy. 

Blue Lagoon (leftmost)  P125
Vodka, Blue Curacao, Sprite

Melon Ball P125
Midori, Vodka, Pineapple Juice

Tequila Sunrise P125
Tequila. Orange Juice, Grenadine

Finnians is by far one of the best examples of a place where you can have a fun-filled night without worrying your pockets. With its affordable, drool-worthy food and drinks, plus the fine, chill ambiance, this sure is the perfect spot to have a nightcap.

My Scores:
Pricing - 5/5
Ambiance - 5/5
Service - 5/5
Taste - 4.5/5

Finnians Irish Pub is located at 403 F. Calderon st., Little Baguio, San Juan City

Date of Visit: May 6, 2017

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