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Finn MacCuhal's Irish Pub

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Finn MacCuhals is an infamous large Irish bar with extensive outdoor seating and an awesome atmosphere. We provide a wide range of decent, hearty "pub grub" style meals to suit all tastes. Normally quieter and more relaxed during the week but pumping at the weekends with Live Music and a D.J from 10pm, favourite hangout for tourists and locals alike, it's a place not to be missed when travelling through Taupo and an excellent location for parties and functions.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$20
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just needed a Guinness and a feed, this was produced to a level much better than expected. Friendly staff, usual beer-hall type decor but we left after an excellent steak sandwich and fush and chups.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PhilYass
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here a few times over the years. Each time it seems to get quieter. The food is fine, but there is something missing. Our daughter is diabetic and was looking for a sugar free drink. They couldn't provide one. No Soda, Diet...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nedbedrock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took four relatives visiting from the UK. They had been blown away by how lovely and friendly people in Taupo are, so I was really disappointed with how one of them was treated at the bar. The bartender turned away and got drinks before...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bossyiris
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

The music attracted us into this Irish bar(nineties plus). We actually tasted a couple of craft beers before deciding on the Macs Gold Lager - it was delicious. We had already eaten but glad we dropped in here for an extra pint or two!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davidwilliambarnes
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

The food wasnt bad, but there was no Irish vibe apart from the Guinness beer available. Our evening was ruined when a "DJ" started playing rap singles from 2012, he was all over the place with his music choices, there was no one on the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DeanG1276
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Loved everything about the Guinness beef pie Worth the wait. Gorgeous pasty, succulent beef and a fantastic flavour. 20 out of 10. Mushy peas and mash complemented it to soak up every bit of gravy.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lindacC7406AV
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Finn Irish pub is nothing different from other Irish pubs. There are plenty of seats with good vibe and Guinness.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Wow. What a fun vibrant pub. Looked after by the locals & muso’s Had a fabulous birthday day, thanks guys. X

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SouthernPrincesca
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We had our evening meal here the other day. It's a large pub, so will have more of an atmosphere when busy. They had free pool on this night. Tuesday. We had pizza, burgers and a pie. All were nice, but nothing too exciting. It...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Nedbedrock
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We popped in for a pint on a very cold 4 degree day. Staff were friendly, cider on tap was great. It appeared to us that you could get games from the staff to play which is a great idea. It was pretty quiet when...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank fremantlewa
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