WE popped into Paddy Whacks this week to get the latest gen from our favourite Irish scallywag, consultant general manager, Seamus Whelan.
Seamus told us that despite the recent news that the music and sports bar is in administration – it is very much business as usual.
While serving up some lovely pints of Guinness, he told us: “The administrators now control the bar and have asked us to keep running it as we always have.
“The entertainment will continue because that’s our niche and we’re the only bar in the city that has live music six nights a week and karaoke on the seventh.
“We also have some exciting plans for the future, including plans to start a food menu, drinks-price reductions and some big music events and live sport around the start of the football season, so watch this space!
“The legendary After Match Sing-along sessions start with a bang with the first home game of the season against arch rivals Newcastle.
“Our Sunderland Rose of Tralee, Niamh O’Connell, has qualified as one of only three UK qualifiers for the International Rose of Tralee Final in August, so that’s very exciting.
“We have plans to get Bipolar Empire and some old favourite local and Irish bands back, as well as introducing some exciting new acts”.
Paddy Whacks opened about the same time Georga, Cara and I started going out, so it’s always had a special place in our hearts.
We’re glad to hear the doors are still open for business from 4pm every day and urge everyone to show support for this gem of a bar.