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August 7, 2009

Leprechaun Entrance

ropewalk tavern and mcfaul's leprechaun entranceI've probably walked past this a hundred times, but only noticed it for the first time this morning.

On the front of McFaul's Pub (the Ropewalk Tavern expansion), there is a knee-high door labeled "Leprechaun Entrance." 

There's even a little lantern light by it. 

Is it gimmicky? Cheesy? Tacky? 

All of the above. And I couldn't help but chuckle at its cheesygimimickytacky awesomeness.

(Photo by me)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:13 AM | | Comments (13)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


It's great! If you happen to get in they actually serve guiness in shot glasses and have all this leprechaun memoribilia. One of the best hidden gems in Fed Hill.

One of the few places I can find Beamish on draught. I'm a big fan of Ropewalk & McFauls

I cant tell you how many times I have walked by and never noticed the entrance. Maybe I should walk by BEFORE I start drinking! lol

I've seen it before but have never actually seen a Leprechaun go in there though. ...Saw one stumble out, which I then proceeded to chase down the street while screaming about gold and cereal... but then again it was late at night and after drinking, so my memory may not be 100% correct about all these events.

Oh, and just for the record, I DID catch that little bugger and managed to get my hands on his pot of gold, which I then brought home. In the morning, however, I awoke to find myself clutching a nearly empty flower pot and there was dirt all over my room.

(The aforementioned story may not be completely true...)

Randy Newman got into a lot more trouble for much less..

FHT - I heard that once the Leperchaun got out the door and off with your gold, the bouncers caught up with a block later and beat him up pretty bad. Savages.

Now we got some material! Little leprechaun bouncers outside their pub checking ids of giant bouncers from Mother's who are trying to come in and stir up the crowd.

God save Ireland.

NR, enjoy the Beamish while you can--my industry sources say that Beamish is ceasing US distribution, at least through their current importer...........

Oh, the "Leprechaun Entrance"? Option 42A in the "Plastic Paddy Pub Kit" from Diageo/Guinness, right between the "empty fiddle cases" and the "toadstool lounge"............. For other options, see any "Fado Irish Pub" or An Poitin Stil in Cockeysville............

We are not amused.

@ Alexander D. Mitchell IV -- AH!

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