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The Irish American Bar


The Irish bar in Lime street dates from around 1830 and moved to it's present location at 55 Lime Street not long afterwards. Then the Americans came over in the first war and they took to it and they called it the American Bar. But it was known locally as the Yankee Bar because the clientele fwas mainly rom Americans.

It was very popular in the second world war although it had a reputation for a different clientele. The ladies used to visit it a lot, looking for the seamen. This was the place where the likes of Maggie May knocked about. Most of her clients, GIs, American merchant navy, sailors, they all used this, maybe for the same reasons. It quietened down just after the war. It's known now throughout the world as McHales Irish - American Bar.


The Irish American Bar


The Irish bar in Lime street dates from around 1830 and moved to it's present location at 55 Lime Street not long afterwards. Then the Americans came over in the first war and they took to it and they called it the American Bar. But it was known locally as the Yankee Bar because the clientele fwas mainly rom Americans.

It was very popular in the second world war although it had a reputation for a different clientele. The ladies used to visit it a lot, looking for the seamen. This was the place where the likes of Maggie May knocked about. Most of her clients, GIs, American merchant navy, sailors, they all used this, maybe for the same reasons. It quietened down just after the war. It's known now throughout the world as McHales Irish - American Bar.


comments (4)

  • Ada
  • United States
  • 8 Aug 2008, 04:12
Interesting Information Les...lovely composition..
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Ada, appreciate it.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 8 Aug 2008, 16:51
Thanks for the notes, Les. Please don;t egt me going over the support of the Americans for the Irish...! Lovely composition here with good colours.
Les Auld: Dangerous ground then Alan, thanks for the comment.
Nice selection of what are probably the main features of the building Les, and lots of interesting info.once again.
Les Auld: I suspect the main features of the building are the beer pumps inside, thanks for the comment Brian.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich..warm and a bit muggy!
  • 8 Aug 2008, 19:41
Nice slice of history Les
Les Auld: Always did like a bit of history Bill, thanks for the comment.

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