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.
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