Atlanta Restaurant Scene

New Fado Opens in Midtown, hosts Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Fado Irish Pub opened its newest location in Midtown on Saturday. And Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who was Grand Marshall of the annual Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade, stopped in to watch the Six Nations Rugby match between Ireland and Wales.

“Irish pubs, in addition to being the social centers, now include savory food, local beers and excellent cocktails. We’re excited to bring a 2015 vintage pub to Midtown residents, neighbors and workers alike,” according to Fado founder Kieran McGill, who opened the original Buckhead location in 1996.

The growing pub concept now has 15 locations around the U.S. Here's how the Midtown location is described on the Fado website:

Our pub in Midtown is an expression of 21st Century Ireland and the changes happening today to Dublin’s pub culture. It’s a modern pub that combines the best of the old with the new: Irish timelessness, a global perspective and homage to local ‘heroes’.

You see historical Ireland in the deep woods, the Whiskey Room, the great Irish beer brands and Irish specialty paint and pictures. The clean craftsmanship and design reflect the global influences of New York and mainland Europe on Dublin’s pub and restaurant scene. You’ll see a healthy selection of the region’s best craft beers and local spirits as well as art telling the story of Coke’s strong connection to Ireland.

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