425 Fremont Street
When you’re just looking for a basic Irish pub with decent bar food on Fremont Street, Hennessey’s Las Vegas is the place to go. Nestled with Mickie Finnz, Brass Lounge and Las Vegas Country Saloon beneath the world’s largest pint glass, Hennessey’s Las Vegas features indoor and outdoor patio seating. If the weather permits, grab a table outside and you’re likely to get some free entertainment via the variety of oddballs wandering by on Fremont Street.
Whether you’re interested in grabbing a Guinness, a shot of Jameson or something decidedly less Irish, Hennessey’s Las Vegas has you covered. This Irish chain features a full bar and a reasonable selection of appetizers, sandwiches, salads and burgers.
Except when bands are playing (after 9:30 most nights), the volume in Hennessey’s Las Vegas is typically more conducive to conversations than many of the bars on Fremont Street. Service can be a bit on the slow side but if you’re looking for a leisurely pint or meal, it’s a great option.
About Hennessey’s Inc.
In an industry where more than two-thirds of the new entrants fail within the first year and a geographic market that is recognized as a hotbed of competition, the Southern Californian restaurants, Hennessey’s, have proven to be a resounding success – demonstrating atypical longevity and prosperity.
Since being founded in 1976 by Paul Hennessey, an entrepreneurial former Wall Street stock trader, Hennessey’s Tavern, Inc. has grown from a single location in Hermosa Beach, Calif. into a diversified group spread throughout Southern California that today includes: 10 Hennessey’s Tavern and H.T Grill operations, as well as the renowned Lighthouse Cafe jazz club and The Fish Bucket – a casual “beachy” concept.
Hennessey’s Tavern, Inc. expansion has been steady and closely controlled. The opening of the Hermosa Beach Hennessey’s Tavern in 1976 was followed, less that two years later, by the opening of the company’s second location in Redondo Beach. Since then, the company has added new operations – from Manhattan Beach to San Diego (Gaslamp Quarter)- through start up and acquisition at a rate of approximately one per year.
H.T. Grill, with its upscale dinner-house menu and decor, opened in 1987, and the company’s specialty operation, The Lighthouse Cafe was acquired in 1989. Recently, another two concepts have opened – a “Beachy, Casual” restaurant called The Fish Bucket. And an Island-themed fish house & bar called Mickie Finnz.
Unlike many of its competitiors that expand rapidly to satisfy investors or financial projections, Hennessey’s Tavern, Inc. applies no such pressure to its own operations. According to Mr. Hennessey, expansion occurs only when the right opportunity presents itself, and since the company is closely held and has no outside investors, it is able to move rapidly to capitalize on good prospects.
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