Waxy O'Connor's Closes in South Beach

waxy-oconnors-irish-pub-and-eatery-3.4698905.131.jpg
Few places left to get a drink in a dark bar in SoBe.
Looks like another Irish pub on South Beach has closed its doors. Waxy O' Connor's on Washington Avenue closed over the weekend, with the following message on its Facebook page:

"We have closed our doors at our Waxy's South Beach Location. Come see us at Waxy's Fort Lauderdale! Download our app!"

Though there are literally thousands of Irish pubs all over the world, Waxy O'Connor's is a South Florida original. The first location opened in Fort Lauderdale in 1997, with locations in South Beach, on the Miami River, and in other out-of-state sites following.

Each of the bars were actually custom built in Ireland and shipped to the United States. The bar is named after an Irish term for "lucky," coined from a tale about a candle maker who escapes from a raging fire.

Though the Miami Beach location, frequented by locals and tourists alike for an apres-beach beer on draft or to watch the game, is closed, a call to the Fort Lauderdale location assured us that both that pub and the Waxy's on the Miami River remain open

Upscale Irish pub, Clarke's, closed on South Beach earlier this year, leaving Playwright's Irish Pub as one of the few places to grab a pint in a dark wooden bar in the neighborhood.

Follow Short Order on Facebook, on Twitter @Short_Order, and Instagram @ShortOrder.

Location Info

Venue

Map

Waxy O'Connor's Irish Pub and Eatery

690 SW 1st Court, Miami, FL

Category: Music

My Voice Nation Help
15 comments
Ted141
Ted141

Never really cared for this place. They charged $9 dollars for a Stella draft....ok...screw the tourists but I FUCKING LIVE HERE!

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

LOL, hand built bar and sent to the USA. Where do they come up with this stuff ?

Luis Barreda Luna
Luis Barreda Luna

Where you go now Mehdi Hamich ?? U will be a homeless mother fucker !!! Hahahahahahahah

internetinternet
internetinternet

The Quiznos, Naked Pizza and Med Pizza place all closed on this block.  If you search YouTube you can find a video of a person who was attacked and killed on this block, "Mystery Man Sought in Fatal Beating of Miami Beach Tourist."  Also research "1 dead in police-involved shooting on Miami Beach"You can also research the bouncer who was stabbed across the street "Bouncer slain outside trendy South Beach nightclub"  I'd imagine liability insurance rates for this block make it impossible if you are selling food. 

Keep coming tourists.  We need you to keep our hospitals full. 

Tony Miller
Tony Miller

Because we needed 2 Irish pubs right across the street from each other.

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

there is another irish pub in the gables

philrincon
philrincon

So what's next? Another fly by night bar/club charging $12 for a Corona and $25 for a vodka on the rocks plus $2 for ice? South Beach has completely pushed away locals with their ridiculous tourist trap prices.  

Mathis Young
Mathis Young

that sucks, SB need to lower the rent, some of these ll are charging access of 15-25k a month for rent

Rafi V Myami
Rafi V Myami

they probably made them an offer they couldn't refuse lol

Suze
Suze

@Mark-Casino Brown Schroeder is the man

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...