Fadó (pronounced f’doe) is an Irish term meaning ‘long ago’. It is used in Ireland to start a story (the equivalent of ‘once upon a time’ ). We chose the name because at Fadó, we are telling the story of Ireland’s rich and evolving Pub culture.
You will always get great Guinness, Fish and Chips, traditional music, footie on the T.V. and fun in the best pubs in Dublin. Today, you will also see from-scratch cooking and seasonal food menus that rival the best restaurants, craft beers from local breweries and quality, housemade cocktails. The Irish Pub in Ireland have evolved and we’ve evolved with them.
Welcome to Fadó Atlanta
The original Atlanta Fadó opened in January 1996 at the corner of Peachtree Road and Buckhead Avenue and became an instant hit with the people of Atlanta. It was the first pub in the U.S. that was manufactured in Ireland and shipped to the U.S. and it was the number one selling pub of Guinness in North America within three months of opening.
The original Fadó closed on 20 October 2007 to help make way for a new development in Buckhead. The new Fadó opened to the public on 11 March 2008. The new three-level venue was created in Dublin by the Irish Pub Company and was shipped to Atlanta during the winter of 2007.
Regulars will recognize much from the previous location, but also will enjoy new features including the new hand milled bar, the “Grand House” area with oversized fireplace, the mezzanine’s Celtic art and the rooftop patio complete with stone walls and large murals depicting Ireland’s rugged landscape.
With lots of room, it is a great place for lunch, dinner, happy hour, late night fun and corporate or private events. We are also the home of undoubtedly the best pint in Atlanta, a wide selection of local and regional craft beers, an ever evolving housemade cocktail menu and food menu that blends your Irish and pub standards with new tavern favorites. Yes, it’s an Irish Pub where you can actually eat well.
But that is just the beginning. We welcome all to come in and enjoy the craic and the exclusive coverage via satellite of live Irish and European sporting events. If you are a newcomer to Irish sports, you will not be disappointed. Plus we are proud to be Atlanta’s home for all the big soccer like English Premier League, Champions Leauge, Euro, many of the other European leagues and of course the World Cup.
Irish pubs have always been the social center for their communities– Fadó continues that fine Irish tradition of high quality food, drink and banter.