Popular Phoenix pub Rosie McCaffrey’s to close after 20 years

Sep 21, 2022, 11:28 AM | Updated: 11:29 am
(Facebook Photo/Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub and Restaurant)...
(Facebook Photo/Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub and Restaurant)
(Facebook Photo/Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub and Restaurant)

PHOENIX – Central Phoenix bar-scene staple Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Restaurant and Pub will pull its final pints this weekend after 20 years, owners said.

The popular pub near Seventh Street and Camelback Road will close the doors for good Saturday, Seamus McCaffrey posted the announcement on social media early this week.

“On behalf of myself and my family, we would like to thank all the great Rosie’s staff, bands, and the distributors we’ve had over the years. We also want to give a big thank you to all the loyal customers for making it possible to own this establishment,” McCaffrey wrote.

“We are forever grateful for all the memories!”

Rosie’s followed in the footsteps of McCaffrey’s other Phoenix dining spots, The Dubliner and Seamus McCaffrey’s, focusing on Irish food, drinks, live music and sports on TV.

McCaffrey said in the post he’d worked hard over the years to “… bring a little piece of home to the desert.”

Hundreds of customers commented on Facebook about the closing, thanking McCaffrey for good times they had at the pub and wishing him and staff well.

“The outpouring of love and support has been overwhelming since we’ve made our announcement. We’ve loved reading all your memories and connections to Rosie’s,” McCaffrey wrote Wednesday.

Rosie’s hours are 11 a.m. until midnight.

The Dubliner, which opened near 40th Street and Thunderbird Road in 1984, and Seamus McCaffrey, which opened near Central Avenue and Van Buren Street in 1991, remain in business.

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Popular Phoenix pub Rosie McCaffrey’s to close after 20 years