Our Story

In 1980 our family opened a neighborhood pub in northern New Jersey. In a friendly town similar to this one, Finnegan’s provided a place for locals to eat, drink and congregate as a community. Named after patriarch Patrick Finnegan, this warm gathering spot grew and thrived in this down-to-earth borough not far from New York City.

Finnegan’s Marin has replicated the feel that local Henry Hautau, grandson of Patrick Finnegan, grew to love and appreciate during his time spent “home” in New Jersey. Finnegan’s Marin is bringing its own version of wonderful food, lively night life, and down-home community to Downtown Novato.

Finnegan’s harkens to a day-a place-when and where life was easier and the pace was slower. Where friends and family spent more of their time enjoying each other’s company than planning what to do or where to go next. Finnegan’s Marin invites you to sit back and get comfortable.

    • Open 365 days per year
    • Daily lunch and dinner service
    • Weekend breakfast
    • Beautiful full bar
    • HD TV’s at the bar for sports viewing
    • Outdoor dining patio
    • Private parties
    • Entertainment nightly

Finnegan’s Marin, downtown Novato’s favorite restaurant & bar opened in early 2006 to rave reviews. Garnering awards for Best Burger in Marin (Marin IJ), Best Bar/Restaurant Bar in Marin (Pacific Sun), and more along the way, Finnegans brings a warm and wonderful space in Old Town Novato where all could gather and enjoy wonderful food, spirits, and a community oriented nightlife.

Finnegans Marin

Finnegans Marin

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Hours & Location

Hours of Operation

Monday 11:30am until midnight

Tuesday 11:30am until midnight

Wednesday 11:30am until midnight

Thursday 11:30am until midnight

Friday 11:30am until 1am

Saturday 11:30am until 1am

Sunday 10am until 10pm

*Note: Dinner service typically ends at 10pm nightly. Friday and Saturday evenings we serve our Late Night Bar Menu until midnight.

Happy Hour Every Day at the Bar 3 -6pm


Plentiful street parking as well as a parking garage directly behind Finnegan's available every evening after 5pm and all day/night on the weekends and holidays.

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Finnegan's Marin
877 Grant Avenue
Novato, CA 94945