, , ,

Yesterday was Jimmy Houlihan’s last shift behind the bar at Farrell’s.

WPIX reporter Magee Hickey reports.

Longtime Brooklyn bartender that ran the place ‘like the town hall’ retires

He’s the unofficial mayor of Windsor Terrace, and after 54 years behind the bar at Farrell’s, Jimmy “Hooley” Houlihan is retiring.

Shouting “Hooley, Hooley,” hundreds packed this quintessentially classic Irish bar, Farrell’s, of Windsor Terrace, to pay tribute to their favorite bartender: 80-year-old Jimmy “Hooley” Houlihan, who began working in Farrell’s in 1969.

“I have never met better people than we have right here,” Hoolihan, the retiring bartender, told PIX11 News.

“Hooley’s like the mayor of this neighborhood and he ran this bar like the town hall,” Denis Hamill, the writer/journalist and frequent customer at Farrell’s, told PIX11 News.

Good luck Hooley and thanks for the memories…