Received word that Jimmy Houlihan will be making his final appearance behind the bar at Farrell’s.
That’s right sports fans, better known as “Hooley,” one of the nicest people from the neighborhood will be calling it quits. He’s hanging up his bar towel.
Jimmy started working at Farrell’s in 1965.
His last shift behind the stick will be Saturday, November 16 at 3:30.
Thanks for everything Hooley! You were always very nice to me.
I miss the days of going into Farrell’s just to say hi to him. While walking past Farrell’s I would peek through the large window facing 9th avenue to see if he was working. Sure enough, there he would be wiping it down or pouring a drink for someone. I’d enter through the front door and strike up a conversation with him. He always greeted me with smile.
Hooley was a friend to all. One of the nicest guys you could ever meet. He did so much for the neighborhood over the years.
The world needs more people like Jimmy Houlihan!
Here’s a link to a story that was written about Jimmy four years ago. https://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/38/48/dtg-farrells-bartender-hall-of-fame-2015-11-27-bk.html