It all started back in 1969 at the opening of the Pig n Whistle Pub & Restaurant by John Mahon & Peter Mcgee. The original restaurant was located in the Old Townhouse of President Taft on West 48th street, in the heart of New York’s Rockefeller Center, the friendly people and atmosphere quickly became the meeting place for New York’s literary and banking elite.
The name derived from the staff bar on the Queen Mary ship where many Irish worked, drank, and sought a home away from home. This theme fit perfectly to what the duo wanted to create, and they did just that on the streets of New York City. It soon became a favorite haunt for people from all walks of life business men, celebrities, and famous politicians which still continues today.