|Chris Flynn and his date...|
The place has been packed since it opened four years ago, and that's because "Crazy" Tim Flynn is crazy like a fox. From outstanding pub grub to a scintillating array of craft beers, from popular beer dinners to to the ultra-popular Beer Senates, from shuffleboard tourneys to ping-pong tourneys, Flynn is always looking for ways to attract people into his special brand of "craic."
And he's finding them. His usually packed houses are proof that he may be the reincarnation of PT Barnum. Nobody who frequents Hailey's, however, ever gets "suckered." Sucked into Flynn's madcap zaniness, maybe, but never suckered.
His clientele is demographically varied in age, and the place is usually jumping. In the middle of it all is P.T. Flynn, serving as host, bar buddy even cheerleader.
Here's a perfect example of Chris Flynn's out-of-the-box thinking. On July 28, Hailey's is sponsoring a bus trip to Stoudt's Brewery in Adamstown, PA. The attendees will assemble at Hailey's at 9 AM (to "cocktail down" as Chris puts it), ride to Adamstown, sample their fine beers and breads, and then return, feted and sated, at 5 PM.
|Carol Stoudt of Stoudt's Brewing|
|Chris and pals at a Super Bowl craic...|
But no one has ever seen that happen.
And therein lies the reason Hailey's Harp & Pub is thriving.