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Should you find yourself in McGuire’s broke, unsure of where your next beer is coming from, try to resist the urge from stripping a few dollars of the ceiling: there you’ll find $550,000 worth of dollar bills.
In 1977 McGuire’s began as a small neighborhood pub in a shopping center. When Molly McGuire, the bar’s owner, made her first one dollar tip, she stuck it to the ceiling for good luck. Friends of the pub added to the collection and it soon became tradition.
And before many years had passed, those dollars amounted to $550,000. (How long it took to count all those is unclear.) The bar’s Web site that those dollar bill “have been signed by Irishmen of all nationalities.”
Pinhead Susan's, Schenectady, New York
The story goes that there was once graffiti daubed on the train track wall near where the pub currently stands that read: “"Susan is a pinhead." This stayed here for almost 15 years, before being removed. Shortly afterwards, another bit of graffiti appeared on the walls, saying, “Susan remains a pinhead.”
And so when this Irish pub and restaurant opened in 2000, “Pinhead Susan’s” was the obvious choice.