I have no idea why the local blogosphere loves McFadden's fake ass Irish bar so much but I won't deny that the place has a lot of buzz.
Recently, Ramsey - the best blogger in Lawrence - posted a video tour of the place complete with Garth Brooks music in the background and a hip-hop outro.
Overall, it looks like another nicely done downtown hipster bar . . . So I'm not amazed but in general I'm a fan of pretty much a fan of everything Irish given that they're the only ethnic group in this country that recognizes their own immigrant roots and by-in-large they don't hate Latinos.
By the way, here's another great McFadden's link from Irish KC.