Leprechaun Door – Syracuse, NY


The Leprechaun Door is located at Coleman’s Irish Pub on historic Tipperary Hill at 100 South Lowell Avenue in Syracuse, New York.

Established as a working man’s saloon in 1933, Coleman’s Irish Pub features a 15-inch tall door (aka, “Wee Folks Door”). It sits beside the pub’s adult-sized door that provides access to the regular “tall” customers. Not that there is anything wrong with being tall, you know.

Interior: Notice the seat for the Leprechaun's waiting for a taxi.

Interior: Notice the seat for the Leprechaun’s waiting for a taxi.

Not far from the entrance to Coleman’s Irish Pub you will also find two British-style red-painted “Telefon” booths – one for the tall folk and one for the wee folk.

NOTE: Originally a grocery store, the Coleman family converted the building into Coleman’s Irish Pub in 1933 at the end of Prohibition. Most visitors to the pub love the Leprechaun door, but at times, the miniature door has been vandalized/stolen by local hoodlums.

Also nearby is a bench with a seated bronze statue of Jerry Wilson, long time friend of Peter Coleman, the founder of Coleman’s Irish Pub, who retired in 2012.

The statue (created by artist Dexter Benedict) was initially located at “Mr. Wilson’s Park” at South Lowell and Tennyson avenues until it was moved to the plaza at the pub’s front door and renamed “Wilson Memorial Park.”

Peter Coleman wrote these words for a dedication plaque: “Here sits forever friend and mentor Jerry Wilson, Jewish by birth, Irish at heart. May he continue to keep a watchful eye on Coleman’s.”

A Leprechaun entrance can also be found at P.K. O’Ryan’s Irish Pub at 666 High Street in Worthington, Ohio.

Catherine Rooney’s Irish pub/bar on Delaware Street in Wilmington, Delaware also has a little entrance just for the “Wee People” who want to enter their establishment.

See alsoThe Dwarf House” in Hapeville, Georgia for a similar small entrance to a business.

Coleman’s Irish Pub
100 South Lowell Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13204

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Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Thomasville, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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