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McLean's Pub

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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Groups, Bar Scene

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Built in 1910 by Military Tailor, R.J. Inglis, the building at 1210 Peel Street became the Rymark Tavern in the early 30's. For over 60 years the Rymark was a destination spot for Pigs Knuckles and Baked Beans. In 1992 McLean's Pub was established by the legendary Montreal barman, Ian McLean. Ian loved the warm and inviting atmosphere, with its oak beamed ceilings, hand carved fireplace, and many other unique features. With his incredible charm and a handpicked staff, Ian created a new pub on the scene. He has since passed, but his namesake and life's work is now a landmark pub in downtown Montreal!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Was there with business colleagues - service was good and food was excellent. The noise level was not so bad you could not have a conversation. Good atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cegaservices
Stuart A, Owner at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Hey Gary, Thanks for the review. We will keep up the "good" work! Cheers, Stuart

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Went with a group of 8 friends. Food was great, service was amazing..... and 10L pitcher, yes, 10L pitcher!! Great spot for a few drinks with friends!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mikeg_mikeg
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

This place is welcoming and friendly. We were going to stop for a beer and abit of late lunch which turned into a longer visit. The staff are attentive but not overbearing. Gave us some local knowledge of the area to extend our night for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank arnsidecath
Stuart A, Owner at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Hi there, Thanks for the wonderful review of our pub and staff as well as of our great city. I do hope yiu made it back. Regardless, the next time you find yourself in Montreal, we'll be here to greet you. Cheers, Stuart

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Excellent service, average food. I had fish and chips and it was not that good. The ambiance is great -- a happening place prior to a Habs game. The waitresses are good and attentive.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hayes_jd
Stuart A, Owner at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Hi there, I am glad that everything else was good except for your fish and chips. I will speak to the chef. I am sorry, I wish I knew what went wrong. We get a fish delivery three times a week because we sell so...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018

Once they see that you have stopped consuming you're invited to pay the bill immediately to make place for other customers and it doesnt matter if you want to stay more or not. Either you still consume even if you're no longer hungry or thirsty...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank leouaz
Stuart A, Owner at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Hi, I believe I might have been the person that spoke with you and your friend on the night of UFC 229. If it wasn't you, I will still continue with what happened on that particular night as it is a similar example. On that...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

We had a large group here and they were able to find space for us upstairs. Food was good and so were the drinks. Our group had a nice time here and the service was really good.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Concertgoer54
Stuart A, Owner at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for all of the kind words. I hope you pop in again the next time you are in Montreal. Cheers, Stuart

Reviewed July 31, 2018

We were struggling to find somewhere to eat in the rain and opted just for diving into this pub for a drink whilst we thought about what to do. Once our drinks arrived and we started seeing food go past us to other tables, we...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank nikki317
Stuart A, Owner at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for popping in and I am very happy you stayed. Thank you, as well, for writing this review! I hope you will visit us again. Take good care, Stuart

Reviewed July 25, 2018

We lucked into finding this place and after the first Bloody Mac Caesar, we went back every day for one or two. There were 3 or 4 slices of bacon on the Caesar with dill pickles, it had horseradish in it and whatever else, it...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ClaudetteP119
Stuart A, Owner at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Hi Claudette, I am so happy to hear your endorsement of our Bloody Mac. It makes me want to belly up to the bar and order one. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Cheers, Stuart

Reviewed July 8, 2018

My wife and I were looking for a nice Irish pub for lunch and came upon McLean's so we decided to stop in. The place is large with plenty of tables and chairs and we had no problem getting seated and waited on. The World...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank DavidfromPA
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Hey David, Thank you for reviewing us and taking the time to give your readers a fair amount of info about or place and your experience. I am very pleased that you and your wife enjoyed yourselves. I hope you visit us again the next...More

Reviewed June 30, 2018

We stopped in for a drink after walking back from the Old Town and sat at the bar. Kenny the bartender greeted us as if we were old friends and by the time we left we felt we were. Kenny made my wife a "special...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Notanewbe
Stuart A, Owner at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Hi there, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at McLean's and with Kenny to everyone on Trip Advisor! Kenny is a great ambassador to the pub as well as to our city. He exemplifies what we try to do, create memorable experiences. Like...More

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Melissa B
February 24, 2017|
Response from Stuart A | Property representative |
Hi, Yes, by law our establishment is 18 years and older. We are a bar that serves food (and has lottery video machines) and not a restaurant that serves alcohol. Sorry, wish we could have you visit us. Cheers, Stuart
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