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McLean's Pub

$$ - $$$
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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1210 Rue Peel, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2T6, Canada
+1 514-392-7770
11:00 - 03:00
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here after visiting the fine arts museum and stayed longer than we anticipated. The bartender, Kenny was very friendly -- made us feel like we were at our hometown pub. We had a great conversation with a local man and played some songs on the jukebox. The beer & food were good but the service and atmosphere really... More 

Thank Stephanie B
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this review

Cheers, Stephanie! Thank you for taking the time to review us. I will make sure to show Kenny as well. Thanks, Stuart More 

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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried this for the first time for supper. When in Montreal we've stopped at the Peel pub next door but found it's service mediocre and food crappy. Mcleans Pub was a very pleasant experience. Their Reuben sandwich and fries is great as is the generous chicken fingers. Our female server was fantastic--attentive and very friendly. It was hot so... More 

Thank JimTaggartOttawa
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for the wonderful review. We take pride in our food and drink, and we make customer service our priority! Can't wait for you to get back here! Stuart More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really great bar with a good atmosphere, plenty of fraught beers and great service. It was really busy when we were there but still really quick service.

Thank Duncan P
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this review

Hey Duncan, Cheers very much for the review. I hope you visit us again soon! Thanks, Stuart More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Always have an amazing time, the DJ plays great music that always has us dancing. I have all my parties at McLean's mainly for the DJ💙. DJ vertigo is the best!!

Thank Meghann C
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this review

Hey, Thank you kindly for filling us up on stars! I appreciate it. Chris is a great DJ and we are happy that he's our resident DJ. I will send him the review and give him the praise he deserves! Cheers, Stuart More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Go there regularly. Great spot to grab a drink after work and watch habs games. the food is pretty good as well, especially for a pub. reserve on thursdays for 5a7 it gets pretty busy.

Thank Fred L
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this review

Hey Fred, Thanks for taking the time to review us! Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Stuart More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My boyfriend brought me here during our trip to Montreal this past weekend, and the service was great, the beer was great, and the ambiance was even better. Definitely a "must go" pub stop! Looking forward to coming back again in the future!

1 Thank afoley84
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this review

Hey, We're looking forward to you coming back! Thanks for the wonderful review. Cheers, Stuart More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Great place, great service and great food. It`s my regular stop before a Habs game at the Bell center.

Thank ffrivesud
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this review

Cheers, big time! Thanks for the review. Our Habs are looking mighty good these days. I hope you join us throughout the playoffs for loads of fun and celebration! Thank you, Stuart More 

calgary, AB
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Had a great visit right before a Canadiens hockey game. It was loud but people all fun, staff were very friendly and the pub had the typical Irish pub look to it. Food was Montreal Canadiens themed and was decent cheap eats.

Thank Curtis S
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this review

Hey Curtis, I hope you pop in again soon. We're gearing up for a good playoff run. Thanks for the review! Stuart More 

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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

First visited as an undergrad back in 2012 and have great memories (beer towers as a 20 year old American). This time around, I brought my girlfriend and made new memories here. We went on a quiet and cold evening, had great drinks and service. Looking forward to coming back!

Thank Nick V
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this review

Hey Nick, That's really cool that after all those years, we did you right! I promise when you come back again, be it next year of five years from now, we will keep doing it right. I am proud to say that it's 25 years of us trying our hardest to do right by each and every person that walks... More 

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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited last weekend and loved this place. They have a super fun menu during Habs games. My boyfriend got the pizza and couldn't stop raving about it. I, on the other hand, was craving hot dogs (I wanted stadium food I guess) even though they aren't on the menu. Our incredible waitress went above and beyond... More 

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Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this review

Hi, Your review made my day! Thank you for the feedback. It's great to hear that my staff made all the difference. That's really what I want them to do! Cheers, Stuart More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1210 Rue Peel, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2T6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-392-7770
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!

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