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#51 of 281 Bar in Montreal
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US$10 - US$25
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Reading the reviews, we thought this would be a great stop to catch some playoff hockey, have a beer and a bite to eat. Wish we had gone elsewhere. First of all, there is nothing Irish about this place. They played loud music, from every...genre. At one point they turned the TVs on one entire wall to basketball. No issues with playoff basketball, but at least have every second TV with hockey, then both crowds can be happy. Major issue, service was horrendous. It took longer to get a beer than it did to get our meal. We could have had 3 beer each gone, in that amount of time. One meal came out with parts missing. We had to show our server what the menu said, before it was fixed and it took forever to get it. Everyone was finished eating before it finally showed up. Definitely would not recommend. Will be leaving asap to find a place with better service to watch the remainder of the playoff games tonight.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 28, 2022 via mobile

Game night! Our server Margot was amazing. Could really see her being a manager , handle herself so well with clients and FAST service. Fun spot half Leaf’s fans and a lot of laughing. Thanks

Date of visit: March 2022
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Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2022

Hey there, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I hope we get to see you again soon. I will let Margot know about the review. Cheers, Stuart

Reviewed March 14, 2022

Currently visiting my son in Canada and we had a weekend in Montreal. After a lengthy day sightseeing on the Sunday needed a good meal. Unfortunately many places in the centre were already fully booked and our 7 year old grandson was getting hungry, so...we gambled on a visit to McLeans and we were not disappointed. TBF as an Irishman I know that you can rarely go wrong with an Irish bar anywhere in the world. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff who immediately made us feel at home and very quickly had drinks delivered to us. Excellent food and beer selection and the food portions were very very generous and the food well presented and prepared. We were served by Margot who was a very friendly young woman who demonstrated great patience with me who had no idea how to sue the app menu 😀😀😀 A very family friendly place to visit and I would throughly recommend it to anyone who needs good craic and wholesome food when visiting Montreal. A note of warning I think they stop children coming in past 1930, but that needs confirmation.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Stuart A, Owner at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2022

Hiya Jim, Thanks so much for the generous review! I will let Margot know. She's a star and is one of the ones that makes us who we are! Cheers big time, Stuart

Reviewed March 9, 2022

I am from NB, went to Montreal for the first time in the spring of 2010 for Habs vs Caps with my older cousins (not sure what mom was thinking on that one lmao). Anyways I was in high school at the time, and none...of us had been to the city before. So we randomly stumbled upon this place, and it was A1. I try and make it back every year, and haven't been there since January 2020. Looking forward to dropping in at the end of the month and getting wrecked after having a good meal. Go Leafs, see ya soon Montreal and McLean's we have lost time to make up for.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2022

Hey there, Sorry for the late response, but that's so much for the review. Hope to see you again in the near future! Cheers, Stuart

Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

My friends and I visited this pub for dinner and drinks recently. We ordered a big platter of appy’s to start which were good. Then I shared a huge steak and pepperoni sub and some curry poutine. Sooo good!! Food was quite delicious here, everyone...was pleased with their poutines and subs and burgers etc. I was disappointed with the fact that the gravy is made with chicken stock tho, it’s supposed to be beef gravy and I have an allergy. With that said, the curry poutine (vegetarian) was sooo good!! Service started out really good but then fell a bit short as the evening went on. Could be because it was super busy in there. Overall I would go back and crush another one of their awesome subs.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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StuartAshton, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2020

Hi Ber, Thank you for the great review. I appreciate the feedback on the points where we fell short and I will use that to help us get better. Please come back and CRUSH another sub! Cheers, Stuart

Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

I spent the afternoon at your pub waiting to watch a hockey game at 7 pm that night. I know it wasn’t a habs game but thought they could put he leafs game of one of the TVs. Much to my disappointment after spending nan...afternoon and over $100 they couldn’t accommodate my request and sent me down the street to peel pub who were more then accommodating to throw the game of one of their TVs. I wasn’t asking for much but at least the game to be on one of the TVs. I really enjoyed your bar the numerous hours I spent in there but I won’t be back and I won’t be recommending it. DisappointingMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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StuartAshton, Owner at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2019

Hi Kathy, As we discussed in our emails, I am sorry that we disappointed you. I've been speaking to my staff as I was disturbed by your email to me. After speaking to them, I can explain a little more why we were unable to...More

Reviewed December 12, 2019 via mobile

We were staying nearby on Peel and saw the buzz at this Pub pre Montreal Canadians hockey game. We were not disappointed. Good food and great atmosphere at the pub. The prices are very reasonable. It seems to be a happening place on game night....I also headd some people saying they were coming back after the game.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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StuartAshton, Owner at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2019

Hey Conrad, I am glad to hear that you popped in. We do get pretty busy before, during and after the games. During the games we have hockey trivia between periods and then another round after the game. Thank you for the kind words. I...More

Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

Staff is great. Very good feeling of a town bar, two floors, pool table, fuss ball...lots of seating also.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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StuartAshton, Owner at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2019

Hey there, Cheers for spending some time with us. We think that customer service is key to guest experience and your first line kind of confirms that. That makes me proud and very happy that is what you experienced. I hope you find yourself around...More

Reviewed October 31, 2019

My wife and I popped in for drinks and a bite to eat when stopping off in Montreal whilst on a guided tour of east Canada. The night we were in, Saturday, was manic, really very busy. The local ice hockey team, the Montreal Canadians...were at home and the stadium is very close by. The place was full of people watching the game on one of the many big screen TVs strategically placed around the pub. Later many supporters from the game descended on the pub. Despite being busy, the staff and service were excellent, the food and drink were good and the atmosphere was pleasant. Only downside, the WIFI wasn't working and it was too hectic for a member of staff to correct. Not good for us UK tourists hoping to stayMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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StuartAshton, Owner at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2019

Hi David, Thank you so much for the review. Sorry that our WiFi was down and that we were too busy to address it at that time. We certainly do get very busy during hockey matches. I am glad to hear that our staff was...More

Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

Came here to watch the NBA games for opening nights. You can’t imagine how difficult it is to do so outside of the country. This is a very typical pub. Wings were decent but the ranch was horrid. Poutine was pretty good. Hubby complained about...their IPA selection. Place is a bit more spacious than other places we’ve been to in town so far. 3 floors with what sounds like a dj on the third floor or at least amplified party music. The servers were really nice and not that fake I want a tip nice just very chill.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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StuartAshton, Owner at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2019

Hiya, Thanks for the detailed review. I am sorry we didn't wow you but happy we didn't excite you guys further. We did have a DJ on the second floor. We do love our basketball at McLean's. Sorry that our Blue Cheese dip (not ranch)...More

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Melissa B
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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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McLean's Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4