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McLean's Pub

€€ - €€€American, ,
1210 Rue Peel, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2T6, Canada
+1 514-392-7770
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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1210 Rue Peel, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2T6, Canada
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Stopped here for a late dinner on a Friday night. Service was quick (even though they were busy) and the food was delicious. Serves up standard pub-grub. Beer selection was average with a few craft brews thrown in. The burger was tasty and served on...More

Thank PBandJamminJourneys
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time and giving us (and the world) your feedback! Glad you enjoyed our pub. Hope to see you again, Stuart

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Great food, great prices and great service. What more to ask for. Battered mushrooms and a good Beer was a super start to a relaxing evening. Popular place and tons of people.More

Thank Carmen D
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hey Carmen, Thanks for that glowing review! Aren't the Mushrooms good? If you are going to cheat on your diet a little, deep fried in our beer batter with our thousand islands dip is so good with a Keith's! Hope you visit us again soon,...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here after our bus tour The fish was coated in a batter that reminded me of sweet and sour chicken balls. Not your typical Irish pub foodMore

Thank Mills75
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi there, It doesn't sound like we did a good job with your fish. I am very sorry to hear that. We rarely get complaints about our beer batter and we make our cod 3 times a week, as it is that popular. Mistakes happen...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Great service and convenient to Visitor Center and bus tours BUT there are so many other places where food is decent. French Onion soup was worst I have ever had. Bread was doughy. Loud inside.

Thank Pat S
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

I am sorry you feel that way, Pat. I respect your opinion. We are what we are and we are not for you. Take good care and wish you well, Stuart

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We just arrived to Montreal (our first time to the city) we noticed this little pub and decided to stop in. The bartender upstairs was very welcoming, she told us the great drink specials and taught us a little French. She even gave us some...More

Thank ProffesionalReviewNJ
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Hey there, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We try to be the friendliest pub in Montreal! We also try to be ambassadors of our great city. I am glad you felt the love! Cheers, Stuart

Reviewed 20 September 2017

Great Food, lively environment !! Great to have beer and then meals at decent price and then a short walk to S. Catherine's street where you could take a walk before heading down to your hotel.More

Thank Murugan B
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Cheers, for the stars! We strive to create a great environment. We are fortunate to have a gorgeous old building to start with. Staff is what brings it alive. Great food and Drink make the difference. Thanks for your review and for enjoying your time...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We went for supper. The spicy chicken wings are cumulative heat - the first one really seemed mild but by the end of supper, I was really feeling it. An order of fries... is a meal by itself, and wonderful, but for heaven's sake don't...More

Thank W W
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Hey there, Thank you for the great review! I am so pleased you enjoyed everything and even more pleased to hear that you are coming back. Thank you so much! Stuart

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Learned about this place by a complete accident, when (barman) Kenny - on his way to work - gave me, a complete stranger, a hand trying to find my way around Montreal. Returned for a burger and a beer later. Service excellent and efficient, very...More

Thank Konrad666666
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

That's an amazing review! Thank you so much. I will let Kenny know that he made you feel at home here! Cheers, Stuart

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Nice pub offers different type of biers with snacks.We enjoyed a lot. Service was good, food quality was ok. It was a nice stop in the afternoon and sitting outside was so good with cool biers. Thanks

Thank MCSavas
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi, Thanks for the kind words. There is nothing like sitting on the terrace during the summer in Montreal! I hope you visit us again soon. Stuart

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Nice atmosphere, Lena was a good waitress, food was not worth the price. The Stella I ordered was warm, the Reuben I ordered came out as an open-faced sandwich, and more sauerkraut and cheese than corned beef. The chicken soup was very bland and blah!...More

Thank Joe M
Stuart A, General Manager at McLean's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi Joe, I am happy Lena and the pickles were good. but that's a sad review to read. I am very sorry that you were not pleased. I will speak with Lena to see if you mentioned anything to her and if we could have...More

Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the
Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and
commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship
stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate
headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by
nightfall transforms from a business district into a
youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and
restaurants heavily peopled by students and young
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Melissa B
24 February 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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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
  • E-mail
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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