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McGee's Pub & Restaurant

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240 West 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019-5201
+1 212-957-3536
11:00 - 04:00
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Sun 12:00 - 04:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch and to check out the pub HIMYM (How I Met Your Mother) is based on. We were not disappointed! The food was delicious, and there was plenty of HIMYM memorabilia on the walls. There was a cocktail menu where all the cocktail names were named after HIMYM. Service was friendly and quick and... More 

Thank Jelette
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely little pub Food was great Drinks were lovely.... Prices weren't to bad for where it is Top job....

Thank loufuse
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to catch a bite to eat, portion sizes were decent and able to catch Premier League Football (Soccer). Cleanest Irish pub I've visited in the world! Inspired how I met your mother but it's not the same pub!! Must have been 20 groups of people when we were there thinking it's Mclarens!

Thank PaulEClancy
Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a late night snack and drinks. The food was fine, but the service was poor. Drinks were served in dirty glasses. Probably would not return to this establishment.

Thank Joseph R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a movie tour with 'On Location Tours' where they had a deal with this pub/restaurant for anyone who had been on the tour. The discount was for 15% off and was right across from where the tour ends so we decided to give it a go, and I'm glad we did. It is the pub that inspired... More 

Thank LovetotravelLA92
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245 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in here mainly out of curiosity, as it was used for the inspiration of the bar in the TV series, How I Met your Mother. It was crowded, but we were seated upstairs which was comfortable and rather cozy. Wait staff was efficient, and the shepherds pie was quite good - one serving easily could be split between two... More 

Thank Mjsomaha
Canandaigua, United States
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247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch and a drink. Apparently this place has a " how I met your mother" theme which I couldn't care less about. We were sat at a table by the front door so that every time someone came in (which was often) we got blasted with cold air. The place was busy and our server disappeared... More 

Thank William S
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went there because we were HIMYM fans, but to be honest it's not worth it. Yes, we "checked it" out of the list, but that's it. I have to admit it, the food was good, the beer too, the drink that I had, not that much. I think it's cool to go and check it out,... More 

Thank Sara J
Boston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a How I Met Your Mother Monday! The food was fablous as were the cocktails. The staff and service were excellent. As we were leaving we noticed a photo of Ed Sheeran on the wall - he celebrated a birthday there!

Thank Hilary D
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must go to place for fans of 'How I Met Your Mother' although it was a bit disappointing. Please we went though. Some memorabilia in the bar but very busy and service not great.

Thank maghart

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 West 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019-5201
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-957-3536

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