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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
12:00 - 04:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 04:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Doesn't meet any expectation. Food quality extremely poor and actually the app. platter was gross, food way over priced. If you're looking for a dive bar this is it. Don't take the family even for the "How I met your mother" experience you'll be let down.

Thank Jeremy T
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was just a block from where we were staying, very nice inside and look really busy... like the idea of sitting at the bar to have a drink, Billy the bar tender was very friendly always made sure my Samuel Adams was full looool

Thank Shine A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended to us by Manhattan Walking Tour guide Michael O'Sullivan and it was a very good lead! Quaint setting, decorated beautifully for Christmas which made it extra sweet. Fireplaces and all around cozy setting. We had the McGee's Burger and the Fish & Chips and were very pleased. The fries were great.

Thank Beth N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Irish pub! The bartender's Irish accent set the scene- very nice atmosphere, great Xmas lighting. Came here with my gf to escape the rain and stayed for more than one round. Not pretentious at all, and loved the different clientele.

Thank Deanna E
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here after seeing that mclarens bar from HIMYM was based on this bar and was not disappointed. Beer is good! Food was yummy, massive portions too and reasonably priced. Will 100% be returning on my next visit

Thank Samantha R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place after a long day of walking as it was close to our hotel and because of the How I Met Your Mother connection. In all honesty I think the only reason this place remains popular is because of this HIMYM connection. The hostess on the door was far from pleasant barely mumbling 2 words before seating... More 

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78 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

McGee's Pub was just around the corner from our hotel. The food was very good. The service was good also. Had several large televisions going with sports on. Odd thing was the fact they were playing country music. Which was fine with us, we are from Oklahoma :)

Thank LindaRad
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like most others, visited due to HIMYM fame. Do not expect a set but do expect a great bar with the exact same friendly vibe you see on the show. We ended up stopping off here 3 times during our trip, enjoying snacks like chicken wings for lunch. Very cosy, nice place to hide away from the hustle and bustle... More 

Thank Cassie8765
Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had great burgers and salad. The ambiance was fun, the service great and the price was fair. I definitely would go back for a no fuss and fun dinner.

Thank Gloria C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Had to find this bar as i fan of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER even though theirs no similarites as it was only used by the producers to drink in ha ha but other than that great 2 floor bar with great selection of beers and cocktails named after himym! Staff friendly and drinks are priced fairly and great happy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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