MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room - Henrietta
Taps: 50 / Bottles: 165
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 35 | Show All Ratings:
3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25 | $$
This place has the most taps of any place I've ever been. Not necessarily a good thing though- 140 taps means some stuff is gonna be old. I've had some issues with dirty lines.
Nonetheless, you can always find something good on tap. It's best to pick the more unusual, rare, special stuff- as the run of the mill (but still good ) stuff like Southern Tier IPA or Edmund Fitzgerald is likely going to be old. Seasonals are also a good option because they're less likely to be old or dirty.
The food is alright. Not particularly healthy. The menu is large, but has all the typical bar stuff, sandwiches, salads, wings, burgers, etc. Nothing you haven't seen before. Prices are all right.
The service is a bit lacking. Not always friendly or knowledgeable about beer.
Worth a stop simply for the volume of beer, but be wary of old beer and choose wisely.
01-24-2014 21:52:22 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.58/5 rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
MacGregors is my all time favorite place in Rochester. Their wings and boneless wings are not to miss! Especially their Chipotle BBQ sauce, that's definitely one of their most unique items and definitely the best sauce they offer.
Their outstanding selection of drafts and reasonable prices are a win too. Their specials are great, usually different selection than most places for an affordable $9.00/pitcher.
Whenever I leave Rochester and come back to visit, I always have to go here. This location is far better than all of the rest. I think I have only ever been
Disappointed with this place maybe one time out of the last 30 times I've been here.
Do not miss :) the food is delicious and the beer is outstanding!
07-27-2013 22:51:26 | More by Skulpinski
3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $
A decent spot if you are in Rochester. Settled in last night just prior to the Bruins game.. The beer selection is large.. Too large. The first sip of the first beer told the story. Dirty tap lines everywhere. It's one of these places from what I consider the last generation of craft beer bars. Ones where more tap lines were considered better. There is no way they can sell that selection of beer and keep their inventory fresh... a taste says it all. Don't get me wrong, the selection, itself, is pretty nice... But a disappointment that My Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA had that obvious dirty line taste...
Service was fine, but a little thin. Once you caught their eye, they were fine, but after sitting at the bar for 2+ hours, you'd think you'd get a "how are you doing" at least once...
Had wings and onions rings. The wings were actually pretty darn good. Nice to have a place make a VERY spicy wing when they call it one. The sweet/Chili was also very good.
Onion rings were sadly frozen versions.... (I had expected more)
Bottom line... If you are in the area, it's fine. Don't go out of your way.
06-04-2013 12:02:05 | More by Reagan1984
4.43/5 rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Compared to other places I've been, this bar has an impressive variety of top-notch beers; based on pure volume of different beers, this is one of the best places to grab a drink.
Additionally, their food is tasty. They have a number of dishes worth trying--most of them being of the heart-attack-inducing variety! It's a really cool place!
06-03-2013 23:28:46 | More by MJSJr
2.26/5 rDev -41.6%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 1 | service: 1.75 | selection: 5 | food: 1 | $$$
The place is filthy, the food made me sick. The glasses taste and smell like feet beer due to the rinse system. All around horrible place to be, have been here twice. I will never go back. Only good thing is variety of beer but much of which tastes old or flat. The owner and his counterpart seem to be very bad people according to the locals.
04-08-2013 19:10:27 | More by DonBar
4.23/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Great atmosphere to hang out with friends. They have TVs with multiple games on, darts, pool, arcade games and the back patio is great during the summer.
The quality of the food isn't the best, it's best described as bar food. The appetizers are great to share.
Service is a bit lacking, they have a significant turnover on the waitresses and bartenders. Selection is top notch for Rochester, there's always new beers to try.
With over 125 beers to choose from at a given time, you'll never run out of things to try. They gladly provide samples before you buy and you can choose the 11oz or 20oz mugs.
02-26-2013 21:26:12 | More by Crashdown
3.15/5 rDev -18.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25 | $$
Beer selection is one of best in the RIT/Henrietta. They often have rarer or some hard to find beers as special for a week/month. Now they are offering "flights" of beers of certain style or from a certain brand. Each flight comes with 6 5.5 oz pours and its nice to be able to compare all of the different beers.
However, the service is not the best, even on Thursday nights when its not terribly busy.
The biggest problem I have with this is the glass cleanliness. All of the beers get a rubber/soapy taste that just kills the beers immediately. The glasses are also sticky at times which is just gross.
Good beer selection is ruined by below average service and unclean glassware.
01-21-2013 17:28:42 | More by totti333
2.2/5 rDev -43.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
Really over hyped. Sure the beer was good, and they have a great selection. But the food is at best mediocre compared to what they charge, especially the new chicken wings are just poor quality. The beer is over priced the wait is forever and especially the upper management is really unfriendly. Trying to get a drink at times is like pulling teeth. To be fair, its a little better at Henrietta, but only because the one in Gates is a disaster.
Not only is the food better but there is also a much better atmosphere at Lovin cup, or TC Rieliys or the Distillery, and the beer is just as cold. Go there.
03-09-2012 03:25:18 | More by Stunmai
4.43/5 rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
I come to RIT to work about once per quarter and have been hanging out at McGregors now for about 3 years. The staff is knowledgeable and the beer selection is very good. With so many taps it is really hard not find something that you like. Let's be honest, there may be some " atmosphere faults" at weekends (never been here on a weekend) but if all bars were as good as this we would have nothing to complain about. Keep on rocking those 140 odd taps... I know that some could be better than others but there IS something here for everyone. Cheers!!
09-21-2011 00:14:19 | More by davemcr
3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
It does indeed look like a biker bar from the outside, well, except for the huge sign that says it has "the world's finest draught selection" or something like that.
Walking in I noticed it was a pretty big place. The ambience I quickly discovered was that of a chain like TGIFs or Bennigan's.
Service at the bar was very good. Selection was very varied but only about 10 brews stood out as possibly difficult to find. It was the end of January and they had a couple pumpkin beers, a couple oktoberfest and a few other way out of season brews still on tap. WTF?
No heart and soul as far as beer loving goes, its purely a "Look at how many beers we have on tap" scenario.
Food is basic pub food, nothing special and again like many chain restaurants...mainly fried.
Worth going to for a few beers, not worth a meal and definitely not worth going to until you've already checked out Tap & Mallet.
01-28-2011 02:19:45 | More by indiapaleale
MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room - Henrietta in Rochester, NY
88 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.