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MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room - Henrietta

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MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room - HenriettaMacGregor's Grill & Tap Room - Henrietta
very good

40 Ratings
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.48%
Taps: 50
Bottles: 165
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

300 Jefferson Rd
Rochester, New York, 14623-2427
United States
phone: (585) 427-8410

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Reviews by CBFanWish:
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4.9/5  rDev +26%

Like the other MacGregor's There are more beers on tap than you can shake a stick at. I never bothered asking how many there were, I just know that it would take a long time to sample them all. The atmosphere was like any other bar on a friday night...packed. With all those people, i never had to wait to get served. Now that's sevice. The best damned bar food you could ask for. This place is the real deal. Without a doubt, the premier bar in Rochester. The best time to go is before 4. It starts to get very crowded very quick. The bartender there at that time on days really knows her beer also. Tell her what style you like and she will know exactly what the best beer for that style is.

CBFanWish, Oct 27, 2003
More User Reviews:
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4.4/5  rDev +13.1%

LutherBrau, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

d_cook_roc, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

km000, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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.

GreesyFizeek, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

meepmeep, Dec 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Evarigan, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of Skulpinski
4.58/5  rDev +17.7%

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!

Skulpinski, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Reagan1984
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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.

Reagan1984, Jun 04, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +13.9%

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!

MJSJr, Jun 03, 2013
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MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room - Henrietta in Rochester, NY
88 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.