McGuire's Irish Pub
Active Beers: 12
Beer Ratings: 107
Beer Avg: 3.47
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 35 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by JayQue:
4.06/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I had been to McGuire's severeal times in my pre-BA days. It was always packed and I thought the food was good and reasonable considering it is a major tourist trap. On this trip, we just stopped in for beers. The place was nice and empty (@ 2 PM on a weekday in March before Spring Break. The atmosphere is good, like the dollar bills, moose and the canned music (some tenors and Caeli music as well as the crappy Irish-American tunes). I liked both of their McGuire's beers that I tried. The service was good. The bar maid was very proud of her McGuire's Stout said it was better than Guinness. All in all a recommended stop if you are in Pensacola.
03-09-2006 03:44:49 | More by JayQue
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4.88/5 rDev +20.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Don't you dare go in here and order a Bud Light! They brew their own and the owner makes the brewmaster keep a light, a red, a wheat, and a stout but the last tap he gets to show off with. Always try the seasonal, if you are lucky enough to catch the Imperial Red you won't be disappointed but anything he puts out is exceptional. Pair the seasonal with one of their burgers (almost as good as the seasonal) and you will leave fat and happy!
03-23-2014 21:36:57 | More by Lagerheaded
4.75/5 rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
If you ever get a chance to eat at McGuire’s Irish Pub, I suggest you do. Great food (from the 18 cent Senate Bean Soup to the 30 different burgers to steaks and seafood), the best wine cellar in Northwest Florida, and they brew seven different beers on premises (including a great root beer).
Then there are the dollar bills covering every wall and ceiling, the very tricky restroom signs, the Irish Wake served in a mason jar (limit 3 per customer for your safety), and even a $100 burger (ground filet mignon, served with a side of caviar and a Grand Magnum of imported Moët Impérial Champagne).
The original in Pensacola nearly always has a line, sometimes a two hour wait in the summertime. I prefer the newer Destin location. I've never had to wait for a seat, and if you can sit upstairs on the deck you have a fantastic view of Crab Island.
01-13-2013 20:51:23 | More by TheMarkE
4.33/5 rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Where to start. This a trout amazing place, unique in my experience. A great steak house that is also a brew pub.
The ceiling is covered in dollar bills. In fact, every piece of woodworking that isn't the bar has dollar bill stapled to it. I can't even describe the place accurately. And busy like I've rarely seen. Tuesday night at 7:30 and Friday at 6:30 were interchangeable. A wait but they move them through well enough.
And boy is it worth it. They food is fantastic, perfectly made, and well presented. As authentic as you can probably get without going to Ireland. Lamb stew with big chunks of parsnips, carrots, potatoes and Lamb, all well seasoned. The steaks are the best I've seen for under $50 though they are over $20 each.
Six different brews on today (of their own brewing). An Irish stout, a porter, red ale, Oktoberfest, a light ale and a raspberry wheat. Full bar as well.
There are tv's spread around so you can keep up with the game, especially if it is Notre Dame (boo, hiss).
Service is good but it can be hard to get the bartenders attention as they keep busy.
As to the price, the food is a bit expensive, $15 & up for entrees but the quality is impeccable. The beer is quite a bit cheaper @ $4.25 a full pint. In case you can't add it yourself that's 4 beers = 1 entree, maybe.
10-20-2012 00:16:21 | More by PorterLambic
4.83/5 rDev +19.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
I say a bit pricey, but it is reasonable for the quality. Everything I've ever ordered is divine. I love their steak, their prime rib, and their sheppards pie which is what I had this time. I also enjoyed a delicious deconstruction of a Reuben which was an egg roll with corn beef and sour kraut with a thousand island style dipping sauce. Delicious. Rich and decandent, savory, irish, traditional meals. Quality and quantity.
Spacious and clean. Fun environment. Classy, but rugged in an Irish fashion. Beers are ok. At least they are original recipe. The red aint bad.
Service was great. A little prissy, but he was precice and conversational. Stayed on the ball. A bit slow, but to be expected for things that need to slow cook and come out right.
Overall, absolutely awesome place to eat and drink. Nice, spacious, clean environment with great service.
09-15-2011 04:17:30 | More by JayS2629
3.63/5 rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
I went in late May with my wife, son and a dozen other kids from their youth choir. McGuire's has one of the coolest decors, lots of old wood and Irish attitude.
Hamburgers are the main event on the menu. For about $10, you can get a huge burger (from a choice of 20 on the menu)with fries. There're also sandwiches and po-boys. Nothing is truly exceptional except the atmosphere.
You can order a sampler set of their six beers, brewed on location. The waiter brought out a rectangular board with holes in it to fit the test tubes of brew. Once you try them all, you can decide on which pint-sized portion you'd like. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the styles. Nothing really outstanding about any of the beers. Not bad, just not memorable. Made me look forward to visiting Four Winds later on.
McGuire's has a great gift shop to get lost in. Lots of t-shirts and mugs. Wander around the place and check out the decor.
Fun for families, decent sampling for beer fans.
08-11-2011 20:13:41 | More by brewskifan55
3.1/5 rDev -23.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$$
I went against my usual instincts of avoiding really touristy looking places to go here because I saw they brewed their own beer. In the future, I'll know better. The beer isn't great to begin with and in addition to this, they are served in 14 oz "falsies" - an annoyingly popular trend these days. On top of all this, glasses are chilled to freezing, another annoying popular practice that helps demolish any trace of flavor the beer had to begin with.
Food is overpriced for what you get. I ordered a burger I had heard was good, and got a pretty typical, slightly larger than usual burger with cheese that the chef hadn't even attempted to melt.
04-17-2011 15:16:50 | More by DrWangerBanger
3.78/5 rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I may label the beer they make as "tourist style." It is by no means a high quality craft brew, rather a middle of the road product made to please the masses. It is at least a step above macros bought in local big box/grocery stores.
The food is all tasty, if not a little over priced. The burgers are huge and can be split between two moderately hungry people.
The atmosphere is very good for an Irish bar. The dollars hanging everywhere are quite the sight to see. Write on one of your own and leave your mark!
With not much else to do in Pensacola (besides the Naval Aviation Museum), this is a mandatory spot to at least grab a beer.
12-08-2010 23:41:49 | More by BoilerUpNavy
McGuire's Irish Pub in Pensacola, FL
90 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.