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Taps: 18 / Bottles: 12
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 1 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Noxious26:
3.6/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Located in the Warehouse District just the other side of the railway tracks from downtown. There are alot of bars, clubs, and restaurants in this area. Parking can be a bit of a pain with so many night time establishments all nearby, but if worst comes to worst you could park in the old grocery lot a couple blocks away, otherwise it's street parking.
Created in an old warehouse, lots of old timbers run throughout the bar and there are some old church pew style benches at tables that give a real old world tavern feel to the place. They specialize in live entertainment these days, in fact, there is live entertainment of some kind or another every day and each weekend there is a band. This can be both a plus and a minus depending on what your mood is and what you're looking for that evening. It does get very loud when bands play since it isn't a very big place so don't expect a nice quiet pub on a weekend. On the other hand, if it's a band you like, it can be a really enthusiastic crowd and terrific intimate atmosphere.
McNally's is linked in some way or another to Big Rock Brewery. Big Rock's founder is Ed McNally and if Big Rock doesn't own it outright, then it might be owned by their distributor here in Saskatchewan. Therefor, Big Rock beers are in the spotlight. All Big Rock beers can be found on tap here as well as a few other beers (a full listing is available on their website). I would call the general quality of beers good but not great. Personally, I believe they rank up above most macro offerings, but don't quite meet the level of some great micro and brewpub beers.
I can't say that I've ever had bad service at McNally's. They employ a good number of service staff to make sure that everyone's glasses are refilled regularly. However, it also isn't anything to blow you off your feet either.
Again, their selection (stated above) is Big Rock dominated, but with a few others. Not sure as to their bottle selection since I always tend to drink draft here. None the less, it is slightly better than average for Regina as you can get a few offerings on draft (besides the Big Rock stuff) that you can't get anywhere else in town.
The food menu is also available on line (I believe) and is a little better than standard pub fare. Alot of the items have an irish theme to go with the pub's theme. While their food isn't bad, it isn't anything special either and most of the time we tend to eat somewhere else nearby, then head over to McNally's afterwards.
All in all, it's not a bad place to go, and probably the only beer bar in Regina that meets Beerfly standards. If you're a Big Rock fan, then this is the place to go, if not, then you better like live music, or else consider another place. I used to really like it here until they became so live music oriented. I like live music, but not all the time. Regardless, when I do go to McNally's I usually wind up having "too much fun" and pay for it the next day. Be forewarned! :)
02-20-2006 01:36:24 | More by Noxious26
McNally's Tavern in Regina, SK, Canada
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