McGlinn's Public House

7 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

111 Orondo Ave.
Wenatchee, Washington, 98901
United States

(509) 663-9073 | map

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Added by woemad on 05-30-2005

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by AllThingsNinja:
Photo of AllThingsNinja
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I would be very happy to call McGlinn's Publick house my local. They have about 10 draft lines, 8 of which are craft from brewer's ranging in size from Pyramid down to Roslyn. One's a root beer. The other is Guiness. The bottle list is unremakable, primarily offering selections from America's largest brewers.

I like the room. It felt old. Its a darker bar, with dim lights and a tasteful amount of local sporting memorabilia and antiqued out door equipment on the walls.

Our service was good, and the food quite tasty. They offer some artisinal twists on typical pub grub. It works out well, but can end up a bit pricey.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of efsulliv
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of loren01
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went to this pub the day over Labor day weekend. At first when I walked in there was a huge line of familes waiting for a table and initially I almost turned around and walked out because I didn't want to wait really. However I spotted a single seat at the bar...the bar is self seating so I nabbed it. I was waited on right away by the woman behind the bar, she was very good even with it being so busy I got plenty of attention. I counted 14 beer taps and 1 root beer tap. Pretty good variety of stuff (a couple Rogue, a couple Boundry Bay, Bear Republic etc). I ended up having the Boundry Bay IPA and ordering the wood fired salmon dinner which were both excellent. The best thing in my opinion is their beer bread, I almost went back the next day just because of the beer bread. I would recommend this place to anybody if ever in Wentachee...great place!

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Photo of ccrida
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Hit this place for dinner, twice, while in town for business. Touted as the best restraurant in town, a family friendly, causual pub grub type joint, deep and narrow with exposed brick and kitchen in back, with lot of local memoriblia such as old baseball team photos and orchard advertisements. Meals were good, I had a medditerain pizza the first time that was damn tasty and loaded with topping for a pretty good price. The second time I had the Southwest Salad, it was ok but nothing exciting, heavy on the black beans. Nice tap line-up, mostly mainstream NW micros, but a few gems like some Boundary Bay seasonals, as well as 3 house brews that are each brewed by a different brewery (Boundary Bay, Roslyn and Pyramid).
Service was fine, not the quickest though especially b/c I was sitting at the bar, the busser's had to chase down the bartender after they realized I had been sitting there for about 10 mins unattended. Bar tenders were friendly, especially b/c it's a small town and they recognized me as an outsider, chatting up about where I was from, etc...over not too bad, I'm pretty sure it's the best bet in town for a decent beer selection.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.13/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I had dinner with friends at McGlinn's while on a business trip.

Atmosphere is OK. It's a narrow building, and bit confining with limited seating. The place is rustic inside, with a lot of exposed brick and old timbers. Old skis and labels rfom fruit boxes decorate the interior..

The quality was good. Good food and above average micro brews.

The service was hopelessly inefficient. We waited almost 20 minutes to be seated at a table that was empty the whole time we were waiting.

The selection was modest, about 15 micros. I didn't see any macro's on tap. Three selections are brewed for McGlinn's by regional micro breweries. The rest of the selections are typical NW fare. Pyramid Deschutes and Widmer.

The food was good. I had the roasted chicken

The food may be a bit pricey at $15 a plate. The beer a good value at $3.75 a pint.

All things considered, I'd probably go back. Maybe for lunch instead of dinner.

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Photo of Gavage
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped by here while staying in the area. Old historic brick building that is easy to find. When entering the place you immediately notice how large the place is, with a huge wooden bar on the left and loads of tables from front to back. There was only 8 stools at the bar. This is a classic rustic brick building with plenty of knicknacks, most notibly skis hanging over the bar. In the back you'll see a brick oven for pizzas.

Beer wise they had 15 on tap. Several from Boundary Bay (Pale, IPA, Blond, and Stout), Iron Horse, Mac & Jack's, Pyramid, Roslyn Red Lager, Rogue Brutal Bitter, Wdmer Hefe, Guiness, and a special made McGlinn's Ale from Pyramid. Beers we had were fresh and good quality.

Service was outstanding. The waitress knew her beers, and was prompt and very friendly.

Food was also good, as we had some appetizers and dinners that were all good. Prawns and ribs were fresh and tasty. Didn't have any brick oven pizzas but they looked good.

This is the type of place I wish was close to me on the east coast - good food, nice local beer list, historic feel, and friendly service. If in the area, this is a must stop.

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Photo of woemad
4/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited this place on Memorial Day weekend.

McGlinn's is a non-smoking pub that is located in an historic building on a sidestreet of downtown Wenatchee. The interior is lots of exposed brick, with all sorts of regional stuff tacked to the walls (though I forget any concrete examples, I'm sure at least some of it had to do with the fruit growing industry).

I sat at the bar. Consequently, I received pretty good service for the balance of my stay. The server was very attentive, quite attractive, and mildly flirtatious - no problems there!

But what about the beer? There were around 15 or so taps. While Bud Light, Guinness and some cider were included, the vast majority were PNW micros. I had a Boundary Bay IPA and a Methow Valley Porter, and both were served properly. I think Methow Valley (Twisp) was the most local brewery represented. Each was $3.50. Bottled beers were the usual suspects - crappy macros and malternatives.

The food was quite good. They have one of those trendy brick pizza ovens and offer various pizzas, but I opted for the Philly Cheese Dip Sandwich, which was very tasty.

This place seemed popular as a dinner destination. When I came in around 7PM, there were several family groups seated at tables, and several more came in while I was there. No one else sat at the bar while I was there.

If you find yourself in Wenatchee and want good beer and good food, do yourself a favor and stop by this place.

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McGlinn's Public House in Wenatchee, WA
Place rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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