Molly MacPherson's Scottish Pub & Grill

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Type: Bar, Eatery

311 W Congress St
Savannah, Georgia, 31401-2408
United States

(912) 239-9600 | map

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Added by gabeerfan on 07-09-2008

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Mdodge8837
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of MacMalt
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

In a world full of Irish pubs, this is truly a Scottish one. The atmosphere is pleasant with european soccer on the TV whenever I've been there. The menu features Scottish fare which is well-prepared and tasty. There is a good selection of Scottish ales, including Belhaven Scottish Stout on draught. However, there is not much of a selection of American craft beers. I enjoy this place and always pay a visit when I'm in Savannah.

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Photo of JMay419
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Had Hopslam at this bar on vacation last weekend. That pleases me!

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Redrover
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I spent a very pleasant happy hour during my last visit to this cool town. The place is kind of small and had a cozy feel. The bar is on your left and seats about 12. There are tables that seat about another 35 to 40 patrons. I had some nice conversations with the regulars and some other visiting tourists. Seems to be more of a local than a tourist spot.

The tap list is just ok but the bottle selection is solid. There is a nice emphasis on Scottish and other UK selections. They also have a few unexpected treats like Bells Two Hearted & Raging Bitch from Flying Dog. Unfortunately they serve the beers to cold, give it a few minutes to warm-up and your fine.

The service was very good. The bartender knew beer and was quick with suggestions and free with samples. We saw him later in the night at the nearby wine bar and he was still friendly and thanked us for our patronage.

I did not try the food, but what I saw looked & smelled pretty good. They have good deals on beer during happy hour.

I liked my visit here and will most likely return when I'm back in Savannah.

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Photo of corby112
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Stopped by here after having a few beers at The Distillery. This bar was on a street that was overpopulated by bars that stayed open late but was one of the nicest ones I walked into. It was much cleaner than the other establishments and actually had tables for dining and nice decor. Since this place isn't a meat market it was practically empty with only a few people at the bar and one table of people eating.

They had a small selection of beers on draft, but nothing worth mentioning. The real reason to visit this place is the bottle list which focuses on Scottish beer and other beers from the UK. They had stuff from Orkney, Bell Haven, Brew Dog and Traquir. They also had some local beers, other American craft a few Belgians and a German beer or two.

The bartender was friendly and very patient while I studied the menu for 20 minutes or so. I only had one drink and eft but she was pleasant enough.

This is a cool little spot on an otherwise douchey street and they stay open very late. I would like to visit this lace again the next time I'm in town.

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Photo of TheEclecticGent
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

I went to Molly Macpherson's Scottish Pub & Grill on a recent trip to the Savannah area for work. I had originally tried to find the Crystal Beer Parlor, only to learn it was closed. However, this ended up being a good trip. It's a quaint, small, UK -style pub with lots of Scottish themed d├ęcor. UK style bar sits off the left near the back of the establishment. I had their fish and chips which was good. The beer list is obviously leaning toward the Scottish, associated UK beers, and Scottish themed beers. I had a Skullsplitter and an Ola Dubh 12 Reserve, which was excellent. I would defiantly return again. The wait staff and bartender were very attentive and nice.

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Photo of gabeerfan
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Somewhat small place. Cozy would probably be the right word. L-shaped bar near the back otherwise completely open space. There was a cool little "living room" area next to the fireplace with plush, high-back chairs around a low table. Didn't notice any outside seating as it would be blocking the sidewalk in front. Lots of Scottish stuff on the walls. Soccer (football) jerseys, photos/maps of Scotland, etc.
Good quality brews and Scotch. Beers are mostly Scottish, UK, or Scottish-style US beers. This was our 2nd beer stop, so my wife and I shared a Highland Gaelic Ale. Some beers included Fiddler's Elbow, Belhaven, and Innis & Gunn. There are about 13 beers on tap and about 30-35 in bottles.
Service was good. We were greeted quickly and drinks came quickly and as ordered. We were even a little high-maintenance that afternoon and they happily took care of us. They are mindful of people taking tables just for drinks and will ask those just drinking to sit at the bar if people are waiting for tables.
We enjoyed the food. They have the typical dishes, fish and chips, scotch eggs, etc. We had the scotch eggs and a cheese/fruit plate. Both were very good and fully consumed. We had the sticky toffee pudding for dessert, also very good.
Prices were reasonable. 3 food items and a beer came to less than $30 before tip. Most beers were right around $5. Considering most were imports, the price seemed fair.
Overall, a good stop in a "pub crawl" through the Historic District of Savannah. We will be going there again next time we are in town.

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Molly MacPherson's Scottish Pub & Grill in Savannah, GA
Place rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 11 ratings