MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room

very good

14 Ratings
MacGregor's Grill & Tap RoomMacGregor's Grill & Tap Room

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

759 S Main St
Canandaigua, New York, 14424-2214
United States

(585) 394-8080 | map

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Photo of wailingwench
4.2/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Cheers: What a way to conclude a weekend that consisted of Empire Festival and Cuse on Fri, Saranac and Utica on Sat. Perfect finish to an almost perfect weekend. Check out the historic renovation pics. Prior to MacG's, the place was a real dump, resembling a crack house. Sunny outdoor patio revels in feel good vibes. Beer list was presented upon sitting down. The Brooklyn IPA was beautiful in the sunlight, radiant and brilliant against the light blue sky. As with the typical MacG's lotsa NY micros. Almost overwhelming. It took us a good 5 min to pick out our poison. Draft specials are the way to go if fundage is an issue. We figured out without the help of a calculator and analytical calc that you saved $1.50 ordering a pitcher vs. 3 pints. Club sandwich was spot on crispy bacon, moist turkey, perfectly grilled wheat bread, no sogginess here. Friendly patrons, willing to chat you up, wish we could have stayed and gotten snozzed, but the road was beckoning us. Felt like we were no longer in NY, pehaps Sarasota, Florida. Screw Tanning Bead, come here, get a pitcher or four, and soak up some rays. Alcohol does wonders for numbing sunburn.

Jeers: Feel good vibes were interupted by the realization that we were in Canadaigua and had to drive back to Buffalo. Bottles of ketchup were sparse and had to be passed from table to table. Bathroom appears to be an afterthought. Good luck finding it before you piss your pants. Whiskey Tango couple inquired if there were any Miller Lite bottles. Fish Fry really is Captain Gordons fish sticks. Our waitress may have been hung over.

On a side note, the Wegmans in Canadaigua has a good selection of Micros: Magic Hat, Southern Tier, Saranac, Brooklyn, Road Dog, and some others that escape me. Plus they sell road flares. Yup, those same road flares that the friendly county mounty sets up when someone drives over an enbankment. We checked out 2 sixers and 6 road flares with no prob. For this reason, the Cdga Wegmans in is my heart forever.

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Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Thanks to all the fellow BA's who led me in this direction prior to heading to the Finger Lakes,a nice two story building that was easy to find.Seventy-five taps laden the bar with a big portly and very friendly bartender waiting to help you decide and willing to give you any sample of brew that you want.I have been to a few bars with more taps but this bar wins out because of the quality brews on tap like Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye and Big Bear stout,Southern Tier Harvest ale just to name a few (there many other great ones)as well as there own brews made from local Ithaca brewing,the big man porter was named after are bartender who was extremely friendly and helpful giving my wife and I samples from seven or eight different brews.We only had some Buffalo wings to eat and they were pretty good so gave the food good marks.A true beer fans bar friendly and a great selection I will not pass this place by if ever in the area again thats for sure.

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Photo of CBFanWish
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Canandagua a nice little city that sits on the North end of Canandagua Lake in New York's Finger Lakes region. When you visit Canandagua, make sure you stop at MacGregor's for a bite to eat and a beer or two or three. With 73 beers on tap they have more than any other bar in the city. It sits just accross the street from the pier, so atfer you have a couple, you can take a walk and enjoy Canandagua Lake. The food is your usual pub fare, cheedar fries, chicken fingers, burgers, and the like. I had a couple great brews from Rogue, North Coast and Victory. This is a great place I think every traveler should hit while on a tour of the Finger Lakes.

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Photo of John
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Pretty consistent with the other MacGregor's locations. This one's perhaps a bit quieter and a little more family orientated. That doesn't take away from the quality and selection that MacG's is known for. Comfortable bar area, separate dining room. As always a multitude of draughts, about 80 handles, great specials and pub grub. Many local, regional and national micros and some hard to find imports. Friendly, attentive service. A must for locals or anyone traveling through Canandaigua (about 40 min SE of Rochester) in need of good beer and some nosh.

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MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room in Canandaigua, NY
4 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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