MacGregor's Grill And Tap Room (Perinton)

7 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

7408 Pittsford-Palmyra Road
Rochester, New York, 14450
United States

(585) 425-7260

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Reviews by CBFanWish:
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4.58/5  rDev +35.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I know the selection here isn't like some of the others, but I think this is my favorite MacGregor's. A very comfortable environment, this pub is sure to please most anyone. have some chicken fingers and an IPA. There is no better way to spend the day hiding from the wife. Hell, if you want, bring her. I like it mostly because it is right around the corner from the office.

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Photo of Hephaestus
2.65/5  rDev -21.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 4

EDIT: This location has now closed due to the NYS Labor Board shutting it down and the owner not wishing to re-open.

I grew up a mile from this location and have been here many times throughout my life. When I first began drinking I would stop in here while my friends pounded Southern Tier IPA pitchers, and with an unexpanded taste in beer, usually settled for a weak middle of the road wheat ale. Now after not visiting in quite some time, and taking my interest in beer to a much higher level, a few friends and myself decided to head here on a Friday for dinner, and a few pitchers to get the night rolling. Our waitress was incredibly rude from the start, must have been having a bad night, because she informed us another girl would be taking over for her, as she was about to leave soon. Come to see the original waitress stayed and made silverware/napkin sets for the next two hours. Our food was great and delivered in a timely fashion, our original pitcher of IPA(the type slips my mind) was brought out quickly and tasted super fresh. It was the second pitcher in addition to the rude waitress that really got me down about this place. We ordered up a Rogue Nitro Stout, something of which I've never heard of, and still can't find anywhere on any website, but it is listed that way on the beer list. After around 15 minutes the waitress comes over and apologizes, telling us that they're changing the keg and that it would be right up. 15 more minutes pass and she returns, once again apologizing, telling us that "My boss sometimes gets sidetracked and he's going to change the keg right now". Another 15 minutes pass and by this point all of us have been done eating for well over a half hour. We go to the bar to cancel the ordering of the pitcher and viola, they just had poured it. We asked if it would be possible for them to put it in a growler for us because we were looking to leave by the time it was poured. The bartender tells us it's illegal to pour a pitcher into a growler, and we accept this and sit down to drink it. Two glasses in and someone comes to the table to tell us "actually we can put it in a growler no problem, they're $6". Already having a number of growlers at home, i wasn't about to pay to buy another, just to fill it halfway. The gentleman that came to the table said "Maybe next time you should bring a growler with you and have it in the car just in case". No. How about I shouldn't have to bring a growler in case you take 45 minutes to change a keg out, and have a waitress openly admit you were socializing with a friend and got sidetracked?

This particular night aside, I have to say that this place has really fallen off a bit. The beer menu never offers anything new, exciting, or even seasonal with the exception of Corsendonk Christmas Ale. Other places in town with 40 less taps even rotate their selection and offer great monthly and weekly deals on different micro and craft brewings. It seems this MacGreggors loction only has Southern Tier on special, and 4/5 last times i've been there, it's been the same ST IPA. Business seems to be pretty steady though, so maybe catering to beer geeks isn't as important as keeping the football teams of fairport high school's past happy.

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Photo of ProudBeerSnob
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This is my first review after their renovation and "new menu." (Technically, it is a new menu, since it's printed on different paper, but the food is the same.)

Food was very good. Burger, fries, and Buff chix sandwich were as good as I've had in a long time.

THe beer, however... I was excited as I looked at the list. The last time I was here, the list was full of 3 kinds each of Labatt's, Coors, abd Bud, with SOME Ithaca, Southern Tier, Saranac, the usual imports. This time, much better. The full complement of Southern Tier, Youngs Choc Stout, Corsendonk Xmas Ale, Lagunitas IPA, etc.

I ordered the Southern Tier Impy Stout, and it tatsed like soap. (The same thing happened the last time I was here) Server offered the same beer in a sample glass, and it was still soapy. Ordered the Lagunitas IPA: sane thing. My wife's Sierra Celebration was clean but flat. I was planning on telling the bartender as we left, but who knows if he would have listened; after all we're just a couple of 30 somethings with 2 kids, he's got a bar full of career types drinking Bud and Stella.

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Photo of armock
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped in here for dinner with my wife while in town for Christmas. They have a bunch of beers on hand but they made it a little easier on you by listing them by style on a big chalk board behind the bar when you walk in. Do your self and your waitress a favor and look it over before you sit down it will be easier for the both of you. Its your typical bar and grill for the most part nothing going on to really set it aside from other places out there. The bar area is a little small it would be nice if there were more tables in that area other than just one. The service wasn't all that speedy either it took quite some time for the waitress to bring our beers to us. Price is average to a little pricey.

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Photo of kbnooshay
3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Hell yes. Well this is my favorite local beer stop. At 4 minutes from my house I am so greatful to have such an amazing selection of beer. It is a mini version of the henrietta location, not as many taps. The atmosphere on some nights, even saturdays lacks when the crowds are low. Lots of asshole kids from high school from my high school are there some old doods too. The quality is top notch. The restaurant service lacks a little because of what I refer to as the "3 bitches". Always in a bad mood. As far as bartenders goes though this place rocks. Bob is the nicest guy on the face of the earth and will hook you up. You cannot beat MacGregor's for bar food. Get the potatoe boats and buffalo chicken sandwhich. Good value. Stop in, say hi to me!

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Photo of wailingwench
1.83/5  rDev -45.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2 | food: 1.5

I am usually a pretty easy going person, but this Macs has drawn my wrath. I would rather de-poop the stalls at Lollypop farms than set foot in this Macs again. This Macs is 100 % unlike the other Macs I have been to (the 3 C's: City, C'daigua, 'Cuse).

Cheers: Not much at all. The water in the bathroom is cold. Mugs were clean. $6 pitchers of ST IPA and Matt & Phins on the night we visited.

Jeers: $6 pitchers of Rolling Rock. Patrons seen ordering Rock instead of ST. Slurring Dallas fan was loudly asking questions to noone in particular, attempting to draw me into some kindof drunken discussion about the Bills playoff chances. Reuben sandwich at $7 was a rip off. 2 undersized soggy pieces of rye bread, heavily buttered, three slices of corned beef, and a slice of cheese. Tom Whals would have been better. Fries here cost an extra $2, which at 14 fries, makes each one cost 14.3 cents. That would be almost acceptable, but most of them were half the size of my pinky finger. Only one bartender during a Bills game. We were willing to sit out the snow for a bit and order another brew from their so not extensive list, but with one bartender, we had to wait almost 10 minutes for our check. Winterhook and SA Winter the only true seasonals on tap. Petes Strawberry Blonde listed as a winter. Bartender had no clue as to what is what.

Micros: Usual Mac's house brews, ST, Ithaca

Others: Anchor, Saranac, SA, High Falls

Mostly macros and imports ie: Beamish, Smithwicks, Boddingtons, Spaten

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Photo of david23
4.2/5  rDev +24.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

If you're looking for better beer eventually your search will lead you to MacGregor's.Took the time to drive out there last Saturday and it was well worth my time.Sat down at the bar and was overwhelmed by the number of taps.After walking along the bar checking out the offerings sat back down and noticed the chalkboard listing the brews. Nicely catagorized by style.Barmaid made her way over and greeted me with a smile. Had to try a Rogue Dead Guy. Really like the fact they pour 20 ouncers instead of the usual 16. Moved on to a Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye. Barmaid told me it was a good choice and that it was one of her favorites. She seemed very knowledgable about the beers and I had a wonderful time just shooting the breeze with her. Food was typical bar fare and nothing remarkable but I will definitely visit this place again if only for the beer.

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