McGrath’s Pub | Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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McGrath’s Pub
Exceptional based on 11 ratings
Type: Bar

202 Locust St
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania United States 17101 [ print map ]
717 232 9914

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Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2am, Sat 12pm-2am


Mayor: Nejhleader (2) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 70+


McGrath’s Pub

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Beer Available At McGrath’s Pub (arranged by most recent)
DuClaw Old Flame 78, Savant IPA 96
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11 reviews for McGrath’s Pub
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  76%
 Selection  73%
 Food  75%
 Value  63%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  81%
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66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
Schlenkerla  (332) , Austria | December 31, 2012
They have Troegs on draft, therefore worthwhile to visit when you are in downtown H’burg
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
EricSisson  (11) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania | April 4, 2012
Great bar!
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
weihenweizen  (149) Charleston Area, West Virginia | February 23, 2010
This place has nice ambiance and great food (get the club it is big and tastes great) the chips are great. Beer selection is pretty good, nice selection of troeg draft and some nice imports. If you are in Harrisburg, stop by this place.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
f351c4v  (77) Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania | July 3, 2009
Nice 2 story pub in the downtown area of Harrisburg. Clean marble topped bar on the main floor, seating for 15 or so. Taps range from Yuengling and Troegs, to Bells, Harp, and Guinness. Great help behind the bar, knowledgable about what is available. Can’t comment on the food, as I didn’t eat during any of my visits. Not a bad stop if you’re in Harrisburg.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
jonnabrix  (7) Newberrytown, Pennsylvania | March 5, 2009
Our favorite restaurant/beer place in the area. Good selection that is always changing, great Irish food, and a cozy atmosphere.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer  (190) Knoxville, Tennessee | July 15, 2008| Updated July 28, 2008
Good selection of taps and bottles. The taps of Two-hearted Ale, plus 7-8 local-regionals caught my eye. Partook of the special of locally-raised venison beer-b-que sandwich with fries and slaw, all were very tasty. A bit smoky, but otherwise a nice laid-back atmosphere with good service. Got a bottle of Urthel Flamy Dark to take back to my hotel room, which was kinda cool considering you have to buy a whole case at retail beer outlets in PA.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
FooFaa  (29) Lebanon, Pennsylvania | April 19, 2008
Probably my favorite bar in downtown Harrisburg. The ambiance downstairs is really not much to speak of, but the upstairs is a great place to kick back with a beer and hang out with friends. The service has always been stellar. They’re not beer-geek knowledgeable, but they know what’s on tap and can tell you a bit about them. They always have a nice selection of draft beers: Stone, Bells, and, of course, Troegs. Troegs also brews a ginger beer just for this bar. They use it to make their Moscow Mules (I haven’t had one, but they’re supposed to be great). The food is excellent American-ized Irish fair.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | March 24, 2008
I stopped in on a Saturday night before Easter. This is your typical Americanized Irish pub type bar. The crowd is mostly local 21-30. I was older than most of the patrons, but did not feel out of place. As far as micros on tap, they focus on Troeg and a few regionals like Sly Fox and Victory. They did have Stone RIS on tap when I stopped in, which was a nice surprise. They do allow smoking, and the smoke got heavier as the night went on. Don’t expect a huge selection of taps and bottles, but they make up on quantity with quality. Worth a stop if you are in Harrisburg and have already hit the brewpubs. I would not go so far to call this place a beer bar, but more of a bar with a respectable amount of micros. Warning- parking can be a pain in the ass.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1270) Boulder, Colorado | October 15, 2007| Updated January 22, 2013
Great atmosphere and crowd, even if they are more on the ’Irish Pub’ side than beer geek side. So there wear Guinness garb out to the Irish pub, that’s almost expected at these types of places. But the good thing is that this isn’t a college puke Irish bar, it actually has some class. Food menu was really interesting, even though the sandwich I had was underhwelming. But the beer selection brought me here, specifically for the Troegs Naked Elf, but I was happy enough finding a new IPA from Paper City. Good place to visit occasionally, but parking can be a pain on a weekend night since it’s right in downtown.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Nate  (272) Indiana, Pennsylvania | September 16, 2007
Came here after Harrisburg brew festival, around 1am. Hoppin’ joint, nice tap selection, and quite an eclectic bottle selection. I bought a RR Damnation to bring home. No places downstairs, so we headed up to the room with the couches. Nice place to chill and drink, and nice music selection. Would definitely visit again.

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