A good replacement to Kelly Cole’s and McGregor’s. Same amount of taps, good quality, out of state and imports avaialble, and very good service...one thing though...the food was not that great....oh well. As with MacGregor’s, they have take out beers availabole for sale at decent prices. A definite stop.
Formerly MacGregor’s and then Kelly Cole’s Improper, this reincarnation of an Irish-themed watering hole is a welcoming -- if somewhat loud and sometimes crowded -- beer destination. It’s away from the major drinking thoroughfares of downtown, but not that far from Han(g)over Square.
The taps -- 66 of them -- are plentiful and with a ton of variety. There was a large chalkboard with some of their temporary offerings, and they were pretty fast getting me my drinks, even on a busy evening. The food was pretty good and the prices were about middle of the road.
This place has gone out of business a couple times for failing to pay their taxes, so I’m hoping that this isn’t just a quick cash-in and ends up being a Syracuse beer staple for years to come.
hoppinmad44 (1) north syracuse, New York | November 11, 2009| Updated November 23, 2009
They opened thursday nov 19 .My Wife and I visited on mon the 23.We were pleasently surprised with 66 Beers on tap.The beers ranged from Guiness,Middle ages,Newcastle,Slyfox,Green Flash,Sierra Nevada,Great Lakes and Flying Dog to name a few.The kitchen serves wings,burgers,wraps,sandwiches and soups and salads.Well worth the visit.Beer prices range from $2.50 for a PBR to $8.00 for a Lindemans Framboise.Cheers.
This place has been around for more than two years and time to go out of the way to see it. I immediately liked: its downtown convenient location, you can do a walking tour to all the key places and drink as much craft beer as you want. It was very nice inside and outside. There were at least 48 taps, likely more, and they were organized, i.e. the Belgiums and Germans were together. And I was immediately greeted and made at ease by Kelly Coles. Oh and the name. Oh and people from the food and beverage industry were hanging out there. And its very comfortable inside. They set a couple taps while I was there. Recommended.
I’ve been to the previous MacGregor’s and found this place to be little different. Noise and ambience is more suited to family and serious reviewers as MacGregor’s seemed to be more of a "party" crowd. They still have a ton of taps and represent the local breweries well. I ordered the Turkey Melt for $8.99 which was a tad cold and bland (was there a sauce on this?). Our waitress was working only her second night so we had to be patient. Our beer order was submitted wrong; food was served to a neighbouring table before us even though we arrived 10 minutes earlier and placed our order further in advance.