McSorleys Irish Bar

Malone's Irish Bar
McSorleys Irish Bar
14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QN
  • Telephone 0131 226 5954
  • Opening times Daily: noon–1am.
  • Average price One course lunch £5 (set lunch); £13 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.mcsorleysbar.com
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With live music every night, regular sponsorship of local university sport teams, lots of student-focused nights, a reliable pint of Guinness and a good value bar menu, it’s safe to say the craic is strong in this one. Sure, McSorley's (formerly Malones) is far from sophisticated – in fact, in terms of décor it’s a little rough round the edges – but they know what they’re doing and they do it well. The huge bar really comes to life during big sporting fixtures, when rugby as well as Gaelic football and hurling draw in the crowds, but there’s always a genuine welcome from the friendly bar staff who take their responsibilities towards the younger drinking crowd seriously. Food-wise, the focus is on burgers, nachos and sharing platters but there’s also Irish soda bread to accompany the soup and a slow-cooked Irish stew for those craving a more traditional taste of home.

  • High point: Genuinely friendly welcome
  • Low point: It could do with a freshen-up
  • Notable dish: Irish stew
  • Average price: One course lunch £5 (set lunch); £13 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Club tracks
  • Live entertainment: Live music every night
  • Capacity: 364
  • Largest group: 300
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £12.50 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 3 events at this location

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The 5pm Cabaret

A McSorley's Production Our talented performers from every corner of the globe showcase the very best of the Fringe – comedy, circus, magic and burlesque that never fails to please. For more info see mcsorleysbar.com/events. Age category: 14+

Mon 5 Aug

McSorleys Stage

£10 / 0131 226 5954

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

McSorleys Stage

£10 / 0131 226 5954

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

McSorleys Stage

£10 / 0131 226 5954

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 23 Aug

An Afternoon with The Rat Pack

A McSorley's Production A mix of hits from the Great American Songbook that will have your fingers clicking and toes tapping all afternoon. See website for further details: www.mcsorleysbar.com/events/. Age category: 14+

Mon 5 Aug

McSorleys Stage

£8 / 0131 226 5954

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

McSorleys Stage

£8 / 0131 226 5954

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

McSorleys Stage

£8 / 0131 226 5954

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 23 Aug

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A McSorley's Production A play, a pie and a pint all included in your ticket price! Contemporary interactive play and great craic. See website for further details: mcsorleysbar.com/events. Age category: 14+

Mon 5 Aug

McSorleys Stage

£12.50 / 0131 226 5954

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

McSorleys Stage

£12.50 / 0131 226 5954

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

McSorleys Stage

£12.50 / 0131 226 5954

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 23 Aug

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