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MacDinton's Irish Pub

American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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405 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-2035
+1 813-251-8999
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
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Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

I was visiting from South Carolina and the bouncer thought my driver's license was fake. He refused to give it back to me even though I had credit cards and health insurance cards with my name on it. I had to fly back home the next day and needed my ID back. Luckily, a police car was stationed near and... More 

Thank tAlbatraoz
Memphis, Tennessee
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48 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Walking by and stopped for a quick lunch. Server was nice enough but kept forgetting everything we asked for. Even asked a second server for help and still waited. The food was just ok.

Thank Mary B
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I on a bachelor party elected to go to MacDintons based on proximity to the restaurants. Within walking distance to many other spots. This bar is very expansive with multiple rooms for different tastes. The band inside was fantastic on the night we went out. Outdoor bars were great, with very good service. Being from the NY... More 

Thank Christopher T
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Been coming here for years and love this place. Great food and friendly staff. Great place to watch soccer as the crowd gets really into the games! Food is good and a great pint of Guinness. Well worth the visit for a sporting event.

Thank 1964mh
Tampa, Florida
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89 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is a frat house masquerading as a bar/ restaurant. Lots of kids puking and ex-cheerleaders batting eyelashes. That's cool if that's what your aiming for. If you want to eat.....then go elsewhere. Tried the Shepherd's Pie. Looked and smelled like a dirty diaper. Seriously, I don't know how the health department lets them serve food. We got out of... More 

Thank eric s
Tampa, Florida
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Very popular place in SOHO. Irish bar, great drinks, great music, great crowd. As they say, "The place to be seen in your green." Stopped in early around lunch on St. Patrick's Day. Hoped for some good food, was sorely disappointed. Chose the "Reuben and fries" from the menu, but they brought me and meagerly appointed sandwich and...chips. When I... More 

Thank JBMiller73
Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

Young crowd. Good music. Nice pours. Waling distance to nearby hotel. Worth a look for late night when staying nearby

Thank Joski69
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went on a Thursday night and it was packed. They had $1 draft and they were pouring barrels of those. This is a great atmosphere and people kept coming.

Thank Canesbiggdogg
Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

MacDinton's is a Tampa staple. Whether meeting friends or drinking alone, MacDinton's Irish Pub is always filled with smiling faces and cold beer. Irish Beer on draft!

Thank Elizabeth W
Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2015

We only went there for drinks a couple of nights but definitely had the best male/female ratio of any of the bars in Tampa. They also had a great 90s cover band both nights. It's a huge place with multiple different places to hang out and plenty of bars. The drinks were also reasonably priced.

Thank Levi N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-2035
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-251-8999
Very big bar in Tampa Florida in bar district called Soho

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?