It was nostalgic to revisit a pub I once considered my second home over 25 years ago. What made it special then continues to make it so today: Great beer and great music. I still have the CD that I bought from a band that was visiting from Ireland back in early 90s playing traditional Irish tunes along with a few of their own. Some things have changed however as I don't ever recall poutine being served back then.
McVeigh's is not a hip modern bar with an Irish twist. What it is is your stereotypical "Irish pub" like you see in the movies. If you want to be transported back in time to an 80s Irish pub somewhere in Ireland this is the place to be. Seriously, this is what a pub should be like. As some would say "old school" or "real".
Ask for a Black and Tan!