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“Bring your ear plugs.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of MacLaren's Irish Pub

MacLaren's Irish Pub
Ranked #14 of 697 Restaurants in Tbilisi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish, European, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: MacLaren's Irish Pub is situated in the heart of old Tbilisi. Here you can enjoy a traditional Irish pub atmosphere and have a pint of Ireland's famous 'Murphy's Irish Stout', along with England's favorite 'Newcastle Brown Ale' and Czech Republic's legendary 'Gambrinus'. Live music starts at 22:00, Karaoke after 00:30. Great mood is guaranteed! Spend Saturday evening at the warmest pub in the city!
Ireland
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88 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Bring your ear plugs.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

I'm not a fan of places that need loud (in this case really loud) music to generate atmosphere. Before 9.30pm this is a fake but tolerable example of the "Irish" pub - although the connections with things Irish are distant at best. After 9.30pm it uninhabitable - and I say this as a guitar player. Tbilisi had a great tradition of live music - this is an abomination.
I also have a beef (grumpy old me) with places they don't sell local beer. Sooo pretentious.
Go (and leave) early.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gerry96
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Stary Plzenec, Czech Republic
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

After a good city walk this pub is a nice place to relax and grab a beer.
Very good live band, attentive service and a great atmosphere!

I would definitely recommend Maclaren's to friends.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lukas65
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Tbilisi, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best pub in the area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Despite really strong competition in the area (the pub is located on the street where dozens of other restaurants, bars and clubs are working) this one pub is the only decent place around to enjoy some nice food, beer and rock music. So the place is usually a bit overcrowded on weekends while other restaurants and bars on the street are often half empty. As a frequent guest that's the only downside i noticed so far.
PS I would suggest trying one of their steaks, especially one called Jack Daniels Steak

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank AVP1984
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Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A very nice place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

I'm a great fan of the HIMYM show, so this place has also a sentimental value for me. You can really appreciate the level of details that this place has. There's a good selection of beer, very modes prices and large portions. Be sure to consult with the staff as its easy to overorder!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank marcl558
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Bordeaux, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A good night and excellent value for money.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

I had an awesome time at this pub, last Saturday was great!
Great music and people, great location (Old town)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank AntoineC206
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