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McSorleys Irish Bar

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
+44 131 226 5954
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, British
$$ - $$$
14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar watch the Celtic games in there all the time. The atmosphere in there is brilliant and the staff are so welcoming and friendly

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Had a great afternoon at McSorleys Edinburgh yesterday for the Celtic game so pleased The Malone's jinks is finally gone for our team, I have to admit the changes from Billy Lowe since he has recently taken over are great, speedy staff, halftime & full...More

Thank Discofred57
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

I was really happy to come across this bar in the heart of Edinburgh with my mates. It's got great deals for students and the food is also great. The staff are very friendly and there is so much room for activities!!!!

Thank David O
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I used to go here when It was Malone's during my vacations to Edinburgh. Not a lot has changed as far as atmosphere inside. The bar staff is great, lots of food choices and beer/ale of course! Sports on every TV~ still in one of...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Don't go. There are so many other places. Doormen were lovely but the manager is so unfocused on the customer. No soap in the ladies toilet and the stench from the men's was unbearable walking past it. The VIP area threw drinks on " the...More

Thank Lesley Ann C
evanmartin91, Manager at McSorleys Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hi Lesley. I am really sorry to hear that your experience in Mcsorleys wasn't a good one. We take all reviews seriously and do our best to resolve any problems that may have occurred. We apologise for having no soaps in the ladies toilets, on...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I went to mcsorleys with friends last night and after a few drinks we decided to order food. I have struggled to find a decent place in Edinburgh that does good gluten free pizzas, however last night mcsorleys served the best gluten free pizza I...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 September 2017

As someone who has gone to this pub numerous times when it was Malones, thought this would be the ideal place to watch the all Ireland finals yesterday. Checked their FB page before I went which confirmed they would be showing the minor and senior...More

1  Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely friendly staff. However a loud place so not a good place if you want conversation! The drinks are good enough

Thank RCropper
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We went to McSorleys for a beer before our evening meal elsewhere, it's a fairly basic 'boozer', very big place with sports which is good but the place was let down by the lack of cleanliness and overall smell. I was served a pint of...More

Thank Billy K
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

There are HUGE screens which are perfect for seeing all the live sport action, no matter where you are in the bar. Incredible, buzzing atmosphere!

Thank Nicola M
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Questions & Answers
22 April 2017|
Response from evanmartin91 | Property representative |
Yes, our license allows for children up until the age of 18 in our premises until 8pm Thanks, Evan General Manager
Megan E
28 March 2017|
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Response from Evan M | Property representative |
Hi Megan, There is no on street parking directly outside although, Just a few minutes walk is Chamber street which has a lot of on street parking. There is also a Q park car park on Simpson loan, which is a few minutes in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 5954
  • E-mail
With 4 large HD TVs, 2 Huge projector screens, unreal craic and an unrivalled atmosphere, we are the only place to watch live sports in the capital. McSorkleys is Edinburgh's premiere music venue, showcasing up and coming local acts and the very best Irish bands
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