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#601 of 799 Irish in Dublin
#1,168 of 2,087 Restaurants in Dublin


US$6 - US$24
Bar, Pub, Irish, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 30 September 2020 via mobile

Visited here with 4 friends and won’t be back again. For whatever reason we got singled out and were given our bill after 60 mins in the place. When challenged about the 105 minute rule, we were told the server had loads of tables to...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 29 August 2020

Absolutely disgusting and shocking service, my party had a booking at 8.30, ordered food and drinks no problem..asked to pay the bill 30 mins before we were due to leave and told..no more drinks even though there were people who were there before us still...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 3 August 2020

I definitely wouldn’t recommend McGowans. Very little staff were wearing face masks/shields and loud music meant they got very close to take orders. The food was fine but incredibly slow and we had to pay 30 minutes before getting it (1hr 40mins from sit down...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 2 August 2020 via mobile

My friend had a table booked in thhf place for 10pm Bank Holiday Sunday, we walked up showed the doorman the booking, they mysteriously couldn't find the booking and refused us entry, this particular pub is well renowned as being a haunt of country garda...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 7 February 2020 via mobile

Food is delicious 😋and always happy to adapt to food intolerances. Staff very friendly and attentive, big shout out to Shanice 🙌 she looked after us on our first night. Lovely quiet pub until after 10pm but then if your looking for a lively night...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 26 October 2019

Are black people not allowed or something because this is the second time I’ve been turned away at the door but the door man allowed caucasians in after me even though his excuse was that I was late. This is absolutely appalling. I’m so disgusted...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 26 August 2019

There are lots of promotions and event nights here. Good security at the door & lots of floor staff to ensure you do not get thirsty.

Date of visit: July 2019
Mc G, Owner at Mc Gowans of Phibsboro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2019

Hi Irene, Thanks for your review, great to hear it! Hopefully we will see you here again soon :)

Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

Been here lots of times and we always have the lasagne and chips which Amy not sound very exciting but it's the best lasagne in Dublin in my opinion. McGowan's is a Dublin institution and it's always a good atmosphere with people coming and going...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Mc G, Owner at Mc Gowans of Phibsboro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

Thank you for the great review... we do love the lasagne ourselves! You described us to a tee, Im sure we will see you again soon :)

Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

Told at the door it was members only dispite the fact some of our friends had already gone in, and I had eaten in the place the previous week, I had complained about the food...

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 2 June 2019 via mobile

Went here for a work do. Found it really difficult to get a table and it was fairly expensive for what you got. I appreciate its a late bar so you pay a little more but the surroundings and ambience dont merit it. Outside of...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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8 July 2019|
Response from Moogav | Reviewed this property |
When a bouncer says members/regulars only it means they dont like the look of you or you look like trouble . You're not missing much anyway.
Rezel R
18 March 2017|
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Response from thisdrinkinglife | Reviewed this property |
120 from parnell street but to be honest its a nice walk from the city centre
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  • Mc Gowans of Phibsboro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5