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McSorleys Irish Bar

) #712 of 1,870 Restaurants in Edinburgh ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, , British
14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
+44 131 226 5954
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 133 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 20 April 2017

the food it's what left us speachless! relly well done to the chefs. service was also really good. We would definitely be back and make it our usual spot if it wasn't that we live on the other side of the world. highly recommended.More

Thank Mauro A
Management response:Responded 22 April 2017

Thank you very much for you review. I am delighted you had such a great experience here at Mcsorleys. I will pass on your feedback to the kitchen and staff and hopefully next time you are in Edinburgh you will pay us another visit. Kind...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I visited here as part of a hen party. We arrived late afternoon and had plenty of space to drink, dance and eat. Food was amazing and reasonable. The highlight of our visit was Andy "the dancing barman" 😁 very obliging in any music requests...More

Thank lucymax7
Management response:Responded 22 April 2017

Hello, many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review! I am delighted you had a fantastic day and I will be sure to let Andy know his dancing was appreciated. I hope you will join us again soon for some...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Visiting Edinburgh we HAD to go into an Irish Bar for a drink (extra cold Guinness and very nice it was too!) We were surprised to have to queue to get in, even though it was probably only 5 minutes. Annoying in the drizzle then...More

Thank LoveLifeLoveChampers
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I'm not normally a big fan of 'theme' bars, I'd rather somewhere individual but this place had a number of advantages. Firstly, it's huge; two bar areas and an upstairs mezzanine. A stage where a guy was playing live music. Enormous screens to watch sport...More

Thank m h
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Place was good asked to leave by a bouncer as and I quote stumbled. Didn't argue as I had a few drinks and I myself work as security but was shocked as I was barely tipsy. Would have been a good experience if not for...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in here as we were heading by, The bar is large and has plenty of seating, they are geared up for showing sports with a huge projected tv screen. The cost of the drinks aren't too bad and a Guinness always go down well.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were over in Edinburgh at the same time as an Ireland and New Zealand rugby match was one, so naturally we went to find and irish bar to watch the match. We found Malone's Irish bar, which was pretty busy, we were kind of...More

Thank clodagh g
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, British, Pub
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 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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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