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3221 W McGraw St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9819947.639314 -122.399391
Neighborhoods: Magnolia - Queen Anne, Magnolia / Queen Anne, Southeast Magnolia
All the potential in the world doesn't make it good – Read through the reviews on this first page. Check out the ones that are five star ratings and rave about how it's just the best place and the new ownership and management is just incredible. Click on the reviewer's username and see how many reviews they've written. Yep, that's right. One. Know what that means? It's a plant. Friends of ownership ask others (or just create more than one account) to go post five star ratings to falsely pump up their score. What a farce!
It's bad enough this place stinks without them trying to fool you into thinking it's decent. The food is marginal but not bad for a sports bar. They pretend to care about having all the games on in HD. They clearly have no idea how to plan for a crowd (running out of certain famous menu items multiple days in a row, running out of Miller Lite, etc). They also nickel and dime customers to death. Things are expensive to begin with and now they charge extra for everything. I've tried Magnolia Pub several times since the new management/ownership and I'm done. I've even taken in groups of 15 or more to drink and eat for hours and still don't get a single shred of appreciation from the management. The staff is friendly but they're just trying to make tips. The management simply wants your money. You are an annoying obstacle to them getting your money. Suffice to say I'm done with VP. I'll congregate my group of friends at a place that cares about its customers.
Great new management – Best mushroom burger I ever had!!! Customer services was AMAZING also, very friendly, attentive and prompt. New managment is doing it's job! Highly recommend anyone check it out! It's welcoming to sports fans, friends just hanging out or families with kids.
Editorial Review by Allison Espiritu – This family-friendly sports bar in Magnolia offers 16 beers on tap, a pool table and a TV at every table.
TV's, TV's and more TV's..great food and service – THIS PLACE IS AWESOME. IT HAS TV'S AT EVERY TABLE AND 18 42" TV'S ALL AROUND. YOU CAN SEE THE GAMES FROM ANYWHERE YOU SIT. THE SERVICE IS GREAT AND THE FOOD IS FANTASTIC. THEY HAVE A TON OF BEER HANDLES AND YOU CAN ORDER IT IN A BIG "BEER-TENDER" FOR LARGE GROUPS. THE HAPPY HOUR SOUNDS GREAT TOO.
I UNDERSTAND THAT IT USED TO BE A BIG COUGS BAR BUT THE NEW OWNER SAYS HE WILL BE CATERING TO ALL FANS. MY FRIENDS AND I ARE HUSKIES AND FELT VERY WELCOME. HE ALSO SAID THEY WILL BE SHOWING ALL THE UFC FIGHTS WITH NO COVER CHARGE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE FOR ALL SPORTS NEEDS
Why? – With so few places in Magnolia to go for food and drinks I've been into the pub a few times and it seems the food and service gets worse each time. You can go down the street and get better service and food. The food is average at best and the prices are definitely not justified. Do yourselves a favor and skip the pub.
OVERRATED! – I have gone to the Magnolia Pub 3 different times to make sure I just didn't show up up during a bad time. Each time was the same. The wait staff is slow. They are unenthusiastic about thier jobs. They always seem to be busy with something else other than providing good wait service. There are a lot of TVs but good luck getting anybody to change the channel on a TV no one is watching to a game you and your friends want to watch. Plus I thought this was a sports bar, why in the world are there cartoons on the TV on Saturday afternoon? That's when all the good college games are on. I don't care if kids are in the "Pub". Take the crumb snatchers to Chuckie Cheese! This pub is off the beaten track, there is nothing to do in the immeadate area after you get tired of the place. Cabs show up about 25 to 30 minutes after you call them. Cause Magnolia isn't exactly a high traffic area for cabs. There is absolutely no parking around the pub. All the locals from Mag Town hang out there. So if your looking to pick up a MILF then maybe this is your scene. The only GOOD thing about this "Pub", is the food. The cooks are on it! Ofcourse this is Magnolia so everything is over prced. Your better off going downtown or to Ballard.
lots of tvs – Good food and lots of tv's! The service was horrible. Waitress wasn't friendly at all and we felt totally put out to ask her for anything. Fix the service problem and it could be a way better place. I will give it another chance in the future for hope of better service!
BEST WSU APPLECUP PARTY – WE DROVE FROM CD'A, IDAHO TO THIS GREAT PUB LAST YEAR FOR THE APPLE CUP- BOY WERE WE IN FOR A TREAT. WE HAD AN ABSOLUTE BALL. SURE IT WAS CROWDED, AND THE SERVICE WAS SLOW, AND IT WAS A LITTLE SMOKEY. IT WAS AFTER ALL THE "APPLE CUP" IT DIDN'T MATTER TO US, WE WERE THERE FOR FOOTBALL AND BEER, NEED I MENTION THE COOL WAY AND COLD WAY OUR BEER WAS SERVED THE ATMOSPHERE WAS INCREDIBLE, AND THE T-SHIRTS WE BOUGHT THERE WERE " FAR OUT ", THEY GOT HUGE REVIEWS IN PULLMAN. THE " HUCK THE FUSKIES " EMBLEM WENT ON THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL NEWSPAPER. IT WAS INCREDIBLE. WE JUST WANT TO SAY TO THE OWNER OF THE BAR, NICELY DONE AND TO THE WAIT STAFF, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
BYE THE WAY- IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW WE CAN GET AHOLD OF SHIRTS THIS YEAR FROM THIS GREAT BAR, PLEASE EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW. THANKS
Good Food, but Slow Service – The Village Pub is great for watching sports games- they have a ton of tv's! The food is good- a little over-priced, but the salads there are really good! But whenever you go there- be prepared to be there at least an hour, no matter what time it is. If you're not in a hurry- then this restaurant is for you.
Cool place, crappy service – Great wings, lots of TV's (not hi-def though), decent beer selection - the blenders are quite cool but its all ruined by bad customer service. I have given this place multiple opportunities to redeem themselves. They are understaffed, the staff does not appear happy, all I want is decent service with a smile, but overall just my beer & food in a somewhat timely manner. Last time we closed a tab with a horrible waitress, and sat there another hour without another waitress asking us if we might want something else. They also need to increase staffing for events like umm Seahawks games? College games, etc....This bar is on my do not visit list now.
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