1538 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720336.152581 -86.791339
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 3am
mmmmmmm – Best Irish Stew on Mashed Potatoes ever! Fun bar, great atmosphere and watching the bartenders make a clover on the head of a guiness is worth the trip
Irish-themed pub masters the art of shepherd's pie. – In Short
Dark wood dominates--at the large, square bar in the center of the room, the high-topped tables and the secluded booths in the back. Orange walls, purple drapes and faux stone archways complete the rustic appearance. Murals of Irish icons enhance the Celtic theme. There's the lion's share of the classic pub offerings--fish-and-chips, corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie. There are eight beers on draft, including the house specialties Dan McGuinness Ale and Dan McGuinness Light.
From Good To Great – The first time I went there I thought things were pretty good. I mean the atmosphere was nice and the staff was freindly, but my last trip this past week was great. My server was attentive and helpful and very freindly, and that has got to be dificult as busy as the place was. She helped us find a place to hang until a patio table was available, then she made sure me and my group got the next table in her section. We never had an empty drink and when we were ready to go she seperated our checks without error.
I look forward to going back and trying some of the food. I heard great things about the Fish and Chips. Great Job Guys.
decent food, horrendous service – Dan McGuinness is a totally uncivilized establishment. While the food is decent, the staff strives for a bar atmostphere, even in the daytime, and you can expect to be hovered over by huge bouncers as you dine.
What makes an Irish pub and Irish pub? – Giving it an Irish name and tacking a few Irish looking prints on the walls, apparently. Oh, and serving Guinness. Change the prints on the wall to, say, scenes of the Mediterranean, and Dan McGuinness pub could be transformed overnight into an Italian restuarant. There is nothing that makes it feel like an Irish pub.
Even the dark little nooks that usually feel cozy in an Irish pub seem a bit contrived and formulaic here. I can't put my finger on it, but something is just missing at this place.
The food is average, but overpriced. And the few times I've been there it always seemed like the servers were begrudging me and couldn't wait to clock out.
It's a shame because this place could be MUCH better, and it's in an unbeatable location. I hope they improve it.
Tuesday Nights at Dan McG – Tuesday nights at Dan McG are the best - Muzik Mafia takes over the outdoor patio - esp. love Mista D (Damien Horne) and Sister Soul (Shawna P) - starts up 'round 9:30 and its Free - good food, good drinks, good music, and good friends !!!!!!!
Luck of the Irish – The starters are unusual if you aren't familiar with Pub fare but are definitely worth the adventure. The Scotch eggs and Sausage and Batter are my personal favorites. The meal portions are *huge* and include all the traditional pub classics with too many favorites to recommend. I can suggest being ready for take-away boxes as I find it impossible to eat the amounts provided in less than two distanced sittings. The highlight would have to be the bar, harder to find beer and ale, as well as excellent house varieties, as always quite better on tap. Service is on par with the atmosphere but they do keep you in drinks!
OK pub, but not very Irish – Lackluster pub elsewhere, but decent amid Nashville's meager pickings. Food is typical greasy pub grub, but a bit pricey. Specials are good bargains. Disappointed at the lack of Irish beers (just 2). Large patio with live music. Good separation of music outside, pub inside.
Best Irish Pub in Nashville!! – Forget the rest and go to the BEST! We visited this pub on 1-30-05 and had a blast. The atmosphere is so warm and charming, the food is great!! My prime rib sandwich was tender and tasty. My husband had the fish and chips, they were perfect. Our two friends both got the corned beef sandwhich and ate every bite! The service was first rate. Now about the music....this is the place to go if you love REAL Irish music. Sean Macnamara plays on Sunday evenings and he is amazing!! Hurry up and GO, you'll love it!!!
Favorite lunch – Lunch has gotten great at this place. The whole Demonbreun stretch is cool but Mcguinness is my fav. especially for a good lunch. Warm meal or huge salad, the service is good here and there is a lot of personality which we (my office) and myself appreciate. Just an all around good lunch period. They run daily specials now too I noticed, like fish and chips for 5 bucks on thurs!!!! we are always there.
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