Was a great place, not any longer..... I used to go to Dan McGuinness all the time during the week for lunch as well as in the evenings before Predators games. Since the restaurant smoking ban, however, they seemed to have lost focus from serving good pub grub, to being strictly a bar so smoking can be allowed. The food has gone from wonderful Irish food to bar fare. I'll never go back.
Great Environment. I went there for one of my many trips for my 21st. As of what I can remember, it was great! We sat outside, and our waiter was very nice and FAST! That's all i remember- but i'm sure I'll go back here soon!
I love this place!!!. I was in Nashville on vacation, and went to a bunch of bars on broadway and demonbreun. We went to this place because it looked really nice, and relaxing. We walked in and I fell in love with it. The people that worked there were so nice, and from all over the US, and talked to us about the city. I met awesome locals which all are just so friendly. The food was delicious, and the Guinness was great!!! I went back to this pub everyday of my trip because it was that great. On saturday night they had a live band on the patio, which was pretty rockin, with tons of people dancing, or sitting at the tables. So you had the bar inside and outside. I did not sit there and have to wait forever for a drink either, very proficient employees. I wish I had a bar like this in my hometown!!!
Great place to belong. I've been in town for two weeks and the staff has become family. Love the beer selection and the food is better than expected. Must see of Nashville. Give it two beers before you leave.
The greatest bar in Nashvegas. I have been to this bar many times since moving to Nashville a year ago. The beer selection is fantastic, they pour the best guinness in town, and the staff is truly friendly and helpful. The manager on Friday even helped me locate my keys when I left them. As for the food, all I have to say is try the chicken skewers and the shepherds pie, both wonderful dishes. Great place, great music, and great staff. Next time you are in Nasvegas definitely check out this place. Right at the end of music row, you will hear the music as you approach.
Awesome Irish Pub. I went in expecting a traditional bar and fell in love with the bartenders and staff. Food was excellent and atmosphere incredible. Love it and will always go back!!!
9200 Carothers Pkwy, Franklin, TN. This concerns Dan McGuinness in Franklin, TN. They charged me twice for my bar tab ($25 x2= $50.00!) and they have not fixed the issue after repeated phone calls. This happened over a month ago and every time I call, someone writes down my information and says the manager will be in tomorrow. Evidently this bar does not have anyone in charge during open hours....which also explains their horrible customer service! I've called 3 times this morning and they don't even have an answering machine to leave a message! I hate this place!
Rude management/service, bad food and no Irish music! Avoid this place like the plague!.
Don't go here! The first time went visited we thought wow what a cool looking place. But, after getting horrible and rude service the next 3 times we visited we decided to avoid it. The only thing Irish about it is the woodwork and the name. We spoke to the owner and asked why they don't have live Irish music and he said he wasn't interested in it. He was also amazingly arrogant. The food was lousy but most of all the owner/manager and waiters/bartenders were arrogant, rude and made the customer feel like they were bothering them. The fish and chips were all batter and grease and cold.
Definitely not what you would expect. It sounded like the owner/manager was on a power trip so much that he didn't care what his customers wanted. In a music town like Nashville the potential is great for this place. But, they are blowing it. Besides needed improvement in service, most of all they need authentic exciting Irish music. People in Nashville are sophisticated musically and would eat up this place if they had Irish music at least 3 or 4 times a week.
Until that happens I would say avoid this place. You would be better off going to McCreary's Pub in Franklin. McCreary's is the best pub in the Nashville area by far! They are nice too.
Great food. Good Beer. Smokers Only..
We used to go to Dan McGuiness all the time. Now they are 21 and up because they allow smoking. Formerly there would be 2-3 people smoking at the bar, and nobody else smoking in the restaurant. Now there are a lot more smokers. This makes the food taste bad, not to mention the cancer. It is very unfortunate that they have chosen to cater to the smokers instead of the people who come in regularly for the truly great food. If you can stomach eating in a cloud of smoke, it may be worth it to you. With so many other places in Nashville choosing to go along with the smoking ban, I am very disappointed. The food is good, but now I'm only going to get take-out. But then that will probably smell like a cigarette, too.
On a good note, the house beer is great.
Best Irish pubq. This place has a good feel and a better beer. The food is good, if you can get there during the World Cup, you will definitely have an experience to remember. The service is nothing to brag about, but the service in most restaurants in Nashville leaves something to be desired. For a good beer and an even better Sheperd's Pie this is the place.
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