NYC Bucket List: McGee’s Pub

The Inspiration for McLaren’s Pub on “How I Met Your Mother”

The Bucket List item this week is actually getting to see my friend Angel, who I believe I have not seen since 2008. Yikes! But unexpectedly we ended up at McGee’s Pub, the inspiration for McLaren’s pub on How I Met Your Mother. From the inside they do not looks similar, but I think it’s probably the location and the sign outside that is the read connection. Random!

How I Met Your Mother is one of my favorite NYC based shows, so it was pretty kismet that we ended up here as I am making my way out of the city. I actually got into the show while flying across the world on Singapore Airline with 18 hours to kill and proceeded to watch every season when I got back to the states.

McGee’s was great. They had cheap beer ($4 Heineken’s), cheap/good food (sliders and fries for $10), and a lot of space. It was not crowded at all. Granted it was a Monday night in NYC, not the biggest Happy Hour night. We were able to stay as long as we wanted and catch up, without being bothered by the waitress. She was lovely and right there when we were ready for another round. After a few rounds and tax and tip it was only $26.73! Amazing for NYC!!

McGee’s NYC Pub and Restaurant
240 West 55th Street (btwn Broadway and 8th Ave)
Phone (212)957-3536 Fax (212)245-0922

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