Frank Mac’s Pub: A Classic Irish Bar with a New Menu

  Last modified on January 30th, 2020

Frank Mac’s is the modernized reincarnation of a classic Irish bar, family-owned and operated on the UWS since 1953. Known as McAleer’s until late last year, the bar located at 425 Amsterdam Ave (80th) has been adored by many generations, and it will continue to be – but now it’s got a fresh look, a unique cocktail menu, fun bar games and absolutely  DELICIOUS NEW PLATES!! 

Born in October of 2018, Frank Mac’s continues McAleer’s tradition of being a place of celebration: many special occasions have taken place here over the years; wedding proposals, birthday parties, family reunions and more.

And it’s easy to see why: when corporate chain restaurants are constantly replacing mom and pop operations, the cheers-like atmosphere of this reliable Irish go-to will always make Upper West Siders feel at home.

The Space

Frank Mac’s boasts rustic red brick walls and age old tiled floors, and is especially enjoyable in the warm weather; a wall of glass doors fully opens to the outside. So even if you are sitting inside, the outside comes to you!

Frank Macs Interior

And … their sidewalk cafe is now open!!

Frank Macs Outdoor Patio


The Food!

Everything on the new menu is home-made. And the prices are very reasonable. They’ll also be offering a special brunch soon .. so stay on top of them!

Enjoy Frank Mac’s creative Celtic twists like their shepherd’s pie with Guinness gravy, fries with spicy Irish ketchup, corned beef and cheddar croquettes, or their super popular Guinness Burger, served with aged white cheddar, Guinness sauce, bacon and crispy shallots!

We should also mention their Irish nachos, made with shredded corned beef, cheddar, green onion and sour cream!

And they’ve got all the bar favorites like crispy wings, chicken fingers, mac and cheese and a super delicious giant garlic pretzel.

Or – if you’re looking for higher-end dining – try their shrimp cocktail, pasta and chicken dishes, home made soups and freshly made desserts.

But don’t fret – they’ve still got your favorite pub grub like killer wings and burgers!

corned beef croquettes

Corned Beef + Cheddar Croquettes

Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad

Irish Nachos

Irish Nachos

Eye Opener Burger

Garlic Chicken with Asparagus

Garlic Chicken with Asparagus

Asparagus Spring Salad

Asparagus Spring Salad

Food is definitely higher quality than the previous place. It had more unique & creative options. I had the Guinness burger and it was cooked perfectly. Home run in my book.Friendly service. I was impressed with the beer selection. Seems like a family owned place, people were very attentive And really wanted you to enjoy yourself.  I’m happy to have a more upscale, while simultaneously down to earth place in the area. Good job Frank Mac’s. You’re a keeper.

– Yelp Reviewer


The Drinks!

Frank Mac’s has quickly earned a reputation for an amazing signature cocktail and spirits menu (in addition to their selection of rotating drafts and bottles priced between $6 and $8). They also boast an impressive list of Irish Whiskey’s!

The Amsterdam

The Amsterdam, made with ketal peach & orange blossom vodka, lime, orange juice and St. Germain (only $10!)

The Blood and Sand

The Blood and Sand: made with Johnny Walker, Cherry Brandy and Vermouth

Pomeroy Iced Coffee

Frank Mac’s Pomeroy Iced Coffee: Jameson, iced coffee, Guiness and cream

Moscow Mule

Frank Mac’s Moscow Mule

Their daily happy hour is from 12-7pm and includes $5 well drinks, $6 drafts and $7 wines.

Great food! Drinks! Atmosphere! Service!!!  There were 6 of us and we all left happy. We shared a couple of pretzels and wings. The pretzels were huge!  The wings just right. Try the Amsterdam. It’s super refreshing. A bartender original. The beer list has something for everyone. Stop in Frank Mac’s. You’ll be happy you did.

– Yelp Reviewer

The Fun!

Why not choose a bar with some built-in activities?

Frank Mac’s has Wednesday trivia nights where great prizes are given out, Jenga and lots of fun board games, and a dart board (which is actually in a separate room, which, when you think about it, should be the norm for safety reasons …)

Frank Macs Trivia Nights Upper West Side

They’re also child friendly! They have high-chairs and strollers are welcome. Meetups for moms take place here, and members of CMOM and the AMNH get 10% discounts.

So head over to Frank Mac’s to relish in the rustic charm of a good ole Irish pub, eat and drink well without overpaying, enjoy a round of darts and get some warm and friendly service.

425 Amsterdam Avenue (between 80th and 81st Streets)

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