McLaren's Pub

Eastwest Bldg., Wilson St., San Juan, Metro Manila

McLaren's Pub
4.2
4.0 Stars

22 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 12
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 22 Reviews
  • 6 Recommend
  • 22 Reviewers
Category:
Bar
Business Hours
Open: 5:00p - 2:00a

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 5:00p - 2:00a
  • Monday
    • 5:00p - 2:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 5:00p - 2:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 5:00p - 2:00a
  • Thursday
    • 5:00p - 2:00a
  • Friday
    • 5:00p - 2:00a
  • Saturday
    • 5:00p - 2:00a

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Unisse C.
3.0 Stars
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The girls wanted to go for a drink after dinner one night and since we were already along Wilson Street in San Juan, we decided to try and give McLaren's Pub a try. If you're a fan of the series, How I Met Your Mother, you would know the name. It's where the gang usually hanged. 128514

In a way, they trie their best to replicate the look and feel of the Pub from the series, but I think it would have been better if it was a bit brighter.

We got a booth table and there were only 4 of us. The booth... can fit about twice as much. 128517128514 But nonetheless, we enjoyed the space. Hahaha!!

We ordered our drinks and some nachos to go with it. The nachos were okay, a lot of cheese and mayo. 128514

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Leda S.
5.0 Stars

Ambiance is really nice. I love the "How I met your mother" theme since I am an avid fan and just recently started watching the show again.

Food and drink is a bit pricey but totally worth it.

Had a great time today.

Two thumbs up 128077🏻128077🏻

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Anne M.
4.0 Stars

If you're a fan of HIMYM, I'm sure you know about MacLaren's Pub. Its reference to the tv series is truly seen in their interiors and the whole feel of the place. I've tried their Baby Back Ribs (P450) served with corn on the cob and fries. It was good, not the over-the-top good but still good. They serve imported and local beers. But being not that into beers, I had their cocktails (P500 for 3 promo) instead. Their prices were reasonable, service was great, and the place was legendary. Whether you're a HIMYM fan or not, it's the perfect place to chill!

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Maia T.
4.0 Stars

Great chill place that resembles that of the HIMYM version!

Expect pricey drinks but food is good and serving size is great.

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Ron M.
5.0 Stars

Ladie's drinks night! Since i'm not used to drinking cocktails so i had a hard time controlling my "gulping speed", i drink either hard or beer but i gave it a chance 128517

Went here with Boedrey A and friends, he took as here coz some of us are fans of how i met your mother series, well i can say that it almost looks like the maclaren's pub in the series but the only difference is its above the ground rather than below just like in the series but well i gotta give credits to em, nicely done 128513.

Love the nachos, love the drinks, love the ambiance, its the only bar there or so i wasn't able to notice the others but the whole place was silent except for this bar, had a great time here, will definitely come back here

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Charisma T.
4.0 Stars

Just like the "How I Met Your Mother" feels, achieved!

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Angela G.
5.0 Stars

Honestly, it doesn't look like HIMYM pub but there is one thin you should do. Have your birthday here. HAHAHAHA!

My blockmates and I went here to try their food and celebrate the end of our first semester. We were all HIMYM fans so we were all thinking, "it doesn't even look like it although it sort of feels like it" Which was accurate. It did feel nice to be in there.

The fun part about them is I think they close at 2am because nothing good ever happens after 2am... HAHAHAHA! Also, since it was a Wednesday night, we almost had the place to ourselves. Most of the people were outside in the smoking area so there were only two occupied tables inside with us. We kept shouting DRINKS ON MEEEE as a reference to HIMYM because there weren't many people to actually buy drinks for HAHAHA THANK GOD!

Most of us ordered food from the Jack Daniels' menu and almost all of us agreed that it didn't taste like Jack Daniels' at all hahaha but they were good nonetheless! The meals were Php250-500 quite pricey but their servings are big!

Their fries are cheap! Php50 only and it was pretty good! We got a whole bottle of Bacardi 151 for Php1500 and it lasted us the whooooole night hahaha!

The waiters are so nice in there! We told them it's Dana's birthday (although it wasn't yet...) and they gave her birthday drinks! There were two parts. One is a flaming "shot" and when Dana drank ¾ of it, she wasn't even able to speak anymore! She ran straight to the bathroom! Kin had to save her and so he drank what Dana left. He puked after as well! I had to save them both and drank the last shot in the two part birthday drink!

We asked the bartenders what was in the drink and we were all, OHDAMN HAHAHAHA I can't disclose what's inside because that'll kill the fun. Hahahaha!

McLaren's is a really nice place to eat and drink in! People were nice and the food was good! Have the birthday drink, bro!

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Alisa B.
5.0 Stars

This place is a good place to chill and hang out with friends. It's reminiscent of HIMYM's own McLaren's! Their food is not that bad too.

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Ernest P.
5.0 Stars

a must try experience!! the best pub ever! sobrang comfy ng chair and you will really feel na parang kasama ka sa cast ng himym. two thumbs up!

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Mary G.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Deborah Ruth B.
3.0 Stars

Nice place, HIMYM fans will surely appreciate it. The food was good, though a little pricey. Loved the chicken poppers.

I would have given a better rating if not for the bad service. The food we ordered took forever to arrive and the bill even had additional items we haven't ordered.

Being a huge HIMYM fan, I'll give this place another chance. I recommend that you make a reservation and possibly order the food in advance to prevent the long wait.

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Heather G.
3.0 Stars

Aside from major discrepancies in our bill and the long wait for our food, this place would have been great. Its famous for the HIMYM vibe and when we arrived, they're fully packed. Good thing, good thing some other group backed out so we were able to get a seat but im pretty bummed by the service charge. Seriously, we almost paid another 550 pesos for something we never get to enjoy just because they had our orders mixed up. Aren't there any way they could organize that. Food was good but nothing exceptional. The drinks though were a different story. Mojito!! But if you asked me if I would want to go back.. Uh no, sorry. The dim lights just doesn't work for me.

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NeilThomas H.
4.0 Stars

Cozy. Great place to chilll after a day's work.

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Nirvana Time E.
4.0 Stars

If you're a fan of How I Met Your Mother, this is the place to be! Minus one star cos it's a little pricey and slightly hassle for commuters. But, great food + booze + service!

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Arianessy T.
4.0 Stars

The perfect place for chilling after a long week! :)

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Gerard L.
4.0 Stars

Fried truffle Mac and cheese and one liter draft beer while hanging out with my friends. 128522

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Jazz J.
4.0 Stars

After visiting our friend at the hospital, my friend wanted a nightcap so we went to Timog to find a nice place. I found Paire at looloo but when we got there it was already closed at 11pm. My friend suggested somewhere near our condo and when I searched looloo, this place came up!! We were so excited because we're fans of the show.

We followed the location in the map of looloo. It wasn't right! Haha. But we were able to find it anyway because of their big a** sign!! Haha. We got more excited when we saw the place then it lessened while we were climbing the stairs. It looked like a haunted house! Then the excitement was gone when we reached the place but that was just the outside. When we came inside, BOOM!! 127882 We were ecstatic! We loved the place! The booths, the chandelier, the liquor displays and the wood!! 128513128077128076 It was better than the Mclaren's pub in the show! Haha.

The only downside is you can't smoke inside. When we got over our excitement, we went outside and finally ordered. We availed of the cocktail threesome for P500, if you order just one it's P180. We ordered the Amaretto Sour, Mojito and Blue Hawaiian. The drinks was okay. Nothing special. I had high expectations of course. I've tasted so many others that are better and more affordable. I'll probably go back not for the drinks but because it's a great place to drink. 128583

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Jose Alfonso Lorenzo R.
4.0 Stars

Value for $$! 150-peso hoegaardens. Big cube spaces for big groups 12pax. Cozier than the neighboring (and aging) jack's loft. Definitely glad this watering hole opened up, Wilson is fun again :)

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Jacy Mae L.
4.0 Stars

The name of this place sounds very familiar because of the show How I Met Your Mother.

A nice pub indeed. I got a feeling that we'll visit this place often. I like the crowd and ambiance. Not too noisy or wild. Place is just right for chilling and hanging out with friends.

Food and drinks are affordable. A liter of beer costs around 180 bucks. Appetizers cost around 200+ and orders are already good for sharing.

Our group ordered 2 glasses of Weng Weng, a glass of Amaretto Sour, 2 liters of beer, a tower of Russian Standard and several appetizers.

Strong alcoholic drinks were strong. We all came home quite tipsy. 128514

Woohoo!!! I just unlocked the Bar Hopper badge!! Hihi 128111

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Caroline C.
4.0 Stars

Hey! A new pub in the neighborhood with a very familiar name...HIMYM.

My friends and I decided to investigate and came here for drinks after dinner. I like the interiors. Feels like a pub. Dark. Lots of wood. Faux leather covered bench seats.

Out drinks were ok. Out of curiosity, we glanced at their menu. Food looks interesting. Definitely worth a trip back :)

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