Having lived down the block for a few years, I found Mac's has become one of great disappointments in Wicker Park. The food is pretty good to be sure, but you would only know that if it ever reaches your table. Time and time again, Mac's has continued to hire poor servers that do not show any interest in prompt service, being friendly, or being accurate in their orders. Whether or not this is a marketing strategy to make posh and try to build some pseudo-hipster cred, it falls more in the realm of insult. The fact is that I don't want to wait ten minutes to put in a drink order when there are ten other people in the bar-- I don't want to get my food fifteen minutes after my friends-- I don't want to be ignored by my waitress. That being the case, I don't want to go to Mac's. I have had enough. I will now bring my patronage (and sometimes hefty bar tabs with the tips to match) to almost anywhere else on the block.
Pros: specials are okay
Cons: Service, service, service