McAnally's Pub is a pub and grill owned by "Mac" McAnally.
Several steps down take patrons into the main room, colored in earth browns and sea greens.
Items and structural parts are arranged around the number 13. Thirteen wooden pillars, elaborately carved with scenes out of Old World fairy tales, thirteen tables are scattered in the free spaces. The bar is crooked with thirteen stools, there are thirteen fans overhead. The entire place is designed to diffuse and refract random magical energies that often gather around practitioners, who are most of its clientele.
The first reference to McAnally's Pub being declared official neutral territory under the Unseelie Accords was in Dead Beat. It's indicated in Proven Guilty that the pub was put on the list of neutral territories after the war between the White Council and the Red Court broke out.
In the seriesEdit
- Main article: Storm Front
In Storm Front, the pub is first introduced when Harry Dresden visits following his appointment with Monica Sells. The pub’s owner is also introduced, and Dresden discusses the ThreeEye drug until Susan Rodriguez arrives to query him about his case for Special Investigations and arrange a date.
- Main article: Fool Moon
- Main article: Death Masks
Harry met the Wardens to plan out what to do about the necromancers—the Heirs of Kemmler—who are planning a Darkhallow. Anastasia Luccio, Captain of the Wardens, is accompanied by Donald Morgan, Carlos Ramirez, and two young Wardens: Yoshimo and Kowalski. Luccio immediately drafts Harry as a warden. The wardens have received major defeats and desperately need replacement wardens for The War with the Red Court.
- Main article: Proven Guilty
- Main article: Small Favor
In Small Favor, Murphy faces down an enormous Gruff who enters the Tavern, Harry calls him Tiny, and gets him to leave of his own accord, more or less. This so impresses Mac that does something he rarely does. He brings three bottles of a special brew he usually holds back in reserve to the table where Harry and Karrin Murphy were sitting. He opens and hands one each to Harry and Murphy and opens one for himself—then he salutes Murphy with his bottle—and chugs it down.
- Main article: Last Call
- Main article: Cold Days
In Cold Days, when the Outsider, He Who Walks Before, demands that Harry Dresden be sent out to him under threat of attack on his pub. Dresden offers to take it outside under the Accords; but McAnally does not accept the proposition. Sharkface recognizes Mac and the reason behind his presence there. Mac, Harry, and Thomas fight him off till he leaves.