McAnally's Pub is a pub and grill owned by "Mac" McAnally.


Thomas Raith: "Don't you have more important things to be thinking about right now?"
Harry Dresden: "I wonder about things. Life goes on, man. If I stop thinking about things just because some psycho or crew of psychos wants me dead, I'll never get to think about anything, will I?"[1]

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[2] that often gather around practitioners, who are most of its clientele.[3]

The first reference to McAnally's Pub being declared official neutral territory under the Unseelie Accords was in Dead Beat.[4] 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.[5]

In the seriesEdit

Storm FrontEdit

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.[2]

Fool MoonEdit

Main article: Fool Moon

In Fool Moon Kim Delaney meets Harry Dresden here to learn about summoning circles.[6]

Death MasksEdit

Main article: Death Masks

In Death Masks, the seconds and the emissary for the duel between Harry Dresden and Paolo Ortega occurs here.[7]

Dead Beat Edit

Main article: Dead Beat

In Dead Beat, Harry Dresden 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.[4]

Proven GuiltyEdit

Main article: Proven Guilty

In Proven Guilty, Harry Dresden met with the Summer Lady and Summer KnightLily and Fix. Maeve joined them later.[8]

Small FavorEdit

Main article: Small Favor

In Small Favor, Karrin Murphy faces down an enormous Gruff who enters the Tavern, Harry Dresden 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 Dresden and 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.[9]

"Last Call"Edit

Main article: Last Call

In "Last Call", maenad Meditrina Bassarid, cast a spell on McAnally's beer to induce a frenzy of madness in his pub's customers, starting an investigation by Harry Dresden and Karrin Murphy.[10]

Cold DaysEdit

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.[11]


  1. Cold Days, ch. 21
  2. 2.0 2.1 Storm Front, ch. 5
  3. Small Favor, ch. 16
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dead Beat, ch. 30
  5. Proven Guilty, ch. 6
  6. Fool Moon, ch. 1
  7. Death Masks, ch. 17
  8. Proven Guilty, ch. 19
  9. Small Favor, ch. 17
  10. "Last Call"
  11. Cold Days, ch. 22

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