Andrew McMahon’s Dundee
In the last four years, Andrew McMahon, aka Mackie, along with business partner Jakub, has opened four bars in the Westport area of Dundee - The West House, The D’Arcy Thompson, the Tinsmith and Gallery 48, picking up several awards and nominations along the way.
What makes you a proud Dundonian?
Its people come first; you’d struggle to find a more welcoming, friendly city. Also its ambition to become an internationally recognised destination, it has already been named the UK’s first City of Design by the United Nations, the universities’ constant expansion, the V&A’s imminent opening and the fantastic new waterfront developments.
Biggest change you’ve seen in the city? The people of Dundee’s refreshing new pride in their city which is reflected by the number of independent businesses opening.
Where you’d most like to live in the city?
I already live in the West End, my favourite end of town. You have everything on your doorstep: bars, restaurants, shops, parks and it’s only a short walk into the city centre.
Most likely to be seen…
In one of our bars or searching for a ball in the rough at Piperdam Golf Course
Three things I love in the city...
Magdalen Green. It has great views over the River Tay and also hosts the annual community led music festival “West Fest”, which showcases local talent and small artisan traders.
The Cheesery on Exchange Street. The shop not only supplies all our bars but has provided for many a great party.
One of our G & T’s from our new venue, Gallery 48, made with Arbikie Gin from Montrose, simply served with blueberries