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Irish Whiskey Public House

Irish Whiskey Public House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.irishwhiskeydc.com
  • Email: info@irishwhiskeydc.com
  • Phone: (202) 463-3010
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Irish, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Sean McIntosh
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: M St NW
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Irish Whiskey Public House
Re-inventing the concept of a traditional Irish Pub by incorporating a modern flare, Irish Whiskey Public House opened with a mission to capture the essence of a traditional Irish pub while adding creative and progressive elements.
We feature modern Irish-American cuisine taking Irish classics and adding a modern spin. Executive Chef Sean McIntosh has created an exciting menu offering traditional Irish dishes that integrate unique and creative contemporary culinary components. Irish Whiskey serves lunch and dinner daily as well as a brunch menu on the weekends. Whiskey pairings will be included with a number of menu items to encourage guests to try whiskeys that complement each dish.
Our Dublin Room is the newest spot in the Dupont/Midtown area to offer private space for happy hours, company lunches, birthday parties, or any of your special events. Our relaxing and fun atmosphere is the perfect end to the work week with our nightly happy hour specials.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a fantastic brunch here. They have great outdoor seating and you really can't beat $1 champagne bottles. The food was good, especially the home fries. The only thing is that for groups, you really need to make reservations in advance because they are a busy restaurant."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "$1 champagne bottles with every entree ordered is an amazing deal. Orange juice carafes are $5 each, which isn't on the menu and they don't tell you till you've ordered them. The food is nothing great, but it's not overpriced, which is nice. However, our food took a full hour to come out, which was probably the most frustrating part of our experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great brunch special. Food service was a little slow."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great Experience. Came in for St. Patty's day brunch and they were slammed. Although we had to wait to be seated (with a reservation) they went above and beyond to take care of us and comped a bunch of our drinks. Excellent customer service, me and my friends will be returning for sure!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Irish Whiskey has a great brunch. The food is good, and comes quickly. The place is small, so you need to show up early or get a reservation."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Great bartenders! You can't beat the dollar champagne brunch! Best deal in town"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Having experienced many brunches in DC, I was thrilled to find out about a new bottomless brunch deal that I hadn't tried. Upon arriving my group couldn't be seated yet, since it was crowded and they were running behind. Normally this would be pretty irritating, but they began serving us the champagne over the bar accompanied by shots of Jameson to compensate for the wait. This was a big +1 in my book. The staff was friendly and just seemed to want to have a good time also, which gave it a comfortable feel. Food was good, nothing amazing, but enjoyable nonetheless. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to have a good time, particularly to those who want to get a little wilder at brunch."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We go there with a large group of friends and it is uually hard to find a seat for brunch, especially if you get there past noon. However even sitting at the bar is totally worth it, the food is good and the $1 champagnes make it all just awesome. The trick is that the OJ bottles are $5 so careful with your mimosa ratio. When it's warm outside, sitting in the outdoor area can be better as it's less noisy, but you may not get waiter service. The bartender was really sweet and the owner, a very friendly guy, offered everybody s'mores at the fireplace after brunch was over. Overall one of my favorite brunc spots in dc, highly recommend but get there early or make a reservation."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went for the $1 champagne brunch and weren't disappointed. But they had to set up a two-seater table right opposite the front door for us so we stuck out very awkwardly. Could do with more space or a better reservation system."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This place was fantastic. I love going here, but the only concerning part that is preventing me from returning for a while, was I saw a Rat run from the downstairs closet, across the floor into the kitchen. So until they can guarantee this to be avoided in the future, I won't be returning for a while."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I arrived to an empty restraunt where the host told ushe was going to "set a clock" on my group arriving or we would not be seated. He stood DIRECTLY in front of me as I called our missing memebers. He was shockingly unstartling and rude. Once we were seated, we noted the lack of heat. Also, the pipes were frozen, so we were directed to a different restroom to wash up. Our waitress was very pleasant, funny, and accomidating though. But, the final straw was finding a looooong black hair in the food. Two members of the group felt too ill to eat due to this situation. While management attempted to make the issue better for the diner with the hair in her food, he did not realize another member of our group left his entire plate empty"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Group of 10 people planned to go to nice restaurant in area, after Irish Christmas Carol @ Keegan Theatre. Choice of 3 Irish places in area, chose Irish Whiskey, because took reservations in dining on football Sunday. Made reservations through Open Table, received a reminder confirmation morning of the event. Considered taking a chance on first choice restaurant however, since I had received reminder morning of, respected this. When we arrived at restaurant at 4:55 p.m., the Bartender stated that dining room had been closed & waitress sent home by the manager. She made room in the bar area, which was very loud & uncomfortable for our group. Food was horrible. Bartender great though, tried to make the best of of a very bad situation."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "we had a great time here. great champagne brunch. good food, good prices. monte cristo, steak and eggs, biscuts and gravy... all very good. $1 champage! its the best! don't plan for a productive afternoon after brunch here."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "There are a lot of "gastropubs" in DC but this one actually surprised me with the quality of food. The truffle pretzel bites were AMAZING. Amazing. And the mac and cheese was loved by both of my friends. I had the fish and chips which, is hard to make remarkable but definitely was here. The other great thing, which is hard to find in DC was the service. The bartender/ host/ waiter made me a lemonade even though it wasn't on the menu (it was great) and was attentive but not too much. That was the lunch review but, I've also been here for Happy Hour and late night when it's pretty busy. The ambiance is great, especially upstairs, there's always people outside no matter the weather, and the bartenders are friendly and cool."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Great spot for brunch. We went there to celebrate after the Marine Corps Marathon. The food was fast but delicious and the waiter was on top of our needs. The manager also checked on us several times to make sure we were happy. Strongly recommend this place for a great Sunday."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Always a great time! The service is great! Love the new waitress Blair who helped us. The manager Buda is cool too. Food is great and delecious. Will be back soon!"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "I've always liked coming here for the great whiskey and was excited to try the $1 bottle of champagne brunch. However, our service for our group of 8 was appalling. The waitress actively ignored us for over a half an hour, refusing to even bring over water (there was only one other occupied table.) She was openly rude and dismissive to us throughout our time there. Two of our friends were served food missing key elements (they literally brought out plain waffles with a little syrup, no toppings at all) and we had to argue with her and bring out a menu to point out what it said it was supposed to be included since she refused to believe us. Maybe she was having a bad day, but it was honestly enough to ensure we will never come back."
    Dined on 6/9/2013