Irish Whiskey Public House
Irish Whiskey Public House

Irish Whiskey Public House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.irishwhiskeydc.com/
  • Phone: 2024633010x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Irish
  • 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, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please visit our website www.IrishWhiskeyDC.com to see our Catering menu

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Irish Whiskey Public House reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (35)neighborhood gem (20)great for outdoor dining (13)good for groups (13)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (6)fit for foodies (6)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)notable wine list (2)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Always enjoyable - fantastic brunch
    Biker77
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Greatest champagne brunch deal ever. Great pub; great people.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Champagne and Brunch
    BEAMSS
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We came for brunch with a group of 6, drawn to the $1.00 bottle of champagne deal. Figuring to balance the low cost of champagne, other beverages would skyrocket, we were pleasantly surprised at the $5.00 for a carafe of OJ to go with the bottles of Champagne. I had the eggs benny with corn beef hash which was quite good (the hash was clearly homemade) although some of my companions were not thrilled with their pancakes stuffed with bacon/sausage. It was a bit busy downstairs with 5 large(r) parties and only one server/bartender, but we still enjoyed our time as we were in no rush and I would come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    Angie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Went there for an early brunch (10am) on a Sunday. Maybe it gets better later in the day? The coffee was not good, and it was not hot. The food was so-so. But the ambiance was decent, they could host a larger group (7 folks), and cost was reasonable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Started poorly, but ended well
    AirForceinDC
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I made my reservation for two for 7pm through opentable.com. The hostess told me that they didn't have a table and we could sit at the bar--they only had one table and it was for a party of 5, also at 7. As we were sitting down, I expressed my dissapoinment to Sam--the bartender. She asked the hostess why we couldn't have the empty table and the hostess said it was reserved for 7:30. To that, I said, well, we should get it. Sam said, you're right...sit down at that table and we'll figure it out! We ordered and before drinks came, another table opened up & they moved us. Much thanks to Sam for her willingness to fix the problem. The food/service was great the rest of the evening and Sam had a great whiskey recommendation as well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Service Ever!!
    arlingtonfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My friends and I went for brunch on a Saturday afternoon. I arrived 1st and sat at the bar, only to wait for 15 min for the bartender to acknowledge me...I was the only person sitting at the bar!! He was extremely rude and when my friends arrived, he ignored them as well. We ordered food and it took almost an hour to arrive...we asked repeatedly where our food was and he kept telling us it would be there in a few minutes. No one ever apologized or tried to make up for the inconvenience or horrible service. Needless to say we would NEVER go back there again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic brunch and favorite place
    Biker77
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Fantastic brunch and favorite place. Great and vibrant neighborhood. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back again!
    Kapisce
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Back again.. back again.. who can resist! This place is a Gem!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biker77
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My absolute favorite place for brunch. A real pub atmosphere with friendly staff. Food is great and the champagne deal is unbeatable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • K86149
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I was visiting from out of town and happy to find a large table for brunch in dc. You can't beat the dollar champagne deal, but it felt like a distraction for poor service. We waited more than an hour for our food. Not the best experience, but I appreciate that they did not rush us out, and I got to spend time with friends I hadn't seen in a while. I recommend it if you are looking for a place to have a leisurely brunch with a big group, just don't come too hungry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MsWillieB
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Celebrated my birthday there...brunch with friends. We had a ball! Andrei, the bartender that day, was awesome and very responsive! :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Biker77
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A really neat place for brunch and the champagne deal is unbeatable. Warm atmosphere - a real pub environment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Times Nonetheless
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've been here numerous times, and have always enjoyed myself! You cannot beat the $1 champagne brunch! The food is good, the ambiance is great, the service is...in need of some improvement. Every time I've been to IW, we get this one waiter that seems to be cranky and takes forever to bring us simple things like water. Nonetheless, I definitely recommend IW to anyone, a guaranteed good time! Also, it's best to make a reservation if you're coming with a large group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun find
    foodfan16
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A fun find and tasty food at brunch with friends! Pancakes were excellent - - just the way pancakes should be...light and fluffy. The corn beef hash was full of flavor and the "deal" on champagne at brunch made finding the restaurant a real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Biker77
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Awesome for brunch. Great food and best champagne deal in town. Very friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biker77
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is a real PUB. The champagne brunch is a great deal. The place is warm and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great if you can get a reservation
    ImContributing
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I went here for my birthday dinner and we were a group of 12. The wait staff was slow getting to us (felt like a year before I got to put a drink order in) but was friendly when they eventually came. I've been here before for brunch and had much better service. I enjoyed the fish and chips as well as one of their whiskey cocktails.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet Sunday Dinner
    30YRSDCVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We live in the suburbs but were in DC overnight on a Sunday. We wanted somewhere casual with good food and good service . This pretty much fit the bill, but I felt like we were interrupting a members only club. It was awkward so we ate quickly and left. Will chalk it up to a Sunday afternoon at a bar/resturant that is great on other nights or for brunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where's my food?
    TrapGawdShawty
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    There's no denying that the champagne deal is incredible. Unfortunately that's about all I found incredible on my last trip to IW. The service was horrible. We ordered our food THIRTY minutes after being seated and waited another TWO HOURS to be served the food. When we went to get check if our food was done we found the cook hanging out at a table and nearly everyone else gone because brunch was over. I mean really how long does it take to make pancakes and eggs?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding always
    Biker77
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is the fourth time I had brunch here and every time it was 5-stars. The $1 champagne is terrific (750ml)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bar with food, not a restaurant
    Maggieform
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We didn't stay to eat. The menu looked good online, but it was definitely a bar that serves good, not a restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    Kapisce
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Love coming here every time! Great ambiance, great food and the $1 champagne brunch is AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Biker77
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    One fantastic deal. Champagne was wonderful and the food excellent. This was my second time and I intend to return as soon as possible.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic brunch.
    Biker77
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This place is a hidden gem. The brunch was great and the champagne the best deal in town. The service was fast.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 101 reviews are from the Irish Whiskey Public House reviews archive.
  • Not organized
    2BlueYamVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Well I can't rate the food as we never got to eat. We made a reservation on Open Table. I had the confirmatory email. We found no hostess. A server we finally flagged down simply said "I am sorry we have no tables down here and there is a private party upstairs." We went elsewhere for dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • $1 bottles of champagne?! I'm in!
    BrunchinAllOverDC
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We're talking the real sized bottles, not those baby ones on the plane. Great brunch, fabulous bar tender, mimosas on the cheap. What else could you ask for? My friend and I left, stumbling and stuffed for about $17 a piece.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $1 champagne!
    ch22VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Well, I do love a $1 bottle of champagne. Especially when most places sell the same quality for $7 a glass. They did get my order wrong and were a little slow to seat us, but we were a big, boysterous group and they tolerated us very well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday Brunch
    BrunchPlease
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Absolutely amazing brunch spot, and the fact that it's offered Saturday and Sunday makes it even better. I had a party of 7 and we were able to sit outside since we got in early at 1030. The brunch special is a $1 bottle of champagne per every entree. My friends and I had a great time and everyone's food turned out great. The saddlebags were the biggest crowd pleaser. My only complaint was the service was a little slow, but it was understandable since the place went from empty to full in about thirty minutes. As long as we had a full bottle of champs on our table, we were good to go. Definitely will be coming back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Champagne Brunch
    kuroiroze
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The champagne brunch is wonderful--great deal and even better food! I recommend going earlier (around 10am) if possible, though, to avoid teh noise of a crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not great
    boccaeaterVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Mediocre food. All three people got their orders wrong in some way - both omelets came with whatever the cook felt like putting in them rather than what we requested, and my eggs benedict didn't come for almost 25 minutes after the omelets. The waitress was all over the place, didn't explain why the orders were wrong, didn't offer to fix it, didn't explain why the food was so slow in arriving, and didn't even bring over anything to munch on while we waited. She comped the champagne - which is literally one dollar.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love the brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Can't beat the deal they have for brunch. I love their eggs bene and the dollar bottle champagne just is the icing on the cake when it comes to having brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fathers Day Brunch
    wijssa
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We enjoyed our brunch at this little pub. The Saddlebags (pancakes with sausage and bacon in the batter) were delicious! You will not go home hungry. The only thing missing? Decafe coffee! But, other than that? I'd return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Champagne is $1!!!
    FlyingSpaghettiMonster
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    You cant beat this place. The food was delicious, I ordered the eggs benny, and my girlfriend got a gigantic omelet. My only complaint was that the home fries were really salty, but that's nothing that cant be cured with some ketchup. Also, the champagne was only $1! A croft of orange juice was 5, but we made it last through a number of champagne bottles. Fantastic food and cheap drinks, great place to bring friends for Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch Deal
    Grateful
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    $1 Champagne with purchase of any entree food item is awesome. I liked the saddlebags and my companion enjoyed her salmon eggs Benedict. The outdoor seating got a little warm without any shade, but I was very pleased with my experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunchallthetime
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great place for unlimited mimosas, groups and cheap eats.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had a great time at brunch. Food, drinks, service were all outstanding. The only complaint I have is that I tried to make a reservation for 5, but was only allowed to do 2 and the place was 100% empty on the 2nd floor, we were the only table and thus I could have not canceled on my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $1 champagne bottles
    Kapisce
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    $1 champagne bottles for brunch is the greatest thing ever created.. right after.. well.. brunch..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty and perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Brunched here on a friend's recommendation and to verify if the $1 bottle of champagne was real. It was! My friend and I were able to have 3-4 mimosas each. Drinks aside, the food was great. I ordered the eggs benedict - a bit salty but still yummy. My friend ordered french toast which was very filling. It was crusted in some type of crunchy stuff which I liked but a little tough for to chew. Our server was really great about having the kitchen prepare the dish without the coating. Tasted amazing! Timely seating, great server, food was decent (they could do better with the home fries - some onions, peppers, something!) and the bubbly was just enough of a buzz for a Sunday afternoon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time
    clarksmile
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    First time here was recommended by someone had an awesome time. Food was great, drinks were great, and the atmosphere was awesome. Nice patio setting as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun!
    DKWalserVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I ate at Irish Whiskey Public House on a business trip to DC. It was raining ("It was a dark and stormy night..."), but inside the pub had a warm, friendly feel. The bar tender doubled as wait staff for the tables across from the bar. He was very busy and it was a little hard to get his attention, but he was friendly and welcoming. The food (I had a hamburger and fries) was very good. Portions were ample without being too large. I also had a salad and desert. All were very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not even mediocre for DC
    DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was average at best. The pancakes are dry and they don't have real maple syrup. The waitstaff was friendly but not attentive. We went for brunch and ordered coffee as soon as we sat down. The waiter returned a few minutes later to tell us that the coffee would take a few minutes because the bartender was late and he was the only one who knew how to operate the coffee machine. We never got our coffee and the waiter did not mention it again. With all the great brunch options in DC, I would not recommend trying Irish Whiskey.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate