Playwright Irish Pub
Playwright Irish Pub
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Playwright Irish Pub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.playwrightirishpubnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122688868
  • Hours of Operation:
    10AM-4AM Mon-Sun
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Samuel Stefan Byrne
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We have catering Menus available. Please inquire within.
  • Entertainment: Live Music Every Wednesday Night starting at 8pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bet 5th & 6th Ave
  • Public Transit: The F, D, B, R, Q, are right on the corner. Penn Station, 1,2,3, A,C,E are 2 blocks away as well as the New Jersey Transit, and LIRR.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: There are 2 parking lots on both corners of our street
A word from Playwright Irish Pub
Located in the heart of New York City, Playwright Irish Pub proves not only to be a sports fan's paradise, but also a great venue to hold amazing parties. Whether it be a small gathering or a large dinner party, the Playwright will satisfy. We are also very excited to introduce Sam Byrne as our new head chef. His food and presentation is amazing, and we are proud to have him working for us.

The Playwright boasts 2 full bars, a large dining room and a cozy intimate lounge area.
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Playwright Irish Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
  • pre-concert bite to eat
    KBBBB
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    My husband and i stumbled across the Playwright before the Billy Joel concert at MSG in March 2014. It was energetic, the food was amazing, and the service was excellent! We'll definitely head there again when we're in the City!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eat the noise
    MBHBmoreVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    This place was SO LOUD that we had a drink, realized we could not stay because we could not bear the dance club level music and noise (everybody screaming at each other, by necessity) that we left. never been in an Irish bar like thisone.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prime location for MSG events
    NycDinerVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    This location was ideal for an msg event. It was far enough that it was still open for reservations and the food was fine, though there was a lack of exciting healthy options on the menu.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pub near msg
    laura
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Food was fair. Steak had to be sent back because it was undercooked but waiter apologized.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to watch a game
    DavidR
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Dropped the kids off at MSG and the dads went to playwright for dinner and cocktails !! Even though the owner John wasn't there his staff is excellent !!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around decent place
    RebLynn00
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We made reservations with Open Table for 5:30. We got to the restaurant at 5pm and they sat us right away. Some of our party was late however they served us drinks and apps. The atmosphere was comfortable after they turned on the air conditioner. The server was polite and accommodating and the food was decent and priced correctly. I would definitely go back and get the Japanese wings as they were delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pub food
    foodlover
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Playwrights menu is large enough that anyone can find something they like. Not only is the food good but the large plates are enough that people can share. The kids menu might not be elaborate but they liked everything that everyone else was eating. It's perfect for a large group and the bar scene is perfect for watching a game while they have a separate dining area upstairs for large groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Around Nice Staff
    NYGalVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    I had a 6:45 reservation on a Friday night--I was there early and they sat me immediatly to wait for the rest of my party. My friends did not show up until 7:00 pm. No one made me feel bad, no one asked when the others would get there. The waitress took my drink order and brought me bread. We were running to a show, of course, and once my friends did arrive we were served quickly, and the check was taken care of quickly, but still without any of us feeling rushed. I am sure the staff is used to people being in a hurry but they deal with it very well. From the man at the door to the hostess and waitress, everyone was friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome pub!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    My boyfriend'a cousins and I came for his birthday and I would recommend this pub to anyone! The food was very good, waiter was very helpful and nice and the ambiance is really nice. Good music but not so loud you can't talk. Plenty of people but not to the point where you can't find a bar stool or breathe. I will certainly be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was an unfortunate experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    It was an unfortunate experience. Our food never came after 35 mins. of waiting. Food came to another table who came in after us. Had to find waitress to see what was going on. She never came back to table to advise, so we left.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet