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Irish Whiskey Public House

4.1
230 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Irish, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday- 4pm - 2am
Friday- 4pm - 3am
Saturday- 10am - 3am
Sunday- 10am - 2am
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Phone number
(202) 463-3010
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sean McIntosh
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Catering
Please visit our website www.IrishWhiskeyDC.com to see our Catering menu
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
M St NW
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 19, 2017

Love Devin!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Recently had a birthday brunch party here. We made a reservation online for 12. The party had grown to 15 people so we reached out to the restaurant to update the reservation. No one ever answered the phone after multiple calls. Apparently the hostess stand does not have a phone and the only way you will get to speak with someone is to leave a message and eventually someone will call you back. We thought that was a bit backwards. The $1 champagne bottle is an excellent deal. However, the food was not good. The omelettes were cold and the steaks were hard and well done - despite requesting medium. The birthday boy's food, which was ordered with the entire group, came about 15 min after everyone else's. Our waiter, however, did the best he could which we all appreciated. If the food wasn't so bad we would definitely revisit for the dollar bottles and atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on February 26, 2017

We went for brunch. The environment was nice however the service was not. We did get champagne and orange juice right away however it took over 45 minutes to get our food. My steak was overcooked and so was my friends . He also found a hair in his food . Once we brought it to the waitresses attention she did apologize however we had to wait an additional 40 minutes for them to fix it for it to be overcooked again . They did accommodate us by taking a few things off the bill which was nice . Overall I do not think I will be going back.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

We had such a great brunch experience! Delicious food, the $1 champagne is real and no catch, you can't go wrong

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Love the $1 Champagne but was there for over 2hrs and did not receive food. When we did get our food, it was cold. My 2nd horrible experience at Irish Whiskey. I hope that they get better with the food service.

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2.0Dined on February 12, 2017

It took 45 minute to get our food and then it arrived cold. Prices were good and it tasted great....after they heated it back up in the microwave. Pretty frustrating that we waited for cold food. Obviously it was ready.

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1.0Dined on February 5, 2017

The restaurant wasn't even busy and the three ordered entrees still took over an hour to arrive at the table. When it arrived, it arrived in three separate events over the course of fifteen minutes (meaning we weren't eating together, lest the food get cold).

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3.0Dined on February 5, 2017

Went for a friend's birthday for brunch. The champagne deal is great but the food was just bad. There were 8 of us, and every one of us had our food come out cold. Most of us have worked in the restaurant industry so we understand. The waiter was good and accommodating for the most part but we ended up paying for every meal except one. Would have been nice to have them be more understanding. We just didn't complain enough to get our food for free. We're definitely not going back.

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1.0Dined on January 22, 2017

There was only 1 cook working, so we watched how the meals came out to those parties; at most 3 plates at a time, followed by another 5 minutes then maybe another 3. My burger came out well done and with cheese, despite asking for it medium rare with no cheese. The bun was so cold it felt still frozen, and the lettuce that was in it was a small piece, less than 1/2 the size of the bun. Neither friend liked their omlet either.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Irish Whiskey never disappoints for brunch. The food is good and the value is AMAZING. Spend $10 on an entree, and get bottles of champagne for $1. I haven't found a place in DC yet that beats their deal!

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2.0Dined on December 20, 2016

Our bartender was ah-mazing. The cocktails were super tasty and made to please. Be sure to check out the very extensive whiskey menu - the largest I've seen. But the food....no, no, no. Be sure you eat first.

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3.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Great for 2 or 3 people. Terrible for large groups. I've been here multiple times and whenever it's a small group the food has been really good, but when it's a large group most of the food comes out cold. I love eggs Benedict, but cold hollandaise is gross.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2016

Bar tender was great. Recommended a couple very tasty whiskeys and the braised short ribs and potato cakes. Very nice meal. Dining room was a bit loud. Overall experience was very good.

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2016

Doesn't get much better than a dollar bottle of champagne with an entree!

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2.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Bartender didn't show us much attention, we had to come up to the bar and order several times. Perhaps the bartender should wait tables and tend the bar. Sincerely disappointed that steak n eggs ran out by 12:30.

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2.0Dined on October 18, 2016

This is a fine spot for a whisky, or a beer, but the food is only fair. On the positive side, the food is relatively inexpensive.

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4.0Dined on October 16, 2016

Very warm atmosphere, excellent service. Not a bad place for anyone seeking something like a traditional Irish or English breakfast except that the baked beans serving was a little on the small side and the sausage wasn't quite a banger.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2016

I really enjoyed my experience at Irish Whiskey, never a disappointing time.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Offers a very affordable brunch, including mimosas!

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

A great spot for brunch! The $1 champagne bottles with any $10 food purchase can't be beat

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Great Guinness Stew and the Short Ribs Melt in your mouth,

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3.0Dined on September 4, 2016

The food was good and the $1 champagne per $10 brunch was great, but they ran out of champagne pretty early on. Its a good atmosphere if you are looking for a loud, rowdy place, but it was too loud to make normal conversation.

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2016

Love their brunch! Prices are reasonable, food is delicious and it's only $1 for a bottle of champagne!

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2016

Came here to celebrate my birthday brunch. Dollar bottles of champagne! I got the steak and eggs. It was delicious! Can't wait for my next trip here :)

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1.0Dined on August 6, 2016

Horrible service and cold food. There was a lot of noise and it took forever to get a table.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2016

It was nice and romantic service was amazing and so was the food

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2016

Went for brunch on a Saturday. Service was attentive and friendly. Food was fine but nothing special. Bloody Mary was fine but nothing special. Seems like a decent neighborhood joint but there are a lot of brunch options in DC and this wasn't one of my favorites.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2016

Knowledgable and friendly staff; true pub atmosphere. Fun supper. Good Whiskey!

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2.0Dined on May 28, 2016

My meal did not have the contents stated on the menu plus it was late and I was told the cook misunderstood the order plus my wife said her meal was not good at all.

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2.0Dined on May 21, 2016

The food was absolutely terrible. The only redeeming quality was the $1 bottles of champagne, but the food was barely edible. Do not go here.

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2016

We ate outside though as it was a pleasant day. Somewhat rustic! Seems like the $1 bottle champagne is the big draw.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Great brunch spot for our group on twelve including two kids. Noise level was perfect for a talkative group and the $1 champaign was a great treat. Menu is not extensive, but the variety was perfect for us. Have been here in the evening as well and it's a great whiskey spot!!! B

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2016

I came here for $1 bottle of champagne... we were 5 of us, we had 5 bottles! We emptied them by 3pm. We had a blast!

It was a great experience. One of the best services ever!

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2016

Can't beat the champagne brunch deal

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2016

I originally didn't get half my meal and had to remind the waitress for the remainder of my food almost halfway done consuming the first half,due to the fact she was missing for about 90% of the meal time.( but she did remind me since i was 10 min late to the reservation that i only had a 2-hr window to eat here- twice. Mind you i was only hear for about an hour and ten minutes) Can I remind you, I was one of the three tables on the upstairs level. The person sitting near me was talking so loud i couldn't even hear the person sitting across from me and had to tell her to quiet down multiple times.
I came to this place on a recommendation from a friend and do not plan on coming back for anything other to get a simple/half-assed breakfast and some 1$ champagne.

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1.0Dined on April 18, 2016

At the Public House, we were seated in the basement by ourselves, even though we had an Open Table reservation. The featured item, corned beef, was not available. The wrap and sandwich that we ordered instead did not fit the description offered on the menu. A cod fish sandwich came on a hamburger bun rather than the brioche and no tartar sauce was in sight, making for a rather dry concoction. The BLT chicken wrap had no mayo and was obviously pre-made. Overall, aside from a cold Harp beer ( the Blue Moon was tepid at best!), the Public House dining experience was not what we expected!!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2016

I hosted my birthday brunch here and it was fantastic. Our server was helpful and quick. Not only is the food good but you cannot beat the brunch deal which is if you purchase a $10 entree you get a bottle of champagne for a $1. It is great for groups. There are three levels including a basement and they have a patio.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2016

I always enjoy brunch at Irish Whiskey Public House. Today, the streak wasn't as flavorful as normal with fewer home fries.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2016

This is a small restaurant/tavern. Few table available but food was good!
Small space with lots of Irish character!!!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2016

Very unique townhouse turned pub in DC, cool atmosphere, liked that they kept the original stonework and surroundings on the inside. Reservation making was easy and out table was ready upon arrival
Good food and good prices
Will was very friendly And kindly took several pictures for my friends and I
Mimosa deal at brunch sealed the deal! Can't wait to come back! !!

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