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Playwright Irish Pub

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££ - £££
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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27 W 35th St, New York City, NY 10001-2247 (Bet 5th & 6th Ave)
+1 212-268-8868
10:00 - 04:00
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Nelson, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drank and had food here twice on our visit to New York. We went to the one on 35th street as we saw other ones with the same name throughout the city. The beer was around 9 dollars and they always expected a tip which most of New York businesses expect. The food and service was really good with... More 

Thank gapr61
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to watch soccer games and eat well. Staff very attentive and friendly. Went there to catch the game between Ecuador and Paraguay.

Thank jrloor
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location not far from theatre district, times square and Hells Kitchen. Over three floors its a proper NYC Irish bar. Had fabulous breakfasts here and dinner too. Friendly staff and helpful too. Serves a brilliant pint of Guinness

Thank SueandSimon
PlaywrightIrishPub, Manager at Playwright Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we hope to have you in again for a pint of Guinness! More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended a retirement party on Thursday March 23 and the meal and service was very good. We had a crowd of 30 or so people and the staff was very attentive. Our waitresses Kenya and Brianna were very much on top of things. They were cognizant the group had a limited amount of time and accommodated us in a superb... More 

Thank Steve5922017
PlaywrightIrishPub, Manager at Playwright Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are so lucky to have Kenya and Brianna as employees here, and are always happy to hear when our customers have had a great experience at their event. Thanks for coming! More 

Auburn, Alabama
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to step in out of the snow into this very warm and charming Irish pub on West 35th. We were greeted quickly and very warmly by our waitress, Kenya. She didn't rush us at all (a rarity in the City). They had an awesome lunch menu with several delicious sounding choices. We went with the shrimp quesadilla.... More 

Thank MrTInThePlaceToBe
PlaywrightIrishPub, Manager at Playwright Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch and the service here. Hope you can come back again soon, when the weather is warmer and the snow is gone! More 

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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place for Irish atmosphere, and food. The staff is always friendly and helpful. fun atmosphere and ambiance. Only issue is there are very few gluten-free options, which is kind of weird because when I was last in Ireland you could get gluten-free everywhere! Kenya has been our server a number of times, and she is very helpful, and especially... More 

Thank Brendastarr52
PlaywrightIrishPub, Manager at Playwright Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we value our customers feedback, and will be adding more gluten free options to our menu. We will keep you updated, and hope you can come in again soon! More 

County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A BIG thank you to John and his team who hosted a party of 48 last Saturday night. From the initial planning, to the big welcome on arrival, to the fantastic food served on the night, it is clear that this is a business who puts its customers first. Highly recommend you stop by here for some great food and... More 

Thank aileenphelan
PlaywrightIrishPub, Manager at Playwright Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thank you, for the lovely review. We are so happy you enjoyed your event with us. Hope you guys can make it back to the big city again soon! More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Looking for some hot food because we got a foot of snow this morning on vacation In NYC and a lot of places closed. Asked front desk, got recommendation to try out this place. So glad we did. Service.....excellent and🍀IRISH🍀. Food was the best we have had since we have been here! Hot and fresh and delicious! I highly recommend... More 

Thank Allisonashivers
PlaywrightIrishPub, Manager at Playwright Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. We are pleased to hear we could be your recluse from the snow, Hopefully you can come back again when the weather is nicer as well:) More 

shoreview, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were hungry, it was late and this was right by our hotel. The local beer and fish and chips were priced right and delivered quickly.

Thank Erik R W
PlaywrightIrishPub, Manager at Playwright Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give this review, glad you enjoyed the food! More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Not the first visit here and not the last! Staff FANTASTIC! Especially Autumn and Catherine and we were lucky to meet John one of the owners! When you open your roof top terrace guys, don't forget to invite us! Please get some bigger wine glasses though!! And bring on them roasts! This place is a must to visit, we always... More 

Thank Samantha A
PlaywrightIrishPub, Manager at Playwright Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for this review! We will not forget to let you know when the rooftop opens- More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 W 35th St, New York City, NY 10001-2247
    (Bet 5th & 6th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-268-8868
Located in the heart of New York City, Playwright Irish Pub proves not only to be a sports fan's paradise with 54 large HD t.v.'s on both floors with tv's at each booth, but also a great venue to hold amazing parties. Whether it be a small gathering or a large dinner party, the Playwright will satisfy. The Playwright boasts 2 full bars, a large dining room and a lounge area. Playwright Irish Pub NYC, Sports Bars in NYC, Sports bars in New York City. Happy Hour is Monday to Friday, 4pm-7pm; $5 select drinks.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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