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McGovern's Tavern

Newark Central Business District
American, Bar, Pub
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58 - 60 New St, Newark, NJ
+1 973-643-3984
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8:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Been here many times with co-workers and McGovern's never disappoints. Food is great. Burgers, sandwiches, wings, fries, it's all delicious. Good selection of beers on tap. Plenty of seats at the bar and in the restaurant. Service is speedy and friendly. Great hang out for the college and graduate and law students in the area.

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Thank Joann K
florida
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Only been here once, but it's quite an institution here in Newark. The kind of place people frequent for their whole life. I had a nice time there.

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Thank bigmohank
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Classic Irish pub, great social atmosphere, with the usual selection of refreshments on hand. Great selection of beer and cider on draft. Extensive menu really a cut above typical pub fare.

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Thank Greg P
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

I can't say enough good things about this place. It's a gem tucked away in an unassuming building, offering service that can't be beat. Mo is an awesome bartender and the owner, Sean, couldn't have been more hospitable. We had a great time and can't wait to visit again.

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Thank 123Me456
Westfield, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

My first visit was in the 50's when my father took me on Saint Patrick's Day. Sean, is a great supporter of all things Irish. Like Newark itself, McGovern's has had ups and downs since then, but I'm happy to say it's on a roll these days.

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Thank Steve M
New Jersey
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137 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015

Usually, the odds are against you in the food service business to last longer than 3 years. Well here is a bar and restaurant that has lasted 80 years, and deserves to have its legacy perpetuated as a Landmark. This Tavern is delightful, it has so much heritage that I could still smell the beer of yesteryear. The bar scene... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great bar with quality food. Has a dinning section behind the bar if you don't care to sit at the bar. I highly recommend the burgers.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Great place for people watching - a truly mixed crowd. And fun too - the bartenders are friendly, the service is fast, and the burgers are the best. A bar you can love.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have not been there since 1981 but I feel the need to praise the place. From others reviews it has not changed. The bar tenders always make you feel like a regular, the kitchen on the side offers good honest food, nothing fancy but great tasting. The bar is capable of serving any kind of drink you want except... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

McGovern's Tavern has been part of Newark for as long as I can remember. It caters to the young and Old it has a many student from Rutger's Newark, NJIT and Essex Community College. It also attract Professor, Doctor, Lawyer, Police and just about anyone else looking for a old fashion Irish Pub. Food is good bar food and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 - 60 New St, Newark, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > Newark Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Newark Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 973-643-3984

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