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Playwright Irish Pub

27 W 35th St, New York City, NY 10001-2247
+1 212-268-8868
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
27 W 35th St, New York City, NY 10001-2247
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great location just down from the Hampton Inn on 35th Street. Calm atmosphere with great beers on tap. Waiters and waitresses were polite and were very attentive. Jason took good care of us...made us feel like we had been coming there for a long time...More

Thank curry464
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being located right next door to our hotel, Hotel Metro, made it a convenient spot for lunch before setting out for our day's activities. Both the food and service were good.

Thank shalini_gupta_4
Reviewed 1 week ago

I consistently have a wonderful time at Playwright! Aside from the fact that the staff is wonderful (they seem to genuinely like working there, which speaks volumes for management), they consistently have great food and the atmosphere is just plain fun! It's warm and welcoming....More

Thank LaurenR87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we went to the Book of Mormon show and after we thought we would go for a bite to eat and a few drinks. We ordered wine and it taste like it was watered down. We ordered the sheppards pie, the platter and the...More

1  Thank Jacquie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar just next door to our hotel, Hotel Metro. After a traumatic experience in another bar nearby, the chilled out Playwright was just what we needed! Cold wine, hot food (best nachos ever!) and friendly, attentive staff - what more could you want. The...More

Thank charjackson16
PLAYWRIGHT IRIS... A, Manager at Playwright Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are always happy to hear we have made your stay in NYC that much more enjoyable. Come back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on our first night as we were tired and hungry and didn't want to go far. Friendly helpful staff in a very busy place. Food really good and very reasonable. Definitely recommend

Thank DeniseBr1
PLAYWRIGHT IRIS... A, Manager at Playwright Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Denise for such a nice review. We are glad you were able to enjoy your first night here with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed a few doors down at The Hotel Metro and I’d read reviews on here beforehand. It was great. It’s a nice Irish bar with a great atmosphere and lovely friendly staff. Especially Kate who was really friendly and helpful. It was our “local” during...More

Thank Rudei92
PLAYWRIGHT IRIS... A, Manager at Playwright Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your nice review. We always appreciate the feedback on our atmosphere and our team here. Hope you can come back again soon!

Reviewed February 6, 2018

really lovely atmosphere , staff very welcoming , had a lovely meal with my partner after a long day trekking around new york , would defo visit again. thanks for a lovely evening !

Thank Sarah H
PLAYWRIGHT IRIS... A, Manager at Playwright Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Sarah for the nice review. SO glad you enjoyed, and hope you can make it back again soon!

Reviewed February 4, 2018

Went for lunch, ended up getting brunch: eggs Benedict and complimentary mimosas. Very tasty and, for New York, reasonably priced. Quick service too.

Thank Steven T
PLAYWRIGHT IRIS... A, Manager at Playwright Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Steven! We always appreciate the nice feedback.

Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited this bar a few times with friends and have to say the drink selection and atmosphere is great. The bartender Jason who’s usually on in the evenings is always really attentive and great at his job!!

1  Thank Nic1222
PLAYWRIGHT IRIS... A, Manager at Playwright Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the nice review! We are lucky to have Jason on our team :) . Come again soon!

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like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Response from PLAYWRIGHT IRIS... A | Property representative |
Sorry we are closed on Christmas Day . Enjoy your holidays
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Response from MrTInThePlaceToBe | Reviewed this property |
They allow cool 13-year-olds in the place! Cannot speak for the others.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-268-8868
  • E-mail
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-8pm; $6 select drinks.
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