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Playwright Irish Pub Restaurant

) #9 of 135 Restaurants in Hamden $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
1232 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-2802
+1 203-287-2401
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American
$$ - $$$
1232 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-2802
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

They usually have a great happy hour- fun authentic Irish place in the area. I had the Reuben which was good but not great. The Irish whiskey burger was very good.

Thank MikeI283BL
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I'll start by saying that this is a very average Irish pub. The food is regular bar food. Some items sound better than they taste (i.e. Cauliflower white bean soup). The only good thing about this place that sets it apart from others, is that...More

Thank Alon S
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, bangers and mash are amazing. Whiskey burger is my favorite. They also have many Irish beers. Limerick chicken salad is my wife's favorite

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very nice, great food & drink, excellent location. Fun place with good music. Plenty of parking so easy to get in and out

1  Thank john g
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The Playwright Irish Pub and Restaurant is the cheers of Hamden, CT. The staff is friendly and very attentive. The menu offers something for everyone. Nice selection of local and imported beers. I look forward to the next visit.

1  Thank Trip M
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I had a meeting scheduled for around the corner this evening, so my partner and I ducked into the Playwright (first time for both of us) for an early dinner and a drink before I had to head out. The open fire was roasting and...More

1  Thank ModernWanderers
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I have been here 3 times and each time has been amazing! I have been to Ireland twice in the past 4 years, and to me, the Playwright is the most authentic thing here in the states. CT, RI, Boston, NY, the west coast...Ive been...More

1  Thank 744seang
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I had a vegetarian dish with Portobello mushrooms. It was delicious. The only disappointment I had was the chef adds the cheese to the dish and my daughter, who is vegan, couldn't order this without the cheese. The restaurant has a friendly neighborhood like atmosphere....More

1  Thank Gloria W
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped in yesterday with a buddy to grab a burger. I wasn't in any particular hurry this Saturday and that proved to be a good thing. The place was empty when we entered. We were seated promptly and our waitress immediately came over. She...More

1  Thank mikedubour
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a comfortable neighborhood restaurant with some nice selections. A recent family dinner had some good points, along with a few things that could have been improved. A Caesar salad was okay, but nothing special. The calamari appetizer was also okay, however with a...More

2  Thank bea0101
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1232 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-287-2401
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