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Playwright Irish Pub Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, ,
1232 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-2802
+1 203-287-2401
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American
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1232 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-2802
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Searching for some Irish dining with entertainment in the Connecticut area, my family and I discovered the Playwright Pub and Restaurant in Hamden. It is located in the Whitneyville section. There is a small parking lot that was filled that day, so we had to...More

Thank RoadtripCowboy
Reviewed 19 October 2017

My parents and I stopped in here after a 4+ hour drive and were so happy it was open later than other area restaurants (on a Monday). We sat in the bar area and the food was amazing (we all cleared our plates). We ended...More

Thank Caitlin P
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Stopped for dinner one night while traffic was ridiculously backed up on the parkway. Glad we tried it, the food was good, nice selection of traditional pub and craft beers. My boys liked the kids' menu. Fish & Chips were nicely cooked, not overdone. Shepherd's...More

Thank seacoastNH
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Good food,good drinks and a friendly welcoming environment. They even have live music - check with them directly for dates and times.

Thank Jasmine S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place to grab a quick bite before a family event, and lucked out to find Playwright. This place has quintessential wood booths, seating and bar, as well as TVs tuned to baseball and local brews. The menu is varied and...More

Thank Michele L
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 13 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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