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McGuire's Ale House

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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130 Mount Pleasant Rd, Newtown, CT 06470-1427
+1 203-270-3999
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I met three buddies for lunch there. I had the seafood bisque which was pretty good. Then I had a black and blue burger. The burger itself was very good. However the bun was huge compared to the size of the burger. Not a big deal so I removed all the edges of the bun. Two of my friends got... More 

Thank Bill V
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Been here many times and it is predictable but good. Tonight we stopped and i got the best wings that i have ever had locally. Service is also very good.

Newtown, Connecticut
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I eat one burger a year and this is the place!!! They also have a great menu and the portions are extremely generous. You won't be disappointed. Service is great and friendly.....they learn and remember your name which is a plus as they treat you like family. Beer list is extensive, tv's galore.Happy hour and specials.

Thank Overland333
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

love the outside patio, I had a burger that was so tasty and I also had the lobster bisque that was packed with lots of meat and again so tasty. I didn't try their wings but I hear they are also great.

Thank Janet M
Bethel, CT
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

My 4th visit there, and there was a new owner and/or manager. Service good, food questionable. We ordered off of the Oktoberfest menu, and my sausage plate was very good, but our guests thought the Sauerbraten should have been more sour. She should know, she is part German, and not a youngster. The issue arose with the Blue Cheese Burger... More 

Thank CTSammyB
Danbury, Connecticut
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Wings were horrible, the place was filthy, and the bar tender was rude. We sat at the bar and their was globs of dressing or sauce all over. They clearly had not cleaned the area we were sat in. We had to clean it off ourselves. The wings were barely cooked and were tiny! Such a waste of money. The... More 

1 Thank jesse- h
Brookfield, Connecticut
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Enjoyed the menu, Irish dishes such as Bangers and Mash. Burgers, wraps and a couple of Italian dishes. Friendly staff. Good choice of beers, Guinness, Harp, Palm, plus standards such as Sam Adams. They need to add a signature dessert.

Thank troischiennuit
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

If looking for a nice casual dinner out this is it. Food is good, drinks are good. Outside seating was nice.

Thank Laura G
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The food ranges from good to mediocre. The calamari with garlic, parmesan and cherry peppers is one of our favorite items. The burgers are really good. The caesar salad does not have the creamy dressing one would expect...but a vinaigrette. The Irish fries are always enjoyable. Service is generally good....depending on who you get.The owner is always there and always... More 

Thank Raina G
Brookfield, Connecticut
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Its a bar....there is not getting around that...so if you like pubs...this is the place for you. The service was very good...very attentive. The food was the surprise. I ordered a salad with steak on top. The salad was delicious. The steak was cooked perfectly. If you want a pub with some good beers and decent food, this is for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
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: 130 Mount Pleasant Rd, Newtown, CT 06470-1427
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Newtown
  • Phone Number: +1 203-270-3999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?