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Established in 2000. Playwright Celtic Pub is the second act of the successful Playwright franchise here in New York City! In the heart of the theater district and just steps from Hell's Kitchen, the Playwright welcomes locals and visitors alike for 4 floors of Irish welcome!
PRICE RANGE
US$ 15 - US$ 30
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

Stopped for drinks, then was told we had to purchase food( (One item per person). All drinks were $13 each including a 2 ounce shot of Jager Meister. We spent $100 for four drinks and two appetizers. The food was not good at all.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

Visiting NYC when restaurants are permitted outdoor dining only leaves most evening drink options to be sitting under an umbrella next to a noisy avenue or street. The Playwrite offers the delightful option of a rooftop bar overlooking 8th Ave. we had drinks and chicken...quesadillas in a delightful setting and beautiful view of surrounding skyscrapers!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

Being irish, myself and my wife visited looking for a traditional irish bar, the decor is irish but that about it, staff were nice but food was awful, if your looking for a bit of back home, try somewhere else, also what looks like a...million stairs to climb so stay sober or you might be off to A&E!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

Bought a beer and a glass of wine here $18. The wine came in a glass plastered in lipstick and my wife asked the guy to change the glass and he had to actually look for a clean glass! She brought her fresh glass of...wine back to the table and guess what? Another lipstick smudge on it! Due to this we didn’t eat here, also very pricey.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020

very friendly, great food and close to our play, Come from Away and other Broadway shows. We had reservations at 5 pm but came early- we were lucky they could take us at 4 pm. Prices were typical for this area, .15 burgers and enters...$20-25. They also had a ptix fixe menu for $30 that included a starter, entree and dessert. Our party enjoyed a a variety of entrees- Sheppard.s Pie, Red Snapper, chicken pot pie, fish and chips and other entrees. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. Mine came out piping hot with lots of meat. We had 9 people and they were able to put us all together ( probably helped we came at 4 pm. The pub had 3 levels, bar on 1 st floor, dining area on 2 nd and the 3 rd floor was a rooftop beer garden. We didn’t go up there but saw a lot of young people go up to the next level. The noise level was low so we could have good conversations. I would recommend reservations, they were full when we left at 5:30. I’d come back again. Do note that dining will probably be on the 2 Nd level.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

Was in NYC a few weeks ago. Not ready for bed, me and my brother in law called in for a ladt drink. Met Peter from Kerry and Johnny from Donegal and ended up staying a couple of hours and had a great night!! The...bar is in a great location and the atmosphere was excellent. Beers on tap were great and the selection was first class. Peter was a great host. Thank you for a great evening and we will definitely be back in the next time we are in the city! GRMA!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 10 February 2020 via mobile

We ate at the Playwright before seeing Wicked. The food was just so-so. The chicken pot pie is topped with puff pastry, which was burnt to the point of being inedible. The filling was just okay. The Shepard’s Pie was the best dished tried and...it was good, but nothing special. I had the soup of the day which was a mushroom bisque which was very salty. Our server was polite not again nothing special. Had a hard time keeping water glasses full. Our bill for 4 was $100 with only one drink and a soup, salad, and two entrees. Nothing really bad to say, but nothing great either.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 21 January 2020

Playwright Pub was the bar used in Midnight Cowboy where Ratso met Joe Buck. It was called Club 45 back in the late sixties.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

We came for a few drinks before going out to a Broadway show. There was no seating at the bar on the ground floor so hD to climb multiple stairs to the third floor bar area. The bar staff were friendly. The drinks were served...quickly. We also got cheesy fries to eat with the drinks. They came quickly as well.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 19 January 2020

Just visited this pub as we have previously done so. It has changed. And not for the better. We arrived intent on spending 4 or 5 hours here after a cruise from NYC. We obviously had large suitcases. We sat down at an empty table...and were told to move to a tiny wait area by the door that has 2 tiny tables. It became very clear that that was our final destination as they wouldn't let us move. I bought a 10 dollar draft beer and we left to go to a much more welcoming place The Mean Fiddler which is a couple of blocks away. The Mean Fiddler can have our 100 dollars instead. We won't be back!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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18 December 2019|
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Response from 991pattys | Reviewed this property |
It is s very busy restaurant, I would make a reservation to be on the safe side. The food is terrific and service excellent. Enjoy
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Sherpa36324922195
18 December 2019|
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Response from westie23 | Reviewed this property |
We did not have a reservation but we ate in the bar area which was fine.
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Judi A
1 November 2017|
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Are kids allow in this pub?
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