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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 good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“guinness stew” (9 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (10 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American
$$ - $$$
1232 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-2802
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I called in here at 730pm on 16th May 2018 with 2 friends Apparently the pub was holding a quiz competition. Tbe place was packed. We found it a tad uncomfortable being in with so many people. I ordered the Nachos but was disappointed that...More

Thank flame01
Reviewed 28 March 2018

We have lived in Hamden for almost 3 years and driven by the Playwright too many times to count and finally got there last night with my wife and her parents who were visiting from out of state. Not going sooner was our loss! Loved...More

1  Thank Sailguy
Reviewed 5 March 2018

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

2  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

1  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

1  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.

1  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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
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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