The Playwright Irish Pub Restaurant &Banquet Facility

1232 Whitney Ave, Hamden
(203) 287-2401

Recent Reviews

Sean Cady

Fun location with great live music, good beer selection and great food. It is a fun old timey atmosphere to have a dinner and listen to music.

jairam amrith

Visited twice during my recent visit to Hamden. Cosy, good service, plenty of outside seating. Only one lager on tap, which was disappointing. Would return, only neighborhood pub

Mike Metcalf

Very nice atmosphere. Food was very good. Got the peppercorn tasted great but a little too much peppercorn for me. You HAVE to get the garlic bread though. Made perfectly.

Ed Rascati

Fun pub. Good food. Great beer. Excellent singer.

Amanda Luneburg

Nice atmosphere, great tasting food and good service. Loved that a lot of patrons knew each other too. Great neighborhood friendly vibe.

Robert Powell

Was in town visiting a friend and we came here to eat and grab a few drinks. Great atmosphere and the live band was great too. The food was really good, my wife's shepherd pie was tasty and my burger was good too. Tried the potato skin appetizer that came with corned beef vice bacon and that was really good as well. Looking forward to visiting this place again.

lex renteria

I hadn't been here in over a year, and they continue to please me with great service. Ice cold beer and delicious food. All reasonably priced. TYVM

Jeanette Chamberlin

Very good food,great service. Enjoyed the Irish music played starting at 4:00. Very nice time.

Mel Jones

Waitress was not too friendly. Service could’ve been better

Jonathan Berman

Rainy afternoon visit in Hamden with family. As one is baby sat outside despite dampness. Umbrellas were fine, food ok. Service pleasant (especially as she had to brave the rain). Only chicken wings and dessert along with beer (good selection). Good vibe but more a hangout than a meal.

Laura Somma

The service was great the food incredible and the music wonderful place was hopping. Very little parking but if you go the extra lot behind the post office has plenty of room. Totally worth a great night out. Makes me wish I could go to Ireland.

The Shamrock Show Podcast

We love this place, always 5 stars. Came for mothers day Irish breakfast with my family, mother, and inlaws (first time for my mom and inlaws). everyone loved it. service, food, atmosphere, 5 stars all day!

Sharon MacKenzie Ryan

They have outside Dining. We enjoyed a delicious chicken entree with the trimmings. Great wait staff, food cooked to perfection.

Carl King

If your in town go here it's the best


We did take out recently, fish & chips, and some other things. We enjoyed our dinner, which featured very big portions. Some day soon we'll try the indoor dining experience.

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The Playwright Irish Pub Restaurant &Banquet Facility

1232 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517
(203) 287-2401