Restaurant : The Playwright Irish Pub

This is where I will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day.

I love this authentic Irish pub. The owner is from Dublin and has stayed true to his self. Great location in the Arts District on the edge of State Thomas District/Uptown area. Fantastic happy hour prices and delicious food. The muscles are amazing. Fun friendly staff.

The Playwright Pub, a new bar inspired by traditional Irish watering holes, opened its doors in the Arts District in One Arts Plaza, bringing pints, plenty of whiskey, and classic pub fare to the neighborhood. It took over the space formerly occupied by upscale (and pricey) restaurant Proof and Pantry, and its owners are hoping that the more casual vibe (and reasonable price points) will attract drinkers to the Playwright.

“I’ve spent a lot of time and care making sure this is a traditional pub like one might find in my hometown of Dublin,” Playwright owner Alan Kearney said in a statement. To that end, the cozy space is outfitted with antiques and historical artifacts, including a few pieces of decor from the ill-fated Titanic!

As far as the food is concerned, diners can look forward to Irish favorites like fish and chips, Scotch eggs, and shepherd’s pie. Brunch options like corned beef hash skillets and poached eggs over grits await, and the restaurant will make its own Guinness-spiked ice cream. At the bar, drinkers will find 50 beers on tap, including plenty of Irish options, and “hundreds of whiskey and scotches”. Happy Hour is 4-8pm daily.

The Playwright Irish Pub is having St. Patrick’s Week from March 11-17, with beer tastings every night, Guinness and oyster specials on Friday, and live music Saturday and Sunday.

Play Wright Pub Menu

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