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Playwright Tavern

202 W. 49th St., New York, NY 10019 40.760594 -73.984051
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-262-9229 Send to Phone
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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Brunch, Irish/Pub, Notable Beer Selection, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar, Sports Bar

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Daily, 11am-4am

Happy Hour

Daily, 4pm-7pm; specials vary

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q, R at 49th St.; 1 at 50th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


To drink or not to drink, that is the question. Playwright Tavern encourages the former action by setting the stage with a diverse cast of draft and bottled beers, single malt scotches, small batch bourbons, ports and wines. Dimly-lit, wood-paneled bar rooms host scenes—surprisingly neighborly, considering the tourist-saturated locations—of mostly-male sports fans who chat collegially in front of TVs. Barren, adjoining dining areas, decorated with framed photos and paintings of racehorses and playwrights, offer mid-priced Irish, American, and Continental cuisine, such as salads, sandwiches, daily specials, and entrees like corned beef and cabbage or shepherd's pie.

Live Music

Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.- 12 a.m.