The owners of downtown Irish pub the Crafty Irishman are opening another: The Playwright, opening Wednesday, Nov. 14 in One Arts Plaza.
The new pub will serve "hundreds of whiskeys and scotches," with 50 beers on tap and a healthy selection of Irish brews. Open for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and late-night, the menu is pretty extensive and filled with classic Irish pub fare like fish and chips, shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, Scotch eggs and traditional Irish breakfast.
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As for the decor, the press release promises a warm, comfortable bar with "historical items" including "artifacts from the Titanic" and an expanded bar to house their whiskey collection.
"From scheduled spirits tastings to a casual place to gather for the big game and drink a pint, we offer a space that we know guests will appreciate in an authentic and honest environment,” The Playwright's creator, Alan Kearney, said in the release. “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,” he says.
The Playwright, 1722 Routh St. (Arts District). Open 10 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.