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MacKey's Public House

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Connecticut Ave/ K Street
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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1823 L St NW, Bsmt 2, Washington DC, DC 20036-3832
+1 202-331-7667
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Today
16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Irish style public house with a well stocked bar. The menu has a multitude of standard pub fare comfort food, but also some spicy dishes and interesting choices.

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Thank Jim B
Montgomery, Alabama
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

After experiencing some of DC's better known pubs, this place was a disappointment. It's a rambling but cozy place that could use a facelift. The fish and chips were bland and consisted of what I'd describe as 3 fancy fish sticks on a heaping bed of fries. The slaw, about 3 bites, was served in one of those little plastic... More 

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Thank John E
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The wings were just OK and my Guinness beef dish was nothing like the menu described. It was OK. We got guacamole by accident and that was good. The beer was cold. I will be perfectly content to never eat here again.

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Thank Joe S
Darnestown
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Knew better, but got roped into lunch here. Big mistake. Should have just had a beer. Just wanted to regurgitate what I ate. Yuck. Where is a McDonalds when you need one? Just say no.

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Thank Earle o
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner and beers. Not your typical Irish bar, but I had a good experience. Place was nice, and the staff was friendly. I also got my food and drinks very quickly (not a lot of people here though). The best part was the leather arm chair I found to park in... Bonus!!!

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Thank K P
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Slow service to start but things improved. Ordered the fish and chips. For an Irish place, it was okay. Small fish portion and fries were soggy. Slow response by the waitress to an empty glass and the place was not busy. Great beer selection and you can't beat the happy hour prices.

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Thank jlamberger
San Diego
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295 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I was here a year ago and gave them a bad review because they served me a beer and then immediately turned up the lights and started mopping the floor - way to make a guy feel unwelcome. But I was back in DC last week and needed a brew and some food, and this place was convenient, so I... More 

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Thank Basiluzzo
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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199 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Staying on L Street made this a comfortable choice after a busy day of sightseeing. Typical bar food selection. Nice outdoor area with attentive servers. The burger was good...fries not so good.

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Thank jbla1951
Berwickshire
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Dreadful. Sports bar. Filthy toilets - truly filthy - clearly had not been cleaned in hours. Surly staff - bare minimum of civility. Joyless space.

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Thank makethetea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Great fun, friendly with good and affordable food and drinks. Fab cocktails. Perfect to start your night or while away a few hours.

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Thank Jenny E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1823 L St NW, Bsmt 2, Washington DC, DC 20036-3832
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Connecticut Ave/ K Street
  • Neighbourhood: Connecticut Ave/ K Street
  • Phone Number: +1 202-331-7667

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?