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MacKey's Public House

€€ - €€€Irish, ,
1823 L St NW, Bsmt 2, Washington DC, DC 20036-3832
+1 202-331-7667
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good26%
  • Average30%
  • Poor26%
  • Terrible8%
8 Dec 2016
“Pubfare with some flare!”
12 May 2017
“Drinks ”
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American
€€ - €€€
1823 L St NW, Bsmt 2, Washington DC, DC 20036-3832
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This is a cute little pub style bar and grill. We came late night just for drinks. Excellent Moscow mules. Nice interior design and decor.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This pub was right next door to our hotel. We ate there three times! The menu is extensive, the food and the service were great. I had something different each time we were there, my husband had the same burger each time because he liked...More

Thank JulieinRedmond
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I work in DC and most of the happy hour spots are a bit stuffy. This place was laid back, and reminded me of entertaining at home with friends. There was a couch and seating area for folks who didn't want to be at the...More

Thank jmccoylee
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Mackey's has several seating areas, so you will rarely have to wait to get a table. Our waiter was efficient and returned whenever we needed him. My Country Chicken Salad had fresh greens and crunchy chicken. The dining room was clean and comfortable, and there's...More

Thank ObservantGuest
Reviewed 8 December 2016

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.

Thank Jim B
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...More

Thank John E
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.

Thank Joe S
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.

Thank Earle o
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...More

Thank K P
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...More

Thank jlamberger
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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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